Tuesday, July 02 2019

The Fitmotivation Video Channel was launched one year ago with just a handful of videos.  There are now over 40 full-length videos streaming on the site.  Recent revamps were recently made to the site.

New!  Video Preview Page Revamps
This page was a bit cluttered and needed some housecleaning.  The only thing that now appears on this page is video previews for ALL videos that stream on the site..

New!  CEC Quizzes & Audio Icons and Sidebar Access
CEC quizzes and audio workout downloads are no longer buried.  First time visitors and those considering subscribing can now clearly see which videos include a quiz or an audio workout download by icons that depict a Q or an A.   Subscribers logged into the video page will also see the same icons AND they can now easily access all quizzes and audio files in their own separate area in the right side bar. 

New!  Featured Blog Link
First time visitors and those considering subscribing can now find out more about each video by clicking on a link at the bottom of the preview video viewer that links to the featured blog.  Subscribers can now also access this featured blog link at the bottom of the video viewer when logged in.  Every video has a featured blog.  These blogs include teaching tips, do’s & don’ts, interesting facts, music recommendations and more.  The video blogs are an integral part of the education experience that the site provides.  

New!  Notes Locator Reminder
Occasionally new subscribers have trouble locating the notes for each video. A reminder now appears at the top of the page. Notes & Blog link are located at bottom of video viewer
Practical/choreography notes are included with every video and are an essential benefit to being a subscriber.  Simply print out the notes, slip them in a plastic sleeve and bring them to class with you.

New!  Sign-up Page & Plan Details
The information detailing the Basic Pro & Premium Pro plans was removed from the Video Preview page and put into its own nice and tidy sign-up/details page.  A more simplified chart was created to highlight the plans and what they offer. 

More site revamps
More Fitness Friends and videos of their aqua specialties
Archived videos (Premium Plan) of DVDs from global aqua experts
More CEC quizzes and audio workouts.  Two audio workout downloads coming in the next 60 days
Survey coming soon:  How are you connecting to site?  Is it time to offer a Fitmotivation app for tablet/smart phone users?      

Here are some comments from the past month:

November 22    Thank you, Mark.  You are an inspiration.  I not only love the content of your videos but also the passion and energy you have for teaching.
Andrea Skarda, Bellevue, Nebraska

November 12    Mark, you are a lifesaver, I just started teaching aqua in August 2015 and without YOU I really don't think I would've been as good of instructor as I am today.  Thank you!
Sandy Middleton, Lawrenceville, Georgia

November 9     I owe pretty much every good class I have taught to you!
Eugenie Sauer, Red Bank, New Jersey

 November 2   I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the opportunity to view your videos. I have learned so much and I have gained more confidence and motivation.
Anne Marie Husser, Spencerport, NY

October 30   I am so glad I became a Fitmotivation subscriber.  The videos are helping me become a better instructor.  My participants are telling me that they are loving my classes.  One of my classes from last session increased from 5 participants to 28. I appreciate this site so much.   Thank you!
Beverly Simon, Burtonsville, Maryland

And then there was this one….

 October 27   Thank you so much for Fitmotivation!  I have worked in land fitness for over 25 years but had no experience as a water fitness instructor.  As a former aquatic director, when four of our water fit instructors quit I had to step up. Your videos have helped me completely transform the water fitness program at our branch! The members absolutely love the variety of classes we now offer and I love the ability to constantly keep things fresh. Class attendance has increased significantly across the board and we are viewed as having the best water fit programs in the association (25 branches). The notes/videos have been an extremely effective tool for me to use and I am very grateful for your clear directions and creative ideas. Keep up the great work!

Jennie Smith, Wildwood Family YMCA
Gateway Area YMCA, St. Louis, Missouri

Thank you to each and every one of you for taking the time to contact me.   And thanks to all of the subscribers who have logged on in the past year.  Your subscription and renewal dollars are what fund these videos.

I very much appreciate your support and loyalty.

Author: Mark Grevelding is the founder of Fitmotivation. He is also a training specialist and consultant with the Aquatic Exercise Association’s (AEA). Mark has been active in the fitness industry for 22 years as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, international presenter and a continuing education provider for AEA, AFAA & ACE.