Hello, semi- private can be tricky business at times. Semi-private to me means a small controllable group. The number in said group should be consistent with your ability to:
4. Be creative
Even when I have had several people of comparable skill, goals & other complications on a session you have to retain the ability to be individually & group interactive. I like to compose more “functional” sessions but making sure I have alternatives (exercises) to offer one who may be a bit sore or others who may be needing some relief from day.
The key is control. There have been many times I have had to alter plans @ the beginning or middle of sessions for similar reasons. I believe my creativity and experience with varying disciplines in conditioning aid me. We all get caught with pants down sooner or later, do better @ managing the situation and TRY to never let em see you sweat.
Other than that, sharing a space with other’s is the same to me as being back in the gym. I’m used to others making my sessions their own in one way or another. I always mention to clients when training in open areas they will/may be watched so stay focused, trust me to keep you safe and inspire on-lookers.
I think uncertainty, confidence level and leadership all come in to play here. Evaluate your pros and cons. If others recognize the lack here you may be hurting your future business prospects. Tighten up your thing and do not try to follow anyone else 100% cause what’s in you will come out, eventually…