Fitness trainers who can develop effective, tailored programs for clients with different needs are in high demand. Fitness Trainer Essentials: for the personal trainer is an Australian text designed to prepare students for a successful career as a fitness trainer. Written with competency based training in mind, this text supports the delivery of the Certificate IV in Fitness in the SIS10 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package. The text contains all the core units and electives which support the Aqua, Children’s and Older Client’s Trainer specialisations.
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Section 1 Exercise science in action
CHAPTER 1 Exercise science
CHAPTER 2 Long-term exercise planning and programming
Section 2 Client welfare
CHAPTER 3 Motivational psychology
CHAPTER 4 Working collaboratively
CHAPTER 5 Postural appraisal for low-risk participants
Section 3 Training considerations
CHAPTER 6 Nutrition and body composition
CHAPTER 7 Plan and deliver personal training
CHAPTER 8 Plan and deliver exercise for older clients with managed conditions
CHAPTER 9 Plan and deliver exercise for children and young adolescents
CHAPTER 10 Aquatic activities for specific population groups
Section 4 Business
CHAPTER 11 Business basics
References and bibliography
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- Numerous illustrations and photographs to clearly demonstrate concepts, anatomical terms, equipment and positions that every fitness trainer needs to know
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Tony Attridge is the owner and director of The College of Health and Fitness, delivering fitness qualifications. He has lectured at various universities and private training organisations for the last 10 years. He consults in strength and conditioning and sport psychology at the Queensland Academy of Sport, where he has worked with a range of Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games medal-winning athletes.
Martin Felice is an accredited exercise physiologist, strength and conditioning coach and massage therapist. He is currently completing his Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Martin is an integral member of the medical team with the Football Federation Australia, attending FIFA World Cups with the Joeys, Young Socceroos and Socceroos. Martin also delivers TAFE certificate courses in Fitness while operating a successful business in exercise physiology and massage therapy.
SISFFIT313A Plan and deliver exercise to apparently healthy children and adolescents
SISFFIT314A Plan and deliver exercise to older clients with managed conditions
SISFFIT415A Work collaboratively with medical and allied health professionals
SISFFIT416A Apply motivational psychology to provide guidance on exercise behaviour and change to meet health and fitness goals
SISFFIT417A Undertake long term exercise programming
SISFFIT418A Undertake appraisals of functional movement
SISFFIT419A Apply exercise science principles to planning exercise
SISFFIT420A Plan and deliver exercise programs to support desired body composition outcomes
SISFFIT421A Plan and deliver personal training
SISFFIT422A Implement inclusive aquatic activities for specific population groups
BSBSMB401A Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
BSBSMB403A Market the small business
BSBSMB404A Undertake small business planning
CHCIC301E Interact effectively with children