Power of Aging – Dr Rick McAvoy (USA)
Worldwide, people are living much longer and with this increase in age comes all the issues associated with it. In this session, learn aquatic functional training techniques and progressions that will help to bridge the gap between water and land based training. This program will teach techniques to influence flexibility, strength, stability, balance, coordination power, speed, agility and endurance.
Dr. Rick McAvoy, PT, DPT, CSCS has specialised in Aquatic Physical Therapy and Sports Performance for over 25 years and is the Owner of RMA (RICK MCAVOY AQUATICS). Rick is a published author and researcher in the field of Aquatic Therapy and Fitness as well as Sports Performance.
H2O Flow Choreography – Donna Wilmott (Adelaide)
Does the word choreography fill you with dread and confusion? A well-planned Choreography session with a good variety of movements can make your workout balanced, exciting, stimulating and fun. Join Donna for this theory session in which you will learn a fresh style of moves, create patterns that flow seamlessly and builds towards a final routine. Take your choreography from average to awesome with H2O Flow!
Donna is an International Aqua Fitness Presenter and a Master Trainer for Acquapole, SAF Aqua Drums Vibes, Salti Australia and Euro Education Aqua Italy. Donna specialises in Aqua Choreography with fun, easy to use formats.
Squeeze Your Moves – Javier Bergas (Spain)
Are you bored of “always” doing the same exercises? In this session we will discover how we can squeeze all our moves to find new possibilities and new variations using the movements that we know and the tools that we already have to create very useful circuits and strength training classes for group exercise or personal training.
Javier Bergas, BS, is an International AEA Training Specialist. As well as teaching aquatic fitness and swimming instructor for various populations, Javier has coauthored of several books and articles on Aquatic Fitness and Special Populations.
Add a Splash of Style – Maria Teresa Stone (New Zealand)
Are your water workouts effective but lacking in style? Incorporating a range of music styles can spice up your class, excite your participants and leave them wanting more! But interpreting music is a tricky skill. Join expert Maria Teresa Stone as she shares her personal tips on music interpretation and how to program a class that not only complements the resistive environment of the water but keeps it fun.
Maria Teresa Stone, originally from Mexico now lives in New Zealand. Maria Teresa is a Zumba Education Specialist. She was Inducted to the Roll of Honour in 2016 by Fitness Australia and is co-founder of My Group Move.
‘Fanta-stick’ – Katrien Lemahieu (The Netherlands)
Using a stick or a noodle as a target to work with, many new exercises with different purposes occur! In this workshop you will learn how to use the stick or the noodle in different ways, especially in handpositioning and purposeful exercises. It will not only give you new ideas, but it will also provide exercises for a FUNctional workout!
Katrien has over 20 years of experience in the Aqua Fitness industry. She is an International Trainer Specialist for AEA, member of the Advisory Committee of AEA, an AiChi MasterTrainer and has a post-bachelor certificate in aquatic therapy.
Liquid Pilates – Claire Barker-Hemings (Melbourne)
Transform the pool into a Pilates studio! Pilates programs have proven to be quite popular in the water over the last decade. This session shows how you can adapt Pilates mat, reformer and Wunda Chair exercises using noodles, hand buoys and the water’s properties. Claire teaches studio Pilates and has strived to replicate the authenticity of moves you would do in a mat class or with equipment, such as a reformer or Wunda Chair.
Claire Barker-Hemings is a highly regarded Aqua Fitness Specialist, Presenter and Pilates Instructor. Claire delivers aqua fitness workshops and new instructor training across Australia and Internationally.
Deepwater Workouts Combinations – Dom Gili (Sydney)
Deepwater workouts (or suspended shallow) have the potential to be the most challenging of all water workouts. The suspended environment creates the perfect platform for cardio and strength training and combining dynamic workouts demands good core recruitment. In this session Dom will use underwater footage to analyse technique and demonstrate numerous workout combinations that you can use in your classes to help clients get the most out of every water workout.
Dom Gili is an Aqua Fitness Specialist with over 25 years of experience in the aquatics industry. He is the founder of AquaFitnessOnline.com which provides training resources and support for instructors/lovers of Aqua Fitness.
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