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Methods of Group Exercise Instruction 4th Edition epub With Online Video

Methods of Group Exercise Instruction 4th Edition epub With Online Video

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    In the constantly evolving world of fitness and exercise, it is challenging to become—and remain—an effective group exercise instructor. Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, Fourth Edition With Online Video, offers expert guidance in a variety of group exercise formats so current and aspiring instructors can hone their skills and create demand for their services. The authors—who have dozens of years of experience—thoroughly explain group exercise training principles, correction and progression techniques, and safety tips. They also have taught this course within a university setting. This research-based text will enhance the skills of group exercise leaders and prepare them to lead more dynamic, safe, and effective classes for clients of differing ages, abilities, and interests.

    Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, Fourth Edition, goes beyond theory to help fitness instructors and managers understand the why behind class and program design, the proper way to cue participants, and the variety of modalities they can use in their teaching. Revised and reorganized based on current industry best practices, this edition includes the following:
    • Over 100 minutes of online video demonstrating warm-ups, routines, drills, and 15 new class formats
    • A new chapter dedicated specifically to instructing older adults
    • New coverage of high-intensity interval training (HIIT)
    • Two additional sample class plans for featured group exercise formats
    The text also features a number of additional learning aids to help readers retain and apply the content. Pro Tips offer insights and expertise from industry veterans; boxes and sidebars highlight important topics, research findings, and technique and safety checks; practice drills offer opportunities to apply the information; and evaluation forms are provided to self-assess teaching success.

    Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, Fourth Edition, will prepare any group fitness instructor for a successful career. Students will gain a strong foundation to earn their group fitness certification, and veteran instructors will be able to refine their skills to increase their marketability and success.


    Reference for fitness, physical activity, and group exercise instructors, including those preparing for certification; textbook for exercise science, fitness, physical education, kinesiology, public health, and recreation students training to be group exercise instructors.
    Part I. Fundamentals of Group Exercise Instruction

    Chapter 1. Best Practices
    Evolution of Group Exercise
    Trends in Group Exercise
    Education, Credentialing, and Certification
    Creating Group Cohesion
    Student-Centered Versus Teacher-Centered Instruction
    Instructors as Role Models
    Creating a Healthy Emotional Environment
    Basic Business Practices for Group Exercise

    Chapter 2. Foundational Components
    Integrating Components of Health Into Class Design
    Principles of Muscle Balance
    Balancing Strength and Flexibility
    Range of Motion for Major Joints
    Progressive Functional Training Continuum
    Create the Preclass Environment

    Chapter 3. Coaching-Based Concepts
    Motivational Strategies for Coaching-Based Group Exercise
    Creating Dynamic Team Environments
    Exercise Modification for Injury Prevention
    Demonstrating Proper Alignment and Giving a Variety of Cues
    Programming Music in a Class That Is Not Beat-Based

    Chapter 4. Beat-Based Techniques
    Applying Music Skills in Group Exercise
    Basic Moves
    Elements of Variation
    Creating Smooth Transitions
    Additional Choreography Techniques
    Cueing Methods in Group Exercise

    Part II. Primary Elements of Group Exercise

    Chapter 5. Warm-Up, Cool-Down, and Cardiorespiratory Training
    Designing a Warm-Up
    Evaluating Stretching in the Warm-Up
    Designing a Cool-Down
    Cardiorespiratory Training Systems
    Beginning Intensity
    Appropriate Intensity Levels
    Intensity Monitoring
    Principles of Muscle Balance in Cardiorespiratory Training
    Safety Issues, Good Alignment, and Technique
    Importance of Participant Interaction and Enjoyment
    Cool-Down After the Cardio Segment

    Chapter 6. Muscular Conditioning
    Recommendations and Guidelines for Muscular Conditioning
    Cueing Muscular Conditioning Exercises
    Demonstrating Progressions, Regressions, Modifications, and Alternatives
    Safety Issues in Muscular Conditioning
    Equipment for Muscle Conditioning

    Chapter 7. Flexibility Training
    Recommendations and Guidelines for Flexibility Training
    Cueing Flexibility Exercises
    Safety Issues in Flexibility Training
    Flexibility Exercises
    End-of-Class Flexibility Work

    Chapter 8. Neuromotor and Functional Training
    Neuromotor Training Principles and Recommendations
    Functional Training Principles
    Safety Issues in Balance and Functional Training
    Equipment for Balance and Functional Training
    Teaching a Balance Class
    Teaching a Functional Training Class

    Chapter 9. Teaching Older Adults
    Modalities in Group Exercise for Older Adults
    Understanding Aspects of Aging Pertinent to Group Exercise
    Guidelines and Special Considerations
    Facilitating Social Connections in Group Exercise for Older Adults
    Exercise Modifications for Deconditioned Older Adults
    Teaching a Chair-Based Class for Older Adults

    Part III. Group Exercise Modalities

    Chapter 10. Kickboxing
    Creating a Warm-Up
    Technique and Safety Issues
    Basic Moves
    Combinations and Choreography Techniques
    Other Kickboxing Formats

    Chapter 11. Step Training
    Creating a Warm-Up
    Technique and Safety Issues
    Basic Moves and Step Patterns
    Basic Combinations and Choreography Techniques
    Training Systems

    Chapter 12. Stationary Indoor Cycling
    Positioning, Alignment, and Safety
    Creating a Warm-Up
    Basic Moves
    Formatting Indoor Cycling Classes
    Intensity Monitoring
    Cueing and Coaching Techniques

    Chapter 13. Boot Camp and HIIT
    Creating a Warm-Up
    Equipment and Setup
    Planning Safe, Effective Movements
    Basic Moves

    Chapter 14. Water Exercise
    Benefits of Water Exercise
    Properties of Water and Newton’s Laws of Motion
    Creating a Warm-Up
    Formatting Water Fitness Classes
    Training Systems
    Water Exercise Equipment

    Chapter 15. Yoga
    Philosophy of Yoga
    Breathwork in Yoga
    Beginning a Yoga Class
    Verbal Cues and Music
    Technique and Safety Issues
    Equipment and Class Setting

    Chapter 16. Pilates
    The Pilates Method: Basic Principles
    Creating a Warm-Up
    Cueing in Pilates
    Technique and Safety Issues
    Ending a Pilates Class

    Chapter 17. Other Modalities
    Creating a Client-Centered Group Exercise Class
    Group Exercise for Niche Markets
    Lifestyle-Based Physical Activity Classes
    Dance-Based Classes
    Equipment-Based Cardiorespiratory and Strength Training
    Mind–Body Classes
    Fusion Classes
    Ethical Practice Guidelines for Group Fitness Instructors

    Appendix A. Group Exercise Class Evaluation Form
    Appendix B. PAR-Q+
    Appendix C. Sample Workout Plans
    Appendix D. Joint Action Tables
    Appendix E. ROM Tables
    Mary Yoke, PhD, FACSM, is a full-time faculty member at both Indiana University–Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) and Indiana University (IU) at Bloomington, teaching for the departments of kinesiology and applied health science. Prior to her current appointment, she was an adjunct professor at William Paterson University in New Jersey and a senior adjunct faculty member at Adelphi University in New York, where she authored numerous group exercise research studies.

    Yoke has a PhD in health behavior, a master’s degree in exercise physiology, and two degrees in music, and she has obtained 24 certifications in fitness. She has frequently served as a fitness video consultant and reviewer for Shape, Consumer Reports, and Good Housekeeping, and she has served as an expert witness in lawsuits involving injuries related to fitness videos. Yoke has worked in the areas of cardiac rehab, physical therapy, and corporate fitness and health promotion, and she has taught in the commercial health club setting for 25 years.

    A fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Yoke is an associate research editor for ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal and has written the Research Bites column three times per year since 2013. She has served for over six years on ACSM’s credentialing committee and more than three years on ACSM’s summit programming committee. She was on the adjunct board of the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), was a master trainer and certification specialist for AFAA for 30 years, and is a frequent speaker at national and international fitness conferences. She has presented in 49 U.S. states and has led workshops in 18 countries.

    Yoke is the author or coauthor of the books 101 Nice-to-Know Facts About Happiness (2015), AFAA’s A Guide to Personal Fitness Training (1996, 2001), Functional Exercise Progressions (2004), Methods of Group Exercise Instruction (2003, 2009, 2014, 2020), and AFAA’s Personal Fitness Training: Theory and Practice (2006, 2010). She is featured in six educational videos and numerous online courses.

    Carol K. Armbruster, PhD, FACSM, is a senior lecturer in the department of kinesiology in the School of Public Health at Indiana University (IU) at Bloomington. During her more than 35 years of teaching college students and training fitness leaders, she has served on the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and American Council on Exercise (ACE) credentialing committees. She is also an ACSM-certified exercise physiologist, holds the level 2 Exercise Is Medicine credential, and has level 1 Functional Movement Screening certification.

    She previously served as a program director of fitness and wellness for the IU Division of Recreational Sports, where she managed a program that offered more than 100 group exercise sessions per week. Prior to working at IU, Armbruster worked at the University of Illinois, Colorado State University, Rocky Mountain Health Club, the Loveland (Colorado) Parks and Recreation Department, and the Sheboygan (Wisconsin) School District.

    Armbruster enjoys combining her interests of teaching, community engagement, and translational research. She is a senior editor for Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine and is on the board of directors for the ACSM Exercise Is Medicine initiative. Her doctoral work focused on translational research of active-duty military in the over-40 age population. She is especially interested in functional movement, worksite wellness outcomes, safe and effective movement instruction, and evaluating safe and effective outcome-based physical activity and movement program delivery methods in order to encourage healthy lifestyles and focus on improved quality of life and prevention of illness.
    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors and available online.

    Instructor guide. Contains a sample syllabus, course outline, activity suggestions, and list of accompanying videos for each chapter.

    Test package. Includes true-or-false, multiple-choice, and short-answer questions.

    Presentation package plus image bank. Includes PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed to make transparencies or handouts for distribution to students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

    The companion image bank includes most of the figures, content photos, and tables from the text, sorted by chapter. These can be used in developing a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.

    Online video. Includes over 100 minutes of video, including teaching demonstrations, cueing techniques, warm-up and cool-down, progressions and modifications, and basic moves for a variety of exercise modalities.