Clients often find the camaraderie of group training to be engaging and fun, motivating them to commit to regular activity. But participants also appreciate a more personalized experience, with focused attention from the instructor. That’s where small-group training comes in. A Professional’s Guide to Small-Group Personal Training is a much-needed resource designed to help you successfully lead training sessions for small groups—incorporating group dynamics and your knowledge of training principles to develop business offerings that will create a new stream of revenue.
Learn how to apply group dynamics and social interaction to create a comfortable environment for clients who enjoy personal training in a group setting. Develop the skills necessary to quickly modify work for each participant to keep your entire group engaged and progressing toward their fitness goals. Increase client performance, adherence, and enjoyment while growing relationships between yourself and your clients—and your clients’ relationships with one another—with proven strategies for success.
You’ll find 12 sample programs with dynamic warm-ups and cool-downs, all suitable for a variety of needs and fitness goals, that will keep groups moving from beginning to end. Also included are over 70 exercises, complete with descriptions and variations that will enable you to quickly modify exercises for group members who are more advanced or less advanced than the rest of the group.
With A Professional’s Guide to Small-Group Personal Training, you’ll maximize your training hours and increase your revenue potential while creating a fun, safe, and motivating environment for your clients.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. A Professional’s Guide to Small-Group Personal Training Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the A Professional’s Guide to Small-Group Personal Training With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
Chapter 1. Understanding Small-Group Personal Training
Chapter 2. Risk Management and Safe Training Practices
Chapter 3. Creating Your Plan
Chapter 4. Building Your Client Base
Part II. Working With Small Groups
Chapter 5. Assessment and Exercise Testing
Chapter 6. Understanding Your Client and Enhancing the Group Experience
Chapter 7. The Three Styles of Coaching: Verbal, Visual, Kinesthetic
Chapter 8. Strategies to Optimize Group Achievement
Part III. Applying Foundational Training Principles to Programming Practices
Chapter 9. Training Principles and Programming Components
Chapter 10. Advanced Training Techniques
Chapter 11. Dynamic Warm-Ups and Cool-Downs
Part IV. Sample Programs
Chapter 12. Introductory Training Programs
Chapter 13. Advanced Training Programs
Chapter 14. Partner and Team Training Programs
Chapter 15. Selected Exercises