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COOL WARM UPS AND HOT WARM DOWNS

Whether teaching a group of high energy athletes or a program for people with movement problems or anyone with fitness levels in between, the warm up component is the time to set the level and tone for the upcoming program. There is such a wide variety of aquatic programs available it is important that each Instructor learns to customize warm up movements to suit the level of the individuals attending the class. The same applies to the warm down. How long should it be? What moves should be included to get people out of the pool safely. Learn safe stretching moves and relaxation techniques to make sure they end the program in a successful frame of mind and can’t wait to come back for more. Take the time to be successful at the beginning of a program and finish as a winner with a complete program.

SHALLOW H2O SPLASH

Low impact or High intensity – shallow water may be used for all ages, skill levels and types of programming. Review how to build a creative shallow water program utilizing working positions to vary impact and intensity. Learn hundreds of movement variations and techniques provide with and without a noodle to better provide multi-level options and opportunities for your participants to benefit with water exercise. The course is geared towards very practical and enjoyable education. This workshop will focus on putting a safe, effective and enjoyable and balanced program together. Time will be spent on visual and verbal cuing to masterfully blend cardiovascular sets with muscular strengthening and stretching. Focus will be spent on teaching the parts of a class for a balanced and total body program. Get ready to move and learn the infinite ways to build a purposeful program for swimmers and non-swimmers alike. We welcome everyone to attend for ideas, tips and helping to build purposeful programs.

AWESOME ABDOMINALS & CORE WORK​

The best place to train the abdominal muscle group and core stabilizers is the water. Start by examining the appropriate function for the specific muscles involved. Learn an inventory of superior exercises to help your clientele “target” this important muscle group. Review progressions to target posture, strength and balance. Train your clients to stand tall with good form using the abdominals as a corset. This session uses a variety of techniques and equipment to provide lots of new ideas for either group exercise or personal training design in the water.

Learn an inventory of balance, stabilization, and abdominal exercises to help your clientele target their favorite muscle group the abs. Everyone wants abdominals of steel, but is the instructor choosing the best exercises? Is the participant performing it correctly? Learn exercises and techniques to stand tall with good form and posture and use your abdominals as a corset.

AQUATIC NOODLE BOOT CAMP WORKSHOP

The noodle has become the most recognizable piece of equipment at the pool. Noodles may be utilized in infinite ways to create purposeful yet challenging programs. This session will review circuits and interval training programs with noodles in shallow and deep water. Review a variety of moves to build a creative yet military style of no nonsense workout with noodles. Explore super noodles and learn why these noodles will kick the training up a notch. This high energy interval style program will provide 100 ways to train for muscle fitness, balance, agility, cardiovascular training, flexibility as well as coordination. This is an excellent way to help your patrons stop talking and keep them moving with fun and function! We will have a noodle challenge competition – prizes awarded – so be prepared for a high energy day!

SHAPE UP AND WATER TRAIN

Review why Water fitness is an excellent tool to help manage a healthy weight. We will review muscle work to boost metabolism, walking patterns, ideas for making classes fun so participants want to come back to class as well as ideas for educating your class on developing healthy eating habits. Learn how to change exercise design to help lose and balance a healthy weight. Reality, weight management, is a lifetime journey and  providing specific programming ideas for your clients is key to achieving long term results.

SYNCHRO FITNESS

Combine the grace and precision of synchronized swimming with the aerobic benefits of water exercise. This is a great way to tighten your abdominals, define your legs and improve your posture and form. Experience the excitement and fun of this unique yet challenging non-stop workout. 

KICK UP YOUR CARDIO COMBINATIONS

If you need creative ideas for multi level shallow water classes – this class is for you! Learn how to create and develop variations and combinations to keep your classes energized. Make the movements flow with changes of direction, speed and intensity levels. Learn how to mix and match working positions with basic movement to create variations and combinations without the complication of choreography. Review basic movements and learn how to build energetic and enjoyable programs.

PROGRAMMING FOR PEOPLE WITH MS

This workshop will provide materials and information outlining multiple sclerosis, and appropriate exercise inventory while identifying exercises that may be counter-productive. A comparison of aquatic programs for persons with MS, healthy adults and arthritis will be done. 

BANDS, BALLS AND BELLS

Utilizing a variety of equipment keep your programs dynamic and progressive. Fit bands will be utilized for strength, flexibility, balance, and partner work. Balls will be utilized for strength, balance and co-ordination. Foam dumbbells may be utilized for strength, balance and power. Build the water gym with tools to take your participants to the next level.

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MOVES

There are many ways to create interesting yet innovative ideas in the water. Learn how to mix and match your moves to create variations and combinations to keep your programs classes energized and effective. Movement patterns constantly need to be varied OR the clients will plateau or start talking. If you need creative ideas for multi level shallow water classes this class is for you!

The goal of this sessions is to help instructors expand their exercise inventory and review 10 ways to vary every movement so your programs are never repetitive nor boring. Waterfit is the best and easiest way to stay in shape so learn how to create fun and functional movements.

 

COOL WARM UPS & HOT WARMS DOWNS

Whether teaching a group of high energy athletes or a program for people with movement problems or anyone with fitness levels in between, the warm up component is the time to set the level and tone for the upcoming program. There is such a wide variety of aquatic programs available it is important that each Instructor learns to customize warm up movements to suit the level of the individuals attending the class. The same applies to the warm down. How long should it be? What moves should be included to get people out of the pool safely. Learn safe stretching moves and relaxation techniques to make sure they end the program in a successful frame of mind and can’t wait to come back for more. Take the time to be successful at the beginning of a program and finish as a winner with a complete program.

HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL & CIRCUIT TRAINING

Experience the energy! Keep your participants motivated, add variety and challenge encourage aerobic and muscle conditioning by providing interval sets or circuit stations. This calorie burning session is an excellent workout that will open your mind and body to exercise possibilities in a water environment. Suitable for people of all levels of fitness as this program is geared to promote self-paced exercise. 

AQUATIC EQUIPMENT TOOLBOX WORKSHOP

Discover infinite ways to make programs interesting and effective using either buoyant or resistive equipment -stuff that floats versus stuff that sinks.  This training workshop will provide a smart system to progress or intensify all exercises. Conversely, modifying or decreasing intensity will be reviewed. Learn to target all major muscle groups using the properties and protection of water.  Build a varied and interesting gym of the future. Equipment such as open and closed cell noodles, splash balls, dumbbells, flex paddles, cuffs, tubing, fit bands, boxers, kickers, steps and buoyancy belts may be utilized. If we are at your center – WaterART Fitness will build the toolbox around your equipment. Guaranteed ideas and energy to keep your programs growing and benefiting! 

JUST DANCE

Add a Latin flavor, the music of Broadway, Big Band, or Rock and Roll for an energetic workout. Keep true to the water by making dance moves WORK in the water. Learn how to program basic moves into dance tempo to add energetic cardio to your program. Guaranteed to keep you moving; shake and shimmy your entire body, feel the massage effect, have fun and get fit!

MUSCLES & NOODLES

This is a must to benefit and protect all the major joints. By learning exercises for all the major muscle groups you will help to stabilize and balance major muscles.Review all of the major muscle groups and joint actions for understanding basic program design. Learn progressive inventory for shallow water exercise design with noodles for beginner, intermediate and advanced clients. 

SALSA, THE AQUATIC WAY!

Add flavor and dance movements to your shallow water moves will provide great stimulus for moving and having fun ! Guaranteed to shake and shimmy your entire body. Learn the mambo, cha-cha meringue and more dance-like movements. Keep true to the water by making dance moves work in the water. Yield to buoyancy and keep everyone moving with the beat of the music and dancercise or zumba like.

NOODLE GYM

The noodle has become the most recognizable piece of equipment at the pool – it can be used in most every program and every depth of water. The unskilled can be provided with support to walk with confidence in shallow water. The more skilled can challenge balance standing, sitting kneeling or riding in deep or shallow water. This session offers a selection of noodle exercises showing the many adaptations or progressions that can be used to accommodate a wide variety of participants within the same class. 

RESISTIVE PADDLE PROGRAM

Are you ready to move up to more resistance? Paddles like any piece of equipment need to be added to the program gradually and participants may not be able to all perform the same exercises. Therefore you need a variety of exercises to offer for safely and challenge. Use one paddle or two. This video shows the many ways to incorporate the flex-paddles for a portion of a class or for a full program. Learn how to balance muscular training with cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, agility and coordination.

ANATOMY AND STRENGTH TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR H20 PROFESSIONALS

The foundation of all high-quality exercise design is a thorough understanding of the muscles and  joint actions.

(Note: You do not have to attend a university course. This workshop will provide practical tools to understand the science of moving that directly relates to your job responsibility. Learn principles of kinesiology in a practical and enjoyable way. 

If you don’t know your muscles or you need some brushing up on the foundation of exercise – this is workshop must do.  Our goal is to help you learn the science of moving well.

SPECIFICITY OF TRAINING

 This session will spend practical time working on developing new lesson plans and templates for preparing safe, effective and enjoyable water fitness programs. We will review exercises and class design to manage and develop  the important components of a fitness program (such as Warm ups, Cardiovascular training, Muscular Strengthening & Flexibility Sets as well as “mindful” Relaxation and Warm down movements).   Often we offer this session this as an option for Instructors who have not completed their examination process due to lack of understanding of the materials and/or time to study and review to prepare for the exam (and they let the time run out) or they need more ideas for class design.

MUSCLE UP

Do you know your major muscle groups and how to stretch and strengthen each muscle group 5 ways? Did you know that muscles moves your body whereas body fat floats? Muscular strength is needed with water exercise to promote cardiovascular fitness and burn calories. Understand how to effectively optimize muscle targeting for all your major muscle groups. Help your clients gain the most out of their programs with muscular fitness and balance exercises. Learn 5 specific exercises for each muscle group and 3 levels of progression. This workshop may be facilitated with or without water fitness equipment. This program can be applied to either shallow or deep-water depths with or without aquatic fitnesss equipment.

COMBO SHALLOW & DEEP WATER TRAINING

Whether it is a space issue or just a class preference, often shallow & deep water programs may be neatly combined into one program. Realize though that each depth has specialized skills, moves and benefits. Let’s review a variety of moves, working or body positions and program designs to skilfully teach both depth simultaneously. This program will review lots of movement variations and techniques provide multi-level options and opportunities for your participants for both non impact and low impact water training.

WATER WALKING

Walking is the number one functional activity that keeps people moving and independent on land – yet may be safely trained in the water.
This program will additionally improve balance, posture, core stability and attitude. This program will demonstrate new ideas to combine with active stretching and strengthening exercises to make for an enjoyable and effective program. We will even show you ideas to walk and talk in a meaningful way!

GAMES, PARTNERS & TEAM WORK

Want to add variety to your group classes? Stop that talking? Get people moving off “their” spot? Then throw in some games and group and partner team work. Find that kid in everyone; use the properties of water for functional daily activities while having fun. Introduce one or all – You can use these ideas as a “fun” segment or as a complete class.

KEEP 'EM MOTIVATED

Many of us became aquatic fitness professionals because we inherently love the water the way the water feels, lifts and supports our body. Water exercise offers exercise sessions challenging yet invigorating.  Unfortunately, because we love it so much, instructors can make a common mistake.  Remembering that it is your PARTICIPANTS’ workout – not your own, is the first step to a successful class.  This does not mean that you cannot enjoy the water.  A few guidelines can help your participants (and you) get the most out of their workout.What are 10 ways to keep your clients or patrons motivated? Keep it positive, enjoyable and specific in terms of feedback and encouragement. Every instructor needs fine tuning with communication! 

PRACTICAL TOOLBOX

What’s in your water exercise design toolbox?  Let’s review a variety of exercises and explore the many ways to design more purposeful multi-level water fitness classes. Keep the talkers moving! Provide your clients with more variety in their moves and techniques. Progress exercise through creativity and efficacy using both buoyant and resistive equipment. Lots of great ideas to keep your classes progressing  and benefiting, Help everyone in your class work at their personal best and potential. Review the basics and explore the many ways to design a water exercise class (shallow & deep depths) for a variety of skills, fitness levels and personalities.

SPORTS TRAINING WITH ADVANCED BUOYANCY CUFFS

Buoyancy cuffs are tough. This will offer an advanced challenge to lower body targeting and cardiovascular conditioning especially for deep water training. If you want a challenge, then we may guarantee that this is the program to you. Buoyant cuffs many be utilized as a deep water belt, arm equipment, core challenge and  advanced lower body strengthening equipment. We that all candidates be of advanced skill  level to learn this program safely.  Participants must have the minimal core strength to anchor cuffs down in a vertical body position when using cuffs in deep water. An excellent program for runners and sports enthusiasts.

DEEP H20 TRAINING

Learn to program safe and effective exercise in a non-impact environment. Deep water training allows cardiovascular movement and muscular conditioning in a variety of body positions not possible on land.Plan your program design to serve a variety of participants ” swimmer or non-swimmer ” using buoyant equipment. Learn key cardiovascular movements and/or specific muscle targeting to help map out a program.

DEEP H20 MUSCLES

Discover how to target all of the major muscle groups in deep water. Review the body positions to aid each individual to achieve optimal posture, muscle balance, and performance. Optimize visual and verbal communication techniques to help you to coach and motivate safely from the deck. 

Learn specific exercise inventory working with a belt and how exercise may differ using a pool noodle. Option to explore other advanced equipment such as dumbbells, cuffs, tubing and tethers.

FOAM WEIGHTS WORKOUT

Everyone loves to think that foam weights are a safe tool for the water. Dumbbells or foam resistance may be the most challenging piece of equipment to work with safely as often clients do not have the strength or skill to anchor the weights under the water. Learn 25 do’s and don’t to perform exercises effectively. Learn safety cautions for clients with  shoulder or neck conditions.  Learn the exercise physiology associated with designing programs for buoyancy assisted and resisted training. This program will review the necessary shoulder girdle mechanics and safety considerations.

DEEP H2O TRAINING WITH NOODLES

Deep Water Training provides a unique and open environment free from gravity and impact. The noodle is an excellent piece of equipment to import into your aquatic fitness programs for a deep-water workout. This workshop showcases many creative ideas incorporating cardiovascular and muscle conditioning exercises while using the noodle. Learn the many body and noodle positions that can offer a challenging workout to both skilled and unskilled aquatic fitness participants. Please note that not all noodles are equal. We will work with more dense noodles for resistance and lighter noodles for assistance or easier resistance.  Review how progression makes a difference.

ARTHRITIS H2O INSTRUCTOR

Investigate the most common types of arthritis so you may optimally design programs to aid this clientele. Learn how to modify and progress exercises as well as vary impact and intensity to meet the needs of a multi level arthritis class. Add noodles or resistive paddles for improved muscular strength, flexibility and balance.
The exercise goal for people with arthritis is to increase range of motion (ROM), muscular strength, flexibility, and balance, and to develop and maintain endurance.  Since arthritis is a joint disease, people with arthritis need to try to move through each joint’s active range of motion on a daily basis.  This regular movement helps prevent stiffness and loss of mobility.  Remember that range of motion is unique to each person and is specific to each joint.  Encourage full ROM, while reminding people to tune into their own body cues.

EXERCISE SAFETY FOR PEOPLE WITH COMMON HIP, KNEE AND ANKLE PROBLEMS

Review common hip conditions such as the Total Hip Replacement and Osteoarthritis. Compare land protocols to the water protocols and learn how they may be effectively integrated into the rehabilitation continuum. Learn how land and water exercise design and rehabilitation may be effectively integrated for faster recovery of knee injuries. We will look at some of the protocols for common knee issues such as ligament and tendon Ruptures, Meniscus Tears, Osteoarthritis, Total Knee Replacements and Muscle Imbalances. Review how ankle problems such as drop foot and Achilles ruptures as well as other gait issues.

ARTHRITIS NOODLE PROGRAM

This program provides many ideas to introduce the noodle into an Arthritis program safely. The noodle can be used to encourage functional and full body movements to target muscles and joints required for performing normal daily activities. See the many ways the noodle can assist or challenge the many participants suffering with this chronic condition. Learn simple exercises to target cardiovascular training, functional fitness, muscular endurance, balance and flexibility training at an appropriate intensity level for self paced exercise. 

COMMON NECK, BACK & SHOULDER PROBLEMS

Eight out of ten people at one time or another will experience backache ranging from slight annoyance to total disability. Learn some of the common back problems and how water exercise may be utilized in the rehabilitation continuum. Review shoulder mechanics as well as common issues with the shoulder area. Review specific exercise inventory to help maintain functional pain free mobility and stability of these areas. 

POSTURE ANALYSIS

Lordosis, Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Sway Back and Flat Back. What is proper posture and what do these terms mean for your exercise design? Understand which muscles may be tight and which weak and how to develop a suitable program card based on an individuals present posture.

Learn infinite ways  to train balance, posture and core to build a healthy and pain free body.

 

FIBROMYALGIA

This class uses the theory of warming exercises, strengthening exercises with water resistance only, followed by a long moving stretch that brings those tight muscles gradually back to their more normal flexibility. Due to the chronic pain of Fibromyalgia these classes must be very motivational and uplifting.  Our program goal is to improve mobility and stay pain free. Learn how group exercise and social interaction may build healthy attitudes and wellness.

SENIORS "FUN"CTIONAL FITNESS PROGRAM

Priorities for the senior’s in the 21st Century are keeping healthy, staying active and remaining independent. Water exercise can be the answer to all three. Use the three-dimensional resistive, buoyant and invigorating properties of water to create an enjoyable program to motivate clients and keep them coming back for more. Start with simple exercises then progress movement to aid with improved function for daily activities, social events and family outings.Learn to incorporate suitable equipment at the appropriate time. Best of all – put the FUN back into function!

PROGRAMMING FOR COMMON MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Learn to incorporate safe, effective and multi-level programming for common conditions of the hip, knee and back.Learn a complete group exercise program start to finish. Review a balanced program design so that all components of fitness are trained. Review general guidelines for helping your clients/patrons with  orthopaedic (hip, knee, shoulder, back, neck ), neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, arthritis, obesity, hypertension, diabetes and other debilitating medical conditions. Learn how to modify or progress an exercise to help people gain the most out of their program.

TAEKWONAQUA

Experience how the water becomes a total body resistance tool while remaining stress-free on the joints. Help the martial arts enthusiast improve flexibility, core stability, and muscle balance as movements normally performed on land, work-opposing muscles in the water. Experience the power of the water, concentration of the mind and the beauty of this martial art form.

BOOT CAMP

Serious exercisers want to work and gain more results in less time. This no nonsense workout will combine easy yet intense movements and intervals with active recovery muscle work. This high energy program is a great way to stop talking and keep your troops moving!

This program may be adapted to either shallow and/or deep water depths. Equipment should be added for overload and challenge.  Let us know what equipment you have and we will design an intense and invigorating workout.

SPORTS TRAINING - THE WATERGYM OF THE FUTURE

Developed for both shallow and deep-water depths, sports activities may be blended with the water for cross training benefits and variety. 
If you are not using the water as a training tool, then you are missing the secret to injury prevention. Learn advanced tools to train your high performance athletes or weekend warriors. 

EQUIPMENT OVERLOAD

 If you are not using the water as a training tool, then you are missing the secret to injury prevention and quick recovery times while using high intensity, non-impact training. Learn advanced tools to train your high performance athletes through weekend warriors.Steps, dumbbells, Fit Bands, paddles & balls will be utilized to challenge and simulate any sport. Learn how to target for balance, agility, proprioception, power, and sport specific movements using both shallow and deep-water depths. 

AQUATIC PERSONAL TRAINING ASSESSMENTS

How can you test for cardiovascular, muscular strength, balance, and flexibility in the water? Learn the protocols to help you find a benchmark for your athlete or client. Learn how to document their strengths and weaknesses so that you may better design an individual program. 

TriAQUAFUN

Developed for primarily deep-water depths, sports activities may be blended with the water for cross training benefits and variety. If you are not using the water as a training tool, then you are missing the secret to injury prevention and performance training. Learn 3 full programs to advance your clients skills. Excellent program for all types of athletes. Applicable to both group exercise and one-on-one training. You will learn a full running, cycling and finning (or swimming).

AQUATIC CYCLING PROGRAM

On land cycling classes have brought new participants into group exercise programs. Learn how to develop a water cycling class for deep-water programs using noodles or a buoyancy belt. Use your mind to train your body; use your heart to monitor your intensity. Adventure into the rhythmic movement of cycling and experience how a class will flow with the power of water. 

AQUATIC RUNNING PROGRAM

Running and marathon training has become a goal pursued by many individuals. The extreme training requirements for running often lead to injuries that undermine success. Experience the benefits of both shallow and deep-water training as part of a good running regime. Unload the joints for safe training and use intervals sets to provide both the cardiovascular strength and the resistance training necessary for a successful marathon. 

FINNING THE ULTIMATE BUTT BURNER

Using training fins or flippers may be an excellent way to challenge your swimmers to try a class – but this is anything but streamlining. You will target all of the major muscle groups at an advanced level. This is not a class for a non-swimmer or someone who cannot flutter kick. It is however a guaranteed butt burner for those who like to work hard, excellent calorie burning and lower body targeting.

H2O STEP SPLASH

Perhaps the best way to train function and balance is the  aquatic step. H2O step training  is an excellent tool to provide seniors with functional fitness. Life’s daily activities do require stepping up and down. Expand  your shallow water programming to programming with the step. Review balance, agility, cardiovascular exercises (any intensity you choose) as well as stretching and strengthening set.  This versatile piece of equipment. Train a diverse clientele to benefit the cardiovascular system, lower body loading, and range of motion as well as functional stepping skills.  Steps may shift slightly with the currents of the water (but this challenges balance ). Steps do require a flat pool &  each patron requires 6 square feet of space to move safely and properly.

RESISTIVE PADDLE

Are you ready to move up to more resistance? Flex or resistive paddles like any piece of equipment need to be added to the program gradually and participants may not be able to all perform the same exercises. Therefore you need a variety of exercises to offer for safely and challenge. Use one paddle or two. This program will demonstrate many ways to incorporate the flex-paddles for a portion of a class or for a full program. Learn how to balance muscular training with cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, agility and coordination for a total body program.

FIT BAND & TUBING WORKOUT

One of the most important components of fitness is muscular endurance and strengthening of the muscles.Fit bands and tubing are variable resistance that is cost effective, progressive and easy to use in water or on land. The advantage of the FIT BANDS is that some exercises maybe trained both in the water and the same exercises may be continued and practiced on land. Additionally there are unique water specific exercises. This program will utilize a 30 inch,  15 inch looped band or tubing with handles. 

AQUATIC STRETCH

Enjoy the protection and progressions of the buoyancy. Review both active and static stretches for every major muscle group. Realize that both static (passive) and active (moving) techniques may be enjoyed in the water. Review the major muscles to prepare in a  warm ups as well as the stretching the tighter muscles in the warm downs. Help your  clients to understand the importance of balancing your muscles for injury prevention and posture training. 

MIND & BODY PROGRAMMING: MINDFUL MOVEMENTS

Enjoy a combination of Yoga, Pilates and Tai chi. Discover ways to blend mind body techniques and aquatic exercise into your present program or to develop a stand alone program. Mindful movements will help your clients to increase your breathing, flexibility, core stability, coordination, muscular endurance and enhance your posture all using the healing properties of water. Enhance your posture using the relaxing and healing properties of water. This program can be designed for either shallow and deep water or a combination of both. 

YOGA & TAI CHI FOR SHALLOW H20

Enjoy a combination of yoga, and Tai chi. Discover ways to blend mind body techniques into your present program or to develop a stand alone program. Learn techniques to increase your breathing, flexibility, core stability, coordination, muscular endurance and enhance your posture all using the healing properties of water.

With this integration, body energy channels are opened and there is a resulting feeling of calmness and serenity, which achieves an ideal state of relaxation and inner stillness.

YOGA & FLOW

The healing properties of water are an excellent place to provide a calm but revitalizing mind and body exercise. Discover ways to increase your flexibility, core stability, coordination, and muscular endurance while soothing the mind with innovative yoga-like moves in the water. 

Review some filler and fun movements to keep your patrons warm and energized. Add breathing, posture and balance exercises –  and aqua yogafit.

WATER PILATES & CORE TRAINING

Pilates, balance & core training are all popular specialty programs on land that provide facilities with an additional revenue stream. Discover new ways to strengthen and increase core strength while in deep and shallow water depths. This “whole body” class emphasizes movements from Pilates to create mind-body awareness and fluidity. Learn classical movements and techniques to utilize the water for strength, balance and integrated core strength. There will be a variety of equipment utilized as well as 3 levels of intensity training for each exercise.

PARENT AND TOT/TODDLER FITNESS

The WaterART Parent & Tot workshop combines music, movement, lots of water play, and exercise. This is for toddlers aged 10 months through 2 years of age. We will spend quality time engaging in a wide variety of games and activities. For babies, the activities focus on developing basic skills such as gross and fine motor coordination, language acquisition, shape and color recognition, just to name a few. For toddlers, the activities center on social interaction and skills, creative fun skills, physical coordination and following directions. No swimming ability required! 

KIDZ! WATERGYM FUN & FITNESS

Children are failing at fitness. Swim lessons are an important aspect of growing up but may not appeal to all kids or parents. Why not offer more for your child’s development? Targeted for children aged 8-12, this ten lesson plan may be implemented simultaneously with children’s swim lessons or offered as a unique stand alone program. Turn your pool into a playground using a simple yet creative approach.

PRE & POST NATAL FITNESS

Water exercise is an excellent modality for pre -natal fitness but caution is required. Learn strategies to integrate moms-to-be with regular aquatic programs or to create specific  Pre & Postnatal programming. Recognize that this clientele should receive some “special “TLC. Learn the many changes a woman’s body goes through in pregnancy and investigate appropriate program design required through each trimester. 

SAFE DECK WORK

Learn techniques for visual and verbal cueing to aid your participants and yourself gain the most out of the programs. This session will be facilitated on land, and we will use chairs to aid in safety. Review a lesson plan and how to safely teach on deck without vertical stress on the body. We need instructors for the rest of time so don’t injure yourself on deck. Be visible and teach  animated movements so everyone may follow and enjoy. 

WATER SAFETY & BASIC RESCUES

This program is designed specifically for the aquatic instructor who needs knowledge in how to teach personal rescue skills and how to assist a patron/client/student who gets into trouble in the water and is not a lifeguard. This is not a lifeguarding course rather a education of how to become more aware and include water skills to  keep your group exercise participates safe.

PROGRAMMING FOR MOVENT DISORDERS

This shallow water instructor training program is for anyone interested in facilitating a program for people with Common and Neuromuscular Movement Disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Huntington’s Disease, Brain Injuries, Parkinson’s Disease etc.A shallow water exercise program will focus utilizing a variety of exercises and equipment to keep people moving. All exercise design will be focused on helping the individual to improve functional activities of daily living known as ADL’S. We will review assessments to provide a system of evaluating exercise choice, efficacy and progression.

SYNCHRO FITNESS

Combine the grace and precision of synchronized swimming with the aerobic benefits of water exercise. This is a great way to tighten your abdominals, define your legs and improve your posture and form. Experience the excitement and fun of this unique yet challenging non-stop workout. 

Please note that this is a specialized session and not all the Master Trainers teach all programs.

Land Workshops

MANAGING A HEALTHY WEIGHT WORKSHOP

Many medical conditions relate to lifestyle. Some examples of medical conditions that respond to lifestyle choices are: diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular, and joint issues. Some lifestyle choices can help reduce the physical, emotional, and financial challenges and hardships arising from these conditions. Following this workshop, you will have a better understanding of the common medical conditions and their relationship to lifestyle changes.

MUSCLE UP

Muscles are key for metabolism.  Muscular strength is needed for bone density, functional fitness and calorie burning. Understand how to effectively optimize muscle targeting for all your major muscle groups. Help your clients gain the most out of their programs with muscular fitness and muscular balancing exercises. Learn a specific exercise inventory and 3 levels of progression. Choose the equipment you would like to incorporate as well as the fitness level (healthy populations, seniors, arthritis etc you would like us to train.) This workshop may be facilitated with or without any specialized  equipment.

ANATOMY AND STRENGTH TRAINING

The foundation of all high-quality exercise design is a thorough understanding of the muscles and their appropriate joint action. If you don’t know your muscles or you need some brushing up on the foundation of exercise science welcome aboard.  We will review some easy range of motion assessments to provide a system of evaluating exercise choice, efficacy and progression.

THE BUSINESS OF FITNESS

How do you launch your own successful business? Learn how to establish yourself as your own boss and make it as a Fitness Entrepreneur. We will give you the systems and the inspiration to help make it happen! Learning how to become your own boss – take time and planning.

Opportunities for private training in client’s home, fitness clubs, community centers, hotel and resort properties as well as private clubs, and retirement communities.

Learn strategies to promote and build a business without much overhead. Learn 5 ways to fast track your career by starting your own business with fitness. Learn strategies to work smarter not harder.

KEEP 'EM MOTIVATED

Be original and get out of the rut! Take the time to be successful at the beginning of a program and finish as a winner – a complete program.

What are 10 ways to keep your clients or patrons motivated? Keep it positive, enjoyable and specific in terms of feedback and encouragement. Every instructor needs fine tuning with communication!

POSTURE ANALYSIS

Lordosis, Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Sway Back, and Flat Back; What is proper posture and what do these terms mean for your exercise design? Understand which muscles may be tight and which weak and how to develop a suitable program card based on an individual’s present posture.

Programming for Land Arthritis & Mobility

Investigate the most common types of arthritis so you may optimally design programs to aid this clientele. Learn how to modify and progress exercises utilizing pain free range of motion. Equipment such as golf tubes, light free weights, air filled balls (small) may be incorporated for fun and function.

Fit Band & Tubing with Handles

Variable resistance provides many alternatives to free weights. Learn 50 strengthening and stretching exercises to  help with posture,  muscular balance and improving function. All ages may be programmed with this equipment. Safety tips will be reviewed.

Senior Functional Fitness

A major priority for the senior in the 21st Century is keeping healthy, staying active and remaining independent. Review 10 aspects of functional fitness and a simple exercise inventory to maintain well-being and strength. Progress and  motivate clients and keep them coming to your programs with enjoyable exercise. Learn 10  tips to help seniors after a class to stay moving.

PROGRAMMING FOR NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS:

Learn new tips for programming a gentle sitting program  program for people with Common and Neuromuscular Movement Disorders.   You will learn 10 ways to help with balance, posture and gait to maintain function and well-being. This  program will focus utilizing a variety of exercises and equipment to keep people maintaining their  ADLs (activities of daily living). All exercise design will be focused on helping the individual to move at their pain free personal best. 

Tips on How to Become a Great Instructor

What are the traits that make an awesome instructor? How can your best instructor qualities impact your participants? You have the power to impact their fitness experience. Investigate the qualities that will enhance your teaching and sharpen your skills to make a positive impact for your classes.

Yoga, Tai Chi and Stretching

Discover ways to add mindful movement to your gentle programs. Review 15 tips on how to creatively blend mind body techniques into your present program or to develop a stand-alone program. Learn movements specific to yoga, tai chi and stretching to increase your breathing, flexibility, core stability, coordination, muscular endurance. Utilize standing or chair exercises for safety with your aging populations. Review both static and gentle mobility  stretching techniques for total body wellness.

Just Dance

Music really motivates your group. Learning how to phrase and build movement combinations will help your group get into the groove. Review rhythm and discover how variety to your music will add instant motivation and camaraderie.  Experience many genres of music including latin flavor, the music of Broadway, Big Band, or Rock and Roll for an energetic workout  or 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and top 40. Dance tempo will  add energetic cardio to your program as well as provide a system of cuing.

Aging Process

The definition of aging is said to be between 55-90 years of age. This is an enormous age range to be placed together. Fitness programs may be beneficial to all ages but how can we design classes for the older adult so that typical changes that need to be considered are not assumed into a one size fits all solution. Come on out and learn how we can design programs safely, effectively and with these physical changes in mind.

Positive Change: Getting out of the Rut

What constitutes positive change? What does it mean to you?

Change in ourselves to be able to help others How do we implement it within our class structure? What is our responsibility to our participants? What are their needs? Let’s open up the door to become the best we can be.

Equipment Tool Box

Discover infinite ways to make programs interesting and effective using equipment.  This training workshop will provide a interesting and creative  system to progress or intensify all exercises for stretching and strengthening the major muscles of the body. Review an total body inventory to keep your patrons mobile and well.