By Karyl Sands
No 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 Facility
Unless 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 Audition
With 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.
Auditions are nerve-wracking, and sometimes this will make you to forget the areas and techniques that you may have practiced. If something goes wrong, just keep your confidence and keep going. This will show the facility managers that if something in a normal class goes wrong, then you are prepared to continue teaching no matter what. You have the skills to improvise and make the best class possible.
Be Prepared for Feedback
After you audition, the Group Fitness Manager may have some feedback for you about form, teaching techniques or other areas of your teaching. Remain positive with this feedback. Showing that you can handle constructive criticism professionally will show that you are open-minded and eager to improve your skills.So go out there and take the spotlight and land your next teaching job! Every audition is a learning experience.Interested in becoming a Certified Spinning Instructor? Register today for a training near you.