Aquatic fitness is as popular as ever. A proven fitness activity, it is challenging, fun, and immensely rewarding for all age groups and abilities. With reduced-impact options for group exercise, small-group fitness programs, and personal training, there is little wonder why expert aquatic fitness instructors are in demand. As the primary preparation resource for the certification exam of the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA), Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual, Seventh Edition,
provides you the tools to develop your expertise.
With contributions from 19 industry experts with decades of experience, you will learn how to energize your teaching with techniques and programs based on many popular fitness formats, such as kickboxing, yoga, boot camp, Pilates, walking and jogging, circuits, intervals, and sport-specific training. You’ll also find updated research on shallow- and deep-water exercise, specialty equipment, the latest interval training techniques, working with special populations, and water safety guidelines.
Nowhere else will you find the fitness applications and comprehensive programming you need in one convenient resource. Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual
contains essential foundational information on the components of physical fitness, group fitness teaching techniques, and AEA Standards and Guidelines. Prepare for the AEA Aquatic Fitness Professional Certification exam and expand your teaching and career opportunities by cultivating the critical skills for leading safe, enjoyable, and effective aquatic exercise programs.
Table of Contents
PART I: Foundations of Fitness and Exercise
Exercise Motivation and Behavior
PART II: The Aquatic Environment
Physical Laws as Applied to the Aquatic Environment
Pool Environment and Design
PART III: Instruction and Programming
Aquatic Exercise Leadership
Aquatic Exercise Programming
Special Populations and Health Conditions
PART IV: Safety, Scope of Practice, and Legal
Safety, Emergencies, Injuries, and Instructor Health
Basic Nutrition and Weight Management
Business Issues and Legal Considerations
Aquatic Fitness Equipment
Answers to Chapter Review Questions
Sample Class Formats
About the Contributors and Reviewers
A reference for Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA) members,
AEA-certified professionals, aquatic exercise instructors, and fitness
instructors. Also a resource for individuals preparing for the AEA
Aquatic Fitness Professional Certification exam.