I currently teach 3 classes a week, 1 Zumba class and 2 Kickboxing classes. I’m having trouble keeping up with changing the routine for both classes and just want to settle on 1 class 3x’s per week. I really like teaching Zumba and it’s easy for me to maintain. How do I change my class format to just Zumba and still keep my classes full.
Good for you for wanting to streamline your schedule. Teaching various classes requires more preparation than people think!
Keeping your classes full depends on many factors: You as an instructor, the format itself, convenience for participants to get to, and the time offered. I teach kickboxing (but not Zumba), and that crowd is different from the Zumba crowd. So, you may lose some just based on format alone. But, if it’s you they come for, then format will be less of an issue. It’s hard to say how your numbers will be impacted, but I do agree that the start of the year is a great time to try. My hesitation would be if you have three Zumba classes offered in the evenings or mornings at the same place and not enough variety on the schedule.
One thing that stands out to me is the fact that you enjoy teaching Zumba–that will go a long way and participants will see you having fun and enjoy themselves as well. A great way to build your numbers! Good luck!