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Featured guest: Ray Bolden Greetings! What do you know about the video gaming world? Do you wonder what game your child is playing? Do you feel clueless about the video gaming world? You're not alone. Many of us judged video gaming as bad without ever really knowing why. Ray has been a gamer for a number of years. We met when I was running an summe…
 
Call me crazy, and you wouldn't be alone, but I've been at this Wii exergaming business since 2007. That's, well, I have to go get my calculater, but that's a long time. Yes, the Wii U is out and yes, no one is talking about the Wii console, and yes, I know you have one that is sadly collecting dust. Why else would you be tuning into this show? Pen…
 
Greetings! If you've been following the saga of the Wii Balance Board then you will want to tune in to this segment. I actually speak to a Nintendo Customer Service representatitive. And I sneeze; I need to learn how to edit a show for real... Questions asked and answered Does Nintendo repair Balance Boards?How much does it cost?What's the process?…
 
Since yesterday, I have been unable to get my Balance Board working correctly. Have you ever tried to weigh yourself and kept getting an error code telling you to just stand still? I kept getting these messages as I tried to weigh myself. This short segment describes how I tried to correct the problem and didn't succeed. Yet, I still managed to get…
 
Greetings! Recently I was asked to provide interactive entertainment for a Destress Recess day. A range of activities offered included massages, a movie theater to watch old sitcoms while eating popcorn, a golfing instruction station, a room to play board games and more. Because Virtual Fitness Wii FAB is not widely known, I took this opportunity t…
 
Greetings all! Hope you have gotten your Wii on today. I sure have. I wanted to share a review I wrote on a book I received: Teach Math with the Wii. There is so little educational Wii literature that this book is a welcome addition. The authors love technology and they wish to engage students in the math classroom at the highest level. How to get …
 
We're going to start a Wii Exergaming book club exergamers. Are you ready? It's not every day that I find a book dedicated to using the Wii with innovative programming. Similar to Virtual Fitness Wii FAB which was developed by a professional fitness instructor, (yours truly), this book is written by a mathematician and educators. Meghan Hearn, to q…
 
Greetings! The Wii is the best tool that is underused around the world. Listen in and perhaps you will be inspired to dust off your Wii and get playing again, seriously. Some topics we'll chat about today include: Wii Exergaming ExpertWiihabilitationSeniors and Wii exergamingWii Exergaming teams; You can always talk exergaming with us: Facebook: Wi…
 
Greetings, Everyone! Today's show will be a presentation of sorts. Penda, Goddess of Virtual Fitness Wii FAB (For Absolute Beginners) will be taking you on a tour of her Wii charts and workouts for Wii Fit Plus. Wii Fit Plus highlights include: Lotus Focus (uses Balance Board)Penda's Calendar statisticsMy Routine Leaderboards revealing Penda's most…
 
Zumba Fitness for Wii is an effective workout and definitely will be added to the lineup of games for Virtual Fitness Wii FAB. Join Penda, Goddess of Virtual Fitness Wii FAB (For Absolute Beginners) as she rants about how fun this game is and gives you tips and tricks so you can get your groove on! Rating: 5 stars!…
 
Perhaps you have listened to previous shows with Chandra, who is the creator of AfrobicsTM, described as "the workout to a different beat" which uses African-dance rhythms to get you moving. Chandra has been a fitness professional for over 25 years and is now travelling internationally sharing her passion for fitness. Join us as we get an update on…
 
Please join us today and tune in to listen to our guest host, group fitness professional instructor Annamarie House discuss a variety of topics important to you, the fitness professional. Topics may include: Being prepared and knowing your routine Training tips Finding a mentor and why it is important to have one. Have a question? Please type it in…
 
Gail McFarland Gail McFarland is a fitness professional in the Atlanta-area who I've had the pleasure of knowing for a number of years. We used to bump into each other as we seemed to end up teaching at the same places. Here's her bio: Gail McFarland is the published author of more than 100 short romantic confessions and stories and eight novels. S…
 
It's my pleasure to welcome my friend and professional fitness peer, Kwietha Bolden to the show. Kwietha offers the following services in Atlanta, GA: Life Coaching; Voiceover/Acting Instructor; Just Need Some1 to Talk 2?; Personal Chef; Personal Training. Kwietha is a multifaceted performer, personal development coach and an advocate for healthy l…
 
*delayed start, mic was on mute. my bad* Sure it's your business. But, do you remember why you got into this business? I do. I chose to be a Group Fitness Professional Instructor because I love to dance. All day. Every day. When I discovered that I could get paid and get my dance groove on, I was ecstatic! Fitness for fun and profit Listening to An…
 
If you've checked out Annamarie's Facebook page, you will see some startling before and after pictures. Today, she will share her story with weight gain and loss and how it affected her career as a fitness instructor. Naked gym Did you know Spain has introduced a gym for nudies? Yeah. Would you go work out in the nude? Body image and ego go hand in…
 
Since this is my public 'verbal journal', I'd like to share a bit about my own journey into the fitness industry. I hope what I share will inspire you to commit to your own fitness journey. Every body is a star Each one of us has our own unique physical body with its innate capabilities and possibilities. How far you develop your body is a personal…
 
Group Fitness Professional Instructors' (GFPI's) classes are generally open to the public. That means anybody and any body can join the class. So, what if you are facing a room with differently-abled bodies, as is almost certainly the case? How do you teach every body with the proper modifications? Emphasizing Function A blogpost entitled Emphasizi…
 
The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability published this article on their website: Clarifying the Role of Physical Activity on Weight Loss, written by Christine Pellegrini. Christine asserts that physical activity "It is possible to lose weight by solely exercising and not changing your diet; however, it would take more exercise than …
 
If you listened to the show last week, you'll know Annamarie House brings expert insight into the industry of Group Fitness and Professional Group Fitness Instructors. Learn about the many facets of the profession of Group Fitness with Annamarie. Calls welcome and chatroom open. Contact Annamarie on her Facebook page and website. About Annamarie I …
 
"How do you get enough?" That's the question posed by the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability's video contest. They want to see how differently-abled or people with disabilities stay physically active. The details Being physically active is good for every body. The intention of this video contest is to illustrate that people with di…
 
Group Fitness Professional Instructors (GFPI's) use the body as a tool for income. Just like professional athletes, we rely on the body to function at peak performance levels, consistently, over an extended period of time. That's why you can tell if an instructor is in this business as a hobby or as a career. A GFPI knows she has to take care of he…
 
This verbal journal has been talking recently about the professional fitness niche - Group Fitness. Group Fitness classes require trained instructors who provide groups a movement experience that is harmonized, synchronized and synergized, consistently, everytime. Since my discovery of the Wii and over these 100+ shows I've recorded, I've been obse…
 
Today I'd like to chat about what it takes for a Group Fitness Professional Instructor to get her trademarked group fitness format into gyms, etc. Many GFPI's, after years in the business, have the experience and creative desire to introduce her own specialty format. But how do you get it out there? This is really how the idea of a new fitness busi…
 
Today I am pleased to welcome Walter Aguilar of Volo Innovations to talk about this studio management software created by fitness professionals for the fitness profession. The great thing about this software is its adaptability in tracking any type or size fitness business model, from the solopreneur to the full-sized gym or private personal traini…
 
The Group Fitness industry is in flux at this very moment. So much energy is flowing. Did you catch passionate and energetic Annamarie on Tuesday? She has graciously agreed to be Tuesdays Guest Host. You can be a Guest Host as well. You want to try, let's set up an interview. I'd love to hear about your fitness journey, how it has transformed you a…
 
Annamarie House will be filling in as Guest Host on the Virtual Fitness Wii FAB show. As a Group Fitness Expert, Annamarie has lots of practical information that can help you and your career as a group fitness professional instructor now! Call-in with your questions and/or join the chat in the chatroom. Be sure to follow Annamarie House's page on F…
 
When I got into the business of Group Fitness, believe me, I still had a 9 to 5 job. It just evolved from being 'just for the fun of it' to 'making Group Fitness a career and business'. And what are the choices now for the Group Fitness Professional Instructor in 2011 and beyond? What do you want them to be? Personally, to continue as a Group Fitne…
 
If you listened to the show last week, you'll know Annamarie House brings expert insight into the industry of Group Fitness and Professional Group Fitness Instructors. Annamarie spent some time recently with what she calls "new talent" entering the group fitness profession. Cueing skills, she says, are lacking. A successful group fitness class is a…
 
Annamarie House has been a group exercise instructor for 22 years. Her passion is dance and group exercise and she is the creator of Tyme 2 GoGo - a fusion of striptease, belly dance and funk. She is ACE-certified, has been a member of the NIKE Rockstar Dance Team three times, and has her own Aqua Fitness CD entitled "Aquatic Workout". Trained in a…
 
Do you ever wonder how people without a professional fitness background manage to keep in shape, energetic and moving? Me too. So I've invited Claudia Moss to join us to chat about how she maintains such a vibrant spirit and energetic body. Claudia Moss is a novelist, poet, blogger, motivational speaker,talk show host and burlesque performer. She i…
 
Gamestaq.com, is a streamlined peer-to-peer marketplace for buyers and sellers of video games. Gamestaq meets the massive demand for a used game marketplace that provides fair market value pricing. The site will initially focus on titles released in the past 12 to 14 months, and will continually expand to include more titles and games from older vi…
 
Monique Hollowell, a passionate professional, develops fitness solutions.A former intercollegiate athlete at the University of Washington in Seattle, she graduated with a BS degree in Zoology and minor in Anatomy and Physiology. Monique has received certifications from ACSM, NASM, Yoga Fit Training Systems, and is a Master Instructor with the Pilat…
 
Lawrence Biscontini, M.A.is a Mindful Movement Specialist. He is the recipient of numerous awards: ECA Instructor of the Year Award for Best All Around Male Presenter (2010), Presenter’s Choice Debut Premier ECA Award (2009), Best International Program Chosen for Japan for “Shakti” (2007), Best Corporate Trainer for Xerox Greece (2006), Best Mind-B…
 
Lawrence Biscontini, M.A., has made fitness history as a Mindful Movement Specialist by being the first to receive the following awards: ECA Instructor of the Year Award for Best All Around Male Presenter (2010), Presenter’s Choice Debut Premier ECA Award (2009), Best International Program Chosen for Japan for “Shakti” (2007), Best Corporate Traine…
 
Diet-to-Go wellness guru Alicia Kirschenheiter is an American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer and a Weight & Lifestyle Management consultant. The owner of Evolution Total Wellness in New York is also the author of "Oscar & Otis, Fat Fighters." For more information, visit www.linkedin.com/in/evolutiontotalwellness…
 
Sara Lewis is the owner of Mix Fitness [http://mixfitness.net/about.php], a mobile personal training business specializing in providing weight loss solutions. Lewis, a group fitness instructor and personal trainer with a decade of experience, assists novice fitness instructors prepare for certifications through her group fitness certification prep …
 
My dear friend and colleague, Chandra Russell currently residing in Saudi Arabia teaching Afrobics and providing her services as a Fitness Coach joins us to chat about her experiences. She also is providing Human Resources consultant services to Golden Gate [http://www.goldengatesa.com/]. Check out the sandstorm [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7935689.…
 
The author is a certified personal trainer who has held various leadership roles including CFO and now Marketing Director. Gma Goldie loves to share her studies on health, fitness and filtered water.Proper Posture - Do you Have Einstein's Hunch? Let's talk about posture.By PendaGoddess
 
Devon Wright is a Certified Biofeedback Therapist, Chopra Center Certified Perfect Health Instructor (use AC1002987 for free shipping off your first order of Chopra Center Products), Registered Yoga Instructor, American Diabetes Assoc. Certified Zumba Instructor. Fresh from visiting India, Devon will share insights from her visit and about her many…
 
Group fitness is undergoing a re-structuring in order to remain viable as a profession and valued by those we service. What will the updated model of the group fitness profession look like? Using the Future of Fitness A White Paper, by Les Mills Intl as a reference, and building off of our conversation with fitness expert Norma Shechtman, Penda wil…
 
In 2009 Les Mills internation published The Future of Fitness A White Paper [futureoffitnesswhitepaper.com]. Authors included Suze Dale, Sue Godinet, Natalie Kearse, and Dr. Adrian Fields. In my opinion, and that is what this show is all about, this is a drop everything, must read this minute for every fitness professional. If you choose to remain …
 
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