VIRTUAL FITNESS AND INSTRUCTORS CO-EXIST

Wexer Blog

4 August 2015

Virtual will not take the place of live instructors. And yes; Virtual can coexist with live classes! Based on more than 2,000 answers from people who do virtual classes, we know that 90% prefer a live instructor, so I am very sure virtual classes will not take the place of live instruction. Virtual classes do, however, hold great potential; members appreciate virtual classes as this allows them to do group exercise whenever they want to – and for clubs it’s highly appreciated when live classes do not make sense, typically due to a low number of participants – and virtual classes even as an enhancement of live classes. For cycling we can do race-simulation with footage from the greatest pro cycling events worldwide (the Sufferfest), take the participants road-tripping across the world with beautiful scenery videos (Virtual Active). We can even offer heart rate feed-back (MYZONE). Additionally, I think that virtual classes might be a great way of rethinking beginner classes, and make virtual and live coexist; if all participants in a beginner class are watching some of the best instructors in the world on the screen, the local instructor can focus on helping and correcting the students.
By Rasmus Ingerslev

AuthorDavid Packman