Aqua instructor training courses are available throughout the country. Typically an aqua instructor differs form a swimming coach or swimming teacher who's main role is to teach children and adults to swim. Aqua instructors are rather like aerobic teachers in the fact that they teach exercise to music but in a water based environment (i.e. a local health club or leisure centre swimming pool.
Who can enrol onto Aqua Instructor training course?
Typically aqua instructor courses are aimed at fitness professionals who either already hold a Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) Level 2 fitness instructor qualification, have sat and pasted Level 2 anatomy and physiology theory papers and people who have participating and enjoyed aqua classes in the past. The aqua instructor course is ideal for those who wish to broaden their exercise knowledge and run group aqua exercise classes.
Aqua Instructor training course content
In most fitness training courses there is an element of study regarding the body's impact and adaptation to exercise, so expect this within a aqua instructor training course also. Typically an aqua instructor training course will also include:
- Plan, teach and evaluate an effective aqua workout
- Teach a range of water-based workouts (with or without music)
- Discuss practical application relating to the use of water-based exercise sessions
- Identify theory of water based exercise sessions
Typically the aqua instructor training course consists of 3 days face-to-face training which mixes theory-based study as well as practical-based assessment.
Graduating the Aqua Instructor course
Graduates of a health and fitness industry recognised aqua instructor course will graduate with a Central YMCA Qualification (CYQ) Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Water-based Exercise). Typically graduates then work within private health clubs and leisure centres teaching aqua aerobics and aqua exercise to men and women of all ages and all levels of fitness.
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