Fitness Professionals

Looking for online continuing education? Here are a few of the titles Shannon has created and produced over the years for fitness professionals.

Become a Presenter!

In this jam-packed, video, our team of experts will share what it takes to be a successful presenter, how to navigate the industry, the opportunity that exists, as well as several tried-and-true marketing tips. Other discussion points include assessing your skills, finding your niche and strategies on how to get started. You’ll get firsthand knowledge of what IDEA is looking for when reviewing presenter applicants.

Strength Training Program Design (For Group Exercise)

Spend less time designing your strength training classes and deliver quality workouts that will reach all ability levels in one class with the Elevated E3 Program Design protocol. Start thinking like a personal trainer in the group exercise room and create workouts that are well designed and delivered even with constraints such as limited weight, limited equipment and multiple ability levels all in one room. This simple system will have you working smarter, not harder.

Core Off the Floor!

Tired of endless crunches? Then let’s take the Core Off the Floor! Remove the crunches, get off the mat and put kettlebells, medicine balls and BOSU® Ballast™ Balls in your hand! Learn to swing and clean, lift, shift and shake, or throw and catch while engaging muscles so deep you’ll wonder what your core training has done for you all these years. These functional training movements will teach you how to use momentum to your advantage and operate in a vertical manner. Exercises are multiplanar, multidirectional and multi-effective.

Powerful Teaching: Group Strength Foundations

Group strength classes are gaining in popularity. Build your résumé by learning how to use a wide variety of toys and techniques for fun and effective group strength classes that meet the needs of every member! Learn the science behind strength training and focus on how the science comes alive in the classroom with the equipment we have at our disposal. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to teaching strength in a group setting to formulate a plan for successful classes that produce results. Last, learn cueing strategies specific to teaching group strength, ensuring safety and effectiveness for any multilevel class.

It’s What You Don’t Say That Counts

Some instructors have it…you can’t put your finger on the quality that elevates their classes from a workout to an experience, yet it obviously exists. It’s What You Don’t Say That Counts provides an introductory overview to NLP, neuro-linguistic programming, and explains how these communication techniques can be integrated to improve client and member retention. The DVD details how to create rapport, influence your members, use body language to your advantage, visualize achieving the results you want, and practice effective negotiation and selling skills. The DVD reinforces the fact that excellent communication can help create excellent results, even in a step class.

Among the topics covered:

  • What is NLP (neuro-linguistic programming)?
  • Understanding NLP basics
  • Communication beyond words
  • A simple success setup
  • Using NLP in fitness