There is legally no limit to how many you can have in a class or session. I would suggest that you just use common sense. How many people do you feel that you can safely instruct in a group class? I think if you have been teaching group classes for a while, then you can give verbal cues and focus on those needing extra help. It is completely different from a personal training client on how you would instruct them. I have also been to a class where it was clear that the instructor was trying to teach to many. I have also been in classes where I was surprised how well the instructor was able to keep everyone in order and good form. Also, don’t forget to take space into consideration.
Hello Abigail McKinney,
Congratulations; that’s great.
The others all gave you great information that I agree with.
I had no problem teaching a dozen or more as a personal trainer. I did have everyone fill out and sign a quick health review and PAR-Q to be safe. The upper limit is what you feel comfortable with and make sure there is sufficient space. My group fitness cert. is greatly useful added to personal trainer.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.
I should add this.
Adding on a group-ex certification would probably be relatively easy study-wise if you are already a certified personal trainer. The anatomy / physiology is the same, and that seems to be a piece that takes people some time to learn. The biggest topics that are different are:
1) Class design (that’s only two words but it’s a lot of education)
3) Class management (verbal cuing, visual cueing, use of music if you’re using any)