Great advice. One thing I would mention is your experience. People always value that.
All very sound advice. But if I were one of your employees at any type of business, it would be more of a statement to actually do a personal introduction as well. A warm greeting and introduction will go a long way to makng employees feel like you want to communicate with them.
I would also consider askng one or two questions to begin building some rapport. Something like, “What do you consider to be your strongest area of fitness instruction?” or “What is your favorite type of workout?” Make a few notes to put in their file. Do a little research if you are unfimiliar with what they refer to and then engage them in a brief discussion the next time you have a chance. Or if you will be sitting down with them sometime for a review or meeting be prepared to at least ask something like, “how is your triathlon training coming along?” Be encouraging and as sincere as you can.
Management is a lot like being a parent. If you don’t show interest, your employees won’t feel invested.
Karin hit the high points.
Who you are.
Basics of your fitness background.
One fun personal fact.
Excited to meet them.
Opportunity / opportunities to meet them.
Depending on how many instructors you are supervising and how many locations, you might want to schedule a staff meeting or three meet and greet times (different days and times) where they can drop in and meet you.
keep it as short as possible. Say a little about yourself, maybe include something personal like a hobby. Tell them how much you look forward to working with them and that you will take the time to get to know them all through a SHORT personal meeting. I would not announce plans for change even if you have any.
It’s much more important that your first interactions are positive.
Good luck in your new job.