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?
All of your answers are really interesting. I think this is something we all grapple with… too much change and they can’t adapt, not enough and they get bored. Yoga is a completely different animal, but with the other classes I teach, like most of the others I add and build on to what came before. With the strength training in particular I like to work through specific series for a while to make sure everyone gets good with form and then introduce variations to keep it fresh.
I also find that it depends on the students… when I work with seniors I introduce new stuff more slowly.