You guys sent in some awesome drills last week for our teambuilding drill competition. It was great to see some familiar names from our last competition.
Here they are for you all to try out. Now is time to vote them down to just two winners!
Although there will be no prize for it, it would still be cool to know the ‘people’s choice’. Let us know which ones you liked and used below.
These drills and games are designed to get your clients to know each other (and also laugh a lot).
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
After completing your regular drills of mobility warm-ups, have participants form a circle and jog on the spot.
Each participant in turn states their first name and how many letters are in their first name. They (or the instructor) suggest a bodyweight exercise to perform using the amount of letters in their name as the count.
EG: ‘Hi, my name is Theresa! Let’s do 7 star-jumps!’ ‘Hi, my name is Jack! Let’s do 4 push-ups!’
Challenge: Have participants, one at a time, go around the circle and say each name. If they stuff up, or forget entirely, have the whole group do some (your choice) burpees!
I am a qualified Outdoor Education teacher, currently teaching Science to primary school students. I am a happy wife and mother of two pretty amazing little girls! I am also beginning my own PT business. My main focus is on teaching and supporting families to become healthier, more active and happier!
By Jodi Dunell
5 + participants
Each participant starts with a certain number of clothes pegs pegged onto their clothes (avoid “personal” areas). I find 6 – 8 pegs is a good number.
Mark out an area that will allow your group to be able to run around and tag each other and not be too cramped.
On the word “Go” participants are to steal a peg off someone else and peg it to themselves. The person with the most pegs at the end of a given time (I have found 60sec – 90 sec a good time limit) is declared the winner.
Redistribute the peg and repeat but reverse the rule. This time the winner is the person with the least amount of pegs. They have to put their peg onto someone else.
I have found this game creates lots of laughs but be careful of the sneaky cheats hiding their pegs or putting them in unnoticeable areas or tactics to gang up on someone!!! Great fun and cheap just use your clothes pegs from home.
My business is called JUMPT. I have been in the fitness industry for the last 8 years. I conduct group sessions and work at the local gym as a fitness instructor taking circuit, spin, pump and boxing. I have a diploma of fitness, am completing a diploma in life coaching and am a master practitioner in NLP.
Two Metre Tag
By Ben Loxley
With new clients coming in to my studio often, I believe making them feel more comfortable with other clients is key to them having a great workout!
Pair up with someone you have never trained with (if possible).
The aim is to tap your opponent on either shoulder or knee while staying in a 2mx2m grid (approx). Moving around as much as you like to tag or avoid being tagged by your partner.
If you get tagged, complete one burpee and get straight back into the drill.
Play for 5 minutes changing partners EMOM.
Really makes people feel comfortable with physical contact.
I own a yoga and fitness studio, we practice hot yoga and try to take our fitness classes away from the stereotypical class. Always changing things up, keeping our clients guessing and having fun!
LEG PRESS VOLLEY BALL
By Jo Sharp
Equipment: 2x beach balls
Set up: Divide clients into 2 groups in a seated circle. Each group has a beach ball and is seated with their feet on the ground and their knees up. At the start of go the groups lift their feet and go into a leg press position.
Rules: The aim is to leg press the beach ball to another team member. The first team to successfully do 4 leg presses throws without the ball hitting the floor gets 1 point. When a point is scored the opposing team have to do 10 burpees. The game then restarts until a team gets 4 points. The winning team then decide what exercise the losing team have to do. Feel your abs talking to you after this one.
Hi Jo Sharp here, I am based in both Sydney & Bali. I run regular fitness camps and online fitness challenges. Training does not have to be complicated, my aim is to keep it simple so it can fit into everyone’s lifestyle.
America’s Cup Racing
By Maree Iloyd
For large or small groups.
Note: Just making sure everyone knows this is a yacht race. The ‘grinders’ are the powerhouses of the boat. See link.
Standing one foot forward, one backwards, facing partner. Hold hands. Imagine you are at a hand bike machine.
Trainer starts timer and begins a running commentary pretending you’re in a race. Partners ‘grind’ arms in a circular motion, one person going forwards and other backwards.
Trainer calls ‘tack’ in the commentary and partners switch rotation direction.
Trainer calls “jibe” and partners jump feet to other foot forward.
Partners change pace according to the trainer’s commentary and “race” for the finish.
Usually ends in partners laughing their heads off, puffing and arms spinning crazily.
Variation for less enthusiastic yachting minded trainers is to time 30 seconds in one direction then 30 seconds in other.
I’m a Mum to two young girls and I run an outdoor fitness group for Mums where the kids can come too. The name of the company is Fit With You.
Check back shortly for the team builder category.
Image: Beyond Burpees