1219 Precision Posture

Beginner / Pool Workshop


Sanibel, FL / Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:30-4:45 pm 3.0 credit hours

(Classroom: 1:30-3:00 pm / Pool: 3:15-4:45 pm)


Faculty:  Steph Toogood, AS



Good posture, good alignment and core stability ensure balance control in an aging body. Learn to train functional core strength while challenging and improving balance. Current research will support the exercise prescription focusing on good posture, both static and dynamic. Exercises that improve movement and gait in everyday activities, and increase muscle strength will decrease risk of falls and broken bones.



1)  Identify body shape changes associated with aging.

2)  Discuss specific causes of spinal degeneration and poor posture.

3)  Distinguish between muscles to strengthen and muscles to lengthen.

4)  Practice exercise to progressively challenge balance.

5)  Design exercise to promote core strength.

6)  Combine multi-planar movement to strengthen core stabilizers.


FACULTY: Steph Toogood, AS, is the UK AEA training specialist, international educator and presenter of water fitness. She was a Fab After 50 Health Achiever nominee for Fitness Professionals Fitness Leader of the Year Award, named as one of the Top 10 Fitness Instructors in the UK by the Independent on Sunday, and has received the AEA Global Award for Educational Excellence.