WNK: What CIA videos do you currently have in the works? Any interesting
workouts to look out for?
GT: CIA 9902, Kickbutt Combat and CIA 9903, Boot
WNK: How long does it take to shoot the average, two-hour CIA video? How long
does the editing process take?
GT: It takes me 3-4 hours to shoot a
two-hour CIA video. If I was filming it
for a client, it would take 4-5 hours. The editing takes about 3-5 hours.
All of our rehearsals for the videos
allows us to shoot the videos fast. By shooting the videos in its actual
workout format, this speeds up the
WNK: Talk about your own teaching preferences. You seem to prefer hi/lo to
step aerobics. Is that true?
GT: Yes, I just love being able to utilize the
music and the people in the room to
have a good time and sweat. The step gets in the way. However, I have
come to enjoy teaching step.
WNK: Do you still teach classes in a studio or club in addition to your
conferences and seminars?
GT: I teach a couple of classes a week. I do not present any more because of the demand for videos and production.
WNK: What trends are on the rise in fitness clubs? Will we see them reflected
in future CIA videos? What fitness trends are on the way out?
Group Training, Kickboxing, and Cross Training Classes are in. I have produced all videos for them. I'm working on new videos that will keep these classes interesting. Sliding is out.
WNK: I know that group fitness instructors are CIA's primary market. When did
you realize that many non-instructors were buying the videos to use for
their own home workouts?
GT: We realized this very early. My second set of
videos, The 2000 Series, were shot in workout format. This was due to the market at Collage Video.
WNK: Do you have any advice for talented instructors who would like to shoot
their own exercise video some day?
GT: Become a continuing education
provider, present locally for experience, and present for any of the major conventions, then give me a