Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual-7th Edition
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Aquatic fitness is not just for older adults or those with physical limitations. Water exercise is a proven fitness activity that is challenging and fun for all age groups and abilities. It offers reduced-impact options for group exercise, small-group fitness, and personal training. As the primary preparation resource for the certification exam of the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA), Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual, Seventh Edition, is the most comprehensive resource to help you design and lead effective exercise sessions in the pool.
With contributions from 17 industry experts, you will learn how to energize your teaching with techniques and programs based on many popular fitness formats, such as kickboxing, yoga, body sculpting, Pilates, walking and jogging, circuits, intervals, and sport-specific training. You'll also find updated research on shallow- and deep-water exercise, as well as new and revised content on the following:
• Specialty equipment such as bikes, treadmills, and gym stations intended for the aquatic environment
• The latest interval training techniques, including HIIT and Tabata
• Water safety guidelines
• Aquatics recommendations from organizations such as the Arthritis Foundation and the National Osteoporosis Foundation
• Nutrition and weight management guidance that reflects the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
• Business and legal insights on compliance with insurance, music licensing, and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
In addition, the Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual covers basic exercise science concepts, including exercise anatomy and physiology. The text reviews injuries, emergencies, and working with special populations. For those preparing for the AEA Aquatic Fitness Professional Certification exam, you'll find a detailed glossary and index, along with review questions at the conclusion of each chapter, to help you study.
Nowhere else will you find the fitness applications and comprehensive programming you need in one convenient resource. The Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual contains essential foundational information on the components of physical fitness, group fitness teaching techniques, and the AEA Standards and Guidelines. Expand your teaching and career opportunities by cultivating the critical skills for leading safe, enjoyable, and effective aquatic exercise programs.
A reference for Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA) members, AEA-certified professionals, aquatic exercise instructors, and fitness instructors. Also a resource for individuals preparing for the AEA Aquatic Fitness Professional Certification exam.
Part I. Foundations of Fitness and Exercise
Chapter 1. Physical Fitness
Chapter 2. Exercise Anatomy
Chapter 3. Exercise Physiology
Chapter 4. Movement Analysis
Chapter 5. Exercise Motivation and Behavior
Part II. The Aquatic Environment
Chapter 6. Physical Laws as Applied to the Aquatic Environment
Chapter 7. Pool Environment and Design
Part III. Instruction and Programming
Chapter 8. Shallow-Water Exercise
Chapter 9. Deep-Water Exercise
Chapter 10. Aquatic Exercise Leadership
Chapter 11. Aquatic Exercise Programming
Chapter 12. Special Populations and Health Conditions
Part IV. Safety, Scope of Practice, and Legal
Chapter 13. Safety, Emergencies, Injuries, and Instructor Health
Chapter 14. Basic Nutrition and Weight Management
Chapter 15. Business Issues and Legal Considerations
Appendix A. Shallow-Water Exercise
Appendix B. Deep-Water Exercise
Appendix C. Aquatic Fitness Equipment
Appendix D. Answers to Chapter Review Questions
Appendix E. Instructor Worksheets
Appendix F. Sample Class Formats
Review some of the most common aquatic formats
Teaching from the pool deck