LaughActive Exercise for Seniors - Online Instructor Training

Ideal for independent instructors wanting to start or develop your fitness business.

$329.00

Description

Ready to transform exercise into a joyful time of fun, social connection and engagement?

LaughActive is a complete training and certification system designed for activity, physical therapy, fitness professionals, and other health and wellness providers who are short on time, but big on passion.

Our fun & comprehensive training program is delivered in twelve short modules that you complete at your own pace. Once completed, you’re certified to teach this cutting-edge and exciting new wellness program.

What Comes With The Course?

24/7 Access To Learning Modules

Professional Networking

Office Hours with Master Trainer

Online Certification

Lead Individual OR Group Sessions

Ongoing Access

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After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the differences between chronological, biological, psychological and social age
  • Describe dimensions of wellness and classify older adults according to functional level
  • Discuss the benefits of physical activity as it relates to the multiple dimensions of wellness (e.g., intellectual, emotional, physical, vocational, social, spiritual) and the prevention of chronic medical conditions, health promotion, and quality of life throughout the lifespan
  • Interpret Strength, Balance, Flexibility, and Balance Physical Activity Recommendations for Older Adults
  • Measure exercise intensity with older adult exercisers
  • Breakdown myths, stereotypes, and barriers associated with aging and physical activity participation in later life

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Apply basic anatomical, directional, and regional terms when describing areas of the body in relation to one another
  • Define three planes of motion and describe fundamental body movements that take place in each plane
  • Identify the location and function of key muscles of the human body
  • Recognize common muscular imbalances in older adults and the muscles that need to be strengthened and stretched to address muscular imbalances
  • Identify natural curvatures of spine and neutral spine posture in adults
  • Recognize common postural abnormalities in older adults and describe how to address postural deviations

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Conduct a pre-participation health assessment
  • Promote a safe exercise environment by employing safety guidelines for both the leader and participant
  • Recognize signs that indicate the need for immediate exercise cessation or immediate medical consultation
  • Differentiate between pain and normal muscle soreness
  • Plan for emergency situations and provide appropriate incident documentation

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Recognize characteristics of 14 medical conditions common among older adults
  • Apply safety precautions for facilitating exercise classes with older adults affected by these common medical conditions
  • Apply teaching techniques specific to characteristics of each of these common medical conditions
  • Identify medications commonly used by older adults and their effects on exercise response

After completing this module, you will be able to implement strategies to help older adults adopt and maintain exercise behaviors, including strategies related to:

  • Self-efficacy
  • Social Support
  • Group Cohesion
  • Goal Setting
  • Affect Regulation
  • Relapse Prevention

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify specific leadership and communication skills needed to develop safe, friendly, and fun exercise environments, including preparing and welcoming the class, effective cueing during class, and closing the class
  • Apply general safety guidelines and guidelines for working with individuals using assistive walking devices
  • Incorporate instructional processes and feedback strategies into your teaching methods
  • Apply motor learning principles for proper participant instruction and implement strategies for teaching participants with communication, cognitive, and sensory losses
  • Develop strategies to address to challenging behaviors in the classroom
  • Identity pros and cons of using music in the classroom and how to appropriately use music to complement class objectives

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Apply general safety precautions for leading the warm-up
  • Identify the five components of a LaughActive warm-up
  • Employ guidelines and techniques for leading each of the five components of LaughActive warm-up
  • Formulate specific instructions for effective warm-up leadership, including providing participant feedback
  • Demonstrate proficiency in leading posture, deep breathing, joint range-of-motion, and stretching warm-up exercises

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Define endurance and dynamic balance training and identify health benefits for older adults
  • Apply safety precautions and techniques for leading endurance and dynamic balance exercises and progressing from seated to standing exercise
  • Interpret Endurance and Balance Physical Activity Recommendations for Older Adults
  • Measure exercise intensity of older adult exercisers
  • Select aerobic and dynamic balance exercises that match participants’ ability and can be done seated or standing
  • Demonstrate proficiency in leading aerobic and dynamic balance exercises
  • Design a progressive aerobic endurance and dynamic balance training program

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Define strength training and identify health benefits of strength training for older adults
  • Expose common myths about strength and discuss the benefits
  • Apply safety precautions and techniques for teaching resistance training
  • Interpret Strength Physical Activity Recommendations for Older Adults
  • Progress from seated to standing resistance exercises
  • Demonstrate proficiency in leading functional resistance exercises using weights, resistance tubing and other equipment
  • Design a progressive strength training program

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Define flexibility training and identify health benefits of flexibility training for older adults
  • Identify the four components of the LaughActive cool down
  • Apply general safety precautions for leading the cool down
  • Interpret Flexibility Physical Activity Recommendations for Older Adults
  • Employ guidelines and techniques for leading a cool down after resistance training and endurance/balance training
  • Demonstrate proficiency in leading functional flexibility and relaxation exercises
  • Design a progressive cool down program design using functional stretching exercises and relaxation techniques

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the health benefits of laughter
  • Explain the theoretical foundations of laughter exercise and how it works
  • Translate facilitation strategies into practice
  • Master facilitating laughter and breathing exercises
  • Implement a daily solo laughter practice

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Implement a safe exercise session, class, or program that incorporates one or more exercise components
  • Design, schedule, modify, progress, and maintain a functional fitness program for participants with varying fitness levels, functional abilities, and one or more special needs
  • Create fun, varied, and progressive exercise routines
  • Monitor and adjust exercise variables (e.g., frequency, intensity, duration, mode)
  • Implement an organizational system for participant recruitment, assessment, tracking exercise adherence, reassessment, and program evaluation

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