I am curious what both group fitness instructors and club managers think about Fitness on Demand group fitness classes in a gym setting. It allows members to watch group fitness classes on a TV at the gym without an instructor on site. basically- it’s fitness videos on demand at the gym. I have seen them at 24 hour gyms, and am now getting suggestions from a vendor to add them to my gym (not a 24 hour gym with lots of -i think- great group fitness programming with real, live instructors!).
I believe that a human instructor will always be better than a video. I am there to correct form, encourage and praise. Trainers are also able to handle an emergency.
If videos were the answer, our country would look and act differently. Not to mention, we are a social being.