Ready to capitalize on the pent up demand for returning to group fitness classes and training programs? It’s time to freshen up your programming with new fitness class ideas right from the latest fitness industry trends.
Here are some buzz-worthy upgrades you can make to your group fitness class schedule in 2021 that will rev up your customer base.
Outdoor fitness is one of the strategies deployed during the pandemic that is likely to stick around -- at least during warmer weather.
Take outdoor fitness programming to the next level by creating a special class series that showcases a spot of natural beauty in your community – the beach, lake, mountainside or park – and make sure to promote it where tourists look for local events.
A few tips for outdoor fitness classes:
We’re all craving social connection. What better way to support your community than to provide them with safe, healthy ways to come together? Here are a few ideas for generating fun, new ways to engage:
Include a complimentary sport – like a fun run, paddle boarding, swim or bike ride – and consider making it family-friendly for all ages and ability levels.
Team fitness competitions and fitness challenges that use childhood games like tag and flag football are among this year’s top fitness trends. Donate a portion of your event’s proceeds.
Think a coffee break after your Saturday morning class or “taco Tuesdays” after a popular evening class. Leverage a local restaurant, coffee house or smoothie bar and co-promote. Consider offering mutual discounts. It’s easy to do using the promo code feature in Punchpass!
...and let the friend attend class for free!
Many of us have experienced high levels of stress during the last year, combined with lackluster fitness levels. There’s huge demand for complimentary fitness class options that provide post-workout opportunities to unwind safely, rehab and rejuvenate.
Another emerging trend is blending multiple fitness methods into one, new class format. For example, bringing yoga and Pilates together with dance moves, or incorporating some HITT elements into a power yoga or yoga with weights class, pairing spin with dance fitness or yoga, blending step aerobics with Zumba, martial arts with dance or yoga. The combinations are literally endless if you get creative!
Plus, you have the opportunity to invite in guest instructors from your local community.
There’s no faster way to elevate everyone’s mood than by incorporating music into your class theme. Think Summer 80’s Remix or Friday Night DJ Beats and spice up your lineup. If you teach yoga or meditation, could you incorporate live harp, guitar or other relaxing music.
Many group fitness instructors are incorporating movement with musical rhythms to really get their student’s heart rates up and keep them motivated with the musical fun factor. Pair your playlist to the intensive level and movements of your class sequence.
Again, bringing live music into your classroom is a fantastic way to support local artists and gain additional exposure through community marketing. Collaborating with others is one of the best ways to grow and thrive in your local community.
Whatever you do to jazz up your offerings right now, don't forget to have fun with it. If you're having fun, your customers will get drawn into the fun too!