Learn Aerobic Fitness - Improve Career Opportunities - Predicted to be a £3.9 bn Industry by 2022

  • Start today with flexible online learning for personal or professional development.

  • Work as a fitness instructor, life coach, sports coach, wellness consultant in rehabilitation or preventative health.

  • Learn about the health and well-being of the lungs, heart and cardiovascular system.

  • Boost your fitness, maintain your health, improve your life, make friends.

  • Understand how fitness levels affect the heart's ability to deliver oxygen and nutrients to cells and tissues .

  • Learn techniques to help others maintain and improve their overall health.

If you already work in the health and fitness industry as administration, marketing, or as practitioner or assistant in the health, medical, fitness or sporting industries - this course is essential for your career success.


Aerobic Fitness Home Studies Course - Boost health and well-being through exercise

  • Take your career to new a level.

  • Work in an increasingly popular industry.

  • Have fun whilst helping others.

  • Use your skills and love of fitness everyday.

  • Graduate with confidence.



There are six lessons in this module as follows:

1. Organising a Class

  • Anaerobic Energy Supply
  • Phosphate Energy
  • Lactic Acid Energy
  • Energy Requirements for Different Activities; Prolonged by not intense activity, Prolonged Intense Activity, Prolonged Mild to Medium Activity. Short Bursts of Intense Activity
  • Breathing
  • Practical Application of Breathing
  • Training Response; Tolerance Capacity, Fatigue, Recovery, Deterioration
  • Basis for Exercise Programming
  • Movements in Aerobics
  • Methods of Teaching Aerobics; Add on, Link, Linear Progression
  • Music; Beat, New Music, Correct Count, Safety and Challenges, Variety, Obtaining Music
  • Sound System
  • Warm Up


2. Safety and Efficiency

  • Safety Overview
  • Aerobic Class Safety
  • Incorrect Exercises
  • Safety in Other aerobic Activities
  • First Aid Considerations
  • First Aid Materials and Equipment
  • Oxygen Equipment
  • Identifying Hazards
  • Legal Liability
  • Negligence
  • Failure to Take Reasonable Care
  • Providing Protection
  • You as a Fitness Leader
  • Basic Safety Audit
  • Pre Screening Clients
  • Medical Clearance
  • When Liability becomes a Problem
  • Contributory Negligence
  • Insurance


3. Managing the Workload

  • Heart Rate
  • Beats per Minute
  • Fitness and Heart Rate
  • Fitness Tests and assessments
  • What to Test; overview
  • Measuring Weight
  • Blood Pressure
  • Weight and percentage fat
  • Height Weight Ratio
  • What affects measurements, significance, variables, methods of measuring different factors
  • Body Mass Index
  • Hydrostatic Underwater Weight
  • Electronic Light Body Composition Analyzers
  • Physical Dimensions
  • Heart Rate; factors, significance, measurement methods, training zone
  • Lung Capacity
  • Cardiovascular Score
  • Cardiovascular Limitations
  • VO2 Max
  • Step Tests
  • Field Evaluation of Cardiorespiratory Endurance
  • Designing Fitness Tests
  • Procedure for Constructing a New Fitness Test Series
  • Before any Test
  • Test Conditions
  • What Combination of Tests
  • Managing Exercise Programs
  • Training Response


4. Teaching

  • Managing Exercise Programs
  • Devising Sets of Relevant Exercises
  • Types of Classes
  • Classes for Different Types of People; mature adults, athletes, beginners, children of different age groups
  • Intellectually or Physically Disabled Groups
  • Motivation
  • Dealing with Complaints


5. Class Design

  • Fitness and Aerobic Class Design
  • Class Intensity and Duration
  • Pre Class Screening
  • Introductory Part of the Class
  • Intra Class Instruction
  • Writing an Exercise Program (Session Plan)
  • Typical Aerobics Class
  • Aerobic Warm Up
  • Stretching; body stretch, gluteal stretch, hamstring stretch, Groin Stretch, Adductor Stretch, Lower Back Stretch
  • Main Body of Exercise Session
  • Structured Routine
  • Simple Routine
  • Recovery
  • Muscle Conditioning During Class
  • Concluding the Session
  • Cool Down
  • Class Design
  • Exercises for Specific Problems


6. Leadership and Participation

  • Leadership Concepts
  • Leadership Responsibilities
  • Shared Leadership
  • Qualities of a Leader
  • Leadership Communication
  • Common Communication Barriers
  • Self Esteem
  • Reinforcement
  • Body Language


  • Plan and organise effective cohesive exercises to use with music.

  • Devise sets of relevant exercises into class programs.

  • Relate sequences of exercises to music tracks.

  • Purchase a CD and map out various songs using correct music mapping.

  • Learn the Add On, Link and Linear Progression methods of teaching aerobics.

  • Gain a knowledge of music licensing.

  • Recognise and observe all guidelines for safety and efficiency of movement.

  • Design exercise to music classes, using safe exercise practices and movements.

  • Understand equipment considerations, maintenance and usage.

  • Understand the importance of ventilation, temperature, floor surface, hygiene, correct clothing and footwear.

  • Determine different class intensity and duration.

  • Measure the workload during a class, and use training components to design classes that are well graded.

  • Compose correct techniques in exercising and teach by example and verbal instruction,

  • Understand recommended practices - layering, visual preview, choreography and phrasing.

  • Identify the different components of a class.

  • Explain how to cater for different levels of fitness and special populations.

  • Lead an exercise to music class, using appropriate teaching principles.

  • Participate in a variety of exercise to music classes, moving in a controlled and efficient manner.

  • Identify common injuries, treatment and prevention, for participants in aerobics classes.

  • Identify current trends, facts and fallacies concerning aerobics.


Before Fitness Testing

Before conducting any fitness test, the client should always be asked a series of questions. This is because the "current" status of the client (on the day of the test as well as previously) can impact on both the safety and relevant reliability of the test. For example, if the person is suffering Hay Fever or a sore neck on the day of the test, their fitness will not be properly reflected, and it could be unhealthy for them to undertake exercises involved in the testing procedure.

Ask the Person

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with a heart or lung condition and advised to be careful about exercise?

  • Do you have any tendency to faint?

  • Have you experienced abnormal chest pain or dizziness in the past month? If so do you have medical clearance?

  • Are you suffering any infection or illness at present?

  • Are you taking any medication, or has medication been recommended?

  • Do you have any muscular, bone or joint problem which is sometimes aggravated by exercise?

  • Do you smoke?


Test Conditions

When a person is tested, ideally the following should apply:

  • The air temperature should be between 18 and 20oC.

  • There should be ample ventilation (air movement, but not strong, distracting winds).

  • The subject should not smoke or be exposed to polluted air or smoke within 2 hours of the test.

  • The subjects should not be suffering any infections (e.g. cold. flu).

  • The subject should ideally have not eaten for 2 hours prior to the test.

  • The subject should have not exercised or undertaken heavy work within 2 hours of the test.


What Combination of Tests?

The big decision is what tests should be run on a person and what tests should be left out. If you run too many tests, it can become tedious, time consuming and costly for both yourself and your client. If you conduct too few tests, you will not get a proper indication of the person’s fitness components.

Before deciding what and how many to conduct, you need to determine:

  • How much time should be allowed to do the tests - between 30 and 60 minutes.

  • What aspects of the persons fitness are most critical -ask them what they want to achieve ie: fitness, strength, flexibility.

  • How precise do the results need to be – for example is a general indication of fitness sufficient, or perhaps in the case of professional athlete it is a precise measurement that may be required.


You Can Enrol on Aerobic Fitness Today

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