A growing number of personal trainers are expanding there scope and teaching group fitness classes to supplement income and help keep group fitness programs running while instructors are out. I recently witness a nail biting tragedy where a personal trainer was covering a sculpting class a argument broke out in the middle of the class, there were people in the back of the room doing there own thing, no cueing, modifications, or class instruction for that matter. We all know that personal trainers are not group fitness instructors… But, would you let a personal trainer teach classes if you did not have an instructor?
No, if you are not experienced enough to lead a class you should work on developing your skills. Group fitness is like a well rehearsed musical play. If you don’t know the cueing, beats, moves, etc., you should attend classes and practice until you do or don’t try to teach. Getting experience is not hard and cannot be skipped. Even boot camps need some experience to be run correctly and smoothly.