Fitness Instructor Training Guide

Fitness Instructor Training Guide


Author : Cheryl L. Hyde
Publisher : Kendall Hunt
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ISBN : 9780787292935
Pages : 356 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (292 users)

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Water Aerobics Instructor Training Manual with Specific Exercise Programs

Water Aerobics Instructor Training Manual with Specific Exercise Programs


Author : Rob Thomason
Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
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ISBN : 1480972827
Pages : 74 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (48 users)

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Water Aerobics Instructor Training Manual with Specific Exercise Programs by Rob Thomason This book is an instruction manual that gives the potentially new instructor the basic information needed to become certified in water aerobics along with a regime of exercise moves using water dumbbells. The exercise portion gives the potential new instructor the means to begin their own classes after receiving certification using this protocol of water exercises, though there are other exercise moves that can be incorporated that are not listed in this manual. But this manual is more than just about becoming an instructor. Due to his role as a senior health advocate, the author wishes to impart the importance and benefits of water therapy and water wellness which play in the therapeutic aspect of healing and mending of a patient to the overall fitness and maintaining wellness which an individual receives participating in an actual water aerobics class. He also hopes that the medical field recognizes these attributes and supports its usage for the good of their patients. In the “About The Author” section within this manual, the author mentions the trainings and certifications that he has received throughout the various programs that lead him to concentrate on incorporating modifications to various exercise moves so that any individual can join a class and receive basically the same benefits that others get doing the same exercise performed. By having a plan of modified exercises structured within the program, you give those individuals that have trouble keeping up a routine of land exercises (due to any physical limitations), an exercise avenue that is a good fit for their needs and allow them to workout in an overall class structure promoting an atmosphere of safety, camaraderie, and overall fun while getting the physical exercises they need along with the mental challenges that are incorporated within many of the exercises themselves.


The Advanced Fitness Instructor's Handbook

The Advanced Fitness Instructor's Handbook


Author : Morc Coulson
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1408109689
Pages : 209 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (48 users)

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The Advanced Fitness Instructor's Handbook follows on from The Fitness Instructor's Handbook. It is the first textbook to cover the National Occupational Standards and the Qualifications framework for Level 3 and Level 4 Instructors teaching Exercise and Fitness - required to teach one-on-one, and the standards which gyms are increasingly expecting staff to attain.


The Fitness Instructor's Handbook 4th edition

The Fitness Instructor's Handbook 4th edition


Author : Morc Coulson
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1472977335
Pages : 352 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (472 users)

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The Fitness Instructor's Handbook, 4th edition, is the ultimate resource for students and qualified fitness professionals alike. This edition includes new advice on how to avoid poor exercise technique that can increase injury risk as well as a brand new section on field protocols for typical health and fitness tests with guidance on how instructors can standardise them. Other essential updates are also included that reflect changes to the National Occupational Standards for both Level 2 and 3 qualifications. At the end of each chapter you will find revision questions to sharpen your knowledge and help with exam prep. Chapters include: The skeletal system Muscles and tendons The energy system Circulation and respiration Components of fitness Safety issues Customer service Screening clients Planning and programme design Exercise evaluation Offering the perfect blend of theory and practice for every aspect of health and fitness, this is the resource you will refer to time and again.


Fit & Active

Fit & Active


Author : Maureen K. LeBoeuf
Publisher : Human Kinetics
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ISBN : 9780736060745
Pages : 444 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (6 users)

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Offers instructors an outline of West Point's four-year physical development program and includes teaching strategies, exercises in fitness assessment and evaluation, core activities, and sports participation.


Ace Group Fitness Instructor Manual: A Guide for Fitness Professional

Ace Group Fitness Instructor Manual: A Guide for Fitness Professional


Author : Ace
Publisher :
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ISBN : 9781890720377
Pages : 422 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (72 users)

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Written and reviewed by top experts in a variety of fields - from exercise physiology and health psychology to business and law - this text is unlike any other resource for group fitness instructors. When coupled with ACE's essentials of exercise science for fitness professionals, the ACE group fitness instructor manual provides foundational knowledge required to pass the ACE certification exam and teach in almost any group setting. Group fitness instruction has expanded well beyond the traditional aerobics classes of years past but whether you teach step training, Pilates, yoga, or any of the other constantly emerging and evolving class types, this third edition of the ACE group fitness instructor manual is not only an excellent study tool as you prepare for the ACE exam, but also a valuable resource that you will refer to for years to come.


Exercise for Frail Elders

Exercise for Frail Elders


Author : Betsy Best-Martini
Publisher : Human Kinetics
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ISBN : 1492583626
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (492 users)

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As the older adult population increases, so does the demand for fitness professionals who understand the capabilities and special needs of seniors with illnesses, disabilities, chronic disorders, and sedentary lifestyles. Exercise for Frail Elders, Second Edition, is the only exercise fitness guidebook that focuses on working with frail elders and adults with special conditions. It is an invaluable resource for improving functional fitness, maintaining aspects of independent living, and enhancing quality of life. With Exercise for Frail Elders, Second Edition, readers will gain a deeper understanding of 14 medical conditions common to older adults, how these conditions may affect participants’ ability to perform activities of daily living, and what exercises can help them maintain and increase functional fitness. This book focuses on special needs stemming from conditions including arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, orthopedic issues, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. The updated second edition provides a broader focus on balance, a critical component of any functional fitness program, to aid in designing classes that incorporate various stability exercises. Exercises that provide significant benefits to balance are indicated with a symbol to ensure effective program design. Additional features of this edition include the following: · Learning objectives at the beginning and review questions at the conclusion of each chapter provide a framework for understanding. · Reproducible forms provide readers with easy-to-use appraisals, questionnaires, and exercise logs for evaluating clients. · Checklists and reference charts highlight key areas of concern and consider specific needs when planning functional fitness programs for clients. · Guidelines and safety precautions for special conditions and how they apply to range-of-motion exercises, resistance training, aerobic exercise, and stretching have been updated. · Specific exercise instructions, including variations and progression options, show professionals how to add interest and challenge for participants. · Suggested resources encourage exercise leaders to continue their education. To enhance learning and program development, the text is divided into two parts. Part I covers planning an exercise program for frail elders or adults with special needs, including knowing the needs of class participants, motivating students to exercise, and keeping them safe while participating. It also offers strategies for success, including basic class structure creating a sense of fun and community. Part II covers implementation of a successful program, including course design, warm-up and cool-down, and exercises for range of motion, resistance training, aerobic training, and stretching, with their variations. Over 150 photos illustrate safe and effective execution of the exercises. Exercise for Frail Elders, Second Edition, is an easy-to-follow resource for working with elderly individuals in assisted living and nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, day centers, senior centers, recreation and community centers, and home health care environments. This unique guide has the hands-on information necessary for creating safe and effective exercise programs and understanding medical disorders, safety precautions for specific disorders, and implications for exercise. Readers will learn to design and teach a dynamic fitness program for older adults—and keep it fun, safe, and functional—with Exercise for Frail Elders.


The BioMechanics Method for Corrective Exercise

The BioMechanics Method for Corrective Exercise


Author : Price, Justin
Publisher : Human Kinetics
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ISBN : 149254566X
Pages : 448 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (492 users)

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The BioMechanics Method for Corrective Exercise enables health and fitness professionals to identify common musculoskeletal imbalances in their clients and apply appropriate corrective exercises to swiftly eliminate muscle and joint pain and improve physical function.


The Guide to National Professional Certification Programs

The Guide to National Professional Certification Programs


Author : Philip M. Harris
Publisher : Human Resource Development
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ISBN : 0874256321
Pages : 467 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (874 users)

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The job market continues to change. Highly skilled and specialized workers are in demand. Traditional education cannot meet all the needs to create specialty skill workers. Certification provides up-to-date training and development while promoting individual or professional skills and knowledge in a focused manner. Certification as a way of continuing professional eduction can also be more cost effective.


Insider's Guide to Recruiting and Retaining Phenomenal Staff

Insider's Guide to Recruiting and Retaining Phenomenal Staff


Author : IDEA Health & Fitness
Publisher : IDEA Health & Fitness Association
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ISBN : 9781887781312
Pages : 110 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (781 users)

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The Complete Guide to Postnatal Fitness

The Complete Guide to Postnatal Fitness


Author : Judy DiFiore
Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN : 1408196557
Pages : 330 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (48 users)

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The third edition of this Complete Guide. A guide for new mums, fitness leaders and physios on how to regain fitness following the birth of a baby, including lots of exercises, advice, and all relevant anatomy and physiology. Clearly explained, fully updated and packed with exercises. Includes new guidance and up to date references, and all illustrations replaced with new photographs.


Training Disabled People

Training Disabled People


Author : Sara Wicebloom
Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN : 1408107600
Pages : 176 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (48 users)

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Training Disabled People is the only book to provide fitness professionals with detailed guidance on working with disabled clients. The book is written to the National Standards, so provides the reader with everything they need to know in order to gain qualification and be able to work safely and effectively with disabled clients. Training disabled clients is currently the most in-demand course at many of the fitness industry training centres - they are struggling to keep up with demand. This follows legislation and Government initiatives designed to improve access to fitness centres for disabled people and to encourage them to take part in regular exercise. The book covers a range of areas, including: medical conditions and how to research them programming and instruction skills pre-exercise checks and fitness testing communication skills (including sign language) motivation techniques sample programmes and exercises, fully illustrated with B&W photography checklists and forms to be used when working with clients.


Designing the Fitness Program

Designing the Fitness Program


Author : John LeCuyer
Publisher : PennWell Books
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ISBN : 9780912212920
Pages : 356 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (212 users)

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Public safety work is dangerous, and the link between fitness and remaining injury-free has been well established by research. Designing the Fitness Program examines the physical demands on public safety officers, as well as an array of related health and safety issues. In proposing that each public safety organization implements a fitness program for its personnel, the author provides a variety of options for ensuring that the standards and test regimens adopted by a department are suitable, both in terms of individual members and the roles that they fulfill. His unique, thought-provoking analysis of test protocols will help organizations avoid many of the pitfalls associated with modern labour laws and declaring anyone, weather rehabilitated member or new recruit, fit for duty.Contents: Part 1: Analysis Identifying the problem Standards and legal aspects The labour/management agreement Part II: Design Fitness defined Basic design plan The design matrix Part III: Development Staff and resources Test selection an development Developing the pilot study Part IV: Implementation Conducting the pilot study Part V: Education Standards and statistics Exercise recommendations and training Evaluating the program Part VI: Supplemental programs Work/injury management Wellness Physical performance Appendices.


A Professional's Guide to Small-Group Personal Training

A Professional's Guide to Small-Group Personal Training


Author : Keli Roberts
Publisher : Human Kinetics Publishers
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ISBN : 1492546801
Pages : 274 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (492 users)

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A Professional's Guide to Small-Group Personal Training will help you incorporate group dynamics and your knowledge of training principles to develop new business offerings. Attract new clients and improve their performance, adherence, and enjoyment in a small-group setting.


Resources in Education

Resources in Education


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Pages : 300 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (3 users)

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Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual

Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual


Author : Aquatic Exercise Association
Publisher : Human Kinetics
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ISBN : 1492586315
Pages : 420 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (492 users)

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Aquatic fitness is not just for older adults or those with physical limitations. Water exercise is a proven fitness activity that is challenging and fun for all age groups and abilities. It offers reduced-impact options for group exercise, small-group fitness, and personal training. As the primary preparation resource for the certification exam of the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA), Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual, Seventh Edition, is the most comprehensive resource to help you design and lead effective exercise sessions in the pool. With contributions from 17 industry experts, you will learn how to energize your teaching with techniques and programs based on many popular fitness formats, such as kickboxing, yoga, body sculpting, Pilates, walking and jogging, circuits, intervals, and sport-specific training. You'll also find updated research on shallow- and deep-water exercise, as well as new and revised content on the following: • Specialty equipment such as bikes, treadmills, and gym stations intended for the aquatic environment • The latest interval training techniques, including HIIT and Tabata • Water safety guidelines • Aquatics recommendations from organizations such as the Arthritis Foundation and the National Osteoporosis Foundation • Nutrition and weight management guidance that reflects the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans • Business and legal insights on compliance with insurance, music licensing, and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) In addition, the Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual covers basic exercise science concepts, including exercise anatomy and physiology. The text reviews injuries, emergencies, and working with special populations. For those preparing for the AEA Aquatic Fitness Professional Certification exam, you'll find a detailed glossary and index, along with review questions at the conclusion of each chapter, to help you study. Nowhere else will you find the fitness applications and comprehensive programming you need in one convenient resource. The Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual contains essential foundational information on the components of physical fitness, group fitness teaching techniques, and the AEA Standards and Guidelines. Expand your teaching and career opportunities by cultivating the critical skills for leading safe, enjoyable, and effective aquatic exercise programs.


The Essential Guide to Fitness

The Essential Guide to Fitness


Author : Rosemary Marchese
Publisher : Cengage AU
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ISBN : 0170413705
Pages : 516 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (17 users)

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Essential Guide to Fitness for the Fitness Instructor addresses SIS30315 – Certificate III in Fitness. The text is mapped to all core units and 12 electives of the qualification, and contains rich foundation content on Anatomy, Physiology, and Nutrition, as well as Fitness orientation, programming, WHS and equipment. The structure of the text highlights learning outcomes and contains an abundance of application cases, activities and quizzes. Strong content on fitness for specific markets and populations supports the volume of learning for the core unit Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations, including chapters on older populations, a NEW chapter on children and adolescents, community fitness, and facilitating groups. Coverage on gym programs, group exercise, water-based fitness, and endurance training introduces students to the instruction of these varied types of fitness training. Premium online teaching and learning tools are available on the MindTap platform. Learn more about the online tools cengage.com.au/mindtap