Whether you’re new to teaching outdoor fitness classes or you’ve been doing it for sometime, you’ll know that they can take a bit more time and work than traditional indoor fitness classes.
Fortunately, Fitness Audio is here to help with our top 5 tips for executing a seamless outdoor fitness class.
1. Set Up Equipment for Your Students Ahead of Time
Setting up your students' equipment ahead of time will ensure that you can jump straight into the workout as soon as they arrive. It will also help you ensure that each student is sufficiently spread apart so they won’t interfere with one another’s workouts.
2. Maximise Portable Equipment Usage
When it comes to exercise equipment, you’ll want to ensure that the equipment you use in your class isn’t too heavy and can easily be moved around. Think kettlebells, dumbbells, jump ropes, and resistance bands.
Also, encourage your members to bring their own equipment such as yoga mats and towels. This will help you save time, save space in your car, and ensure your exercise class is as hygienic as possible.
3. If Possible, Find a Shady Area
Exercising in the heat is never fun, especially if you are in direct sunlight. Because of this, you should try to find somewhere shady where you can carry out your outdoor fitness class.
In addition, try and find somewhere close to shelter or close to an indoor space that you can rent in case it rains. This way you won’t have to cancel your classes if the weather is bad.
4. Take Advantage of the Space
One great advantage of outdoor fitness classes is that you are not confined to one room. Because of this, you should aim to take advantage of the space! Incorporate drills such as running laps and sprints into your class. This will not only get your student’s working hard, but will also help differentiate your class from others.
5. Set Up a Motivating Atmosphere
Just because you’re outside, doesn’t mean you should skimp out on music. You still want to set a pumping and motivating atmosphere that gets you clients results!
Because of this, you should invest in a portable sound system that you can take to your outdoor exercise classes. We also recommend you get a fitness microphone too so you don’t have to strain your voice and so you can ensure all your students can hear you clearly.
If you’re unsure about how to best go about getting a portable sound system for your outdoor group fitness class, talk to Fitness Audio! We will be able to inform you on what audio equipment is best for your class.