Part I. The Business of Small-Group Personal Training
Chapter 1. Understanding Small-Group Personal Training
Chapter 2. Risk Management and Safe Training Practices
Chapter 3. Creating Your Plan
Chapter 4. Building Your Client Base
Part II. Working With Small Groups
Chapter 5. Assessment and Exercise Testing
Chapter 6. Understanding Your Client and Enhancing the Group Experience
Chapter 7. The Three Styles of Coaching: Verbal, Visual, Kinesthetic
Chapter 8. Strategies to Optimize Group Achievement
Part III. Applying Foundational Training Principles to Programming Practices
Chapter 9. Training Principles and Programming Components
Chapter 10. Advanced Training Techniques
Chapter 11. Dynamic Warm-Ups and Cool-Downs
Part IV. Sample Programs
Chapter 12. Introductory Training Programs
Chapter 13. Advanced Training Programs
Chapter 14. Partner and Team Training Programs
Chapter 15. Selected Exercises
Clients often find the camaraderie of group training to be engaging and fun, motivating them to commit to regular activity. But participants also appreciate a more personalized experience, with focused attention from the instructor. That’s where small-group training comes in. A Professional’s Guide to Small-Group Personal Training is a much-needed resource designed to help you successfully lead training sessions for small groups—incorporating group dynamics and your knowledge of training principles to develop business offerings that will create a new stream of revenue.
Learn how to apply group dynamics and social interaction to create a comfortable environment for clients who enjoy personal training in a group setting. Develop the skills necessary to quickly modify work for each participant to keep your entire group engaged and progressing toward their fitness goals. Increase client performance, adherence, and enjoyment while growing relationships between yourself and your clients—and your clients’ relationships with one another—with proven strategies for success.
You’ll find 12 sample programs with dynamic warm-ups and cool-downs, all suitable for a variety of needs and fitness goals, that will keep groups moving from beginning to end. Also included are over 70 exercises, complete with descriptions and variations that will enable you to quickly modify exercises for group members who are more advanced or less advanced than the rest of the group.
With A Professional’s Guide to Small-Group Personal Training, you’ll maximize your training hours and increase your revenue potential while creating a fun, safe, and motivating environment for your clients.
Keli Roberts is a world-renowned fitness educator and trainer. She is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as an exercise physiologist (ACSM-EP). She is an ACE master trainer as is certified by ACE as a health coach (HC), personal trainer (CPT), group fitness instructor (GFI), and cancer exercise specialist. She holds numerous certifications through Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). The recipient of the 2003 IDEA International Fitness Instructor of the Year award, she was inducted into the United States–based National Fitness Hall of Fame in 2007.
Originally from Australia, Roberts moved to the United States in 1990 to pursue her passion—fitness! She quickly became one of the most in demand private trainers in Los Angeles and garnered a celebrity clientele that included Cher, Kirstie Alley, Jennifer Grey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Russell Crowe, and Faye Dunaway, and her step classes attracted stars such as Julia Roberts, Annette Bening, and Jennifer Beals.
Roberts is also a successful author and has been featured in Shape, Elle, Health, Fitness, Self, Ms Fitness, American Fitness, Allure, and many international publications. She has designed, choreographed, and starred in over 80 fitness videos and DVDs, including the award-winning video Cher Fitness: A New Attitude.
As CEO and owner of Keli’s Real Fitness Inc., Roberts trains a variety of clients, including pregnant women, new mothers, and senior citizens. She works with clients with multiple sclerosis, cancer, and cardiac issues as well as those who have been in physical therapy. She teaches group fitness classes at Equinox in Pasadena and Glendale, and at Breakthru Fitness in Pasadena.
She conducts continuing education seminars, workshops, and master classes worldwide. She is a faculty member for SCW Fitness Education, a senior master trainer for Schwinn, and a BOSU elite developmental team member.