Methods of Group Exercise Instruction

Author: Kennedy-Armbruster, Carol

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  • ISBN: 9780736075268
  • Author: Kennedy-Armbruster, Carol
  • Publ Date: 2009-03-01
  • Edition: 2
  • Pages: 360
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  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 67676

Table of Contents :

Chapter 1. Introduction to Group Exercise; Chapter 2. Evolution of Group Fitness: Aesthetics to Health; Chapter 3. Core Concepts in Class Design; Chapter 4. Music, Fundamental Choreography, and Cueing Methods; Chapter 5. Warm-Up and Stretching Principles; Chapter 6. Cardiorespiratory Training; Chapter 7. Muscular Conditioning and Flexibility Training; Chapter 8. Step Training; Chapter 9. Kickboxing; Chapter 10. Sports Conditioning and Functional Training; Chapter 11. Stationary Indoor Cycling; Chapter 12. Water Exercise; Chapter 13. Yoga; Chapter 14. Pilates; Chapter 15. Customizing Group Exercise Classes.


Completely revised, this new edition highlights the commonalities of a variety of group exercise formats through common training principles, correction techniques and safety. Comprehensive, practical and research based, this text features applied learning through practical mini-teaching assignments that are referenced with demonstrations found on the DVD. Teaching techniques convey appropriate training for each muscle group and methods for warm-up, cardiorespiratory training, muscular conditioning and flexibility.This book moves from theory to practice in a logical progression that is helpful for both students and methods course instructors. The text is also organised for easy reference, putting the techniques that group exercise instructors need to know at their fingertips. For students and course instructors, the practical assignments and practice drills throughout the text reinforce the content while facilitating instruction. In addition, the accompanying DVD provides invaluable visual and practical information to help students convert the information presented in the text to apply the skills necessary for success in their future professions. This unique and in-depth approach, bolstered by the dynamic learning aids, make this second edition a valuable resource and reference instructors and professionals of any group exercise format.

Author Biography:

Carol Kennedy-Armbruster, is a lecturer in the fitness specialist programme within the department of kinesiology at Indian University at Bloomington. With over 25 years of teaching and training fitness leaders, she has served on the American Council on Exercise and the American College of Sports Medicine. Mary M. Yoke, has more than 21 years of experience teaching and training group exercise leaders. In addition to leading group exercise classes on a regular basis, she is an adjunct professor at Adelphi University in New York.


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