Level 1 Workshop

Price: $450 | Duration: 12+8 hours

Aimed at instructors who are new to the industry or have limited experience with older adults, this workshop gives you a comprehensive theoretical introduction to working with those in their third age, as well as equipping you practically to be able to build and teach a fun and effective freestyle aerobics class.

The workshop includes:
* Understanding older adults and the challenges they face
* Teaching basics and challenges, and how to become a great instructor
* Musicality and building a class
* Class styles for older adults, ideas for choreography, structure, motivation and exercises
* Freestyle aerobics moves and routines
* Teaching a chair-based class, working the body and the brain
* Working with limitations, when things go wrong, and teaching do’s and don’t’s.

We hope that upon completion you will be enthusiastic and motivated with lots of ideas to take back to your classes, and have a new appreciation for the changes and challenges that this special age group are facing.

There is both a theoretical and practical component to the assessment. Students are required to complete a short question and answer quiz during Day 1 to complete the theory assessment. For the practical component, students are required to write and submit class plans for both a freestyle and chair-based class. In addition, you are required to record and submit yourself teaching a 15 minute routine for both a freestyle and chair-based class.

Price: AU$450
Duration: 12 hours self-paced learning and assessments + 8 hours face time on Zoom
Accreditation: 3PDPs, 14CECs, 30pts FITREC, 10CPDs
Materials: Handouts provided
Certificate: Issued upon successful completion of assessments.
Access: 12 months

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Feedback from past participants

“You couldn’t ask for two more experienced, caring, and encouraging presenters. Very glad I had the opportunity to meet you both!” – Ellise, Melbourne workshop

“Casual and friendly teaching technique and environment. Very professional, everything was done well. Thoroughly enjoyed it!” – Lesley, Bowen Hills workshop

“Very organised, friendly environment, relaxed atmosphere, and open communication. Excellent! Thank you.” – Bree, Melbourne workshop

“All the practical exercise was excellent and provided me with a lot of new ideas to use and share.” – Gemma, Brisbane workshop

“Can’t wait to get started!” – Barbara, Bowen Hills workshop

“Carol and Trudi were very approachable and helpful. I really enjoyed learning the chair-based exercise and I think our members will really enjoy it.” – Louise, Brisbane workshop