In a world of one-size-fits-all group fitness classes and franchises, one way to stand out as a coach is by being able to personalise and adapt your workout to the individual in a group setting.
Take the time to get to know each client personally and make sure that your workout plans have options for them.
Split your group into teams and pairs so they can work alongside those at a similar level. Include exercise alternatives and different rep ranges.
For example: stop, stop, stop giving post-natal clients burpees! Especially just because everyone else in the workout is doing them.
Don’t come up with this stuff on the fly all of the time as it’s too easy to fall back on the same alternatives. If you know a client is going to be there who can’t do something, think about what they can do instead before you arrive at the class.
It can take a lot more time to prepare a workout plan that includes options for different fitness levels, but if your goal is to have you clients leave your session feeling like they had a good workout, then it’s time well spent to make them feel cared for.
Kyle Wood created Bootcamp Ideas in 2010 when he was hunting around on the internet for workout ideas. He ran a successful bootcamp in Victoria, Australia and spends his spare time managing this site, adventuring (or lazying) with his wife and find new ways to make bootcamps even better.
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