In episode 13, Dale and Kyle read and answer seven questions about bootcamps that have come in from listeners. See the questions below and the timestamps of our answers.
I’m currently running a Bootcamp on the Mornington Peninsula and think I might be running too many classes for the number of clients I have. How many is too many? How many is not enough?
– Tara Davies from Rye, Victoria, Australia
Listen to our answer from 4:55.
How about building a community within your business?
– Tammy Oldham from Canberra, ACT, Australia
Listen to our answer from 10:00.
Kyle here: I got my hormones wrong in this answer. It’s oxytocin that builds trust from touching, not dopamine. Sorry!
Q1. Ideas for how to talk to folks about being more accountable to training? Maybe when they’re first starting out?
Q2. I already asked about getting better attendance, but I’m also struggling with the opposite problem– limiting class size. I run nine bootcamps a week right now, and my evening classes are almost too big (for the space I’m in) while the mornings are very small. I’m considering getting registration software (Urgh!) or opening up more classes slightly later in the AM (I have more space in the mornings than evenings, and I don’t want to work past 7pm) to temp a few PM students away. I’m also thinking about varying the class type (weights, bodyweight, boxing, etc) to make better use of space/ resources. And thoughts on that stuff? I share part of the gym with other classes, so some times of day I have all of it, while others I just get to use a small portion of the space…
– Emily Corso from Portland, Oregon, USA
Listen to our answer to both questions from 15:45.
Q1. I’m starting a new group fitness business – kick off is just over a week away. Getting nervous about those first few weeks….. will anyone show up? I’ve had a fair bit of interest and I’ve been running an informal session for friends for the last 12 months that has had good attendance. I’m putting a lot of pressure on myself for that first session though, as it’s a different timeslot (930am) to cater for mums after school drop off. Any advice to ease my nerves for those first few weeks??
Q2. I’ll be doing a boxing class as well….. if I need to pad up, what do you recommend for timing rounds. Hands will be awkward to be mucknig around with apps on phone timing. Thinking just an old school big clock with a second hand??? What would you use?
Q3. My questions are more logistical ATM till i get up and running, but mats….. This time of year I’ll be using netball/tennis courts (summer will use the oval when the grass recovers from footy season). I thought I would get clients to bring their own, then thought when I have a few stations/areas needing mats I should supply so people don’t have to share theirs own. Thoughts?
– Lisa Britt from Newstead, Victoria, Australia
We spend a bit of time on each question: For Q1, listen from 24:30, Q2, listen from 30:40 and Q3, listen from 32:15.
How do you deal with cold but particularly wet mornings? Any exercises where you require clients to get down on the ground onto wet grass.
– Pat Carr from Cronulla
Listen to our answer to Pat from 34:45.
I have been stuck at 11 members (same people) for months and would really like to get to 25 by the end of the year. What should I do to achieve my goal?
– Catherine Schockett from Vail, Arizona, USA
Listen to our advice to Catherine from 37:15.
I have some really competitive campers, and others who hide from competition including the cool fun games – how to have both happy and motivated without fights, frustration, feeling useless or people storming off . . .
– Kirstyn Campbell from Auckland, New Zealand
Listen to our answer from 41:10.
- The Trainers Tribe community: Inner Circle <- come join us!
- Facebook Live video in the TTT community
- Kmart $10 mat
- Burpee Progressions