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 teach a few interval classes each week (high intensity intervals mixed with strength training). I usually change it up a lot with variations on simple but intense cardio, and variations on pushups, squats, lunges, etc… I don’t teach much choreography, so I mix it up a lot. Occasionally I will teach the same class for both during the week. (I get the same participants in both classes).
I try to have a focus for each class. For example, I vary the interval times, and sometimes the focus for the morning is Tabatas, sometimes 1 minute or 30 second drills. Other times the focus is on super-sets for strength training or something like that. I have a ton of variations that I do while keeping some basic moves the same. Like Janet, I think I get bored before my participants because I’ve been teaching it so long!
My music always changes from class to class.
Hope this helps!