when teaching small group training classes, 3-5 participants, who you are putting thru a full body workout including warm up, each major muscle group, and cool down, do you demonstrate all exercises before class begins, or do you show clients how to perform each exercise as you go along? I feel like clients would have shorter rest periods if they were shown all of the exercises before class begins, but clients can forget how exercises are performed when there are 8 -10 exercises they need to know.
Hi Melissa. I always demo any new exercises right before the participants do that particular exercise. In my opinion, trying to show ALL of the exercises for a class before the class begins will NOT truly save you time, because I would bet anything that you would then need to again show the particular exercise before they performed it (either that or answer a lot of questions about the exercise they are about to perform) since the likelihood is that they would have forgotten your exercise cues and form.