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FIS Practical portion for your exam. Some of this is on the Theory as well

What I look for: Introduce yourself give a quick description of the class, what to expect, level, options (ask if anyone has taken the class before – address any questions or concerns. Begin and end on time.

Balance of all major muscle groups from beginning to end.

Warm-up explaining benefits of the warm – up as it applies to the class some things participants need to pay attention to i.e. breathing, heart rate etc. approximately 10 – 12minutes (heart rate)

Four primary Functions of the warm—up

  • Movement Rehearsal
  • Elevated Body Temperature
  • Systemic Excitation
  • Functional Preparation

Phases of Warm-up

General Warm-Up

  • Dynamic Range of Motion (ROM)

Specific Warm-Up

  • Muscle and Skill Recruitment

CARDIO Component – explaining the benefits Approximately 20 – 35 minutes (heart rate)

Primary Function of Cardiovascular training

  • Aerobic Capacity and Endurance
  • Systems Integration
  • Movement Mastery

Phases of Cardio (how these may apply with an interval class if you are teaching a Boot Camp or HITT – give options for all levels if multilevel class & or variations from impact to non-impact, easy to hardest

  • Pre-Cardio
  • Cardio
  • Cardio Recovery

Muscle conditioning – explain benefits of muscle conditioning give options approximately 5 – 20 minutes

Primary Function of muscle conditioning

  • Muscular Strength
  • Muscular Endurance
  • Functional Performance

Phases of Muscle conditioning

    • The phase is determined by the training principle(s) you decide to employ and how much time you dedicate to this component.

    • Closely aligned with how you choose to structure this part of the class.

Structure of Muscle conditioning

Varies depending on

Training emphasis (function)

Time allotted

Targeted body parts



Symmetrical with respect to body parts, muscle groups and function

Final Cool down approximately 5 – 10 minutes in length explaining benefits – how everyone will feel, awareness of depth of stretch, how dynamic is different than static, breathing

Primary Function of muscle conditioning

  • Flexibility Training
  • Integration of Workout Benefits
  • Relaxation

Phases of muscle conditioning

  • Transition
  • Flexibility Training
  • Relaxation

How are you transitioning from: standing to sitting, lying, from one stretch to the next? All major muscle groups.

Ending on Time – Q&A being available after class. If there is another class after where will you meet everyone.

Thank all for coming!

I will also look at how you use the music from beginning to end. Is there a time the music needs to be turned off? What transitions you use to create movement? Complete at lease one song within the 32-count phrasing. Use examples in your book & DVD pick 1 that you can comfortably teach. Starting on the down beat and working in the 4 / 4 x.

Be yourself having fun, get people laughing. If you mess up adlib keep a nice momentum going.

Incorporating encouraging Breathing – Motivate, Communicate & Educate throughout. Show your LOVE!

Very important heart rate checks. Use a variety of ways to ask, get response (Are their heart rates up? What %? What formula are you using or do they know ask? Than quickly teach the formula so they understand and can quickly give you a response - teaching people so they learn what intensity they are working at or should be at parts of the class. Coaching, verbal & Non-verbal cuing.

What and how you are adjusting to make all individual do their best and experience an awesome workout.

Some may have to be pushed to work harder longer some may need to be brought down or given options from impact to no impact. Check posture and alignment, breathing techniques etc. throughout.

What: - teaching formulas you will be using? Linear, linking, pyramids etc. Cueing, coaching techniques etc. The more you use the better. Give water and heart rate check breaks – ask and get response.


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