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Methods of Group Exercise Instruction 3rd Edition PDF With Online Video

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    Formats, modalities, and trends in group exercise are constantly evolving. Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, Third Edition With Online Video, explores the most common group exercise modalities, enhancing readers’ marketability by giving them the skills to lead dynamic, safe, and effective classes. This text highlights the commonalities of a variety of group exercise formats through training principles, correction and progression techniques, and safety tips to enhance the skills of both group exercise leaders and program directors.

    Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, Third Edition, moves from theory to practice in a logical progression. Rather than simply providing routines, this book helps instructors develop the core skills needed for creating routines, use proper cueing, and adapt their teaching to new modalities. Teaching techniques convey appropriate training for each muscle group and methods for warm-up, cardiorespiratory training, muscular conditioning, neuromotor training, and flexibility. In addition, starter routines, modification strategies, and instructor assessment criteria are presented for seven class formats: kickboxing, step training, stationary indoor cycling, sport conditioning and boot camp, water exercise, yoga, and mat-based Pilates. The text also touches on alternative modalities, including dance-based classes, fusion, and mind–body training.

    Thoroughly revised and reorganized based on industry standards, the third edition of Methods of Group Exercise Instruction offers expanded content to help readers become better instructors. Updates to the third edition include the following:

    • Online video, totaling over 100 minutes, demonstrates key content in the text.

    • New chapters cover social aspects of group exercise, coaching-based instructional models, and neuromotor and functional training.

    • Callout boxes highlight important topics, research findings, technique and safety checks, and practice drills, which facilitate quick learning.

    • Short assignments at the close of each chapter encourage readers to look beyond the text to gain practical experience.

    • Evaluation forms and evaluation key points allow instructors to gauge their teaching success and adapt the key criteria of a successful class to each exercise modality.

    The three-part structure of this book is retained from the previous edition, but the content is reorganized to better reflect industry standards and guidelines. Part I provides a general overview of group exercise: the evolution and advantages of group exercise; the strategies for creating group cohesion in a class; the core concepts in class design; and the use of music, choreography, and cueing methods in designing and leading a class. Part II offers guidelines for leading the four major segments of a group exercise class: warm-up, cardiorespiratory training, muscular conditioning, and flexibility training, and includes a new chapter on neuromotor and functional training. These basic concepts pertain to all modalities covered in part III, which focuses on practical teaching skills. Basic moves, choreography, and training systems are covered for each type of class. Sample routines and class formats for each modality offer a confident starting point for novice instructors and fresh material for veterans. The final chapter discusses customized or hybrid classes such as lifestyle physical activity–based classes, equipment-based cardio classes, and mind and body classes.

    When used as a course text, Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, Third Edition, includes instructor ancillaries, which offer suggestions for effective use of the book and online video, lesson plan outlines, a sample week-by-week syllabus, lab activities, and test questions. The third edition also features a newly added image bank containing all the figures and photos from the text to use in presentations.

    Table of Contents

    Part I: Fundamentals of Group Exercise Instruction

    Chapter 1. Best Practices

    Evolution of Group Exercise

    Role of Group Exercise

    Trends in Group Exercise

    Business Basics for Group Exercise

    Chapter Wrap-Up

    Assignment

    Chapter 2. Social Aspects of Group Exercise

    Creating Group Cohesion

    Instructors as Role Models

    Creating a Healthy Emotional Environment

    Student-Centered Versus Teacher-Centered Instruction

    Chapter Wrap-Up

    Assignments

    Chapter 3. Foundational Components

    Integrating Components of Health Into Class Design

    Creating a Positive Preclass Environment

    Principles of Muscular Balance

    Balancing Strength and Flexibility

    Range of Motion for Major Joints

    Progressive Functional Training Continuum

    The Group Exercise Class Evaluation Form

    Chapter Wrap-Up

    Assignment

    Chapter 4. Traditional Concepts

    Applying Music Skills in Group Exercise

    Traditional Choreography

    Basic Moves

    Elements of Variation

    Creating Smooth Transitions

    Building Basic Combinations

    Additional Choreography Techniques

    Cueing Methods in Group Exercise

    Chapter Wrap-Up

    Assignments

    Chapter 5. 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 Driven

    Chapter Wrap-Up

    Assignments

    Part II: Primary Components of Group Exercise

    Chapter 6. Warm-Up and Cool-Down

    Designing a Warm-Up

    Evaluating Stretching in the Warm-Up

    Designing a Cool-Down

    Chapter Wrap-Up

    Assignments

    Chapter 7. Cardiorespiratory Training

    Cardiorespiratory Training Systems

    Beginning Intensity

    Appropriate Intensity Levels

    Intensity Monitoring

    Principles of Muscular Balance in Cardiorespiratory Training

    Safety Issues, Good Alignment, and Technique

    Importance of Participant Interaction and Enjoyment

    Cool-Down After the Cardio Segment

    Chapter Wrap-Up

    Assignment

    Chapter 8. Muscular Conditioning and Flexibility Training

    Recommendations and Guidelines for Muscular Conditioning

    Cueing Muscular Conditioning Exercises

    Demonstrating Progressions, Regressions, Modifications, and Alternatives

    Safety Issues in Muscular Conditioning

    Equipment for Muscular Conditioning

    Recommendations and Guidelines for Flexibility Training

    Cueing Flexibility Exercises and Ending a Class Appropriately

    Safety Issues in Flexibility Training

    Muscular Conditioning and Flexibility Exercises

    Chapter Wrap-Up

    Assignments

    Chapter 9. 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 Wrap-Up

    Assignments

    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 Wrap-Up

    Group Exercise Class Evaluation Form: Key Points

    Assignment

    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 Wrap-Up

    Group Exercise Class Evaluation Form: Key Points

    Assignment

    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 Wrap-Up

    Group Exercise Class Evaluation Form: Key Points

    Assignments

    Chapter 13. Sport Conditioning and Boot Camp

    Creating a Warm-Up

    Equipment and Setup

    Planning Safe, Effective Movements

    Basic Moves

    Chapter Wrap-Up

    Group Exercise Class Evaluation Form: Key Points

    Assignments

    Chapter 14. Water Exercise

    Benefits of Water Exercise

    Properties of Water and Newton’s Laws of Motion

    Creating a Warm-Up

    Formatting Water Exercise Classes

    Training Systems

    Water Exercise Equipment

    Basic Moves

    Chapter Wrap-Up

    Group Exercise Class Evaluation Form: Key Points

    Assignment

    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

    Basic Asanas (Postures)

    Chapter Wrap-Up

    Group Exercise Class Evaluation Form: Key Points

    Assignments

    Chapter 16. Pilates

    The Pilates Method: Basic principles

    Creating a Warm-Up

    Verbal Cues and Music

    Technique and Safety Issues

    Ending a Pilates Class

    Basic Moves

    Chapter Wrap-Up

    Group Exercise Class Evaluation Form: Key Points

    Assignments

    Chapter 17. Alternative Modalities in Group Exercise

    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

    Chapter Wrap-Up

    Group Exercise Class Evaluation Form: Key Points

    Assignment

    Author

    Carol Kennedy-Armbruster, PhD, is a senior lecturer in the school of public health in the department of kinesiology at Indiana University at Bloomington. During her more than 30 years of teaching and training fitness leaders, she has served on the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) credentialing committees, and she chaired the IDEA Water Fitness Committee. Her research interests are translational research for physical activity and functional movement experiences for an over-40 population.

    Certified through ACE as a group fitness instructor, ACSM as a health fitness instructor, and FMS as a functional movement specialist, Kennedy-Armbruster is a regular presenter at fitness conferences. At Indiana University, she managed the recreational sport fitness and wellness program that included more than 100 group exercise sessions per week before moving to the department of kinesiology to assist with the creation of the health fitness specialist undergraduate major.

    Kennedy-Armbruster earned her bachelor’s degree in leisure studies from the University of Illinois and her master’s degree in exercise and sport science from Colorado State University. She completed her PhD in human performance at Indiana University while working with a military over-40 population. She has created and taught methods of group leadership classes at three major universities and continues to engage in and lead group movement experiences.

    Kennedy-Armbruster and her family reside in Greenwood, Indiana. She enjoys outdoor activities, biking, tennis, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

    Mary M. Yoke, MA, MM, has more than 30 years of experience teaching and training group exercise leaders. In addition to leading group exercise classes on a regular basis, she is a lecturer in the school of public health in the department of kinesiology at Indiana University at Bloomington, where she teaches several undergraduate courses in exercise leadership. She is an adjunct board member and master trainer for the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and served on the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) credentialing committee for six years.

    Yoke has led seminars for fitness professionals in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. She gives numerous presentations throughout the United States to both fitness professionals and the general public. She is the author of two other books on fitness as well as three videos.

    Holding 19 certifications from organizations such as the ACSM, AFAA, American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and Stott Pilates, Yoke received her master’s degree in exercise physiology from Adelphi University, where she has coauthored several research studies on group exercise.

    Ancillaries

    All ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available at www.HumanKinetics.com/MethodsOfGroupExerciseInstruction.

    Instructor guide. Contains a sample syllabus, course outline, activity suggestions, and quizzes based on the online video.

    Test package. Includes more than 100 true-or-false, multiple-choice, and short-answer questions.

    Image bank. Includes all of the figures, content photos, and tables from the text, sorted by chapter. Images can be used to develop a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.

    The image bank is also available for purchase • ISBN 978-1-4504-6400-0.