Having issues with members turning off fans during class. Aren't fans beneficial? members believe they lose more weight.
I was told fans in a group x class helps to circulate the air and maintain a healthier, cleaner environment. Is this not true? Are fans beneficial? I've tried to teach without them and I almost passed out after 15 minutes of a 60 minute class. Members think they are losing more weight with the fans off since they sweat more.
To make this as simple as possible since this is your class and you make the rules, if you think the fans need to stay on then that's it. Unless the description of the class states that there will be no fans turned on then there is no reason why you can't keep them on. I'm sure there are other participants who would like the fans turned on during the class. Also, safety and health issues are also in play here.
it seems that some myths never die. The other day I saw those 'sweat suits' in a store :-(
If you felt almost like passing out after 15 minutes of teaching, you already have the answer whether fans are beneficial. Do not forget that your personal health and safety should be your first concern.
You can point out the risks of overheating, and if your participants still insist, they can put on an extra sweater in your class.
I do agree with Harris that you need to make an executive decision on this. A good start is to ask the facility if there is a rule about the fans/temperature etc, and then let your students know that that is the policy and you must enforce it.
I teach yoga at a place that has one room that is shared with aerobics. The temperature is kept cooler, with which I agree. It would be more comfortable for us to be 10 degrees warmer, but it would be dangerous for them!
Good luck with this.
When I teach my classes I am in control of the fans. I always accommodate a request to turn them on because my concern is overheating. (I let my class know this). You will always have some who don't want them on--you can't please everyone! Stand your ground and do what is best for the class. They will respect you for it.
Take care and good luck!
I hope that this helps.
People are very adamant about these things.
Personally, I like air circulating the smells out and cooling people off.
As for weight loss? total myth!