Is this course for me?

This course is about educating adults. You will explore learning styles, and best practices for creating and delivering meaningful, enjoyable courses and workshops.

  • Do you love helping others learn and develop their skills?

  • Are you keen to become an AQX Trainer?

  • Are you AQX certified and an experienced aqua fitness leader?

  • Would you like to learn how to train courses and create interesting workshops?

Reviews

Here's what learners are saying...

Tara Hayes

5 star rating

“What a wonderful course to get your feet wet in the next stage of your leadership journey. The course provides you with the tools you need to build a solid foundation in becoming an AQX trainer. ”

“What a wonderful course to get your feet wet in the next stage of your leadership journey. The course provides you with the tools you need to build a solid foundation in becoming an AQX trainer. ”

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Lauren Rogers

4 star rating

“I appreciated the downloads that were available (I've emailed them all to myself). Although I have take the T4T I appreciated the review as some details you do not always remember. I enjoyed taking the course and will refer to it before I teach my...”

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“I appreciated the downloads that were available (I've emailed them all to myself). Although I have take the T4T I appreciated the review as some details you do not always remember. I enjoyed taking the course and will refer to it before I teach my next course!”

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Monica Marquis

5 star rating

“Excellent for anyone thinking of becoming a AQX trainer. In this course you will: Discover many learning tools and methods. Practice how to use experiential learning strategies to train aquafitness leaders. Receive practical tools and reso...”

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“Excellent for anyone thinking of becoming a AQX trainer. In this course you will: Discover many learning tools and methods. Practice how to use experiential learning strategies to train aquafitness leaders. Receive practical tools and resources to help you develop as a trainer. Evaluate and develop your skills as a trainer. ”

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sylvie pouliot

5 star rating

“Being a trainer/mentor for AQX has been a wonderful learning experience for me. If you are looking to move forward in your career as a trainer, I would highly recommend this course. Meeting new people, how they think, new ideas, watching the lea...”

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“Being a trainer/mentor for AQX has been a wonderful learning experience for me. If you are looking to move forward in your career as a trainer, I would highly recommend this course. Meeting new people, how they think, new ideas, watching the learners you train to become instructors, can be very rewarding.”

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Tara Hayes

5 star rating

“What a wonderful course to get your feet wet in the next stage of your leadership journey. The course provides you with the tools you need to build a solid foundation in becoming an AQX trainer. ”

“What a wonderful course to get your feet wet in the next stage of your leadership journey. The course provides you with the tools you need to build a solid foundation in becoming an AQX trainer. ”

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Course curriculum

  • 02

    B. How Adults Learn Best - Examining Preferred Learning Styles.

    • 1. Confucius Quote About Learning

      FREE PREVIEW
    • 2. Learning Styles

    • 3. Lecturing versus Facilitating – A Comparison

    • 4. Telling Isn't Teaching

    • 5. How Adults Learn Best

    • 6. Remembering Your Best and Worst Learning Experiences

    • B-7. Reflections on Your Learning Experiences

    • 8. Trainer's Planning Sheet

    • 9. Summary - The Cone of Learning - Impact of Learning Activities

    • 10. Recording Sheet for Pyramid Activities

  • 03

    C. Using The Experiential Learning Cycle

    • 1. The Experiential Learning Cycle (ELC) - A Map for the Learning Process

    • 2. Experiential Learning Cycle - An Example

    • 3. ELC - A Workshop Example

    • C-4. Apply the ELC Concept

  • 04

    D. Learning Objectives for Workshops and Courses

    • 1. AQX T4T Learning Objectives.pdf

    • 2. Learning Objectives - What Are They?

    • 3. How to Create Useful Learning Objectives

    • 4. Learning Objectives Related to Learning Activities

    • 5. Learning Objectives Related to the ELC

    • D-6. Choosing Learning Activities to Accomplish Objectives

    • 7. Example Learning Objectives in an AQX Course

    • D-8. Create Your Workshop Learning Objectives

  • 05

    E. Learning Activities that Rock the ELC!

    • 1. Introduction to Learning Activities

    • 2. Learning Activities in Context

    • 3. Planing Successful Learning Activities

    • 4. Answering: Why? Who? & What?

    • 5. Answering: Where? & When?

    • 6. More Tasking Tips

    • 7. Example Task Explanation - Fit Tip Infomercial

    • 8. Learning Activity Example - Power Posture

    • 9. Power Posture Example Continued

    • E-10. Power Posture "Now What" Activity

  • 06

    F. Common Tasking Problems

    • 1. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

    • 2. Ten Common Tasking Problems

    • 3. More Common Tasking Problems

    • 4. Why and How to Limit Sitting Time

    • 5. Planning Sheet - Activities to Combat Numb Bum

    • 6. Points to Ponder - Download PDF for Your Trainer's Binder

  • 07

    G. Working With Groups

    • 1. Facilitating Great Groups

    • 2. Tips for Working with Groups

    • 3. The Group Process

    • 4. Challenging Group Situations - Numbers & Venue

    • 5. Challenging Group Situations - Personalities

    • 6. Characteristics of Great Leaders and Trainers

    • 7. Solutions for Challenging Groups

    • 8. More Solutions for Challenging Groups

    • 9. Record Your Solutions for These Situations

  • 08

    H. Preparing for Your First Training Experiences

    • 1. Learning Theories Related

    • 2. Learning Theories Related - Download PDF

    • 3. Are You Ready?

    • 4. Ready – Set – Prepare!

    • 5. Ready – Set – Prepare! (Cont.)

    • 6. Working With Your AQX Master Trainer

    • 7. How to Teach the AQX Course in a 3.5 Hour Workshop!

    • 8. How to Shine on Deck

    • 9. Planning to Succeed - A Workshop Example

    • 10. Example Workshop Planning Process

    • 11. Room Configurations For Successful Training

    • 12. Room Set-Up Tips - Download PDF

    • 13. Have a Professional Looking, Organized Training Space

    • 14. Secrets to Successful Training - Download Self-Evaluation

    • 15. At the End of Your Training Experience...

    • 16. Evaluate and Re-Set Your Training Goals

  • 09

    I. Course & Workshop Admin Details

    • 1. Working with AQX

    • 2. Trainer Confidentiality Agreement - Scan and Return by Email

    • 3. Working with AQX Subscribers

    • 4. Preparing to Work with a Training Facility

    • 5. Host-Trainer Details - What to Consider

    • 6. On-Site Details

    • 7. Course Information for Participants

    • 8. Sample AQX Course Poster

    • 9. Sample Welcome Letter

    • 10. Training & Your Future With AQX

    • 11. Respect for Copyright

    • 12. Where to from Here?

  • 10

    J. Useful Forms to Download

    • 1. Sample Trainer - Host Working Agreement

    • 2. On-Site Details - Course Prep Check List

    • 3. Event Informed Consent, Health Screening & PAR-Q Form

    • 4. Event Evaluation Form

    • 5. Video Assessment Guidelines - Practical Assessment

  • 11

    Quiz

    • Quiz and Assignment - Sorry, we have to do this for your CECs!

    • AQX Training Plan - Complete and Submit

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