40 min

Enhance the Group Exercise Experience with Vanessa Leone Purpose Driven Movement

    • Health & Fitness

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Are you a group exercise instructor? Whether you are a CrossFit coach, a yoga instructor or any other fitness-style leader in a group setting, your role as a group exercise leader is more pivotal than you may think. In this explorative episode, co-host Paul Meldrum takes the reins, asking thought-provoking questions of co-host Vanessa Leone. In this episode, you’ll hear about Exercise to Experience, the company Vanessa co-founded, which explores the concept of exercise as an experience, not just exercise. Vanessa and her co-founder Emma help instructors move beyond the surface level and dive into the intricacies of leading a high-retention exercise class. In this episode, you’ll learn about the common myths surrounding group exercise, why it’s important to create a transformative and enjoyable experience in group exercise settings, and learn ways to to bridge the gap between segments of the fitness industry. Find new ways to connect with your fitness participants for better connection and community, positive atmosphere, and overall retention.



Our favourite quotable moments:

"Everything that happens to you in your life that's worth remembering is an experience." - Vanessa Leone

“[An experience] can be very memorable." - Vanessa Leone

“If you come at exercise from an experience perspective, then it seems less like a chore." - Vanessa Leone

"The instructor having that technical [and holistic] knowledge of the human body is so important." - Vanessa Leone

"You play the right song for the right group of people at the right time, and that's magic.” - Vanessa Leone

"For any CrossFit who's listening to me, don't hate me. You're in a group, you're doing the same workout. You have an instructor. It's group exercise." - Vanessa Leone



Resources:

Learn more about Exercise to Experience.

Exercise to Experience on Facebook and Instagram.

Get 15% off any of our online courses. Simply go to Functional Training Institute and input 'PDM15' at cart checkout.

Join Our Mailing List



About Ness:

Vanessa is a seasoned Movement Therapist with a vast array of skills and experiences in the industry. Her goal is to help as many people find betterment in their lives. She is known as a hybrid trainer, attaining high levels of education, and delivering a quality presenting experience in both group fitness and personal training streams. Attaining betterment drives her knowledge and pursuit for further education for herself and everyone she encounters. Vanessa continues training clients and trainers all over the country and presenting at the International Fitness Conference. Vanessa’s ethos is doing things BETTER.



About Your Host:

With twenty years of experience in the health and fitness industry, Paul has worked extensively with clients in weight loss, muscle gain, rehabilitation, and sports performance. He is highly respected in the industry and has been awarded Personal Trainer of the Year twice, in 2005/06 and 2007/08, as well as a Clinical Excellence Award from the Australian Sports Kinesiology Institute. Paul has also created two programs to mentor and educate personal trainers and coaches, the Meldrum Performance Coaching Mentorship Program and the Fitwell Education Lab, with the aim of helping trainers achieve better results and gain the recognition they deserve.

This podcast is produced by Brave Moon Podcasts.

If you’re loving the podcast, please leave a review on this listening platform!



Are you a group exercise instructor? Whether you are a CrossFit coach, a yoga instructor or any other fitness-style leader in a group setting, your role as a group exercise leader is more pivotal than you may think. In this explorative episode, co-host Paul Meldrum takes the reins, asking thought-provoking questions of co-host Vanessa Leone. In this episode, you’ll hear about Exercise to Experience, the company Vanessa co-founded, which explores the concept of exercise as an experience, not just exercise. Vanessa and her co-founder Emma help instructors move beyond the surface level and dive into the intricacies of leading a high-retention exercise class. In this episode, you’ll learn about the common myths surrounding group exercise, why it’s important to create a transformative and enjoyable experience in group exercise settings, and learn ways to to bridge the gap between segments of the fitness industry. Find new ways to connect with your fitness participants for better connection and community, positive atmosphere, and overall retention.



Our favourite quotable moments:

"Everything that happens to you in your life that's worth remembering is an experience." - Vanessa Leone

“[An experience] can be very memorable." - Vanessa Leone

“If you come at exercise from an experience perspective, then it seems less like a chore." - Vanessa Leone

"The instructor having that technical [and holistic] knowledge of the human body is so important." - Vanessa Leone

"You play the right song for the right group of people at the right time, and that's magic.” - Vanessa Leone

"For any CrossFit who's listening to me, don't hate me. You're in a group, you're doing the same workout. You have an instructor. It's group exercise." - Vanessa Leone



Resources:

Learn more about Exercise to Experience.

Exercise to Experience on Facebook and Instagram.

Get 15% off any of our online courses. Simply go to Functional Training Institute and input 'PDM15' at cart checkout.

Join Our Mailing List



About Ness:

Vanessa is a seasoned Movement Therapist with a vast array of skills and experiences in the industry. Her goal is to help as many people find betterment in their lives. She is known as a hybrid trainer, attaining high levels of education, and delivering a quality presenting experience in both group fitness and personal training streams. Attaining betterment drives her knowledge and pursuit for further education for herself and everyone she encounters. Vanessa continues training clients and trainers all over the country and presenting at the International Fitness Conference. Vanessa’s ethos is doing things BETTER.



About Your Host:

With twenty years of experience in the health and fitness industry, Paul has worked extensively with clients in weight loss, muscle gain, rehabilitation, and sports performance. He is highly respected in the industry and has been awarded Personal Trainer of the Year twice, in 2005/06 and 2007/08, as well as a Clinical Excellence Award from the Australian Sports Kinesiology Institute. Paul has also created two programs to mentor and educate personal trainers and coaches, the Meldrum Performance Coaching Mentorship Program and the Fitwell Education Lab, with the aim of helping trainers achieve better results and gain the recognition they deserve.

This podcast is produced by Brave Moon Podcasts.

40 min

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