it’s depend on what format of group exercise class and what style of teaching that you want to do. It’s depends on what your supervisor prefers.
You don’t have to teach on the 32-count phrase, if you don’t want to. The truth is teaching on the 32 is one style of teaching and you don’t get paid more money because you use it.
walking, running, Bootcamp, Kickboxing,physical education/activity, circuit training, interval training, mind/body training
32-Count (32 count combination/routine)
Low impact, hi/lo, step training, cardio dance, cardio kickboxing
*these classes can be taught on music that is 8-count phrase or 16-count phrase. Who said you have to make up a 32 count routine. You can make up 8-count, 16-count routines
Have you seen a step class to Waltz music 3/4 time?
it’s was done at the IDEA Fitness Conference.
Have you seen a step class starting on count “2” of the 8-count of the music? It’s a Latin dance style. Example “Dancing with the Stars?
Have you ever seen the “deaf and hard of hearing” take a group exercise class. They don’t care about 32.
Have you seen cardio classes with 6-count or 12-count routines?
If you haven’t yet, then I recommend that you broaden your mentors who really know how to utilize music for different teaching styles.
Whatever style(s) that you decide, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. It’s up to you on how you want to use the music.
You do have to ‘marry your music” Know your music.
Some instructors were not born with the “ear to hear” and will not master it. Hopefully, you can at least master the “beat”
At least get music that is easier to hear the 8-count and/or 32-count. Then you have to find the right mentor that can help you truly improve your music adaptation skills.