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2235 – Strong and Steady: Gait Training Techniques

Intermediate / Pool Workshop
Sanibel, FL / Thursday, June 3, 2021 – 1:00-3:45 pm – 2.5 credit hours
(Classroom: 1:00-2:15 pm / Pool: 2:30-3:45 pm)

Faculty: Laurie Denomme, B.Kinesiology

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Many people think strength training isn’t for them. The truth is strength training is for everyone; it’s especially important for walking speed, stability, and ease of movement. Learn proven formats to increase strength. Practice ways to evaluate if you are working at the right intensity. Take home time-efficient and result-focused strategies to design fully customizable water walking programs to serve any client needs.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
1) Review basic connections of the feet, hand, and hips.
2) Learn the 6-7 Formula and how to use it to design gait specific exercises.
3) Practice effective ways to improve walking speed and stride length.
4) Explore proven training formats in the aquatic environment.
5) Expand instructional cues to help clients progress faster.

FACULTY: Laurie Denomme, B. Kinesiology, Kinesiologist and Fellow of Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute, is an international fitness educator and founder of WECOACH, whose expertise has been called upon by top consumer magazines including Self and Weight Watchers. She is the recipient of the 2013 AEA Global Aquatic Fitness Professional Award and 2014 ATRI Tsunami Spirit Award.