🏎️15 ways to turbocharge your classes

🌐 Check your internet connect and WiFi connection before starting. You don't want lose connection and drop out of the class half way through!

πŸ“£ 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.

πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ Make sure you and your participants are exercising in a safe space free of hazards and obstacles.

πŸ‘©β€πŸ« 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!

πŸͺ‘ 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.

πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ Make sure people can see all your movements. You don't want your torso being cut off during a burpee!

πŸ” 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.

πŸ—£ Be as vocal as possible during the class - reassure people that you are still there and their connection has not failed.

πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ Give group or individual feedback on their effort levels and form - this will reinforce the idea of community.

πŸŽ‰ Don't forget to celebrate at the end of the workout - whoop, cheer, shout!

πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ Be prepared for mistakes to happen. But be prepared to grow from the experience.

πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Encourage people to share physical activity and movement with their family members - after all, we’re all in this together!

πŸ”‹ 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)!

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