Group Exercise Leader

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How beautiful is to travel your fellowmen in places bright, full of energy, enthusiasm, intensity and health. To define the rules, give the rhythm and guarantee a result. To be a real Group Exercise Leader.

Course Outline

KNOWLEDGE AREAS – EDUCATIONAL UNITS

THEORY CORE COURSES

INTRODUCTION AND GENERAL PRESENTATION OF GROUP PROGRAMS

  • Analysis and understanding of parameters representing the Concept Group training in Fitness and wellness.
  • The meaning of ” Continuous Education”: the CONCEPT

ENERGY PRODUCTION AND THERMOREGULATION ANATOMY KINESIOLOGY

  • Observation and analysis of the joint movements
  • Basic Anatomy and Kinesiology for the group instructor

GENERAL TRAINING

  • Application of fundamental rules of training in group classes
  • F.I.T.T. Frequency Intensity Type Time

CARDIOVASCULAR TRAINING PARAMETERS

  • The puzzle pieces of Cardio Program Design

RESISTANCE TRAINING PARAMETERS

  • The puzzle pieces of Resistance Program Design.
  • Program design and follow up

FLEXIBILITY TRAINING PARAMETERS

  • Theory and practical application
  • Mobility enhancement techniques

TRAUMATOLOGY

  • Chronic diseases and dealing with them in group fitness class

GENERAL NUTRITION ISSUES

  • Basic nutritional elements
  • Rules for a healthy diet
  • Consulting

SAFETY RULES, COMMUNICATION & INTERACTION IN THE CLASS

  • Supervision & safety implementation during the class
  • Tactics for guidance and correction.
  • Maintaining & increasing class attendance
  • Essential guidelines in group fitness classes in cases of musculoskeletal issues.
  • Listening to the music, following the rhythm and incorporating the moves.
  • Presentation & Performance

PROFESSIONALISM AND ETHICS

  • Rights and obligations behavior and principles of professional ethics. The role of a group fitness instructor is to lead clients in adopting and maintaining  healthy lifestyle.

STRESS MANAGEMENT

  • What is stress
  • Causes – symptoms
  • What is anxiety
  • Stress and exercise
  • Stress management

BEHAVIOR ENHANCEMENT

  • Athletic pshycology
  • Setting goals
  • Motivation
  • Coaching

SMOKING

  • Side effects
  • Epidemiologic data
  • Exercise and smoking

Important note:

To be able to aquire the G.E.L. diploma you must first complete your studies in Group Resistance Training and / or Group Cardio Step Training. Please click one of the following buttons to learm more about the diploma and start dates.