ACSM’s Resources for the Group Exercise Instructor gives you the knowledge and the skills you need to effectively lead group exercise. You’ll learn how to take advantage of group dynamics to improve health and well-being. You’ll also discover how to work with clients with special needs, so that everyone can safely benefit from group exercise. Moreover, the book shows how the skills you’ll gain can easily be adapted to different environments, including gyms, studios, recreational facilities, and clubs.
Developed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), this book thoroughly prepares you to become an ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor. Following an introduction, which includes a profile of a group exercise instructor, the book covers such topics as leadership, class design, legal issues and responsibilities, and exercise science. The book’s accompanying video demonstrates how the techniques discussed in the book are put into practice during an actual group exercise class.
8.375 x 10.875
November 1, 2011
About The Author(s)
American College of Sports Medicine
Grace DeSimone BA, ACSM-CPT, ACSM-GEI
National Group Fitness Director, Plus One Health Management, New York, NY
--Take Caution! boxes, throughout each chapter, call attention to information relating to safety or legal concerns.
--Chapter Objectives, in the beginning of each chapter, provide a quick overview of content to be covered. --Numbered boxes expand on ideas and discussions covered throughout the text.
--Ask the Pro provide quotes and tips from celebrity trainers.
--Recommended Resources provide extra resources/tips on where to find pertinent information.
--Chapter Summary, provided at the end of each chapter, highlights the main points covered in the material.
--Video clips available on thePoint companion website are referenced in the text by an icon.
Table of contents
Part I Introduction to Group Exercise Instruction
Chapter 1 Profile of a Group Exercise Instructor: Education, Credentials, Scope, and
Chapter 2 Profile of a Group Exercise Participant: Health Screening Tools
Part II Leadership and Design
Chapter 3 Class Design and Programming
Chapter 4 Communication Skills: Adherence and Motivation
Chapter 5 Choreography, Cueing, and Music
Chapter 6 Teaching Your Class
Chapter 7 Hospitality and Conflict Resolution
Chapter 8 Students with Special Concerns
Chapter 9 Specialty Classes
Chapter 10 Legal Issues and Responsibilities
Part III Exercise Science for the Group Exercise Instructor
Chapter 11 Exercise Physiology
Chapter 12 Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Biomechanics Chapter 13 Introduction to Nutrition
Appendix A Sample Job Descriptions Appendix B ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist Job Task Analysis
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