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CORE Instructor Foundation Course, Level 1


Course Description

This seven-hour training program introduces important concepts of athletic conditioning and performance training. Emphasis is placed utilizing 11 Foundational Principles when training athletes. The principles cover alignment and biomechanics for the major joints involved in athletic performance as well as understanding how to train the three classifications of muscles for optimal performance. In addition, components of athletic conditioning are overviewed including resistance training methods, plyometric training, balance training, and speed & agility training. Performance training concepts such as periodization are also introduced. Finally, participants will walk away with two Interval Training workouts, one based on muscular endurance and one focusing on high-intensity training. These workouts incorporate the various concepts covered in the program and utilize a variety of equipment options.

CECs: 0.7 STOTT PILATES and other organizations

Prerequisite – This course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement who hold a related certification and/or degree. Individuals who do not possess this background may still participate in the course and will be issued a letter of completion, but will not be granted an instructor qualification. A history of participation in fitness or movement is highly recommended for anyone wishing to take this course.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the CORE Instructor Foundations courses, you will receive a Certificate of Completion designating you as a CORE Instructor. You will have learned everything you need to:

  1. Explain the theory behind the CORE principles.
  2. Effectively apply CORE principles to a workout for any level participant.
  3. Teach a pre-programmed CORE Circuit class in a group format.
  4. Practice correct execution of exercises found in traditional fitness training.

CORE Instructor Foundation Course - Level 1 Equipment

MatStrength Tubing - Cardio (variety of 3 strengths); Large Stability CushionsMedicine Balls (variety of 3 weights); Strength Tubing for Ankles (variety of 3 strengths) Halo TrainerStability Ball™ (55cm or 65cm for Halo)

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Clip from Power & Stamina Medicine Ball Interval Training Vol. 2

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