Become an instructor

AeroSkip has one of the largest certified instructor networks in the world and would like to invite you to take to become one.

 

To become a certified instructor you must complete our “AeroSkip Instructor Training Workshop Programme”.

 

Completion of this highly intensive 1 day course will give you a firm grounding in this ‘Next Generation of Aerobic Exercise’ and will enable you to commence immediate AeroSkip classes that are run in a completely recognisable and traditional, aerobic class format.

 

“Discover a World of Opportunity – Discover the Next Generation of aerobic exercise Discover AeroSkip”

 

 The AeroSkip Workshop includes:

  • Formal introduction – lecture and discussion
  • Health benefits derived from AeroSkip
  • Basic AeroSkip techniques
  • Correct use of sports equipment
  • Structure and practicalities of running an AeroSkip class
  • Class format
  • Warm up / stretch
  • AeroSkip routine
  • Basic class format
  • Intermediate class format
  • Advanced Format / Choreography
  • Informal discussion
  • AeroSkip instructor certificate

 

Workshop Fee £125.00

Training notes

Start Slowly

Start with the two basic steps Double Foot Bounce and Single Foot Bounce

 

Incorporate lots of low impact moves after the two basic steps, i.e. Arm Wraps, Side Swings Lunges Traveling Moves. Jump in intervals i.e. 45 sec jumping – I min low impact sections.

 

Start slowly always do the steps outside the rope before taking them in side the rope.

If done correctly it should take approximately 4 one hour classes for the average student to master the two basic steps. Keep it simple to avoid frustration.

Class Layout :

Layout in a ‘honeycomb’ like a step class, this will avoid participants standing behind one another and the potential injuries that could result.

 

 

Class Design :

 

Warm up

Integrate with the Speedrope in hand a low impact routine with the rope to increase blood supply to major muscles used during the aerobic phase (in particular the legs and shoulders) Get the rope in their hands as soon as they arrive.

 

Stretch

Gastocnemius / Soleus / Anterior Tibialis muscle in particular. Also Deltoid,

Triceps / Trapezius / Pectoralis major / Hamstrings / Adductors / Quadraceps.

 

Aerobic Phase

20 minutes maximum. Start slowly with short duration. Avoid continuous jumping. Use non-jumping techniques. Power walking as low impact alternative. Jump just enough to clear the rope. Land with knees slightly bent. Foot strike toe, ball, heel.

 

Cool Down

Non jump techniques. Moves and stretches. Increase amount of low impact moves to slowly bring the intensity down.

 

Flexibility

Concentrate on calf’s and shins. Especially, also the shoulder and upper back regions. Static stretches and relaxation moves to assist in preventing sore muscles and bring to an end an invigorating workout.

 

Three Step Progression :

Each step is to be taught outside the rope in time with the music. Then take each individual move inside the rope.

 

Avoid Double bounding as performed in the playground. There is nothing inherently wrong with this except for the position of the hands and the jump height. This makes it difficult to progress in the AeroSkip® technique.

 

Get them involved!

Careful screening is essential during AeroSkip classes. Students find this extremely hard to master and tend to concentrate so hard on the basic and advanced steps that they end up pulling faces and gritting their teeth and in some cases hold their breath and go anaerobic. So get them involved by calling out their favorite colour (or anything that springs to mind) so you know they are breathing, this will also take their minds off what their feet are doing.

 

Ensure correct Rope length

Also before each individual class begins you have to determine the rope length, stand with both feet together on the center of the rope, standing upright, hold the rope handles to their maximum extension height (one handle in each hand). Rope handles should be approximately 2 inches below your arm pits or in line with your chest.

If the rope is too long then shorten by tying the required amount of knots, under the rope handles, balancing the knots at each side. Do not tie knots on the part of the rope that actually hits the ground or inside the handles.

Your first class

There are important questions that arise when introducing a new fitness class for both the participant and instructor, host, club or School concerned. These vital questions must be addressed before your successful and long lasting AeroSkip Class can be achieved! For example:

 

How do I cater for each individual in my class?

This is a question continually asked when running an early stage AeroSkip class, how DO you structure your class to suit all fitness abilities?

 

Answer

Firstly, you must attempt to teach all individuals equally the basic techniques relating to the two fundamental steps. Obviously a percentage of your class will have jumped a rope before, therefore those who have will pick up the steps much more quickly than those who haven’t.

 

Even the most experienced, fit and coordinated individuals are limited to very short bursts using their AeroSkip, this is because the AeroSkip routine is such a demanding workout.

 

Your approach during your class should be to instruct the more advanced individuals to do short sharp bursts of high impact rope jumping coupled with long sessions of low impact moves and jump variations.

While this is happening your new starts will be given the opportunity to get back into rhythm with the rest of the class. Therefore you are still challenging the fitter people in the class and improving the skills of the new starts as you go along!

 

In no time you will be getting many signed up on your ‘intermediate’ AeroSkip Class.

 

 

What if someone simply can’t master a move?

 

Then allow them to keep up with the class doing the same moves but outside the speedrope, hopefully they will soon master the moves with practice.

 

 

Start slow to master the basic steps

 

You must not forget that every complex step in AeroSkip originates from two basic steps. So once your class has mastered these two fundamental steps the progression to the complex steps and moves will actually happen very quickly, most will master these moves in their first class!

 

Even though the Basic Steps will be daunting to most of the class, they will soon relax when you you explain that just two basic steps will lead to their progression of the more complicated ones. However this progression should be done at each individual’s own pace and when they feel comfortable to do so.

 

If you find you get a short fall of numbers by your next class, it is important to remember if you try to teach too much in your first class you might be running the risk of scaring people off!

 

So do bear in mind that your first AeroSkip Class should be progressed gently to stop people running for the exit!

Your best chance of survival is to create a dynamic, aerobic style class that is easy to progress towards the next level. Cater for all, allowing the less advanced to keep in tune with the class by practicing techniques and mastering those fundamental moves.

 

 

How long does it take to teach the two basic steps?

 

It takes around two hours to teach the two basic steps, which is around 2-3 classes. At this point you will have a fully dedicated AeroSkip Class that are now able to proceed at an accelerated pace towards mastering the moves involved. Your class will also be fully aware that they are achieving superb results from their input, and many will be consequently “hooked” on AeroSkip.

 

You should make each class aware that after 2 or 3 AeroSkip lessons they will be ready to take to the next challage the – ‘intermediate’ AeroSkip class. This will cater for your new batch of more advanced individuals and will prevent a divide of ability and fitness when your new starts sign up for their first session of AeroSkip.