Keeping Up with Fitness Trends: Strategies for Barre Instructors

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Keeping Up with Fitness Trends:

Strategies for Barre Instructors

 

Trends in the fitness industry come and go at a rapid pace. I won’t call out any negatively because let’s be honest, trends can be very fun! As a barre instructor, it is important to stay informed about the latest developments in the industry while also distinguishing between fleeting fads and enduring trends that will stand the test of time. Moreover, there is the decision of whether you want to follow trends or aspire to be a trendsetter in the world of barre fitness.

 

While it can be tempting to jump on every new trend that emerges, it is key to exercise discernment which trends are worth incorporating into your classes. Not every trend will align with your principles of barre fitness or benefit your clients in the long run. It is crucial to evaluate the sustainability and effectiveness of a trend before integrating it into your teaching repertoire.

 

To differentiate fast fads from enduring trends, consider the following factors:

 

  1. Research and Analysis: Conduct your own research on new trends in barre fitness and analyze their potential impact on your classes. If the trend is based in science, look for evidence-based practices and consult reliable sources to determine the credibility of a trend. If it’s a trend that includes a new prop, style of movement, then determine if it’s something your clients would like by polling your classes. 

 

  1. Trial Period: Before fully committing to a new trend, consider implementing it on a trial basis in your classes. Assess the feedback from your clients and observe the results to determine if the trend is worth adopting in the long term.

 

  1. Consistency and Alignment: Evaluate whether a trend aligns with your core principles of barre fitness and complements your teaching style. If a trend goes against your barre mission then don’t add it in, but if it feels like an enhancement then go for it! Consistency is key in building a strong and authentic brand as a barre instructor.

 

As you navigate the landscape of fitness trends, you may also think about the choice of being a trendsetter in the industry. Being a trendsetter involves innovating and introducing new ideas that have the potential to shape the future of barre fitness. It requires creativity, vision, and a willingness to push boundaries while staying true to the essence of barre workouts. If you want to create your own method this option is for you!

 

If you choose to be a trendsetter, consider the following strategies:

 

  1. Think Outside the Box: Embrace creativity and think outside the traditional boundaries of barre fitness, literally go beyond the barre. Experiment with unconventional techniques and movements to offer a unique and innovative experience to your clients.

 

  1. Collaborate: Cultivate relationships with other barre professionals, experts, and influencers to stay informed about emerging trends and collaborate on new initiatives. Networking can open doors to exciting opportunities and help you stay raise your barre.

 

  1. Stay True to Your Values: While exploring new trends and pushing boundaries, remember to stay true to your values as a barre instructor. Maintain the integrity of your practice and prioritize the well-being and satisfaction of your clients.

 

By carefully distinguishing between fast fads and enduring trends, and considering the choice of being a trendsetter, as a barre instructor you can navigate the ever-evolving fitness landscape with confidence and purpose.

 

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