We are trying to revamp our class schedule to meet the growing demands of our gym. We are almost getting more students than we can handle, which is not a bad problem to have, but we want to make sure we are being as efficient as possible.
Our gym is not that big (1 set of bars, 1 high beam, 3 low beams, a vault, a tumble trak, trampoline, one main floor and smaller "stretching and conditioning area" and one of each mens events). Our gym is pretty recreational with many 1-2 hour rec classes but we also offer boys and girls teams as well as an excel team. Part of the reason I think we have so many students is that we offer such a convenient schedule -morning or afternoon preschool classes, girls and boys classes running simultaneously (why not sign your son up while he is fidgetting for his sister to be done), and oh yea let's not forget beginner or advanced tumbling classes thrown in. We have classes right after school, but also offer some later evening classes for those working parents.
How does your gym handle the scheduling, to ensure that all classes and team get enough time on each event...
How many classes do you offer at once? And do you start new classes at varying increments? (For ex. would it be better to have one or two classes start at 3:00, then another at 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00 so they are spaced out in start and end time, but overlapping or is it better to have a bunch of classes come in at once say 4-5 and then when they leave have another bunch of classes 5-6?)
How many of each level class do you offer throughout the week? It would be helpful to know your total number of students for this question too
Do you limit your rec classes to the earlier times and keep evenings open for team? If so, does this turn away parents who can't get their kids there right after school.
Thanks for reading, your advice is appreciated!