I’m with Shawn and Debbie on this one. Men are naturally “violent” .. That’s a strong word, but that’s just saying that men usually want to do something that makes them feel powerful.
I don’t know ANY male group fitness instructors. I really wish I did. It just seems like, in this area, especially on campus, women have taken over group fitness. I think it might be intimidating for many men to go into a group of all women for a fitness class. Chances are, the class won’t be geared toward unisex needs. The pilates and yoga classes at our gym are both good for men and women. We usually have a diverse group in those classes.
Something else to consider is to offer a month of free group fitness classes with a gym membership. Group fitness attendance skyrocketed at our gym in November when we offered free classes. Guys like a bargain 😉
It is a shame that more men don’t take advantage of group fitness. I think most men could benefit from the change-up in routine.