So I teach a variety of different fitness formats (Hitt, Barre Pilates, cardio dance, cardio kick, ect.) My question to instructors out there is how often do you change your routine that you teach? Do you just add in a few different exercises each time you teach class? I’m finding that even though none of the classes I teach are the exact same each time I teach it I feel like I’m going a lot of the same type of combos/exercises in each class. Do you ever completely change the class choregraphy or do you keep it very similar and just change a few things? I know most participants like some repetition, but then I feel like I have a few classes where they want it completely different and I feel like it’s just not realistic for me to change the class completely each time I teach. Any suggestions only dealing with classes like that?
It depends on the class.
My cardio dance classes, I never teach the same class twice, but that doesn’t mean I choreograph a full hour’s worth of material every class. I rotate the warm-up and coold-down songs frequently. I add about one totally new song per week. I bring back one or two old favorites.
For my HIIT and small-group classes, I change it up a lot more. I have a lot of equipment, so I change up whatever equipment I’m using regularly, and that changes the exercises for the same muscle groups.