What you don’t want to do is start off with too many classes and have to take them off the schedule. It looks unprofessional and feel like your business isn’t doing well. You want your membership base to always feel like your growing.
Also, have 20 people at the 5:30pm doesn’t mean you need to start adding a bunch of class if you only get 3 at the 6:30pm class. That’s a false impression needing to add more class. There is inefficiency that can be corrected a few ways.
1. Add two coaches to the 5:30pm class. This will fix the problem for a bit but if your in a small studio or have limited equipment logistics is always an issue.
2. Reservation System. Which we follow. It caps our classes. creates more efficiency. Allows us to run reports and see which classes or too big or too small. From there we make decisions on which classes to add next.
Hope that helps!