Tips for Teaching Group Water Exercise/Rehab Classes
- Learn students’ names on their first visit. It makes your job easier and they’ll be impressed enough to come back.
- Ask all students as they sign in if they have injuries or medications to consider.
- Modify your exercises for injured students and for various fitness levels:
- Offer warnings before you begin an exercise
- Get the exercise going
- Increase the speed for the advanced
- Say your commands twice. Acoustics aren’t good at most pools. Get their attention the first time; they hear your command the second time.
- Look in the eyes of every student during every exercise. Connect. Offer praise, suggestions, and corrections as appropriate.
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