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ACSM's Resources for the Group Exercise Instructorgives you the knowledge and the skills you need to effectively lead group exercise. You'll learn how to take advantage of group dynamics to improve health and well-being. You'll also discover how to work with clients with special needs, so that everyone can safely benefit from group exercise. Moreover, the book shows how the skills you'll gain can easily be adapted to different environments, including gyms, studios, recreational facilities, and clubs. Developed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), this book thoroughly prepares you to become an ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor. Following an introduction, which includes a profile of a group exercise instructor, the book covers such topics as leadership, class design, legal issues and responsibilities, and exercise science. The book's accompanying video demonstrates how the techniques discussed in the book are put into practice during an actual group exercise class.
Table of Contents
Part I Introduction to the Field of Group Exercise Instruction
Chapter 1 An Introduction to Group Exercise
Chapter 2 Profile of a Group Exercise Instructor: Education, Credentials, Scope, and Responsibilities
Chapter 3 Profile of a Group Exercise Participant: Health Screening Tools
Part II Leadership and Design
Chapter 4 Class Design and Programming
Chapter 5 Communication Skills for Group Fitness Instructors
Chapter 6 Choreography, Cueing, and Music
Chapter 7 Teaching Your Class
Chapter 8 Conflict Resolution and Hospitality
Chapter 9 Students with Special Concerns
Chapter 10 Specialty Classes
Chapter 11 Legal Issues and Responsibilities for Group Exercise Instructors
Part III Exercise Science for the Group Exercise Instructor
Chapter 12 Exercise Physiology
Chapter 13 Anatomy and Kinesiology
Chapter 14 Introduction to Nutrition
ACSM's Group Exercise Instructor KSs/JTAs