I am a group exercise director. My small club has 6am classes 5 days a week. Truth be told they are spoiled and don’t need 5 days a week. They should only really have 3-4 days a week. There is one instructor they like who teaches Tuesday/Thursday 6am. She also teaches Monday/Friday noon and Monday/Tuesday/Thursday evening. My Friday 6am spin class has opened up and I have given it to a VERY qualified, awesome instructor who I highly respect. My members don’t want her because they want the popular instructor. I know that I need variety in my programming. Plus, the popular instructor is also a personal trainer and needs to have some availability to book clients in that time. Also, if I don’t have a variety of instructors I will never be able to find subs when I need some. How can I educate my members (who are trying to hide in anonymity) that if they give this great instructor a chance they can get a great workout? They don’t need only this popular instructor.
Hello Barbara Edes,
Wow, this is tough. Everyone has great ideas.
I think the popular instructor should help introduce the new instructor.
How old are these clients of yours? Are we in junior high, here? Just kidding. The clients are there for a good workout and it seems you have a qualified instructor for them. Is that not the reason clients attend?
I believe that when given time, things will work out. It is a shame you must act like a parent in this situation.
Good luck to you.