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Halo Training

Foundation courses


Overview

The Halo® Training program is designed for fitness instructors teaching group classes and individual clients. More than just a prop, the Halo Trainer Plus is featured as the basis for a complete training program that allows instructors to manipulate exercise attributes and intensity in individual training plans. Incorporating the basic science behind core-integrated bodyweight training, the unique design of the Halo® Trainer Plus and the use of a Stability Ball™ and additional small props, gives fitness trainers extensive and highly applicable tools.

The Halo Instructor Foundation Course presents the concepts of interval training principles and variables, the theories of both timed and repetition-based programs, and exercise sequences that progress through the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels (Level 1–4 Halo Training).

Upon completion of one or both Instructor Foundation Course(s), participants will be able to teach the Halo Training method of exercise. Only upon the receipt of their certificate will they be entitled to identify themselves as a Halo Qualified Instructor.

The Halo Training System is applicable to all levels of clients and the workouts are designated in levels:

  • Level 1 – Entry level to fitness. This client is healthy but new to Halo training and has engaged in some physical activity. Exercises are used for foundational training to build proper biomechanics and begin building muscular strength and endurance.
  • Level 2 – Moderate fitness level. This client has been working out regularly at least 2–3 times week for 3–6 months with bodyweight training or resistance training or has progressed from the Level 1 Halo training and can apply the principles of core stabilization effectively.
  • Level 3 – Good fitness level. This client has been working out consistently at least 4–6 times a week for 8–12 months and is ready for additional challenge in a workout. These exercises are very challenging and require greater core stabilization and upper and lower body strength.
  • Level 4 – Experienced exerciser or competitive athlete. This client has mastered all three previous levels and can perform expert level exercises.

General course objectives:

  • Learn the history of the Halo Training principles and variables and how they can be used to create intensive training plans for group classes and individuals.
  • Understand the concept and value of interval training.
  • Learn how to use the Halo Trainer Plus alone or with other props to create intensive workouts.
  • Explore different types of exercise intervals, i.e. timed and repetition-based.
  • Learn full curriculum of the beginner, intermediate and advanced movement patterns of the Halo Training System.

Halo® Training Instructor Foundation Course, Part 1

Part 1 of the Halo Training Instructor Foundation Course provides groundwork education for Instructors, facilitating safe, effective and varied core-integrated body weight training programs, using the unique design of the Halo Trainer Plus, Stability Ball™ and a Resistance Loop™ band. More than just a prop, the Halo Trainer Plus is featured as the basis for a complete training program allowing instructors to manipulate exercise attributes and intensity in individual training plans for Level 1 clients. The course presents the concepts of interval training principles and variables, the theories of both timed and repetition-based programs, and exercise sequences that are applicable to any healthy client new to Halo Training. Discover the model for movement mastery in this interactive learning session and take away a plethora of detailed exercises in eight complete workouts, including one designed for a group class setting.

Details

Course length: 7 hours

Continuing Education Credits

STOTT PILATES 0.7
REPs 6.0
ACE 0.7
canfitpro 4.0

Required materials

For the course a complete set of notes is provided to students on the first day of the program. These are included with the course fee and cannot be purchased separately

1 per Student: Halo Trainer Plus; Halo Trainer Stability Ball; Resistance Loop (Regular Strength); Pen and Paper to count reps; Stopwatch Device (i.e. smart phone); Gym Shoes; Grip Mat or Training Gloves (recommended); Water (recommended); Energy Snack (recommended)

Halo® Training Instructor Foundation Course, Part 2

This 7-hour course builds on the concepts learned in Part 1 of the program, allowing instructors to create a variety of interval-based workouts for Level 2 and 3 clients who have been working out regularly with the Halo Trainer Plus and are now ready for increased challenge. Incorporating the basic science behind core-integrated body weight training, the unique design of the Halo Trainer Plus and Stability Ball™ with additional props like the Resistance Loop™ band, complete training programs that allow instructors to manipulate exercise attributes and intensity are explored. Instructors will establish criteria for movement mastery at a higher degree of difficulty, review the theories of interval training for overall body conditioning, strength and endurance training and injury prevention, and learn two leveled progressions of seven different workouts. This course also features an example of a Circuit Training group class. Participants must have completed the Part 1 of the Foundation Course before taking Part 2.

Details

Course length: 7 hours

Continuing Education Credits

STOTT PILATES 0.7
REPs 6.0
ACE 0.7
canfitpro 4.0

Required materials

For the course a complete set of notes is provided to students on the first day of the program. These are included with the course fee and cannot be purchased separately

1 per Student: Halo Trainer Plus; Halo Trainer Stability Ball; Resistance Loop™ (Regular Strength); Medicine Ball (6 or 8lb); Pen and Paper to count reps; Stopwatch Device (i.e. smart phone); Gym Shoes; Gripper Mat or Training Gloves (recommended); Water (recommended); Energy Snack (recommended)

Halo®** is a registered trademark of HALO Rehab and Fitness, LLC.

Admission

This course is intended for those who are already working in the fields of fitness or movement (personal training and/or strength conditioning experience) or someone with an interest in developing these skills. Those interested in taking the Halo Training Instructor Foundation Course, Part 2, must have completed the Part 1 course.

Fees

Click below for a price list from the Toronto Corporate Training Center for courses, exams and materials.

Note: Prices listed are for the Toronto Corporate Training Center and are provided as a reference. Prices will vary depending on region and location. Please contact individual training centres for up-to-date pricing information as well as any packages or discounts that may be available.

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