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?
I am very similar in my approach to Nancy. For my cardio (including Zumba) classes I change the warm up and cool down every time, and I also add 1 new song a week and rotate in old favorites.
For my weights classes I have a pretty basic formula (usually to 3 exercises in a set, then repeat the set), but will totally change the exercises (and music) every time. I will also vary the equipment from class to class (bands, balls etc).
I do this changing more for me than my clients. I have been teaching 30 years and have a low boredom threshold, but I have been very successful with this approach.