Develop personalised exercise programs (Release 1)

This unit, SISFFFIT041 Develop personalised exercise programs, covers what is required to develop exercise programs and a series of sessions tailored to individual client needs, exercise preferences and fitness goals. It requires the ability to integrate information from pre-exercise screenings, fitness assessments, and any medical guidance that may have been received for particular clients, to design suitable programs. Skills for instructing sessions are covered in a complementary unit.

The elements and performance criteria include:

  1. Identify client needs.
    1.1. Review outcomes of client pre-exercise screening and fitness assessment and identify significant information for program design.
    1.2. Identify implications of medical guidance for exercise programming and duty of care to follow.
    1.3. Discuss exercise preferences and consult with client to identify, negotiate and confirm their short- and long-term fitness goals to inform program design.
    1.4. Build client trust and rapport using client-centred communication showing sensitivity and empathy during interactions.
    1.5. Develop and document client profile to assist with programming and ongoing evaluation.
  2. Plan personalised exercise program.
    2.1. Review client’s exercise preferences, goals, current abilities and medical advice to determine types of exercises and equipment for program.
    2.2. Determine appropriate training volume and frequency of sessions required to achieve client goals.
    2.3. Design a systematically structured program that incorporates the effective use of exercise training principles.
    2.4. Design overall program aligned to client’s short- and long-term goals to allow progression towards fitness improvements.
    2.5. Plan for increased difficulty of exercise types to progress client throughout the program.
    2.6. Document exercise program according to organisational format.
  3. Plan personalised exercise sessions.
    3.1. Determine objectives of individual sessions to allow progression of client fitness within overall exercise program.

3.2. Select exercises, training techniques and exercise equipment that target components of client’s health and fitness goals.
3.3. Plan sessions that incorporate volume and intensity and load of exercises appropriate to client’s age, sex and existing fitness capabilities.
3.4. Plan for exercise phases and volume within client’s preferred session duration.
3.5. Develop sequenced and varied sessions to enhance client motivation and program adherence and to allow for recovery from specific exercise types.
3.6. Incorporate at timely intervals progressive difficulty of exercises that respond to client’s progression.
3.7. Document session plans according to organisational format.

Purchase the materials:

  • Supplementary Notes;
  • Powerpoint Slides;
  • Learner’s Assessment Workbook;
  • Assessor Guide / Benchmarks;
  • RPL Kit (Assessor and Participant);
  • Third Party Report; and,
  • Assessment Matrix.

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