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Upper Body Multi-Plane Resistance Training

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By Rollin Rachele
The shoulder complex is one of the most vulnerable areas in the body. Without proper strength, endurance, flexibility, and mobility exercise, the shoulder area is prone to injury, mobility issues, and chronic pain. Issues and injury in the shoulder can have profound impact on functionality and activities of daily living, causing pain and loss of optimal range of motion.
This course will help you understand the importance of multiplanar training for the shoulder joint. Adding resistance in all planes of motion and in multi-planar motion will help train the shoulder joint functionally through many ranges of motion. By adding appropriate resistance for the multiplanar exercises, you can help increase strength and endurance.


Core Conditioning Camp: Part 1

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By Melissa Weigelt, MS, RYT
This multi-media course uses video, text, and pictures to provide you with choreography for a complete core workout. Learn how to teach this workout which includes powerful cardio moves that focus on extreme calorie burning combined with unique strength exercises that will sculpt the body. The workout includes an emphasis on balance training to challenge the core and uses functional and interval training techniques. Have your clients engage multiple muscle groups to maximize energy expenditure and increase post workout caloric burn. Keep your clients coming back for more core with this workout!


Hand Me a Handbar Program 1

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By Terri Mitchell, PTA, BA, ATRI
Hand Me a Handbar is an introduction to safely using buoyant equipment in the water to enhance and add variety to aquatic fitness workouts. Each video shows a basic move, as well as progressions and options for changing the stance or active movement of the legs or arms to add challenge or variety. Several ideas are presented in this course for handbar use. Add spark to your handbar workouts.


Hi-Low Choreography for Everybody

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By Rella Brennan, ACE, AFAA
In this dynamic choreography course, Master Instructor Rella Brennan shows you 15 moves that you can use as building blocks in your own choreography. Safe and effective Hi-Low Choreography shows all moves with a low impact variation, fluid transitions, and great combinations to keep your classes fresh and effective. Learn how to put together several of the moves to get 6 safe combinations that will rock your class, or take it up a notch with Rella's Mega Combinations and see how all of the moves work together to create one great class. Awesome choreography to incorporate into several class formats to keep you fresh!


WW: Deep Water Performance Challenge

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By Mary O. Wykle, Ph.D.
Add new dimension and variety to your deep water programming. Strap on some Water Walkers and offer advanced programming for your fit clients. Options for Cadence Training and Insanity Intervals are provided. Videos and explanations provided with the exercises, and 2 sample programs included. Feel the benefit of drag resistance to kick up your deep water programming options.


WW: Upper Torso and Core

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By June Lindle-Chewning, BS, MA
Water Walkers aren't just for your feet anymore! This course takes the water walkers off the feet and onto the hands for an upper torso and core workout that is hard to beat. This workout is best performed standing in shallow water with no flotation equipment. Enhance your lower torso water walker workout with some great upper torso and core training options with drag resistance that takes on a whole new dimension. Videos provided for upper torso and core exercises.


Buoyancy Stretches

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By Ana Oriani, MA, AEA, ATRI
Take your clients and athletes to a new level of flexibility with Buoyancy Stretches. Learn how to maximize the use of Archimedes' Principle and buoyancy equipment with supine, side, and front working positions. These stretches will enable you to help your client enhance relaxation, breathe more consistently and deeply, and maintain the proper level of body alignment that can help to achieve a fluid and controlled stretch. Exercise videos help with visual descriptions.


Barefoot Balance Training: Improve Posture and Build Strength with Barefoot Science

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By Emily Splichal, DPM, MS, MPH
In closed chain kinematics the foot is the foundation to human movement. This means that any dysfunction in the foot must impact knee, hip and lower back alignment. Conversely, in open chain kinematics, hip strength controls knee and foot posture. Learn one of the most effective techniques for improving foot posture, controlling knee pain and strengthening the hip. After this course you will fully appreciate the power of barefoot work. Improve posture and build strength - with barefoot balance training.


Burdenko Water Walkers: General Fitness Conditioning Application for Group Fitness and Personal Trai

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By Igor N. Burdenko
Looking for something new in the water? The Burdenko water walking program is just what you need for group, personal training, or rehab. This program based on the Burdenko Method contains unique exercises using the Burdenko water walker equipment. The program is different, functional, maximizes time efficiency, and makes exercising fun. It is easy to remember, and mimics some sports movements. Videos and text give clear instruction for each exercise. Your clients will love these unique exercises that can make up an entire workout, or be mixed with other more traditional exercises.


Healthy Heart for a Healthy Life

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By Tina Schmidt-McNulty MS, RCEP, RN
Heart disease and its complications is the leading cause of death in the US for both men and women. Exercise plays an important role in prevention and treatment of heart disease. This course explores risk reduction, prevention, and management of heart disease through lifestyle changes and exercise. Learn how to safely and effectively lead your clients to a healthier heart and a healthier life.


Super Abdominals: Essential Rules of Excellence

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By Eduardo Netto, MS
Core and abdominal strength/endurance are the foundation of all human movement. Learn how to train abdominals efficiently with proper exercise execution in this course. See videos and explanations of abdominal anatomy, proper training technique, and exercises for on land with bonus exercises for in the water. This course helps you build your knowledge and skills for training this fundamentally important part of the body.


Aqua Magic Moves 1

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By Katrien Lemahieu, MESN
Over 100 videos of new moves! You will never run out of aquatic moves and variations for personal training or all levels of group fitness with this exceptional choreography course by Katrien Lemahieu. You are provided with dozens of variations for three base moves: a Jumping T-Jack, a Soccer Jog, and a Tango Twist. Variations include leg variations, arm variations, additional variations, and crazy combinations. Special attention is placed on basic knowledge and careful consideration for safe and effective transitions in the aquatic environment. This course is packed with videos to help you with pool and deck instruction, and to help you see and practice these innovative moves. You will never approach your aquatic exercise choreography the same!


Aqua Magic Moves 2

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By Katrien Lemahieu, MESN
Over 100 videos of new moves! Welcome to the second Aqua Magic Moves course! Aqua Magic Moves is designed to help instructors combine arm and leg patterns and make them into new exercises. They have the Magic to be executed in so many different ways that you will never run out of choreography ideas. There is theory included, cue recommendations, and other information you can use to execute the moves and understand the philosophy behind the system. You are provided with dozens of variations for three base moves: a Circle Ski 3, Corner Kick, and Rocking Mambo. This course is packed with videos to help you with pool and deck instruction, and to help you see and practice these innovative moves. You will never approach your aquatic exercise choreography the same!


Aqua Magic Moves 3

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By Kim Geeroms, Katrien Lemahieu, MESN
Katrien Lemahieu is back at it again for Aqua Magic Moves 3 teaming up with Kim Geeroms. Kim and Katrien (K2) provide a unique way to construct aquatic choreography that results in "magic moves" which can be used in choreography for the unfit through trained athletes. You can adapt these moves to your client base, intermix them into your existing chorography for an extra challenge, or use them to promote coordination to "train the brain." There are so many options for using Aqua Magic Moves that you will never run out of choreography ideas and challenges. Over 50 videos to help you learn the moves!


PNF in the Pool

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By Terri Mitchell, PTA, BA, ATRI, Julia Meno-Fettig, BS, CTRS, ATRI
PNF is characterized by mass movement patterns that are spiral and diagonal. You use PNF patterns of movement and components of them in most of your functional daily activity. This course offers basic educational information regarding proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation techniques appropriate for performance in the aquatic environment to use with all levels of clients. See text, photos and video demonstrations as the authors teach PNF movements for use in therapy and fitness environments, one-on-one or in group fitness applications. PNF training helps your clients maintain important functional movement patterns.


Pilates Based Exercise and Philosophy for Land and Water Instructors & Personal Trainers

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By Judi Powers, MS
This course introduces the teachings and movements of Joseph H. Pilates. It outlines the popular neuro-muscular floor exercises that stretch and strengthen muscles and promote better posture, using science to better understand the core and stabilizing techniques used in this type of training. Add these exercises to your tool bag to provide diversified programming for your group and one-on-one exercise applications.


Advanced Aqua Pilates

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By Anna Shay-McEntee
Advance your client's development of correct breathing technique, body awareness, body alignment and body placement in the execution of Advanced Aqua Pilates exercises. The results are improved core strength, control, stability and flexibility. Excellent videos, images, and exercise explanations are included to help you teach these exercises for maximum results. Provide your clients with variety and diversity with Advanced Aqua Pilates exercises. (Also see Essential Aqua Pilates.)


Essential Aqua Pilates

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By Anna Shay-McEntee
Pilates and Aqua exercise are two of the fastest growing exercise programs in the world. They offer programs to suit the exercise needs for people of all ages and all levels of fitness. Pilates performed in the water engages the upper and lower extremities through optimal ranges of motion while minimizing stress on the joints, resulting in a unique combination of exercise and physiotherapy. Learn how to teach correct breathing technique, body awareness, body alignment and body placement in the execution of these unique exercises. Excellent videos, images, and exercise explanations are included to help you teach these exercises for maximum results. Provide your clients with variety and diversity with Essential Aqua Pilates exercises.


Choreography for the Aging Population: Land

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By Sandy Stoub, BA, MA
Running out of choreography ideas? Sandy Stoub combines her gerontology knowledge with her rich teaching experience to bring you a complete basic program for older adults. You can use this information to start an older adult class or introduce new ideas to your existing class or personal training. Exercises are performed seated in a chair and standing next to a chair. The choreography for this course is taken from the complete continuing education course called "The Issue of Aging." Please see this course for additional information on programming guidelines for older adults.


Choreography for the Aging Population: Water

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By Sandy Stoub, BA, MA
Running out of choreography ideas? Sandy Stoub combines her gerontology knowledge with her rich teaching experience to bring you a complete basic program for older adults. You can use this information to start an older adult class or introduce new ideas to your existing class or personal training. Exercises are provided for a "Gentle" water workout and an "Active" water workout. The choreography for this course is taken from the complete continuing education course called "The Issue of Aging." Please see this course for additional information on programming guidelines for older adults.


Abdominal Progressions

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By Eduardo Netto, MS
This choreography course takes you through the abdominal progression exercises from Eduardo Netto's continuing education course "Super Abdominals: Essential Rules of Excellence." The progressions show abdominal exercises that optimize the challenge to the abdominal muscles but impose minimal load penalty to the lumbar spine. Use this course for abdominal progression ideas or for abdominal exercise review. Choose Eduardo's full course for complete abdominal exercise concepts.


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