Friday, August 27, 2010

Youth Strength Training

Well, it's that time of year again. Pencils are being sharpened in classrooms across the country as kiddies big and small return to school. My school days are over, but I'll never stop studying. It's one of the joys (seriously) of being a personal trainer. To maintain your certification, you have to earn continuing education units (CEUs)—and I'm about to earn my first.

I'll be teaching a few classes this fall, one of which is a Teen Bootcamp for kids between the ages of 10 and 13. I'm really excited about it, but I've yet to train a single kid so I don't really know how to plan. That's where my first continuing education unit comes into play. I ordered the materials at left from the American Council on Exercise. They promise to teach me a lot about training kiddies safely and effectively.

All I have to do is read the book and watch the video, then successfully complete the at-home exam. I'll get my CEU, and have a good base for building my Teen Bootcamp class. This is my first time participating in an at-home course, so I'm anxious to get started. I don't think it'll be hard, as I've always been a pretty attentive learner. But still, would I rather study my Youth Strength Training book or read the latest issue of Marie Claire? There's a chance I'll need to channel some serious discipline here. I'll keep you posted.

Question: Would you have been interested in a Bootcamp class when you were a teen?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

That's awesome! Good luck. I would have loved a bootcamp class.

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