August Links I Love for Fitness Instructors

One of the fitness instructors holding a water bottle

I’m sure fitness instructors and participants alike can agree that August flew by! It feels like I blinked and now we’re in September. When the month goes by so quickly, it’s hard to keep up with the constant flow of new topics and trends circulating the web. So, I’ve put together some of my favorite articles from August to help Group X instructors keep up with the latest and greatest in the fitness industry. That way, fitness instructors can modify their workout routines, playlists and cueing accordingly.

From analyzing the long-term effects of Olympic athletes’ training regimens to acknowledging that we don’t have to like all types of exercise, here’s a look at some of the top August articles for fitness instructors.

  1. An argument for why women should strength train, in addition to cardio.
  2. One personal trainer shares why it’s okay love fitness and hate running — a philosophy that personally hits close to home.
  3. Erin Bailey’s viral post speaking out against harassment that women face in the gym and beyond.
  4. A new study shows that intense exercise does not produce long-term damage to the heart, diverging from a previous study that shows short-term (and seemingly reparable!) damage immediately following a race.
  5. Why joining an expensive gym may be good motivation to work out.
  6. How fitness instructors and personal trainers can get clients hooked.
  7. The advice personal trainers always tell their clients.
  8. Chris Freytag’s Get Healthy U team compares prices at Trader Joe’s vs. Target.
  9. Women’s Health Fitness Director Jen Ator shares 10 single dumbbell ab exercises.

As you can see, August had some really fascinating articles for fitness instructors. Hopefully you found some interesting tidbit that you can share with your Group X classes, whether it’s a new exercise idea or a motivational cue.

If you’re looking for more fitness articles, check out my link roundups from July and June.

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