Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years

This unit of competency SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years, is part of the core requirements for the Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215).

This unit girls teens exercisedescribes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, instruct and evaluate exercise for young people aged thirteen to seventeen years. It requires the ability to supervise young people using fitness facilities and relevant equipment to promote functional capacity and fitness.  It involves using industry endorsed risk management protocols when determining the provision of suitable exercise services. This may include guidance from relevant medical or allied health professionals.

This unit applies to personal trainers who work in a variety of fitness locations such as fitness, leisure and community centres. These individuals typically work autonomously in controlled and uncontrolled fitness environments.

The elements and performance criteria include:

1. Identify fitness requirements.
1.1 Consider and discuss needs, expectations and preferences using suitable questioning techniques.
1.2 Review and advise participant and parent or carer of outcomes of pre-exercise health screening procedures.
1.3 Refer participant to medical or allied health professionals as required.
1.4 Select and use appropriate baseline functional capacity or fitness assessments, as required.
1.5 Identify potential barriers to participation.
1.6 Develop and document client profile for re-evaluation purposes.

2. Plan exercise session.
2.1 Determine type of training, training methods and equipment required to achieve participant goals.
2.2 Gain parent or carer consent for participation in specified exercise program.
2.3 Develop and document program plans that incorporate participant goals, abilities, and stage of growth and development within instructional information.
2.4 Develop customised training sessions that include a variety of exercises and equipment to meet participant needs.

3. Instruct exercise session.
3.1 Allocate sufficient space, assemble resources and check equipment for safety and maintenance requirements.
3.2 Provide clear exercise instructions and confirm participant understanding.
3.3 Demonstrate exercises, techniques and equipment to participant.
3.4 Monitor participation and performance to identify signs of exercise intolerance and modify as required.
3.5 Select and use communication techniques that encourage and support participants.
3.6 Modify session as required considering basic mechanics, safety and fitness outcomes.
3.7 Respond to participants experiencing difficulties and answer questions as required.
3.8 Complete session documentation and progress notes.

4. Evaluate exercise session.
4.1 Monitor and evaluate exercise session at appropriate intervals.
4.2 Evaluate exercise session according to participant, parent or carer feedback, professional judgement and outcomes of sessions.
4.3 Review own performance and identify areas needing improvement.
4.4 Identify aspects needing further emphasis or attention in future sessions.
4.5 Evaluate program or activities and discuss modifications to future sessions.
4.6 Document and update records of evaluation and modification.

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Corresponding textbook: Fitness Trainer Essentials for the Personal Trainer by Tony Attridge and Martin Felice.

attridge textbook







Other Resources used for this Unit (click on the cover to access the information).

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