This course is for you...

If you seek affordable excellence in aqua fitness leadership

  • You want to train and certify as an aqua fitness leader

  • Online learning works best for you

  • You care about your aqua fitness clients and want the best for them

  • You are combining AQX online and on-site training

  • You want effective leadership that keeps you safe

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Course Curriculum

  • 01

    How to Use This Learning Platform

  • 03

    10 Steps to Leadership Excellence

    • B - 1. AQX Deck Teaching Truths - The Unique AQX Paradigm

    • B - 2. AQX 10 Steps to Leadership Excellence

    • B - 3. AQX 10 Steps - Step 1 - Prepare to Teach

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    • B - 4. Step 1 - Physical Preparation - Before Class Begins

    • B - 5. Step 1 - Mental Preparation - Before Class Begins

    • B - 6. Step 1 - Prepare to Teach - Welcome Your Group!

    • B - 7. 10 Steps - Step 2 - Power Posture

    • B - 8. 10 Steps - Step 3 - Cue Clearly - Do • Mark • Coach

    • B - 9. 10 Steps - Step 3 - Cue Clearly

    • B - 10. Step 3 - Cue Clearly: Visual Cueing in Action

    • B - 11. 10 Steps - Step 4 - Observe, Evaluate, and Respond

    • B - 12. 10 Steps - Step 5 - Monitor Intensity and Offer Options

    • B - 13. 10 Steps - Step 6 - Build Body Balance

    • B - 14. 10 Steps - Step 7 - Move to the Music

    • B - 15. 10 Steps - Step 8 - Stay Safe While You Teach

    • B - 16. - Step 9 - Highlight Hydration

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    • B - 17. Step 10 - Have Fun!

    • B - 18. #2 Quiz

  • 04

    AQX Moves & More

    • C - 1. How to Use This Chapter

    • C - 2. Remember: For ALL Moves and Videos

    • C - 3. AQX Movement Lists: Chest Deep and Deep / Suspended

    • C - 4. Practice Visual Cues

    • C - 5. Narrow March

    • C - 6. Wide March

    • C - 6. Crossover (X) March

    • C - 7. Swivel Variations

    • C - 8. Ankle Up Chest Deep

    • C - 9. Heels Up March ("Hamstring Curls")

    • C - 10. Jack Variations

    • C - 11. Kneeling Tripod

    • C - 12. Ski Variations

    • C - 13. Pendulum - How to Teach It

    • C - 14. Rocking Horse Variations

    • C - 15. Single Leg Cycle - "Skateboard"

    • C - 16. #3 Quiz

  • 05

    Depth of Immersion - Teaching Implications

    • D - 1. What Moves Work Where?

    • D - 2. Pool Depth and Exercise Options

    • D - 3. Advantages of Suspended Exercise

    • D - 4. The T-Test: Assessing Flotation Options

    • D - 5. How to Do and Teach the T-Test

    • D - 6. Flotation Options and Body Composition

    • D - 7. Teaching Deep Water Classes

    • D - 9. Deep Water Ski Variations

    • D - 10. Deep Core Sequence

    • D - 11. Keep Me in Suspense

    • D - 12. #4 Quiz

  • 06

    Wonders of the Water

    • E - 1. Buoyancy and Aqua Fitness

    • E - 2. Buoyancy Torque and Flotation Devices

    • E - 3. Use of Buoyancy: Controlling How the Body Moves in Water

    • E - 4. Summary of Depths & Buoyancy Options

    • E - 5. Pool Temperature

    • E - 6. Warmer Pools

    • E - 7. Balance in the Pool

    • E - 8i. Challenges and Benefits of Turbulence

    • E - 8ii. Using Turbulence

    • E - 9i. Factors Determining Aquatic Work

    • E - 9ii. Unique Qualities of Aquatic Resistance

    • E - 10. #5 Quiz

  • 07

    Music and Movement: Build Your Skill

    • F - 1. Music for Aqua Fitness

    • F - 2. Use of Music

    • F - 3. AQX Music Speed Recommendations

    • F - 4. Practice Finding the Beat

    • F - 5. Finding the Phrase

    • F - 6. Making Smooth Transitions

    • F - 7. Planes of Movement

    • F - 8. Transition Tips

    • F - 9. Practicing Transitions

    • F - 10. Application - Linking Moves - Matador + Lisbon Leap

    • F - 11. Linking Moves - Jacks+

    • F - 12. Ski Tips

    • F - 13. Practice Your Transitions

    • F - 14. #6 Quiz - Transitions

  • 08

    Choreography Techniques

    • G - 1. Choreography Techniques

    • G - 2. Linear Progression

    • G - 3. Add-On Sequences

    • G - 4. Repetition Reductions

    • G - 5. Block Choreography

    • G - 6. Theme Choreography

    • B - 7. Creative Contemplations

    • G - 8. #7 Quiz - Choreography Techniques

  • 09

    Class Act: Components of Fitness & Aqua Class Design

  • 10

    Body Systems: Immersion Effects and Aquatic Properties

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Connie Jasinskas, M.Sc.

Instructor Bio:

Quote: “We care about every participant we teach, and we care about YOU, their instructor. By offering research-based, high quality training, our goal is joyful improvement and better health through movement.”

Connie Jasinskas brings over 30 years of experience, passion and humour to her work as an international health and fitness educator. She is a popular author, conference presenter and speaker, as well as an award-winning innovator in therapeutic aquatics.

In 2011, Connie created the AQX aqua fitness leadership training and certification program, offering facilities the opportunity to train and certify aqua fitness staff in-house. Now available in 5 Canadian provinces, and Iqaluit, Nunavut, AQX training is highly respected for providing practical, affordable excellence in aqua fitness leadership.

AQX training courses and programs are constantly expanding and adapting to instructor needs. The following specialty courses are now available through AQX: AquaBility (gentle aqua fitness), AQXonFloats (floating fitness classes), AquaNatal, AquaTots, AquaStrength, Apah Aquatic Yoga, and AquaCycling are all specialty certification courses with the AQX program.

To adapt to global need, our specialty programs are available through a combination of on-line, virtual, and on-site training.

At home in Cambridge, Canada, Connie provides therapeutic aquatic exercise, pain education programs, OsteoFit classes, Training for Trainers, and instructor certification in a variety of specialties. She is a faculty member of ATRI - Aquatic Therapy Rehab Institute. Connie's depth of experience and enthusiastic approach to active learning have delighted learners on four continents and in numerous countries.

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, AQX Training for Trainers; AquaBility, and AquaNatal; co-author of AQXonFloats, AquaCycling and AquaTots Leadership Training and Certification courses

ATRI Faculty (www.atri.org): Tsunami Spirit Award winner (2014) for innovation in aquatic therapy and rehabilitation

Let's Connect: Linkedin: Connie.Jasinskas

Twitter: @conniejasinskas

Website: www.FortheLoveofFit.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aqx_aqualeadershipexcellence

Website: www.AquaStretchCanada.com

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Connie Jasinskas

AQX Founder, Master Trainer