Have you ever experienced dizziness symptoms when you lied down, rolled over, turned your head or stood up quickly in an exercise class?

Or maybe you have seen someone else in your class complain of dizziness during the class? Perhaps it even disrupted the session?

Did you feel like your instructor knew what to say or do? How to respond?

I have heard from many fitness professionals, yoga teachers, pilates instructors and group exercise leaders that their clients often complain of dizziness and vertigo during class.

They expressed a lack of understanding of the cause of these complaints and a lack of confidence in how to respond to dizziness symptoms when they arise during an exercise session or group class.

The truth is that the appropriate response to dizziness symptoms varies based on when the complaint arises and what the symptoms are during the class, so the answer is not simple.

In the past, I have offered training for the San Diego County Feeling Fit Instructors on preventing falls and managing dizziness and vertigo during group classes. 

So when the chance to present about managing dizziness symptoms as a Guest Instructor at the Yoga Vista Academy Chair Yoga Teacher Training was offered, I jumped at the opportunity.

In 2016, I offered a three-hour lecture to a room full of Chair Yoga Teachers in a Question and Answer format, and created a customized educational handout with lots of FAQs. 

The teachers in the training were able to get all their questions answered and they used examples from their own personal lives that illustrated the key points I wanted to share about dealing successfully with dizziness and vertigo.

The lecture was filmed and is now available for purchase online along with the photo-enhanced extensive instructional handout. 

If you are interested in more information on how fitness professionals, yoga teachers, pilates instructors and group exercise leaders can appropriately and effectively deal with students who experience dizziness symptoms and vertigo during their exercise sessions, click here.

This blog is provided for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The details of any case mentioned in this post represent a typical patient that I might see and do not describe the circumstances of a specific individual.