Does anyone know the actual formula for calculating max capacity of a room when programming for group exercise classes? I know there’s a real formula to follow that takes into account the amount of space needed per person and multiplies it with the area of the space but I can’t find it anywhere. Can anyone offer any insight?
There’s another thread on this topic here.
If you’re designing a facility, you will need to keep in mind the fire regulations and occupancy and building code rules that apply to your area.
There is no standard equation. The capacity is determined by the dimensions of the space, the type of movements being performed, and things such as are all participants moving at the same time, etc. There should be no chance that participants could bump into one another while moving. How you set up the class will determine as much as the dimensions of the space.
Hello Kayla Evans,
I thank you for this question so we have all the links Nancy offers.
I go by how many I am able to handle; then, if there is the room, I go by the equipment used: spin around with the jump rope folded in half in one hand; or, the height of the person times two for body work only. I go with more space for bigger games planned.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.