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Innovative Drills for Small-Group Training - CEC Course

By: Peter Twist, MSc and Janice Hutton, MA

Small-group training has become one of the fastest growing trends in the fitness industry. Explore several interactive and functional drills that can be used to engage your small-group clients and improve their athleticism. This session will focus on developing core stability and rotary strength, speed, agility, quickness, reactivity, balance and coordination using everyday products found in the health club setting as well as innovative products ideal for indoor and outdoor use.

  1. Identify the benefits of small group training for the client, trainer and program.
  2. Design an effective training workout for groups of two or more clients using drills that build athleticism.
  3. Create a full workout using portable training tools that focuses on the secondary fitness characteristics (speed, agility, quickness, balance, coordination and power).
  4. Organize drills using client-appropriate regressions and progressions to provide an effective individualized workout.
  5. Plan a workout that provides a neuromuscular challenge to develop-mind-to muscle compliance, training for aerobic and anaerobic energy systems, multi-joint whole body strength and core stability and rotary power in a standing posture.
  6. Develop small group training sessions that motivate clients using competition + play + hard work + fun.
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