Top Five Items Dance & Fitness Instructors should not be without!

This list is by no means exhaustive but it’s definitely the items that i could not be without when teaching my classes!

1. iPod *

CDs are old news man, unless you’re covering someone’s class for the first time and WHAM! You’re guaranteed to get a bloody CD player!

My Weapon of choice: Apple iPod Touch

Price: £149 – £249 (prices varies on size of memory)

*Don’t forget to buy a Jack to connect the iPod to your stereo!

2. Microphone Belt

Have you tried wearing a mic in class without a belt? That sucker is like an excitable two year old, it will not sit still! Get a belt and strap it down baby!

My Weapon of choice: Sound Dynamic Zebra Print Belt

Price: £20 – £23 (Sound Dynamic sales so keep your eyes peeled!)

3. Portable Sound System

Forget the mahoosive JVC you need a truck to transport, get a portable PA system, speakers and mixer desk all round up into one!

My Weapon of choice: Kinetics 200w 10″ Powered Speaker with Bluetooth & Wheels

Price: £179.99 (currently reduced from £215.99 and I know you get a discount if you are a Clubbercise or Zumba Instructor)

4. Decent Trainers

I have tried so many different brands and the one that I know I can rely on 100% is Nike! I have never had any problems with them and I teach several types of fitness classes. They last forever and come in a never-ending range of colours!

My Weapon of choice: Nike FREE

Price: £50 upwards (shop around, you can get some great deals in places like Sports Direct)!2799!3!54988710952!e!!g!!nike%20free&ef_id=VVZG@QAABKb7VYFY:20151018140520:s

5. Water Bottle

Now you are probably thinking, a bottles a bottle right? Wrong! You need a decent size bottle for starters (500ml minimum) and something that is durable because if you are anything like me, I always kick it over during class!

My Weapon of choice: Zyliss 500ml Water Bottle

Price: £5.99 – £9.99 (I got mine from TK Maxx but you can get them from Amazon) 

What item can’t you be without? Post below and let me know!

Mel Carpenter

I’m Mel C aka The Health Carpenter – I have over 25 years teaching experience in the Dance, Fitness and Martial Arts Industry. I run a successful Dance and Fitness business and I also coach/mentor several Dance & Fitness Instructors, both online and Face-to-Face. I am a normal person just like you – I’ve faced my own weight loss demons and have battled just like you with cravings and lack of enthusiasm. I have two children so I know what its like to have a completely different body shape and feel frustrated! But I’ve also lost that weight, twice and have helped many others to do the same! You’ll see the kinds of things I do through this blog and I’ll also be providing tips on various things such as exercise, recipes, the right kind of attire to wear at class, the topics are endless! You can also ask me a question and I’ll do my best to answer it for you!

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