It's July 30th. 5 days ago, I stepped foot in a gym for the first time in 4 months. In these 5 days I have delivered 14 group fitness classes, so not exactly easing myself back in gently. I wanted to share my initial reactions to getting back into the studios both as a record for myself and future readers to look back on and see how far we've come and also to help anyone who's clubs might not have opened yet or may not be teaching yet due to their personal circumstances. Here
The fitness industry has been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic, with gyms in the UK being shut for 12 weeks at time of writing. Whilst opening is on the horizon once more, the hardship faced by many fit pros over the last few months may have made you think twice about whether fitness is a viable career in the post COVID world? What will our group fitness look like? Will there still be a demand for in-person training? Will home workouts remove the need for as many gyms?
We are in the middle of some crazy times, and that craziness has brought about a lot of economic worries. Many of us in the fitness industry saw our incomes drop drastically at the end of March as gyms shut, and many found themselves wondering how they were going to pay the bills. I was one of those people and found my income drop by over 65% practically overnight. I thought I had been doing pretty well to recession proof myself - I have a rental property, some shares and a d
For many group fitness instructors, especially in big cities like London or Manchester, teaching classes is a passion project done in the evenings and at weekends, on top of a normal 9-5 job. Maybe you are one of these people and have been thinking about making the leap into fitness full time. Perhaps you don’t enjoy your day job as much as you enjoy teaching or are bored of office politics, peak time commuter travel or wearing a suit all day. You may have some reservations a