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You shouldn’t feel lost and if you are, someone should jump in to help you. Invested in your success. If you leave feeling like these people have your back, you’ve found a fantastic class.

But here are some signs to look for that a group class might NOT be right for you. You. -How to Tell If Your Group Exercise Instructor is Good1. Is he/she excited to be there? “It sounds basic, but look for an instructor who is excited to be there,” says Sarah Bright, the Group Fitness Director at Midtown Athletic Club Chicago, number 15 on Club Industry’s list of Top 100 Health Clubs of 2014. Sometimes you won’t know if a fitness class is a good fit until you try it.

The setting, the instructor, even the music can affect whether you like a class. The most important thing is that you’re willing to give the fitness class a couple of tries (with different instructors, different times of day, and so forth) to see if you can find a magic combo that works for you. With this form of exercise growing in popularity, you can now find group fitness classes of nearly any kind, both aerobicand strength-based. Many gyms offer a whole schedule of group fitness classes, such as LES MILLS workouts, that include strength training, core, cardio and cycling. Setting a good example and following a healthy lifestyle will energize you for each class.

But the most important thing to do listen to your body. According to the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, you can safely teach up to 12 classes per week with no. Whether it’s a group fitness class at the gym or a run in the park with some friends, here are some of the specific benefits you can glean from working out in a group. The following counts are generally considered indicators of a good fitness level based on age and sex. If your pushup count is below the target number, the target can serve as a goal to work toward.

Counts above the targets indicate better fitness. P.S You can join the Workout Design Club free for 7 full days and take advantage of 1000’s of group fitness class ideas. Subscribe To Receive The Ultimate Bootcamp Ideas Video Series As a subscriber, you’ll get the ultimate bootcamp Ideas video series free of charge, plus daily tips, creative workout drills and killer bootcamp ideas.

A beginner stream: There is some basic body awareness and coordination that – in a perfect world – would be a prerequisite for intense group exercise. Helping all beginners develop a base level of competence means that people in other classes will be able to execute on a consistently high level. In a group fitness setting, the latter is usually the majority. Music can motivate you and even subconsciously cause you to work harder.

If you’ve ever been in a fitness class where the instructors’ music choices go against every preference you have for workout jams, you know how much that can negatively affect your performance.

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If you have a manageable sized group, the exercise can be done with the whole class.

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Many group members will probably forget about the exercise or be only moderately involved.

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group classes, and even athletically experienced friends are less costly alternatives.

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Not only does a group ensure that the workouts actually take place, but they’ll also be more fun, with a jolt of competitive energy.

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Exercises ranging from 1 to 4 on the continuum are most appropriate for group classes.

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Then you can have the group lead the class in the warm-up routines for the next couple of weeks.

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• The exercise can be done individually or by group/class discussion, as you prefer.

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Participants enjoy the class and get a good workout because they know what is coming next, and can easily perform the movement.

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The ideal group size will depend in part on your instructional goals.

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One simple exercise involves having members answer questions like “Who do you trust most in the group?” and “Who do you trust least?” or “Who do you feel most comfortable with?” and “Who do you feel least comfortable with?”

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  • Wow I’m so relieved to find someone who also has this fear! I have a job interview tomorrow which will probably require me to lead a class and teach a few exercises, really really nervous☹️!

  • I absolutely agree! I think I love sharing my energy and love of connecting with music even more than I like to exercise!
    And that’s what I love to bring them!

  • Thanks beautiful! Im running my 1st class it tonight and I am super nervous lol. I just keep thinking about everything that could go wrong. Great video, keep it up! ������❤��

  • Hi Katy! Great video! I want to become a group fitness instructor at some time but I don’t know how to study for the ACE certification exam.. They offer me a standard or a premium (which is more expensive) study program but I would really love to know your opinion on what is the best way to prepare for the exam! Thank you:)

  • Great video Katy. I would add a fourth “tip” to your three-“Build a spirit of Community”. It works for me in my five Senior Exercise classes and three “Group Cycling” classes I facilitate.

  • I was able to set this up, but my voice comes across one beat later than the beat of the music which doesn’t work for me because I teach dance cardio. Any suggestions?

  • I’m about to order some Apple Air Pods to use for a class, following your instructions. Will this work with the Noise Cancelling Pods? My hope is to turn down the sound audio on the iphone anyway, and use the Airpods for the mic, and listen to the music coming from the computer which will be the same that my students hear. Hoping this eliminates the sound delay?

  • Thank you for this amazing video. COuld you please tell me how to dismiss teh gap between my voice and moves / & the sound of the music. Participants see me completely off tempo!
    thank you

  • I Love u so much, i’m taking my first aerobic/HIIT class in 2 days time and i stumbled on this amazing piece of information, means alot Katy

  • I like the different age groups and routine adjustments. I plan to join a R.I.P.P.E.D class after seeing this video. Thanks for posting.