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Walking Solution Ebook With CE Exam, The

Walking Solution Ebook With CE Exam, The

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    Online Course

    The package components are delivered online:
    • The Walking Solution ebook
    • Continuing education exam
    The Walking Solution With CE Exam will help you create innovative programs to engage individuals across the fitness spectrum. Introduce a program for inactive individuals to get moving, or challenge experienced clients with a new cross-training activity.

    In The Walking Solution, you will discover the four progressions of walking technique, how to increase intensity, and how to incorporate strength-building exercises to get the most out of every walk. Clear instructions and photos show the dynamic and static stretches that help to ensure safety and improve performance. Case studies describe unique and successful walking programs that you can customize for your own clients. You will learn the key business strategies that allow you to increase revenue and reach new audiences to expand your clientele. You will also get access to customizable business development resources such as waivers and marketing plans.

    Upon completing the book, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
    • Describe an individual’s walking gait.
    • Explain the biomechanical differences between walking and running.
    • Demonstrate good walking posture and techniques.
    • Identify factors that may interfere with proper gait.
    • Demonstrate ways to increase walking intensity.
    • Coach proper technique to increase speed while reducing risk of injury.
    • Implement creativity through the use of interval training and unique programming.
    • Apply proper warm-up and cool-down techniques to improve joint mobility and walking performance.
    • Cue stretching and strength training exercises specific to walking.
    • Identify ways to overcome barriers such as inclement weather and shoe discomfort.
    • Design programs that will ensure walker success regardless of client health history or current medical conditions.
    • Prepare promotional content to deliver via social media and traditional marketing methods.
    • Establish and manage the growth of your business as a walking coach.

    Audience

    A continuing education course for personal trainers, group exercise instructors, and other certified fitness professionals.

    Table of Contents

    Part I. Why Walking?
    Chapter 1. The Power of Walking
    Chapter 2. Made for Walking

    Part II. The New Way to Walk
    Chapter 3. Intensify the Pace
    Chapter 4. Coach Proper Technique

    Part III. Walking Workouts
    Chapter 5. Design Effective Workouts
    Chapter 6. Stretch for Mobility and Performance
    Chapter 7. Gain Strength for Power

    Part IV. Enhance the Experience
    Chapter 8. Ensure Comfort and Safety
    Chapter 9. Include Everyone

    Part V. The Business of Walking
    Chapter 10. Manage Your Classes
    Chapter 11. Promote Walking as a Workout
    Chapter 12. Coach for Success

    Appendix A. Recommended Reading
    Appendix B. Health Questionnaires and Waiver Examples
    Appendix C. Business Development Resources

    About the Author

    Lee Scott, BASc, MA, found a passion and purpose that drew her to the health and fitness industry more than 25 years ago. After teaching a variety of group fitness classes, she developed the WoW Power Walking program in 2002 and the Simple Secrets for a Great Walking Workout DVD-CD in 2006 as a way to engage people in a challenging and sustainable lifelong activity. She has coached thousands of walkers for fitness and marathons, and she has trained fitness professionals to lead walking workout programs of their own.

    Scott, an ACE-certified personal trainer, has shared her expertise at IDEA World Fitness and numerous times at American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Summit. She has also worked for several years as a walking expert for a well-regarded specialty program for breast cancer survivors at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.

    Scott has power walked more than 100 distance events, including a 50K ultramarathon and 32 full marathons. Her engaging presence and considerable knowledge of the latest research in exercise science have made her a popular expert for North American magazines, corporate workshops, fitness conferences, marathon and fitness expos, and television.

    Michele Stanten, a walking coach and ACE-certified group fitness instructor, is the author of Walk Your Way to Better Health and Walk Off Weight. She is the creator of the My Walking Coach website and numerous audio and online walking workouts, most recently Prevention magazine’s Walk Stronger video series.

    As the former fitness director of Prevention magazine, Stanten created a marathon walking program and coached thousands of readers across the country to walk full and half marathons. She has also created training programs for leading brands and organizations, including Avon and the American Council on Exercise. She has walked many distance events, including a three-day 60-mile charity walk, a full marathon, and many half marathons. She also works with organizers of running events from 5Ks to half marathons to make the events walker friendly.

    Stanten has been a member of the Every Body Walk! Collaborative since its inception in 2012 and serves on the coordinating committee. She is a past member of the American Council on Exercise’s board of directors. In addition to coaching clients, she has also presented walking workshops at the National Walking Summit and the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Summit. Michele’s work has appeared in numerous publications, including USA Today, Harvard Health publications, Real Simple, Prevention, Shape, and Weight Watchers. Her many media appearances include The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, The Biggest Loser, CNN, and NPR.