Methods of Group Exercise Instruction can also prepare group exercise instructors for certification examinations. Practical mini-teaching assignments at the end of each chapter help instructors to apply the information presented and build confidence in their teaching skills. The following are other helpful components in the text:
·Three distinct parts cover the principles of group exercise, guidelines for class segments, and practical teaching skills.
·Illustrations, photos, written descriptions, and DVD examples work together to demonstrate the proper techniques for warm-up, cardiovascular training, strength training, and flexibility training.
·The most popular forms of group exercise classes and key details for a variety of formats, ranging from technique and music selection to step-by-step class routines, are included.
·An instructor evaluation form for directors of group exercise classes.
·Practice drills along with written and practical assignments make the material easy to teach and learn.
Included with the book is an accompanying training DVD of video clips that provide valuable visual and practical information. It contains examples of fundamental instructional techniques for alignment and counting out the beat; segment demonstrations for warm-up, cardiorespiratory training, muscular conditioning and flexibility training, and cool-down; basic moves, progressions, sample music, and sample routines for five class formats (hi/low impact, step training, kickboxing, stationary indoor cycling, and water exercise); and demonstrations of 10 other popular group exercise class modalities.
Based on more than 250 articles and research studies on group exercise, Methods of Group Exercise Instruction and its companion DVD will ground you in the common training principles, correction techniques, and safety issues of group exercise formats so that you can teach any group exercise class with confidence.
Specifically developed for instructors of Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, the instructor guide includes an assortment of tools to make course and lecture preparation easier. Instructors will find a sample syllabus, class guidelines and handouts, and lesson suggestions, as well as practical exam guidelines and certification information.
The test package for Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, created with Respondus 2.0, includes a bank of questions in multiple-choice and essay format. With Respondus LE, a free version of the Respondus software, instructors can:
create print versions of their own quizzes and tests by selecting from the question pool;
create, store, and retrieve their own questions;
select their own test forms and save them for later editing or printing; or
export the tests into a word-processing program.
A Respondus upgrade also offers the capability to create and manage exams that can be published directly to Blackboard, eCollege, WebCT, and other course-management systems. Instructions for downloading a free version of Respondus and for acquiring the test package are online....Continua