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Active Program Design, Implementation and Modification Working with Special Populations

Working with Special Populations

As a fitness professional, you will likely encounter clients requiring special considerations for their exercise programs. From heart disease to pregnancy, a wide range of conditions and health concerns must be addressed before you conduct assessments or design your clients’ programs. As you study Chapter 14: Special Populations, here are some of the most important areas to pay attention to, particularly when it comes to exercise program design.

Active Program Design, Implementation and Modification Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Phase 1: Stability and Mobility Training

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Phase 1: Stability and Mobility Training

The ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model is an incredibly useful tool for designing safe and effective exercise programs for your clients. This new blog series explains the purpose of the ACE IFT Model as well as its phases and training components, which will help you design individualized programs to meet the varying needs of your clients. In part 2, we cover Phase 1 of the ACE IFT Model: Stability and Mobility Training.

Active Program Design, Implementation and Modification Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Phases 3 and 4: Load and Performance Training

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Phases 3 and 4: Load and Performance Training

The ACE Integrated Fitness TrainingTM (ACE IFTTM) Model is an incredibly useful tool for designing safe and effective exercise programs for your clients. This continuing blog series explains the purpose of the ACE IFT Model as well as its phases and training components, which will help you design individualized programs to meet the varying needs of your clients. In part 4, we cover Phases 3 and 4 of the ACE IFT Model: Load and Performance Training.

Active Program Design, Implementation and Modification Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model - Phase 2: Cardiorespiratory Training

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model - Phase 2: Cardiorespiratory Training

The Cardiorespiratory component of the ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model offers a framework for individualized programming. In the second installment of this series, you’ll learn key concepts to keep in mind when programming using Phase 2: Aerobic Efficiency Training.

Active Program Design, Implementation and Modification Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model

The ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model is an incredibly useful tool for designing safe and effective exercise programs for your clients. This blog addresses practical application of the functional movement & resistance training component of the IFT model, which will help you design individualized programs to meet the varying needs of your clients.

Active Program Design, Implementation and Modification Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Cardiorespiratory Training: Phases 3 and 4

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Cardiorespiratory Training: Phases 3 and 4

The Cardiorespiratory component of the ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model offers a framework for individualized programming. In this third and final installment of this series, you’ll learn key concepts to keep in mind when programming using Phases 3 and 4: Anaerobic-endurance Training and Anaerobic-power Training.

Active Program Design, Implementation and Modification Mastering Group Fitness Instructor Teaching Techniques, Strategies and Cueing

Mastering Group Fitness Instructor Teaching Techniques, Strategies and Cueing

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the various teaching and cueing techniques presented in Chapter 4 of the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Manual? This blog provides the clarification you need to understand the various teaching techniques and strategies, as well as how to cue effectively, so you can feel confident on both the exam and in front of your classes.

Active Program Design, Implementation and Modification Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Cardiorespiratory Training: Phase 1

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Cardiorespiratory Training: Phase 1

The Cardiorespiratory component of the ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFTTM) Model provides a layout for individualized cardiorespiratory programming. It allows for long-term progression for clients of all fitness levels, from the sedentary to the competitive athlete. Based on your client’s goals, programming should include frequency, intensity, and type of training.

Active Program Design, Implementation and Modification Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Phase 2: Movement Training

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Phase 2: Movement Training

The ACE Integrated Fitness TrainingTM (ACE IFTTM) Model is an incredibly useful tool for designing safe and effective exercise programs for your clients. This continuing blog series explains the purpose of the ACE IFT Model as well as its phases and training components, which will help you design individualized programs to meet the varying needs of your clients. In part 3, we cover Phase 2 of the ACE IFT Model: Movement Training.

Active Program Design, Implementation and Modification Everything You Need To Know About Musculoskeletal Injury

Everything You Need To Know About Musculoskeletal Injury

Whether or not a person is physically active, the possibility of musculoskeletal injury is always present. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize the risk, but should an injury happen, it is essential that fitness professionals know how to adjust their clients’ programs accordingly. Here are some of the most common musculoskeletal injuries you might see, as well as information on how to respond to both preexisting and acute injuries.

Active Program Design, Implementation and Modification Considerations for Training the Pre- and Postnatal client

Considerations for Training the Pre- and Postnatal client

Maintaining a physically active lifestyle is a great way for women to support a healthy pregnancy and for them to return to a normal healthy lifestyle after delivery. As a fitness professional, it is important to be aware of the general guidelines, contraindications and signs for discontinuing exercise, which are key aspects to creating a safe and effective exercise program for both the pre and postnatal client.

Active Program Design, Implementation and Modification Special Considerations for Training in Cold Weather

Special Considerations for Training in Cold Weather

Environmental conditions are important to consider when designing an exercise program. In this blog, we take a closer look at the implications of exercising in the cold, and how fitness professionals can design programs that are safe for their clients—even on winter’s coldest days.

Active Program Design, Implementation and Modification The High Life: Special Considerations for Training at Altitude

The High Life: Special Considerations for Training at Altitude

If you train clients at higher altitudes—or to participate in activities at high altitude—it is essential that you understand the factors that need to be considered. Not only is there less oxygen available at higher altitudes, there is greater potential for reduced physical performance. Here is a quick review of the special considerations for training at altitude, along with tips on how to spot signs of altitude sickness.

Active Program Design, Implementation and Modification Considerations for Exercising in the Heat

Considerations for Exercising in the Heat

As a fitness professional, it is essential that you understand how to help keep their clients safe and reduce their risk of heat illness when exercising in extreme heat and/or humidity. Here are some important precautions and tips for staying safe throughout the hottest months of the year.

Active Program Design, Implementation and Modification How Much Should My Clients Lift?

How Much Should My Clients Lift?

Resistance training offers so many health and fitness benefits, but it can be a challenge to know exactly how much each client should be lifting to achieve maximum benefits while also avoiding injury. Here is a great primer on how to determine a client’s 1 repetition maximum and use this information to help him or her achieve her fitness goals.

Active Program Design, Implementation and Modification Training for Balance, Training for Life

Training for Balance, Training for Life

Balance is essential for all human movement and movement and is necessary for all activities of daily living. Therefore, it should be considered a foundational component of all programming and trained early in the exercise program once core function has been established. Learn the mechanical principles related to balance and how to manipulate training variables to help your clients achieve not only better balance, but improved fitness and quality of life as well.

Active Program Design, Implementation and Modification Considerations for Working with Clients With Diabetes

Considerations for Working with Clients With Diabetes

With the dramatic rise in diabetes among Americans, it is increasingly likely that you will work with clients dealing with this disease. All fitness professionals should have a good understanding of the special considerations for working with this specific clientele.

Active Program Design, Implementation and Modification 4 Factors to Help You Understand and Master Music Selection

4 Factors to Help You Understand and Master Music Selection

Incorporating music into a group fitness class can be a fun component to class design, but in order to use it well, it’s important to understand it first. Learn the four