Erm, this is all very new to me, but so far we’ve managed to upload our friendly but motivating class setting to the virtual classes. In test classes so far I’ve found the following are key to online class success:
YOU MUST GIVE ME GOOD CAMERA ANGLES
If you want good coaching, I gotta be able to see what you’re doing — clearly, and from the right angles. Take some time and practice framing a nice shot.
As a general rule, landscape mode, camera low down and in a position where you can let me watch from the side works better.
TAKE IT SERIOUSLY
You can do serious training at home, if you know what you’re doing and if you bring the right attitude.
Your muscles, they don’t know whether you’re lifting a weight, swinging a kettlebell, doing bodyweight work or using resistance bands.
They know one thing: mechanical tension.
Work diligently enough and you can get serious results training anywhere.
Training at home can be brutally effective as long as you show up, concentrate and work hard day-in and day-out.
GOOD INTERNET CONNECTION
For these classes to run smoothly, everyone really does need a decent internet connection. If you’re constantly buffering or cutting out it makes it a little tricky.
The more interactive we can make the classes, the more fun it is for everyone — and when you speak, others can see you on Zoom, which is more fun than just looking at me all the time. So please be ready to chip in — do a few countdowns, yell when you’ve finished your sets, and by all means critique someone else’s form to help me give them a hard time!
I do my best to plan classes beforehand and send you notes afterwards if anything needs clarifying or working on.
But I’m definitely finding that one of the real keys to success in making these classes effective is to communicate before, during and after classes to make sure we get the perfect exercise and structure to help you get the most out of it.
So please don’t just show up, go through the motions and keep your head down! Communicate, engage, interact and let’s get it just right!
I might have mentioned that already! Anyway, online/offline, it doesn’t matter: commit to getting more out of your training, keep showing up and good things will happen.