The Essential Guide to Fitness: For the Fitness Instructor (2nd Edition)

The Essential Guide to Fitness: For the Fitness Instructor (2nd Edition)

Written by: Rosemary Marchese & Andrew Hill

This book is designed to help prepare students for a successful career in the Australian fitness industry. Written to align with competencies from the new SIS10 Training Package, the text introduces the essential skills and knowledge for a career as a fitness instructor.

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The new edition provides comprehensive information on:

  • The human body and healthy eating
  • Fitness orientation and health screening
  • Fitness programming, instructing and equipment
  • Risk analysis and occupational health and safety
  • Working in a sport and recreation environment.

It is written in a clear, easy-to-understand format and includes a range of learning features that enhance student understanding:

  • Objectives outline the key topics to be covered in each chapter.
  • Workout exercises consolidate the learning in each chapter.
  • Case studies provide practical application of theory.
  • Break-out boxes throughout the text aid students’ comprehension.
  • The Essential Guide to Fitness: For the Fitness Instructor 2e uses numerous illustrations and photographs to clearly demonstrate concepts, equipment and positions that every fitness instructor needs to know. It also makes a valuable professional reference for those already in the industry.

About the authors

Rosemary Marchese is a physiotherapist with extensive experience working and teaching for the fitness industry. She has taught and developed curriculum in certificate and diploma courses for TAFE and private institutions, and developed continuing education courses approved by Fitness Australia for trainers in the area of pregnancy and exercise.

Until recently Rosemary edited a fitness magazine and she continues to write and edit in the areas of health and fitness, for both Australian and overseas publications, with a particular interest in pregnancy and exercise.

Andrew Hill has taught at both university and TAFE and is Head Teacher of Sport, Fitness and Recreation at the Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE, delivering certificate and diploma courses in Sport, Fitness and Recreation. Andrew has a Masters in Health Science and is an accredited exercise physiologist and accredited strength and conditioning coach who has many years of practical experience in coaching and sports science consultancy.

Index

Section 1 Introduction to the human body and healthy eating
Chapter 1 Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 2 Nutrition
Section 2 Fitness Orientation and health screening
Chapter 3 Fitness Orientation and health screening
Section 3 Fitness programming, instructing and equipment
Chapter 4 Health assessment
Chapter 5 Fitness programs
Chapter 6 Gym programs
Chapter 7 Fitness equipment
Chapter 8 Group exercise sessions
Chapter 9 Water-based fitness
Section 4 Risk analysis and occupational health and safety
Chapter 10 Risk analysis and occupational health and safety
Section 5 Working in a sport and recreation environment
Chapter 11 Customer service
Section 6 Specific markets and populations
Chapter 12 Fitness for specific markets and populations
Chapter 13 Endurance training programs
Chapter 14 Community fitness programs
Chapter 15 Facilitate groups

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