BookIf you’re a fitness professional eager to expand your program offerings, a wellness coach who wants to help your patients become more active, or a personal trainer trying to attract new clients, walking can be your low-cost solution! Learn the techniques and coaching cues to turn a low-impact, easily accessible activity into a fun and challenging workout for clients of every age and ability.
The Walking Solution will help you create innovative programs to engage individuals across the fitness spectrum. Introduce a program for inactive individuals to get moving, or challenge experienced clients with a new cross-training activity.
In The Walking Solution, you will discover the four progressions of walking technique, how to increase intensity, and how to incorporate strength-building exercises to get the most out of every walk. Clear instructions and photos show the dynamic and static stretches that help to ensure safety and improve performance. Case studies describe unique and successful walking programs that you can customize for your own clients. You will also learn the key business strategies that allow you to increase revenue and reach new audiences to expand your clientele. You will also get access to customizable business development resources such as waivers and marketing plans.
Transform lives using the simple and effective strategies in The Walking Solution and help all your clients experience improved mental and physical well-being. Get your clients—and your business—moving today!
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Walking Solution Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of The Walking Solution With CE Exam, a package that includes both the book and the exam.
AudiencePersonal trainers, group exercise instructors, and other fitness professionals; activity directors; worksite wellness professionals; health coaches; parks and recreation professionals; school wellness directors; PE teachers; and community college instructors teaching walking or fitness activity courses.
Table of ContentsPart I. Why Walking?
Chapter 1. The Power of Walking
Chapter 2. Made for Walking
Part II. The New Way to Walk
Chapter 3. Intensify the Pace
Chapter 4. Coach Proper Technique
Part III. Walking Workouts
Chapter 5. Design Effective Workouts
Chapter 6. Stretch for Mobility and Performance
Chapter 7. Gain Strength for Power
Part IV. Enhance the Experience
Chapter 8. Ensure Comfort and Safety
Chapter 9. Include All
Part V. The Business of Walking
Chapter 10. Manage Your Classes
Chapter 11. Promote Walking as a Workout
Chapter 12. Coach for Success
Appendix A. Recommended Reading
Appendix B. Health Questionnaires and Waivers
Appendix C. Business Development Resources