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Vital Core Training Online CE Exam With Ebook

$115.95 CAD

Online CE Exam With Ebook
$115.95 CAD

ISBN: 9781718223783

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This package includes the following:
  • Vital Core Training ebook
  • Online continuing education exam
Vital Core Training is an indispensable resource with insights and strategies that will empower you to better assess clients’ needs, enhance program design, and implement core movement training that will yield results for individuals and groups of all ages and abilities.

Leslee Bender—the creator of the Bender Ball™, a former IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, and a 40-year veteran in the fitness industry—will show you how to apply myofascial lengthening and release techniques, in combination with functional exercise, to help clients decrease pain, build strength, enhance mobility, boost flexibility, improve balance, and optimize everyday function. In Vital Core Training, she explains the how, why, and when of 78 exercises and stretches, most requiring no equipment other than a small ball, making them accessible and effective for strengthening the core while protecting the back. With step-by-step instructions and detailed photos, you’ll learn how to adjust techniques for various fitness levels and incorporate the exercises into client programming.

You will also find 11 workouts; each can be used as is or customized to specific needs or goals.
  • Core essentials workouts for beginning, intermediate, and advanced clients
  • Targeted workouts for maintaining everyday function, improving posture and back health, and addressing alignment dysfunctions
  • Workouts for popular rotational sports: pickleball, tennis, and golf
After reading the ebook, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.

Learning Objectives
  • Explain the importance of spinal stability and mobility.
  • Identify the benefits of using a small ball in fitness programming.
  • Describe the purpose of fasciae and their role within the planes of motion.
  • Create workouts and programs for all fitness levels that incorporate a small ball.
  • Identify exercises that target all planes of motion.
  • Modify exercises with a small ball to make the moves more or less advanced.
  • Recognize the importance of stretching and its role in core strength and injury prevention.
  • Describe three levels of core essential workouts.
  • Demonstrate sample workouts that address alignment dysfunctions while building core functionality.
  • Design programs specific to the stretching and strengthening needs of athletes who participate in rotational sports.

Audience

Certified fitness professionals who want to enhance their clients’ functional core training to reduce their pain and improve their strength.
Foreword by Keli Roberts

Part I. Foundations
Chapter 1. A New Functional Approach
Chapter 2. Core Essentials

Part II. Exercises
Chapter 3. Vertical Exercises
Chapter 4. Kneeling Exercises
Chapter 5. Prone Exercises
Chapter 6. Side-Lying Exercises
Chapter 7. Seated and Supine Exercises
Chapter 8. Stretches

Part III. Workouts
Chapter 9. Create Workouts
Chapter 10. Workouts for Better Posture and a Healthy Back
Chapter 11. Core Workouts for Rotational Sports
Leslee Bender, ACSM, NASM, FAFS, FAI, NPCP, is a 40-year veteran in the fitness industry and recipient of the 2020 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year award. She is the coauthor of I Am Ageless Now, the owner of Ageless Now Academy, and the creator of the Bender Method of training, using the Bender Ball™.

Bender has presented worldwide and has appeared on national television. She has filmed video content for many companies, including Savvier, IDEA, Reebok, SCW, Ageless Academy, and more. The creator of Barre Above Pilates training and cocreator of Barre Above through Savvier Fitness, she has certified and trained thousands of fitness professionals internationally.

Bender is the programming director at Sports West Athletic Club in Reno, Nevada, where she trains all levels of students, specializing in pre- and postrehabilitative modalities. When in Florida, she works with professional athletes who compete in sports that emphasize rotational core movement, such as tennis and golf. She has a passion and love for the fitness industry and continues to grow and evolve her craft.

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Vital Core Training Online CE Exam With Ebook

$115.95 CAD
This package includes the following:
  • Vital Core Training ebook
  • Online continuing education exam
Vital Core Training is an indispensable resource with insights and strategies that will empower you to better assess clients’ needs, enhance program design, and implement core movement training that will yield results for individuals and groups of all ages and abilities.

Leslee Bender—the creator of the Bender Ball™, a former IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, and a 40-year veteran in the fitness industry—will show you how to apply myofascial lengthening and release techniques, in combination with functional exercise, to help clients decrease pain, build strength, enhance mobility, boost flexibility, improve balance, and optimize everyday function. In Vital Core Training, she explains the how, why, and when of 78 exercises and stretches, most requiring no equipment other than a small ball, making them accessible and effective for strengthening the core while protecting the back. With step-by-step instructions and detailed photos, you’ll learn how to adjust techniques for various fitness levels and incorporate the exercises into client programming.

You will also find 11 workouts; each can be used as is or customized to specific needs or goals.
  • Core essentials workouts for beginning, intermediate, and advanced clients
  • Targeted workouts for maintaining everyday function, improving posture and back health, and addressing alignment dysfunctions
  • Workouts for popular rotational sports: pickleball, tennis, and golf
After reading the ebook, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.

Learning Objectives
  • Explain the importance of spinal stability and mobility.
  • Identify the benefits of using a small ball in fitness programming.
  • Describe the purpose of fasciae and their role within the planes of motion.
  • Create workouts and programs for all fitness levels that incorporate a small ball.
  • Identify exercises that target all planes of motion.
  • Modify exercises with a small ball to make the moves more or less advanced.
  • Recognize the importance of stretching and its role in core strength and injury prevention.
  • Describe three levels of core essential workouts.
  • Demonstrate sample workouts that address alignment dysfunctions while building core functionality.
  • Design programs specific to the stretching and strengthening needs of athletes who participate in rotational sports.

Audience

Certified fitness professionals who want to enhance their clients’ functional core training to reduce their pain and improve their strength.
Foreword by Keli Roberts

Part I. Foundations
Chapter 1. A New Functional Approach
Chapter 2. Core Essentials

Part II. Exercises
Chapter 3. Vertical Exercises
Chapter 4. Kneeling Exercises
Chapter 5. Prone Exercises
Chapter 6. Side-Lying Exercises
Chapter 7. Seated and Supine Exercises
Chapter 8. Stretches

Part III. Workouts
Chapter 9. Create Workouts
Chapter 10. Workouts for Better Posture and a Healthy Back
Chapter 11. Core Workouts for Rotational Sports
Leslee Bender, ACSM, NASM, FAFS, FAI, NPCP, is a 40-year veteran in the fitness industry and recipient of the 2020 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year award. She is the coauthor of I Am Ageless Now, the owner of Ageless Now Academy, and the creator of the Bender Method of training, using the Bender Ball™.

Bender has presented worldwide and has appeared on national television. She has filmed video content for many companies, including Savvier, IDEA, Reebok, SCW, Ageless Academy, and more. The creator of Barre Above Pilates training and cocreator of Barre Above through Savvier Fitness, she has certified and trained thousands of fitness professionals internationally.

Bender is the programming director at Sports West Athletic Club in Reno, Nevada, where she trains all levels of students, specializing in pre- and postrehabilitative modalities. When in Florida, she works with professional athletes who compete in sports that emphasize rotational core movement, such as tennis and golf. She has a passion and love for the fitness industry and continues to grow and evolve her craft.

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