The practice style of teaching allows for much more individualization. In a classroom with a practice style of fitness instruction, the teacher will give students a task and they will practice that task while the instructor moves around the room giving personal instruction. The practice style is best for classes that benefit from individual practice and instruction. This is especially true when the fitness level of participants varies greatly.

The limitations of the practice style are less control over your students, including a lack of motivation on the part of some participants.

The practice style of teaching is the best for:

  • Yoga

  • Pilates

  • Tai chi

  • Any fitness class that involves pursuing individual mastery

Giving your students room to practice can be a great way to help them achieve their goals, just make sure they’re motivated enough to actually practice.