when teaching small group training classes, 3-5 participants, who you are
when teaching small group training classes, 3-5 participants, who you are putting thru a full body workout including warm up, each major muscle group, and cool down, do you demonstrate all exercises before class begins, or do you show clients how to perform each exercise as you go along? I feel like clients would have shorter rest periods if they were shown all of the exercises before class begins, but clients can forget how exercises are performed when there are 8 -10 exercises they need to know.
If you are talking about boot camp style class, then I always perform the exercises right before I ask the participants to do them. Of course, if needed, you can always coach them through each exercise to make sure they are performing each one safely. Inevitably, someone will forget the exercise, so be prepared to demonstrate again should questions arise. This obviously happens more often if you have a new participant or introduce a new exercise to the group.
I hope this helps.
You can correct as need be
This way you can add or take away and modify if you need to
while the concept of shorter rest periods is appealing, the use of correct form should still be the paramount principle. I would demonstrate as I go along.
I teach the exercises as we go along. I am the one who takes the break to help with proper form. The participants keep moving, as they wish, while I demonstrate; no worries.