0.1 ACE CECs
- Continuing Education
Adaptive Fitness for Clients with Special Needs
|Provider:||ACE - American Council On Exercise|
|CEC Credits:||ACE 0.1 CECs , ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine 1.0 CECs, NBHWC 1.0 CECs|
Moving Clients with Developmental Delays Forward
People with developmental and/or physical delays are unfortunately an underserved population in the fitness industry—but they deserve the opportunity to be more active and have positive exercise experiences. In fact, according to the University of Hertfordshire, over 80% of adults with intellectual disabilities engage in levels of physical activity below the minimum recommended by the Department of Health (UK), a much lower level of physical activity than the general population (53%-64%).
In this video training led by Anna Woods, an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, owner of SheStrength, author and mother of two children with special needs, you will learn how to lead a client with developmental and/or physical delays through a personal training or small group exercise session. You will discover creative and fun ways to engage and motivate clients in warm-ups, strength training and cardio workouts using various equipment, tools and communication methods.
Learn how to effectively train this clientele and get results—while making a difference in an underserved population.
Upon completion, you will be able to:
- Apply program modifications for common movements and workouts to clients with various diagnoses, behaviors and physical limitations
- Communicate in a way that encourages client compliance and motivation to learn
- Provide ideas for parents or caretakers to help their child or client be active at home
I am a graduate student studying Speech Language Pathology and love the connection I can make with my clients. The practical examples and exercises that were listed can be used daily aside from direct fitness time. I just loved this so much and am so thankful for the diverse education topics we get to choose from as ACE certified employees!
I loved this course! My son is a quadriplegic with arm movement ( no hand) and it gave me so many great ideas. I found her to be compassionate and authentic as well as knowledgeable.
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