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Professional's Guide to Small-Group Personal Training With CE Exam, A

Professional's Guide to Small-Group Personal Training With CE Exam, A

$89.00 USD


Product Format
    The package components are as follows:
    • A Professional’s Guide to Small-Group Personal Training text
    • Continuing education exam (accessed online)
    A Professional’s Guide to Small-Group Personal Training With CE Exam 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. Upon completing the book, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
    • Explain the benefits of small-group personal training.
    • Practice the personality traits of successful SGT instructors.
    • Identify your target market.
    • Explain the various levels of risk involved with small-group personal training.
    • Implement an emergency response system.
    • Design a business plan.
    • Create a budget of expenses and revenue.
    • Implement a member retention plan.
    • Incorporate social media strategy into your marketing plan.
    • Conduct individualized fitness assessments.
    • Coach clients through the stages of behavioral change.
    • Provide multilevel training techniques.
    • Implement the three styles of coaching.
    • Create a cohesive group experience by incorporating different communication styles.
    • Exhibit the attributes of building rapport.
    • Collaborate with clients to establish SMART goals.
    • Apply the three training principles that help clients achieve results.
    • Incorporate the elements of human movement into client programs.
    • Implement advanced training techniques.
    • Safely and efficiently lead clients through warm-ups and cool-downs.
    • Coach new, deconditioned clients through introductory training programs based on their fitness levels.
    • Coach well-conditioned clients through advanced training programs based on their fitness levels.
    • Apply partner and team training techniques to encourage progress and socialization.


    A continuing education course for personal trainers, group exercise instructors, and other certified fitness professionals.
    Part I. The Business of Small-Group Personal Training
    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 Ways of Coaching: Verbal, Visual, Kinesthetic
    Chapter 8. Strategies to Optimize Group Achievement

    Part III. Applying Foundational Training Principles to Programming Practices
    Chapter 9. Programming Components and Training Principles
    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
    Keli Roberts is a world-renowned fitness educator and trainer. She is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as an exercise physiologist (ACSM-EP). She is an ACE master trainer, certified by ACE as a health coach (HC), personal trainer (CPT), group fitness instructor (GFI), and cancer exercise specialist. She holds numerous certifications through Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). The recipient of the 2003 IDEA International Fitness Instructor of the Year award, she was inducted into the United States–based National Fitness Hall of Fame in 2007.

    Originally from Australia, Roberts moved to the United States in 1990 to pursue her passion—fitness! She quickly became one of the most in demand private trainers in Los Angeles and garnered a celebrity clientele that included Cher, Kirstie Alley, Jennifer Grey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Russell Crowe, and Faye Dunaway, and her step classes attracted stars such as Julia Roberts, Annette Bening, and Jennifer Beals.

    Roberts is also a successful author and has been featured in Shape, Elle, Health, Fitness, Self, Ms Fitness, American Fitness, Allure, and many international publications. She has designed, choreographed, and starred in over 80 fitness videos and DVDs, including the award-winning video Cher Fitness: A New Attitude.

    As CEO and owner of Keli’s Real Fitness Inc., Roberts trains a variety of clients, including pregnant women, new mothers, and senior citizens. She works with clients with multiple sclerosis, cancer, and cardiac issues as well as those who have been in physical therapy. She teaches group fitness classes at Equinox in Pasadena and Glendale, and at Breakthru Fitness in Pasadena.

    She conducts continuing education seminars, workshops, and master classes worldwide. She is a faculty member for SCW Fitness Education, a senior master trainer for Schwinn, and a BOSU elite developmental team member.

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