The Complete Guide to Aqua Exercise for Pregnancy and Postnatal Health (Complete Guides)

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This is the essential guide for any fitness professional working with pregnant clients. Exercise in water classes are extremely popular with pregnant women, but there are obvious health and safety considerations. The authors take you through the underpinning knowledge, and outline the many benefits of water based exercise for pregnant clients. Includes:- how to motivate and support clients- practical skills to teach a successful and useful pool session- putting together an effective session- the safety considerations when working with pregnant women in a pool environment - learn about screening, contraindications and pool safety- working safely with clients with additional health concerns such as obesity/overweight or diabetes
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ISBN-13: 9781408192740
ISBN-10: 1408192748
Pagini: 176
Ilustrații: Line drawings throughout
Dimensiuni: 189 x 230 x 10 mm
Greutate: 0.48 kg
Ediția: New.
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Sport
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Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


An essential companion to Complete Guide to Pregnancy and Fitness and Complete Guide to Postnatal Exercise published by Bloomsbury

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Sarah Bolitho is Curriculum and Business Development Coordinator at Fitness Wales. Vicky Hatch is an Exercise Practitioner at Papworth Hospital.


Chapter content overviewSection 1 - Underpinning KnowledgeChapter 1 - introductionIntroduction and brief overview of pregnancyPhysiological changes of pregnancy relevant to water based exercise including:Cardiovascular and respiratory systemsMusculoskeletal systemsWeight and body mass changesIntroduction and overview of water based exerciseProperties of waterMovement and muscle actions in waterBalance and stabilityChapter 2 - why water?Benefits of water based exercise for pre and post natal womenPotential risks of water based exercise during pregnancyContraindications to activity during pregnancy and the post natal periodSection 2 - Skills Chapter 3 - motivating and supporting clientsMotivation to exercise in pregnancyPotential barriers to becoming more active in pregnancyPromoting long term health behaviour changeChapter 4 - instructor skillsThe role and scopeof an instructorSkills of a good instructorProfessional issues (insurance etc.) Teaching skills including group managementSection 3 - Practical application Chapter 5 - planningPre-session planning including:Screening, cautions and contraindications Pool and environment considerationsHealth and safetySession planning including:Pre- session considerationsSession components (warm up, main activity, cool down)Post session monitoringChapter 6 - session content - pre natalThe exercisesUsing equipmentExample exercises and session formatsChapter 7 - session content - post natalThe exercisesUsing equipmentExample exercises and session formatsChapter 8Additional considerations for clients in the following categories:CardiacObesity/overweight Diabetes Orthopaedic issues