🌐 Check your internet connect and WiFi connection before starting. You don't want lose connection and drop out of the class half way through!
📣 Choose an "OpenActive enabled" class management or booking system to increasing the visibility of your classes.
🎶 Ensure you have the requisite insurance and music licences.
👷♂️ Make sure you and your participants are exercising in a safe space free of hazards and obstacles.
👩🏫 Write a thorough class description, including what participants can expect, the kit they will need, the class length and intensity, etc. And don't forget to include the participant disclaimer!
🪑 Tell your participants to thoroughly check any equipment or household objects to make sure they are safe to use.
🎭 Do a dress rehearsal before your first class - this will help you focus on your workout and not your equipment during your real classes. Start small and build up to bigger classes.
🤸♀️ Make sure people can see all your movements. You don't want your torso being cut off during a burpee!
🔐 Don't forget to provide people with instructions to join your online class, including the link (and password if necessary), with sufficient time for them to get setup and join.
🗣 Be as vocal as possible during the class - reassure people that you are still there and their connection has not failed.
🙋♀️ Give group or individual feedback on their effort levels and form - this will reinforce the idea of community.
🎉 Don't forget to celebrate at the end of the workout - whoop, cheer, shout!
🤷♂️ Be prepared for mistakes to happen. But be prepared to grow from the experience.
👩👧👦 Encourage people to share physical activity and movement with their family members - after all, we’re all in this together!
🔋 Above all, remember that at this difficult and uncertain time, you can offer an escape from the new normal. You are in a position of great power. Now go forth and help get active (virtually)!