Instruct endurance programs
This unit of competency, SISFFIT024 Instruct endurance programs, is an elective in the Certificate IV in Fitness SIS40215. It describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, instruct and evaluate endurance training programs for clients who have completed industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification procedures. It requires the ability to identify and analyse specific client needs, instruct specialised endurance tests, and organise and implement a range of endurance training methods to achieve identified goals.
This unit does not cover the more complex methods of extensive speed training, power training, agility training or plyometric training.
This unit applies to personal trainers who work in controlled and uncontrolled environments. These individuals typically work independently with some level of autonomy. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
Elements and Performance Criteria
1 Identify client fitness requirements.
1.1 Consider and confirm client needs, expectations and preferences using suitable questioning techniques.
1.2 Review and advise client of outcomes of pre-exercise screening procedures and fitness appraisal.
1.3 Refer client to medical or allied health professionals as required.
1.4 Identify potential barriers to participation.
1.5 Develop and document client profile for re-evaluation purposes.
2 Develop program plans.
2.1 Determine type of training, training methods and equipment required to achieve client goals.
2.2 Calculate total training volume required to achieve client goals.
2.3 Develop and document and endurance program incorporating key instructional information, phases of sessions, and adherence strategies.
2.4 Develop customised and contemporary training sessions to meet client needs.
3 Conduct exercise sessions.
3.1 Allocate sufficient space, assemble resources and check equipment for safety and maintenance requirements.
3.2 Provide clear and accurate endurance training exercise instructions and confirm client understanding.
3.3 Demonstrate exercises, techniques and equipment to client.
3.4 Monitor participation and performance of client and adjust as required.
3.5 Select and use communication techniques that encourage and support client.
3.6 Recognise signs and symptoms of overtraining and implement appropriate intervention and prevention strategies.
3.7 Monitor temperature regulation and implement appropriate strategies to prevent adverse reactions to environmental conditions.
3.8 Monitor client for signs and symptoms of intolerance.
3.9 Seek feedback and answer questions during exercise sessions.
3.10 Complete session documentation and progress notes.
4 Evaluate program.
4.1 Monitor and evaluate exercise program at appropriate intervals.
4.2 Request and respond to feedback from clients.
4.3 Review own performance and identify areas needing improvement.
4.4 Identify aspects needing further emphasis or attention in future sessions.
4.6 Implement modifications to future instruction and discuss changes with client.
4.7 Document and update program and evaluation records.
Purchase the materials:
- Supplementary Notes (28 pages);
- Powerpoint Slides (225);
- Learner’s Assessment Workbook (41 pages);
- Assessor Guide / Benchmarks (54 pages); and,
- Assessment Matrix
Corresponding textbook: The Essential Guide to Fitness: For the Fitness Instructor by Rosemary Marchese.