We all sometimes have classes where the numbers drop or are low. This may be because the class is in an off-peak time slot or the club has not advertised the class. There are ways as instructors we can grow our classes with out necessarily help from the club or studio co-ordinator.
Changing music and choreography
You might find that your class numbers may have dropped because you have not changed your choreography for a while. Challenge your class with new moves and keep it interesting. We recommend you change your choreography at least every 8 weeks to keep your class fresh and up to date.
Changing your music may help, as some people may not come to your class because they don’t like your music or simply just got bored of listening to the same CD. You may even consider changing your music provider.
Using your feedback
By using your feedback you get from www.classfinder.org.uk and the feedback you gain from your participants after your class, will help you improve your class and grow numbers. Act on this feedback from members and try to apply it to your class where appropriate. It’s important to remember you are there for your members and not for your own workout.
One good way to grow your numbers is to use the members who currently go to your class by asking them if they know any friends who would like to come to the class. You could also encourage the staff at the fitness centre or facility you teach to come to your class so they could promote it for you.
Consider setting up a facebook group for your classes promoting where you teach and what type of classes you're teaching. You could also upload videos and photos to show how your classes could be fun and also that you know what you are doing. Send weekly messages to the group to let them know where you are teaching.
Advertise your class for free