Are you frustrated with participant inattention, talking and disruptive behaviour? You are not alone! This pervasive problem derails your class. Talkers aren't working, and that's not aquaFITness!
Are you being criticized for expecting people to listen, be respectful, and put some effort into their workout? Is social interaction more important than fitness?
Distracted aqua class chatter can be a VERY difficult challenge! Some facilities have a long-standing culture of this behaviour. Depending on the personalities involved, the problem can escalate into world war three!
Relax! This course gives you practical solutions for your situation. We will:
- Examine participant expectations.
- Consider instructor behaviours that do not work when addressing behavioural issues that disrupt the class.
- Offer tried and true leadership strategies to focus your class and reduce distracting chatter.
- Include a proven class handout that you can download, copy and share.
Whether you are an experienced or newly-hatched leader, distracted talking is important to you and the people you teach. This workshop is your key to effective aquaFITNESS, and a happier future!
Connie Jasinskas, H.B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Sc.
Founder, Master Trainer
About the instructor
“Always, my motivation is the welfare of the person seeking better health: people in rehab after injury or surgery, the inactive person hoping to create a positive change, weekend warriors, and athletes. By offering research-based, quality training for these individuals, as well as their instructors and therapists, my goal is joyful improvement and better health through movement.” Connie Jasinskas
About: Connie Jasinskas, M.Sc., brings over 30 years of experience, passion and humour to her work as an international health and fitness educator. She is an award-winning innovator in therapeutic aquatics. Connie created the AQX aqua fitness leadership training and certification program, offering facilities the opportunity to train and certify aqua fitness staff in-house. AquaBility (gentle aqua fitness), AquaNatal, AquaTots, AquaStrength, FloatFit, and AquaCycling are all one-day specialty certification courses with the AQX program. At home in Cambridge, Canada, Connie provides SAS: Self-AquaStretch, AquaStretch™, therapeutic aquatic exercise, pain education programs, OsteoFit classes, Training for Trainers, and instructor certification in a variety of specialties. Her depth of experience and enthusiastic approach to active learning have delighted learners on four continents and in numerous countries. Connie is a sought-after trainer, presenter, author and keynote speaker.
Education: H.B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Sc. (Exercise Physiology)
Qualifications: Certified Exercise Physiologist, Aquatic and Rehab Specialist
Proprietor: For the Love of Fit (www.FortheLoveofFit.com)
AquaStretch™ Author and Facilitator-Trainer (www.AquaStretchCanada.com)
Author, Master Trainer: AQX Leadership Excellence Course, AquaBility, and AquaNatal; co-author of FloatFit, AquaCycling and AquaTots Leadership Training & Certification courses
ATRI Faculty (www.atri.org): Tsunami Spirit Award winner (2014) for innovation in aquatic therapy and rehabilitation
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What others have been saying about this course:
Excellent course! Clear, concise and informative! Great handout as well--Thanks!
You are not alone!
We all deal with a chatty crowd on occasion, some groups are worse than others. I found Yackuafitness a nice quick workshop with excellent tips. Comprehensive and good to have a few quizzes dispersed throughout to reinforce what you just read. Won...
To the point. Well done Connie!
Well done! Set up in small chunks of information. Great pictures and lots of relevant information. You are sure to learn more about your participants.
With the challenges of teaching an aqua fitness class, having chatters in the class can be disturbing to others. I personally think this is a great way for us (as aqua fitness instructors) to learn about the different ways we can change the way w...
Yackuafitness 101 a success!
This article provides both new and experienced instructors with applicable, simple and professional ways to address chatty participants. Thank you, Connie, for sharing your expertise and insight on a common challenge many of us are faced with.
Great tips on how to capture your aqua fit participants' attention without the drama
Super simple tips for the novice instructor and great reminders for the veteran. Thank you for the free handout to use with participants. Tamara
Everyone is busy! Family or work demands may prevent you from continuing your personal growth in aqua fitness. The AQX program coming to my doorstep is the answer! We can all benefit from taking online courses to help us improve, stay current or l...
The course provides a complete analysis of the distracted participant which details the full perspective of the instructor, participant and fellow class participants. Excellent tips are provided which are easy to implement to induce a positive ch...