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Excerpts — Methods of Group Exercise Instruction-3rd Edition With Online Video

Create a healthy emotional environment

In addition to being positive role models, group exercise instructors need to establish a comfortable emotional environment for their participants.

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Functional training principles

Per Olof Astrand coined the term functional training in a landmark article titled “Why Exercise?” He stated, “If animals are built reasonably, they should build and maintain just enough, but not more structure than they need to meet functional requirements” (1992, p. 154).

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Enhance class through equipment and setup

Choosing how to teach your sport conditioning or boot camp class ultimately depends on your personality, teaching philosophy, and clients’ response to various formats.

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