10 ways to improve your group training program
1. Eliminate complex exercises-This is not the time or the place for complexity.
2. Know your audience- If the majority of people attending your classes have desk jobs, maybe you should skip the overhead pressing.
3. For warm ups, used timed sets. This way, everyone ( hopefully ) starts and stops at the same time.
4. Create standards and adhere to them. Want to deadlift with the barbell? Awesome! Complete the prerequisites first.
5. Keep your head on a swivel. You cannot get too chatty with clients in a group class. While you are chatting, you are missing something that could have been improved upon.
6. Create workshops for certain exercises. KB swings, TGU’s and Barbell work is tough to teach on the fly. Create 60-90 minute workshops to focus on the basics of each skill.
7. Before the lift, give the group 2-3 teaching cues to focus on with each lift. Keep it simple though!
8. Have regressions in your back pocket. It’s a group class and most newbies don’t understand how to safely manage fatigue.
9. Use memorable language and analogies to get your point across.
10. Make it fun! High fives and smiles go a long way! #training #sos #bootcamp #grouptraining #chelmsford #systems #personaltrainer #strengthtraining #fun