While there are numerous ways to guide participants through circuit training programs, years of experience and testing have resulted in the creation of best practices for planning and coaching FitLot Circuit Training Classes in a public setting geared towards engaging and educating the general public in safe and effective fitness practices. No cost community classes are an amazing opportunity for people to work with a fitness professional and learn how to exercise. Our programs are geared towards engaging and educating people new to fitness so that they can eventually maintain an effective fitness routine on their own. It is strongly recommended that trainers review and apply the suggested methods outlined in this training manual for best results.
Planning Outdoor Fitness Park Programming
- – Participants register for a 6-12 week series through the program organizer, i.e Department of Parks and Recreation. Series dates will often coincide with programmatic seasons. i.e. a Fall or Spring FitLot Series of Classes.
- – One trainer is assigned to the group and the series.
- – Participants meet 2 or 3 times each week in order to get into a regular routine.
- – Trainer creates a full body circuit training program appropriate for a wide range of ages and abilities. Trainer is prepared to provide progressions, regressions, and modifications for each exercise.
- – Each participant is provided with a “Circuit Training Tracker Card” in order to record and track progress during the series. It can also be used as a guide for solo workouts after the series has ended. (Downloadable link can be found at https://fitlot.org/use/
Other FitLot Class formats include Stand Alone Classes and Intro Classes:
- – The Department of Parks and Recreation creates a schedule of classes, where participants are able to drop-in as desired or sign up for a series of classes.
- — If the Program Organizer needs assistance putting together a registration system, reach out to FitLots Program Manager by emailing Jessica@FitLot.org. We build a custom landing page for each FitLot and registration systems for communities that need one to organize their classes. Here is a link to a custom park landing page for a FitLot in St. Petersburg, FL.
- – Each workout is treated as a stand-alone total body conditioning experience, and progressive programming is not necessarily provided.
- – “Circuit Trainer Tracker Cards” may or may not be given out to participants. As a coach, if you are able to print them out and guide your participants on how to use them. Fantastic! That is the gold standard in circuit training.