Carol Kennedy-Armbruster and Mary M. Yoke have completely revised their successful group exercise text. Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, Second Edition (Human Kinetics 2009) highlights the commonalities of a variety of group exercise formats through universal training principles, correction techniques and safety. As both exercise and academic instructors, the authors bring a unique blend of experience to the classroom.

This text features applied learning through practical mini-teaching assignments that are referenced with demonstrations found on the DVD. Teaching techniques convey appropriate training for each muscle group and methods for warm-up, cardiorespiratory training, muscular conditioning and flexibility. In addition, starter routines, modification strategies and assessments are presented for eight class formats: hi/low impact, step training, kickboxing, sport conditioning, stationary indoor cycling, water exercise, yoga and mat-based Pilates.

For students and course instructors, the practical assignments and practice drills throughout the text reinforce the content while facilitating instruction. In addition, the accompanying DVD provides invaluable visual and practical information to help students convert the information presented in the text to applied skills necessary for success in their future professions. When used as a course text, Methods of Group Exercise Instruction also includes an updated instructor guide and test package, which offer suggestions for effective use of the book and DVD package, lesson plan outlines, a sample week-by-week syllabus, lab activities, and sample test questions. Online course options are also available for those instructors and students who prefer the convenience of online learning.


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