AFAA Finding Your Beat, Powered by Yes! Music (4 CEU’s)
Group Fitness Instructors use a variety of music in numerous ways. From background music to foreground music to adding a fun factor to cueing, pacing, setting the mood, and choreography design, music is the foundation of your class. Finding Your Beat will introduce you to tempo and how tempo influences safety and exercise performance, as well as how to use real time, half-time, and double-time tempo to manipulate intensity and find the correct tempo for specific formats.
The course will also provide common music based cueing techniques like 4-beat cueing, 2-beat cueing, phrase based cueing and song based cueing and show you what these different cueing techniques look like in a class setting. In addition, Finding Your Beat will explain music legalities for the Group Fitness Professional and provide current digital tools to help you find your music and manipulate it to fit specific requirements of different formats.
Upon completion of this course, fitness professionals will be able to:
• Use music to teach safe, effective and motivating classes.
• Identify the beat, the downbeat, and various musical phrases.
• Explain how to use music to refine and polish cueing skills.
• Describe tempo and recommended tempo by class format.
• Explain legal and ethical digital music usage for group fitness.
AFAA Sustaining Mobility and Movement (7 CEUs)
As a fitness professional, you know that moving efficiently in activities is key to performance and longevity for you and your participants.
In this first release of AFAA® ’s Sustaining Mobility & Movement series, group fitness instructors and personal trainers gain the knowledge needed to make simple adjustments to counteract the negative effects of muscular imbalances that result from activities of daily living and a sedentary lifestyle—imbalances that can lead to potential injuries.
- Uncover dysfunctions in the body’s kinetic chain and the associated movement deficiencies.
- Identify common imbalances found in different group formats—cycle, resistance/strength training, cardio/HIIT, boot camp, dance, aqua and mind-body—and adjust them by applying the corrective exercise continuum.
- Take group fitness to an individual level by assessing your class, seeing how students move, uncovering imbalances, and making adjustments to correct them.
Human Movement Science addresses the needs of individuals while also providing a successful group experience. It ensures your participants will perform at their best.
Fitness Instruction Essentials (2 CEUs)
Learn evidence-based principles of movement science application, and review key tips for maintaining a healthy, fit lifestyle. Review various fitness assessments and programming to help monitor progress.
AFAA CEU Corner: Hydration – Through the Lens of Fitness and Health (2 CEUs)
Being a little low on water is a bigger deal than most people think. Here’s research to prove it, plus a physiology review to explain why even a 2% deficit can affect mental and physical well-being.