This course focuses on the often-neglected fitness component of flexibility. Students establish their fitness level, set goals, and design their own flexibility training program. They study muscular anatomy and learn specific exercises to stretch each muscle or muscle group. Students focus on proper posture and technique while training. They also gain an understanding of how to apply the FITT principles to flexibility training. This course explores aspects of static, isometric, and dynamic stretching, as well as touches on aspects of yoga and Pilates. This course also discusses good nutrition and effective cross-training. Students take a pre-and-post fitness assessment. Throughout this course, students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving flexibility training, as well as elements of cardio and strength training.
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Students will demonstrate an understanding of flexibility assessments and analysis by explaining the elements of a flexibility fitness assessment, describing flexibility goals, and explaining the flexibility training plan.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of flexibility principles and techniques by describing anatomy and physiology of flexibility, explaining the principles of flexibility training, and describing exercise safety.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of flexibility training types by describing static stretching, explaining PNF, and describing dynamic stretching.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of yoga and pilates by explaining types of yoga, describing yoga techniques, and describing pilates.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of cross-training and nutrition by describing cross-training benefits and describing nutrition considerations.