November Links I Love for Fitness Instructors

November Links I Love

As a huge fan of fitness, I stumble upon health, wellness and exercise links I love almost daily. Fascinating new research and tips are released each day, which is also a good reminder of how challenging it is to stay up-to-date on everything that’s happened in the past month.

I’ve done some of the hard work for you, and gathered my favorite links I love, including articles, news and tips from November into one handy roundup.

Before we dive in, I do want to give a special shout out to the Self magazine team. It was just announced that Condé Nast will be shuttering Self magazine. February will run the last official issue, while the Self.com team will continue to operate. Self magazine and the Self team have always been a source of inspiration for me. I wish the Self team well in this next chapter – both those that will continue working on the Self.com site and the ones moving on to the next adventure.

Self magazine cover photo

Now, here are the November links I love for fitness instructors:

  1. Confidence coach Susie Moore’s recent post on Greatist, “How Successful People Think (Hint: It’s Not All About Being Positive)”
  2. One woman’s experience working out for the first time. I’m disappointed with how the personal trainer acted in this situation. Good learning lesson that we don’t want our clients and participants feeling defeated on Day 1. Imagine how helpful it would be to have a trainer that motivated and encouraged her.
  3. What your doctor wish you knew about weight loss. It’s scary that doctors don’t have time to help patients plan out weight loss anymore. Here’s the advice they would share if they had the time.
  4. The power of giving thanks in group fitness from a global perspective. Tips for bringing thankfulness inside the Group X studio.
  5. 3 push-up modifications to try. If you’re looking for even more options, check out my push-up round up here.
  6. Are your ankles interfering with your squat form? Small, weird tips to remember when helping others with their squats.
  7. Strokes rates are rising in younger people. Reasons are unclear, although rise in obesity and diabetes likely play a role.
  8. Why do I gain weight when I exercise?
  9. Here’s why you shouldn’t take too much time off from the gym this holiday season.
  10. A good reminder that you can’t always trust what you find on the internet. A woman took “before and after” photos seconds apart.
  11. And finally, the best pump up songs to tackle any workout.

These articles provide great inspiration and research to share in your next Group X class. If you liked this list, you may also like my “Links I Love” roundup for October.

(Image source: Self magazine and Fitness magazine)