LAND AND WATER WORKSHOPS
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Land Workshops ($50 each at Fitness Weekends)
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“True to Form” Land Kickboxing Aerobics (4.0 A-PAI)
Course Level: ADV
Course Length: 4hr total-3hr lecture and 1 hour practical
Course Objectives:
To understand the difference between kickboxing and group fitness
To adapt the sport, but maintain most of its form
To review the moves and their proper form
To review proper patterning and combination development techniques
To review safety in class construction and in special populations
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Ball Pilates (3.0 A-PAI)
Course Level: INT
Course Length: 3hr total-1.25hr lecture and 1.75 hour practical
Course Objectives:
To review the benefits and concepts of Pilates
To review the benefits of utilizing a small ball (ie muscles not normally connected.)
To review precautions
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TNT Toning for Land (4.0 A-PAI)
Course Level: INT
Course Length: 4.0 hr total-2.5hr lecture and 1.5 hour practical
Course Objectives:
To learn the fundamentals of muscle toning
To introduce a variety of equipment in order to target muscle groups
To learn the importance of GPO with adapted pyramid, sawtooth, triangle, quad and tri sets
To effective incorporate equipment into classes
To learn how to use bands, weights, steps and balls in ways never imagined
Base Aqua Workshops ($50 each at Fitness Weekends except for 5 hour courses*)
Continuous Choreography (4.0 A-PAI)
Course Level: BEG
Course Length: 4hr total-3hr lecture and 1 hour practical
Course Objectives:
To learn 4 bell curve intensity structures
To learn 5 pattern building techniques
To learn 6 ways to choose moves and analyze for muscular balance.
To review the aquatic dictionary of moves
To apply the techniques and create a routine.
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Prepare for Aquatic Personal Training(4.0 A-PAI )
Course Level: ADV
Course Length: 4hr total-3hr lecture and 1 hour practical
Course Objectives:
To learn force analysis and muscular work in the water
To learn how equipment changes the muscular work
To analyze the advantages and disadvantages of equipment
To review the safety concerns of the equipment
To review equipment use with special populations and injuries.
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Seniors Fitness/Aquatic Arthritis (4.0 A-PAI)
Course Level: INT
Course Length: 4hr total-3hr lecture and 1 hour practical
Course Objectives: To review the physical changes in seniors and arthritis
To understand the goals for these special populations and review the industry recommendations and concerns/
To properly understand and develop safe effective routines
To review the anchored aquatic dictionary
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H2O/TKO Aquatic Kickbox (4.0 A-PAI)
Course Level: INT
Course Length: 4hr total-3hr lecture and 1 hour practical
Course Objectives:
To understand the difference between kickboxing and group fitness
To adapt the sport, but maintain most of its form
To review the moves and their proper form
To review proper patterning and combination development techniques
To review safety in class construction and in special populations
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Multidispliary Deep Water Training (5.0 A-PAI) *$65
Course Level: BEG/INT/ADV
Course Length: 5hr total-3.0 hr lecture and 2.0 hour practical
Course Objectives:
To how to use noodles, belts, ankle cuffs in a variety of ways
To learn how to use choreography in the deep.
To learn how the muscle work is different than shallow water
To learn about lateral movement, anaerobic andaerobic interval, and core stability training
To review relaysand games.
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Aquatic Intervals and Circuits (4.0 A-PAI)
Course Level: INT/ADV
Course Length: 4.0 hr total-2.5 hr lecture and 1.5 hour practical
Course Objectives:
To how to interval and circuit training
To how to perform intervals with and without equipment
To learn how to adapt intervals and circuits for special populations
To learn how to perform intervals in both shallow and deep water
To learn how to develop 4 types of circuits
To learn how to use deep and shallow water in circuits
To learn how to develop circuits for different populations
To learn how to handle multiple levels and large classes in circuits
Specialty Aqua Workshops ($50 each at Fitness Weekends
except for 5 hour workshop*)
Aquatic Construction (3.5 A-PAI)
Course Level: Adv
Course Type: Workshop
Course Length: 3.5.hr total–2.0 hr lecture and 1.5 hour practical
Course Objectives Review writing choreography and precision cueing
Adding more advanced choreography with intervals, hi/lo, multidirectional, and making it safe.
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Pre-Post Natal (3.5 A-PAI)
Course Level: All
Course Length: 3.5hr total–2.0 hr lecture and 1.5 hour practical
Course Objectives: To how the ACSM and ACOG guidelines for Pre and Post natal exercise.
To learn about the physiological changes and considerations,
To learn specific moves and exercises for this group.
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Fluid Moves: Tai Chi, PNF and Yoga (3.5 A-PAI)
Course Level: BEG/INT
Course Length: 3.5hr total–2.75 hr lecture and 0.75 hour practical
Course Objectives: Review history, benefits, what and why of Tai Chi and Yoga
To learn how and when to incorporate Tai Chi moves in your classes
Review the application of Tai Chi and Yoga to the water
To learn how Tai Chi relates to PNF
To learn relaxation, functional strength and balance from Tai Chi and Yoga and how this benefits seniors and pre and post natal
Discuss forms, partner work, leg work, hand work, and body work.
Review Special Concerns
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Aqua Sports (3.5 A-PAI)
Course Level: Int/Adv
Course Length: 3.5hr total–2.0 hr lecture and 1.5 hour practical
Course Objectives: To learn how to adapt sports to the water group fitness class
To incorporate boxing, rock climbing, football, basketball, skiing, snowboarding, water polo, track and field, etc into your classes
To learn understand the safety and special population considerations.
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Super Seals (4.0 A-PAI)
Course Level: Adv
Course Length: 4hr total–2.5hr lecture and 1.5 hour practical
Course Objectives: To identify and understand what types of exercises and conditioning “water reconnaissance” training incorporates.
To understand how to put the exercises together safely for group fitness.
To review swimming, recovery, obstacle, and floating exercises
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Progressive Toning (4.0 A-PAI)
Course Level: Int
Course Length: 4hr total–2.5hr lecture and 1.5 hour practical
Course Objectives: To learn the fundamentals of muscle toning
To introduce a variety of equipment in order to target muscle groups
To learn the importance of GPO
To learn and understand how to apply strength training sets from the weight room
To effective incorporate equipment into classes
To learn how to use bands and balls
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“Straight Up” High Intensity (4.0 A-PAI)
Course Level: Adv
Course Type: Workshop
Course Length: 4.0.hr total–2.5 hr lecture and 1.5 hour practical
Course Objectives To learn the concepts of the multi-directional water running class
To learn the benefits of water resistance mixed with cardio for a great toning, high calorie burning, core stability workout
Review options for building intensity using wall work, intervals, and speed
Review how to apply the new techniques
Review 5 moves to bring up the intensity of a class
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Nothing but Noodles (4.0 A-PAI)
Course Level: Beg
Course Length: 4hr total–2.5hr lecture and 1.5 hour practical
Course Objectives: To how to use noodles in a variety of ways with choreography, adding toning and overload, with hands, feet, partners and groups
To learn muscle work and stretching
To learn how to use noodles with special populations
To learn games, Cycling, Cardio and Core
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A.C.T W.E.T. Aquatic Core Training with equipment training (5.0 A-PAI)*$65
Course Level: Int
Course Type: Workshop
Course Length: 5.0.hr total–3.5 hr lecture and 1.5 hour practical
Course Objectives Core principles including pilates principles
Breath and body awareness
Use of the 3D/anti gravity aspects of water
Benefits of resistance training
Balance, coordination, and Core stability
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Deep Aerobics at any Depth (4.0 A-PAI)
Course Level: Int
Course Type: Workshop
Course Length: 4.0.hr total–2.0 hr lecture and 2.0 hour practical
Course Objectives Discuss benefits, risks, and safety concerns of deep water
Review components and structure of a deep water class
Discuss intensity modifications, equipment, and cueing
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H2O Warrior (3.0 A-PAI)
Course Level: Adv
Course Type: Workshop
Course Length: 3.0.hr total–1.25 hr lecture and 1.75 hour practical
Course Objectives To learn the principles of this unique workout that combines running, Cycling, X-Country ski, jump rope, kickboxing, and many other sports.
To learn the application of equipment and the structure to have smooth transitions and work specific muscle groups.
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A.C.T. Aquatic Cross Training for Weight Loss (4.0 A-PAI)
Course Level: Int
Course Type: Workshop
Course Length: 4.0.hr total–1.5 hr lecture and 2.5 hour practical
Course Objectives Introduce research and study
Review benefits of water aerobics
Review the needs to achieve weight loss
Review the components of an effective water class
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Buns, Thighs, and Absolutely Abs (3.0 A-PAI)
Course Level: Int
Course Type: Workshop
Course Length: 3.0.hr total–1.5 hr lecture and 1.5 hour practical
Course Objectives Review lower body muscles and importance of strengthening
Benefits of this workouts
Guidelines for Safety
Review Progressions, Breathing, and Body Positions
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Pre/Post Rehabilitation Workshop (Land and Water) (5.0 A-PAI)*$65
Course Level: Adv
Course Length: 5hr total–3hr lecture and 2 hour practical
Course Objectives: To Provide fitness professional with basic information on expanding their opportunities in the field of Personal Training with an emphasis on working with the medical community to working with pre/post rehab clients and class participants with the most common injuries.
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Aquatic Bench Step (3.5 A-PAI)
Course Level: Adv
Course Length: 3.5hr total–2hr lecture and 1.5 hour practical
Course Objectives: To understand how to safely and effectively use aquatic steps.
To review the moves, levels and patterning.
To understand progressions for multiple levels and precautions for special populations
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Mission Accomplished (4.0 A-PAI)
Course Level: Int
Course Length: 4.0.hr total–2.5 hr lecture and 1.5 hour practical
Course Objectives To define appropriate goals as a fitness professional
To define the goals of the class participants
To understand the class description provided and the safety concerns
To combine the fitness components, goals, participant’s goals, safety concerns and class description.
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Dry Hair Abs (4.0 A-PAI)
Course Level: Int
Course Length: 4.0.hr total–2.5hr lecture and 1.5 hour practical
Course Objectives Review benefits of a strong CORE
Review muscles in the CORE and postural deviations
Review benefits of vertical work and basics
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Water Dancing (4.0 APAI)
Course Level: All
Course Length: 4 hr total- 3 hr Lecture, 1 hr practical
Course Description Adding dance moves and dance style to group fitness (both land and water) has become very popular over the last few years. The Latin styles of dance have made the biggest impact in the recent years, though other forms were popular about 10-15 years ago with line dances and other older forms of dance being popular. This workshop is designed to encompass a methodology of incorporating any form of dance into aquatic group fitness and be able to teach it effectively, to modify for the aquatic medium, and to analyze moves and patterns for safety issues for knees, hips, shoulders, backs, and ankles. It will also look at techniques for reversing many of the dances (all of them) that are a single lead only; which will promote muscular imbalances unless a reversing lead is accomplish.
Course Objectives: To review how to incorporate dances for water
To review how to modify dances for muscular balance and ability to perform in the water
To review to teach and break-down a dance for a class
To understand how to construct safe and effective dance routines
To review the moves, levels, and patterning.
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Creative Warm-ups (4.0 APAI)
Course Level: All
Course Length: 4 hr total – 3 hour lecture and 1 hour practical
Course Description Do you always start your class the same way? Learn how to adapt and change your warm-up to handle different levels, different pool depths, different class types, different populations, different pool temperature, and different style. This allows you to create a safe effective warm-up that is class appropriate and can have some variety and style.
Course Objectives: To review why warm-ups are necessary
To review the required components of a warm-up
To review the appropriate stretching for warm-ups
To learn to vary the warm-up and its construction
To understand progressions for warm-ups depending on the type of class and the participants
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Maximizing Your Teaching Potential (4.0 APAI)
Course Level: All
Course Length: 4 hr total – 3 hour lecture and 1 hour practical
Course Description The first part of the 4 hour workshop will show you how to maximize your earning potential by increasing your knowledge, marketing yourself, and proper time management. The second part will teach you how to keep yourself injury free and extend your teaching career. We will Teach you how to lead safely from the deck and communicate effectively to you class and management.
Course Objectives Teach effective verbal and non-verbal cueing
Demonstrate safe deck teaching
Learn how to avoid common cueing and deck teaching pitfalls
Learn how to make yourself more valuable
Learn how to market yourself.