Table of contents for Methods of group exercise instruction / Carol Kennedy-Armbruster, Mary M. Yoke.


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Fundamentals of Group
Exercise Instruction                                                 1
Introduction to Group Exercise ..................... 3
Enhancing Quality of Life 6
Student-Centered Versus Teacher-Centered Instruction 9
Professional Certification and Continuing Education 10
Group Cohesion Research 13
Evolution of Group Fitness .........................                17
Cultural Influences on Body Image and Exercise 19
Group Exercise Instructors as Role Models 21
Creating a Healthy Emotional Environment 22
Basic Business Practices for Group Exercise Programming 23
Core Concepts in Class Design ................... 27
Health-Related Components of Fitness 28
Preclass Preparation 30
Muscle Balance 34
Balancing Strength and Flexibility 38
Range of Motion 38
Progressive Functional Training Continuum 39
Group Exercise Class Evaluation 41
Music, Fundamental Choreography,
and Cueing Methods .............................                    49
Music for Group Exercise 50
Fundamental Choreography 55
Basic Moves 56
Elements of Variation 57
Smooth Transitions 59
Building Basic Combinations 63
Additional Choreography Techniques 65
Training Systems 67
Cueing Methods 67
Primary Components of Group Exercise                               77
Warm-Up and Stretching Principles ................79
Dynamic Movement 80
Dynamic Movement Versus Stretching 80
Rehearsal Moves 81
Stretching Major Muscle Groups 82
Cardiorespiratory Training ......................                   87
Beginning Intensity 88
Movement Options and Verbal Cues for Intensity 88
Monitoring Exercise Intensity 89
Participant Interaction and Enjoyment 92
Postcardiorespiratory Cool-Down 93
Muscular Conditioning and Flexibility Training ........97
Giving Posture and Alignment Cues 98
Recommendations and Guidelines for Muscular Conditioning 100
Recommendations and Guidelines for Flexibility Training 102
Safety 104
Muscular Conditioning and Flexibility Exercises 107
Muscular Conditioning Equipment 162
Cueing Methods 172
Group Exercise Modalities                                         175
Step Training ...................................177
Warm-Up 178
Technique and Safety 180
Basic Moves 182
Basic Combinations and Choreography Techniques 185
Training Systems 187
Kickboxing....................................189
Warm-Up 191
Technique and Safety 192
Basic Moves 193
Basic Combinations and Choreography Techniques 200
Other Kickboxing Formats 201
Sports Conditioning and Functional Training             ........203
Sports Conditioning Versus Functional Training 204
Equipment 208
Safe and Effective Exercise 209
Basic Moves 210
Music for Sports Conditioning and Functional Training Classes 213
Stationary Indoor Cycling ........................215
Warm-Up 216
Technique and Safety 219
Basic Moves 220
Formatting Indoor Cycling Classes 222
Intensity 223
Cueing Methods 224
Water Exercise ................................                    227
Properties of Water 231
Warm-Up 233
Technique and Safety 236
Basic Moves 237
Training Systems 242
Equipment 243
Yoga .........................................                     247
Philosophy of Yoga 248
Breath Work in Yoga 250
Warm-Up 251
Verbal Cues and Music 255
Technique and Safety 256
Basic Moves 258
Equipment and Class Setting 266
Pilates ...................................... 269
The Pilates Method 270
Warm-Up 275
Verbal Cues and Music 276
Technique and Safety 277
Basic Moves 278
Ending Pilates Class 288
Customizing Group Exercise Classes ..............289
Creating a Client-Centered Group Exercise Class 291
Group Exercise for Niche Markets 291
Lifestyle-Based Physical Activity Classes 292
Dance-Based Classes 294
Equipment-Based Cardiorespiratory Training  295
Mind-Body Classes 298
Fusion Classes 299
Ethical Practice Guidelines for Group Fitness Instructors 300



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Exercise Study and teaching, Physical education and training Study and teaching, Exercise personnel Certification United States