By Karyl SandsNo matter how long you have been teaching, every audition is different. Each Group Fitness manager looks for something unique when auditioning you for a position, so here are some tips to help you put your best teaching skill in the spotlight:
Go to the Specific Classes that you are Auditioning for at the FacilityUnless you are taking on new programming at the facility, you will see how the instructor teaches and who the students are when you go to the facility’s classes. You will see how the students respond to the instructor as well as their fitness levels. Attend trainings with different instructors because they all have their own style of teaching, and you can see how you can blend in but still add your own style of teaching.
Prepare for your AuditionWith the format that you are auditioning for, make sure you are prepared in every way. Even if you have years of experience, you can still improve your teaching techniques. You can ask the manager what they are looking for with a Group Exercise instructor.
- Cueing techniques need to be clear and simple to follow, and the music must match the tone of the course.
- Review your form in a mirror to ensure you have the proper technique for students to follow.
- You may not have anyone to teach in your audition. It is hard to teach if no one is following.
- It is important to have a few key motivational cues, proper form cues, and something to add to show your personality. If you have some things preset, it shows that you know what you are looking for when teaching your students.