How would one add more to a class that has been successful and has a high level of attendance?
My classes have a regular attendance of over 40 people and I already teach at a very high level as far as energy output, and I aim to inspire the entire class every time I teach. While this has been working and is working for me, I would like to add or change some things up.
congratulations on teaching such a successful and popular class.
You know well enough that class participants are often reluctant to change because they are in their comfort zone. Depending on the nature of the change, you can always 'sneak' it in and teach the rest as you have before.
If the changes are more fundamental in nature (a class of less intensity to reach different students, for example) then you could give it a snazzy name and capitalize on the popularity of your class; for example "The softer side of Maurice".
And if that does not work you can still go back to the original and successful format.
Ask your client base what they would like to see added to your classes.
Offer an incentive...ie..free classes to those ideas you select from your clients feedback.
Congrats On Your Success!
Why do you want to change it?
What do you wish to accomplish with the change
Whenever I got bored teaching I would add a longer warm up or cool down or use more or less step or more or less resistance modalities.
Think about possibly adding duration to certain segments one week then add intensity the next.
What type of class are teaching? Boot camps, martial arts or something different? If you get 40 people per class, it seems to me that you must have a very successful program.
Janet's answer is something to seriously consider, but, if you decide to try it, do it in small increments.
Congratulations on such a successful class. Have you thought about having a competition class, like group drills or races between teams? That is always much fun, in a friendly atmosphere.