This foundation aquatic fitness Instructor program provides leaders with shallow & deep water techniques to design a group exercise program for a variety of ages, skills and fitness levels. This onsite practical training will provide instructors with tools to plan a purposeful lesson utilizing basic moves and working/body positions to progressively adjust intensity. The goal is to provide a total body group exercise program with a thorough understanding of how to safely and effectively target the cardiovascular system as well as focus on exercises for muscular strengthening, flexibility and balance training. Leaders will experience both theory (classroom) and practical (pool) sessions. We do recommend that you have taken some aquatic fitness classes and are comfortable in the water, however, no experience is necessary – just a love of the water and willingness to become a dynamic fitness leader! Please note that candidates will have up to six months after the training to complete examination process (theory & practical assessment).
We strongly recommend that you register and review materials “prior to the training” to review the videos. The practical exam session may be done virtually or onsite with Diane. Our focus is to fast track instructors so that they may be ready to teach in the fall using a variety of basic moves and techniques to plan a safe, effective and enjoyable lesson plans.
Early bird Registration Date: September 19, 2022
Course Registration Fee Includes:
- 16 hours of instruction guided by Certified Master Trainer Diane Kabakoff (Sept 24 & Oct 1)
- practical pool & classroom theory sessions
- Manual with study guide questions & answers
- Unlimited online streaming via WaterART Fitness App of the following videos (for six months with registration membership or unlimited as a certified or enthusiast member): Videos are available once order is paid in full and head office updates the order.
- V230- Shallow & Deep Water Program Planning Tutorial
- V211- Muscle in Shallow & Deep Tutorial
- V206-Incorporating Basic Moves into a Program
- V178-Shallow H2O Working Positions
- DVD072-Shallow H2O Splash (2 parts)
- V188-Deep H2O Training with Buoyancy Belt
- V190-Combo teaching Shallow & Deep
- DVD064- Shallow & Deep H2O Workout
- V208- Shallow H2O Muscle Up with Equipment Review
- V192-Types of Noodles & Noodle Positions
- V195-Safe Deck Teaching
- Optional upgrade for Vimeo Video Streaming for all devices and computers
- Note Hard copies of DVDs are different videos programs (DVD001, DVD003, DVD080-4 parts, DVD072-2 parts, DVD064, DVD008, DVD031, dvd092)
- Everyone receives the WaterART Fitness Educational App streaming with your purchase
- 5 Laminated reference cards
- Comprehensive WaterART examination process (theory & practical assessment)
- Automatic renewal and/or upgrade of your existing WaterART Certification(s) upon successful exam completion
- Certificate of course completion
- Certification E-Diploma & certified status upon successful completion.
- Instructor manual is required for your to reference for liability purposes and is full of helpful information. Candidates may request manual ship in advance or pick up at the workshop.
Facility Contact Information:
Contact Master Trainer: Diane Kabakoff -All registrations via WaterART Fitness
What to Bring:
- Lunch or snacks
- Water Fitness Wear or Bathing Suit(s) for one pool session 3-4 hours
- Towel/cover up for indoor pool (water temperatures may vary)
- Water-shoes are preferred wear