Your clients come to your class for many reasons - to improve their fitness, mental health, weight loss, injury recovery and social time. It's your job to know these reasons and ensure you help them achieve their goals. So how do you help them do this? Here's our Top 6 Tips.
1. Make Sure They Are Focussing on their Technique
Good technique keeps students safe and ensures that they're working the correct areas of the body. Less, correct reps are more effective than many reps with poor technique. The quality of movement in a barre class is important. Small, incorrect positioning or alignment has a significant impact on the effectiveness of each exercise.
2. Ensure they're listening to you
Ensure you provide muscle and alignment cues and corrections during class. This ensures they're connecting to the right muscles and working those muscles during each exercise. How you cue, describe each exercise and the benefits of each exercise all impact the quality of their workout.
3. Get a commitment from them
Make sure they're committed to every rep and every exercise and work with intention in every class. They're in class for just under an hour, so ensure they're making the most of that time. Ask them to leave other thoughts and worries behind and commit to the workout. They need to be present. Make sure they're committed to every rep and every exercise and work with intention in every class.
4. Make sure they ask questions
Always let them know that you're free after class if they have any questions or queries. It's your job to ensure they feel comfortable and challenged.
5. Keep it challenging
Shake up the workout! Try a larger weight, go lower, pulse deeper. Challenging them is the only way to improve. Ensure you provide muscle and alignment cues and corrections during class. This ensures they are connecting to the right muscles and working the correct muscles during each exercise.
6. Make sure they celebrate progress
Set achievable, realistic goals. Once they reach a milestone, ensure you celebrate with them :)