In our community, we are constantly learning from one another. We love sharing best practices, advice, and motivation to be our best selves!
As an instructor, it is important to be able to connect with each of our class participants. Because every fitness journey is different, we each have different needs and goals.
Creating the best experience for your R.I.P.P.E.D. and RUMBLE classes requires a lot more than just a few rah-rahs and motivational words throughout class.
A few instructors gave their advice on how they make the most of out their classes:
One of our favorite things about our #RIPPEDFamily is our sense of community. So when our instructors lead classes, making sure that everyone in the class feels welcome is part of delivering a genuine R.I.P.P.E.D. and RUMBLE experience.
Jeri Winterburn: “Make eye contact, say the members name out loud, get to know who is in your classes and what their interests are. Stick around AFTER class to visit and be approachable. The last questions I ask are, “I love your feedback, questions, and most importantly, your suggestions – I will be here after class to answer any questions you have. Please ask.” And after several years of teaching – members will always stick around and seek your advice.”
Be The Energy You Want To Attract
R.I.P.P.E.D. and RUMBLE workouts are all about excitement and power. We motivate ourselves by encouraging each other. As an instructor, the stage is yours! Be confident; be you! The class will feed off of your energy.
Alyssa Majeske: “Energy is so important. Having fun, but also showing that you – as an instructor – are working hard too. It’s not easy no matter your fitness level (because there are always ways to make it harder). You have to WORK for it! I also love the idea that because YOU (as an instructor) are having fun, that it’s almost automatic that the participants will have fun and want to come back for more. At least that’s what I felt! I remember coming to my first R.I.P.P.E.D. class and struggling through the entire time (and stopping at certain points to catch my breath), yet coming back because I still had a blast. I actually had the thought, “this was HARD, but this chick is jumping around, laughing, having so much fun…i want to be able to do that too and have that kind of fun.”“
Leisha Masi: “Show them you are HUMAN! Laugh, and have fun with them!”
Give Your Class Variety
Everybody’s fitness journey is unique. Giving your class different ways to perform the workout will help them reach their personal full potential.
Amanda Langan: “Options options options – especially for people who need to drop it down a level and don’t know how. Everyone needs to feel successful, or they won’t come back!!”
Darci Martin-Metzke: “Make it fun so they’ll want to come back, and also engage them. Show them that anything is possible, and make the workout about them! I always tell them to ask questions after class especially if something hurts when they’re done. I teach a modified class with people who want a great workout but can’t jump and get on the floor. I once had an instructor who understood my “limitations,” and without that help, I wouldn’t be doing R.I.P.P.E.D. I want people to know that you don’t have to be “crazy” to get a complete workout for yourself.”
As instructors and master trainers, we are learning even more than our students. There are always new ways to make your workout enjoyable and suitable for everyone.
R.I.P.P.E.D. and RUMBLE instructors have the honor of helping EVERY type of person meet their fitness dreams through enjoyable group exercise. Interested in becoming an instructor yourself? Check out our upcoming trainings!
Virtual Training – February 23rd at 9:00 AM
Virtual Training – March 23rd at 9:00 AM
TruFit Athletic Club – March 24th at 10:00 AM
JAMS Fitness Studio – March 31st at 8:00 AM
Virtual Training – April 27th at 9:00 AM
Virtual Training – May 18th at 9:00 AM
Virtual Training – June 22nd at 8:00 AM
Virtual Training – March 16th at 9:00 AM
Virtual Training – April 13th at 9:00 AM
Virtual Training – May 11th at 8:00 AM
Featured photo by: Ken Johnson