Skip a step lunge ups, squat pulses on each step all the way up – same down, w/a few steps between each participant: sideways step up left w/right leg side kick & down x30 sec, then turn & repeat on the other side x30 sec, “dip climb”:have each participant get into “dip position”, do one dip on their step & reach up behind themselves & pull up to the next step & repeat…, facing sideways:right foot on one step, left on the one just above it, squat deep & side step up to repeat until you reach the top – turn it around on the way down – when finished stay on the side you went down the steps with and go up this way, turning it around at the top & going down that way to complete a full set, alternating single leg squats all the way up – jog down, plank walk/bear crawl up & plank walk/bear crawl backward down, “fast feet”(out/out/in/in) on each step all the way up & diagonal step down into close footed squat on each step on the way back down…. hope these are useful to you!
I’m not sure these will qualify as “out of the box”, but here are a few suggestions (obviously you know your group better than I to determine appropriateness):
-continuous forward lunge step up (every step or every other step)
-continuous or static forward step up with hip extension and/or hamstring curl
-continuous forward run ups (skipping every two or three steps)
-continuous or static lateral single step up and/or shuffle
-continuous or static lateral single steps up with hip abduction and/or knee up
-forward bear crawl (not sure if this would be comfortable…)
Your knowledge and imagination will provide you with so many more!
I’m late on this one…you have been offered a decent variety of things already.
I would consider safety over challenge in a group, as all are usually not on the same fitness level.
Make sure choices are applicable to group, know your people…
Safer & effective program design offering appropriate challenge/s should offer all involved opportunity for advancement.
take care em, they can tell the difference…