Group Xercise (GX) Day is a virtual workshop for all group fitness instructor. A unique opportunity to expand your comfort zone and help you become the best instructor that you can be. Developed by MY GROUP MOVE co-founders Marietta Mehanni and Maria Teresa Stone.
Australia presenter of 2018 and 2016 NZ Educator of the Year, Marietta Mehanni is an award winning presenter with 30 years of experience. Education Coordinator for Gymstick International, Pelvic Floor Ambassador for Continence Foundation Australia, Co-Creator of mSwing and Co-Founder of My Group Move, Marietta is passionate about developing fun exercise formats that are suitable for all ages and abilities.
Mexican born and now based in Christchurch. Maria Teresa has been teaching group fitness (land and water) since 1996. She helped launch the global phenomenon Zumba fitness in New Zealand and Australia in 2009. With her role as a Zumba Education Specialist (ZES) she has trained thousands of instructors worldwide. Fitness Australia Roll of honour 2016 for her contribution to the fitness industry in Australia. Co-founder of My Group Move.
What are the little details that make a big impact in class? How do you keep your participants constantly engaged and focused on you? Well, it isn’t the words that you say but what you do. Discover the secrets that Maria uses that has gained her international respect for her incredible ability to communicate without saying a word. Want to learn more? This workshop will empower with easy to use strategies that you can use straight away to ensure that you consistently deliver successful classes.
According to the American College of Sports Medicine, body weight training is a worldwide fitness trend for 2021, The rise is due to the increase in people exercising at home and virtually. Squats, lunges and push ups can get boring and coming up with new exercises is not easy. This where you need Marietta’s expertise. She specialises in coming up with ways to move the body with little or no equipment that improves strength, endurance and mobility while catering for different levels of ability. Want to discover new ways to bring excitement to your body weight repertoire, then don’t miss out on this session.
This is an ever changing fitness industry. Covid 19, gym closures, virtual and on demand classes have brought a set of challenges that most of us never had anticipated or were prepared for. Relying on the passion that you have for exercise and being able to share it with your community, can quickly evaporate when crisis hits. So how do you strive and ultimately thrive? Despite their own personal and professional challenges, Maria and Marietta were able to evolve and recreate their businesses so that they could continually connect with their communities. This is an exclusive opportunity to get an insight into what it takes to shift focus, grow and flourish.