Aerobic Hecklers

We've all been faced with the varying species of the "Aerobic Heckler" - that participant that defies your lead and does their own thing.  If you've taught any length of time, or subbed for another instructor, you've likely had to bite your tounge at least once to keep from channelling Eric Cartman … Read More

Can Diet Soda Make You Fat?

photo credit: jacreative  ~ This 9 minute clip explains how to adjust your blood ph with a properly balanced diet - why antacids are increasing in sales, why we have high calcium consumption but poor bone health, and why diet soda with ZERO calories can make you gain weight. About Wellness … Read More

Situation Step Safety – Step Height

photo credit: billsoPHOTO ~ Keerasel asked a question about safety in step class when a participant came in wearing Five Fingers athletic shoes. I  responded to the shoe situation on the original post but, in that there were several facets to the situation, I decided to address them here in a new … Read More

Situation Step Safety – Five Fingers and Crocs?

photo credit: billsoPHOTO  Question posted by User Keerasel:  I found this site because I need information ~ I’ve been teaching exercise classes for over 30 years; and step for the last 15.  A woman came to my class yesterday wearing the running “shoes” that look like gloves for your feet- each toe … Read More

Exercise Overkill

photo credit: IntangibleArts  ~ This is the time of year that people try to erase the sins of the past and many try to do so on the first day! One of my friends, who'd taken time off from working out and resolved to get back in shape, announced that she did 3 full workouts... on … Read More

Weight Training For Women

photo credit: therichardlife ~Again and again, research has shown that women who maintain a regular, moderate strength training program benefit from a long list of health advantages. Some still fear that weight training might bulk them up in unfeminine ways; however, as women of all ages realize … Read More

10 Exercise Myths

photo credit: o5com ~ Although some old fitness fictions, such as “no pain, no gain” and “spot reducing” are fading fast, plenty of popular exercise misconceptions still exist. Here are some of the most common exercise myths as well as the not-so-common facts based on current exercise … Read More

Robert C. Davis

Robert C. Davis passed away on the morning of the 8th of December, 2010.  He was Gin’s father and her inspiration.  She was his Daddy’s Girl. Over the last several months, Gin spent many hours visiting and talking with her father.  Robert C. Davis was a World War II veteran, and like many other … Read More

Gin Miller’s Barbell Blast

Gin Miller’s Barbell Blast is a fun and effective fat-blasting workout, performed with a plate-loaded barbell system*, designed to increase muscle strength and improve balance. Gin demonstrates each exercise with an emphasis on proper form and technique and provides expert instruction on how to … Read More

The Step Speed Issue – Again

For the last decade - at the very least - we've been contacted by frustrated instructors and program directors for information on the issue of step speed.  Truth is, while Gin Miller is well-known as the creator of step, she doesn't exactly considered herself as the arbiter of what's 'right' or that … Read More