Youth Fitness serves as an excellent foundation for exercise and fitness professionals interested in expanding their teaching expertise concerning this population.
This book picks up where ACE's Group Fitness Instructor Manual leaves off, providing the specific knowledge to teach a safe and effective youth fitness class.
Authors Avery D. Faigenbaum and Wayne L. Westcott provide extensive coverage of games and activities that encourage teamwork rather than competition. They also explore common misconceptions regarding youth strength training and provide research-based responses to each. Throughout, the focus remains on the two most important aspects of a youth fitness program: safety and fun.
This valuable reference includes numerous illustrations to help explain exercises and activities, is indexed and offers a Suggested Reading list for further development in this area.