Methods of Group Exercise Instruction-3rd Edition With Online Video / Edition 3

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781450421898
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/3/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 440
  • Sales rank: 117,509
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the 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.

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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

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