3 Unique Classes to Offer at Your Gym


Offering unique exercise classes at your gym can help to draw in new members and keep current members loyal. According to Nielsen Global Consumer Exercise Trends, about 45% of millennials exercise regularly. Many millennials prefer to take classes to get exercise, and you can attract them — as well as members of other generations — to your gym by offering thee three unique exercise classes.

1. Tabata

Tabata is a series of exercises built around high-intensity interval-type training. The exercises are done to target a specific area of the body. The participants in this class go hard for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest. The exercise is repeated for a total of four minutes. This HIIT workout burns more calories than other exercise types, improves core strength, and benefits muscle tone. Tabata is typically done on a treadmill or stationary bike. However, there are also options for toning abs that rely on body weight alone. Tabata can be modified to target one part of the body or used for a full-body workout, making it an excellent, versatile choice to offer at your gym.

2. Hula Hoop Classes

Hooping is a unique exercise form that provides a full-body workout. Remember how much fun it was to play with hula hoops as a kid? Hooping is just like that, but the hoop is larger and weighs more. It’s a thrilling way to get a full-body workout. According to the American Council on Exercise, hooping can burn about 600 calories each hour while it tones and strengthens the body. Gym members enjoy this type of class because, although challenging, it offers great rewards.

3. Afro-Brazillian Capoeira

Capoeira is a form of dance and martial arts from Brazil. There are a variety of movements in Capoeira that provide a great workout. From high kicks to daring acrobatics, Capoeira has it all. This class can help people lose weight (you burn about 800 calories per hour), strengthen their core, improve balance, and it’s a great cardio workout. Of course, it’s also an entertaining class that teaches new skills.

If your gym is in need of new services to offer, these three classes are a great way to add some excitement. Expanding class offerings will get new people interested in joining your gym and keep current members satisfied with their membership. Just remember that as your gym grows, you’ll need an efficient management system to keep everything running smoothly. Contact Club Systems today to learn more about how we can help you take your gym management to the next level.

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