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Methods of Group Exercise Instruction - 2nd Edition



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  • Methods of Group Exercise Instruction
    Methods of Group Exercise Instruction


Completely revised, this new edition highlights the commonalities of a variety of group exercise formats through common training principles, correction techniques and safety. Comprehensive, practical and research based, this text features applied learning through practical mini-teaching assignments that are referenced with demonstrations found on the DVD. Teaching techniques convey appropriate training for each muscle group and methods for warm-up, cardiorespiratory training, muscular conditioning and flexibility. This book moves from theory to practice in a logical progression that is helpful for both students and methods course instructors. The text is also organised for easy reference, putting the techniques that group exercise instructors need to know at their fingertips. For students and course instructors, the practical assignments and practice drills throughout the text reinforce the content while facilitatng instruction. In addition, the accompanying DVD provides invaluable visual and practical information to help students convert the information presented in the text to apply the skills necessary for success in their future professions. This unique and in-depth approach, bolstered by the dynamic learning aids, make this second edition a valuable resource and reference instructors and professionals of any group exercise format.

Author Biography

Carol Kennedy-Armbruster, is a lecturer in the fitness specialist programme within the department of kinesiology at Indiana University at Bloomington. With over 25 years of teaching and training fitness leaders, she has served on the American Council on Exercise and the American College of Sports Medicine. Mary M. Yoke, has more than 21 years of experience teaching and training group exercise leaders. In addition to leading group exercise classes on a regular basis, she is an adjunct professor at Adelphi University in New York.

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of Group Exercise Instruction
Introduction to Group Exercise
Enhancing Quality of Life
Student-Centered Versus Teacher-Centered Instruction
Professional Certification and Continuing Education
Group Cohesion Research
Evolution of Group Fitness
Cultural Influences on Body Image and Exercise
Group Exercise Instructors as Role Models
Creating a Healthy Emotional Environment
Basic Business Practices for Group Exercise Programming
Core Concepts in Class Design
Health-Related Components of Fitness
Catering to Your Participant Base with Preclass Preparation
Muscle Balance Principles
Balancing Strength and Flexibility
Range of Motion
Progressive Functional Training Continuum
Group Exercise Class Evaluation Form
Music, Fundamental Choreography, and Cueing Methods
Music for Group Exercise
Fundamental Choreography
Basic Moves
Elements of Variation
Smooth Transitions
Building Basic Combinations
Additional Choreography Techniques
Training Systems
Cueing Methods
Primary Components of Group Exercise
Warm-Up and Stretching Principles
Dynamic Movement
Dynamic Movement Versus Stretching
Rehearsal Moves
Major Muscle Groups
Cardiorespiratory Training
Beginning Intensity
Movement Options and Verbal Cues for Intensity
Monitoring Exercise Intensity
Participant Interaction and Enjoyment
Postcardiorespiratory Cool-Down
Muscular Conditioning and Flexibility Training
Cueing Posture and Alignment
Recommendations and Guidelines for Muscular Conditioning
Recommendations and Guidelines for Flexibility Training
Safety Issues
Muscular Conditioning and Flexibility Exercises
Muscular Conditioning Equipment
Cueing Methods
Group Exercise Modalities
Step Training
Technique and Safety
Basic Moves
Basic Combinations and Choreography
Training Systems
Technique and Safety
Basic Moves
Basic Combinations and Choreography Techniques
Other Kickboxing Formats
Sport Conditioning and Functional Training
Sport Conditioning Versus Functional Training
Safe and Effective Exercise
Basic Moves
Technique and Safety
Stationary Indoor Cycling
Technique and Safety
Basic Moves
Formatting Indoor Cycling Classes
Water Exercise
Properties of Water
Technique and Safety
Basic Moves
Training Systems
Breath Work
Verbal Cues and Music
Technique and Safety
Basic Moves
Equipment and Class Setting
The Pilates Method
Verbal Cues and Music
Technique and Safety
Basic Moves
Ending Class
Customizing Group Exercise Classes
Creating a Client-Centered Group Exercise Class
Group Exercise for Niche Markets
Lifestyle-Based Physical Activity Classes
Dance-Based Classes
Equipment-Based Cardiorespiratory Training
Mind-Body Classes
Fusion Classes
Ethical Practice Guidelines for Group Fitness Instructors
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