Communication and connection FAQ
Launching early 2019....
What is COMMUNICATION AND CONNECTION?
This course aims to help group fitness instructors to become better communicators before, during and after a group exercise class.
What do you expect to learn from COMMUNICATION AND CONNECTION online course?
This course will help new and experienced group fitness instructors to learn the essential communication skills required in a group exercise class. Topic include; verbal and non-verbal cueing, effective body language, how to greet and create rapport, and much more! The skills learned in this course will help you take your classes to the next level!
What should I do if I am confused about the course material?
As a paid participant, you will be invited to a private facebook group where you can post your questions in the specific online course that you are registered in, so that either course leaders or other students can respond to assist you as much as possible. There will also be live sessions where you will be able to ask your questions directly and get an immediate response. These live sessions will be advertised a in advance to ensure that everyone is aware of the next live question time.
How long do I have access to the course materials?
You have lifetime access to any of the online courses.
How long will it take me to complete COMMUNICATION AND CONNECTION online course?
Everyone learns differently and it depends on how much time you have available to study and practice on a daily basis. It also depends if you have had previous experience at teaching group fitness classes and if you had any training in communication. Taking all of this into account, this course can be completed (if you include your own hours of practice) in 3-5 weeks. Experienced instructors may be able to complete it in a couple of weeks.
What can I teach after completing this online course?
COMMUNICATION AND CONNECTION on its own, won’t give you the skills to teach an specific class format. With COMMUNICATION AND CONNECTION you will be able to create meaningful experiences during class as well as having the skills required to teach a class effective. COMMUNICATION AND CONNECTION online course, is a module of a larger course that will incorporate a number of more modules that teach different aspects of class design.
What do I need to do after completing COMMUNICATION AND CONNECTION?
Make sure you practice your verbal and visual cues on your own and with other people. Watching the videos will not teach you the skills until you physically practice. Videotaping yourself while you practice will also be a valuable assessment tool.
Is there an assessment as part COMMUNICATION AND CONNECTION online course?
There will be a simple written assessment at the end of each course, it is not a 'pass' or 'fail' assessment but a self assessment on your understanding of the course and skills learnt. If you choose to complete the full My GROUP MOVE online course (launching in 2019), there will be an optional practical assessment. To complete this assessment, an additional fee will be charged to assess the video assignment that will need to be provided to attain the MY GROUP MOVE Certificate of Excellence.
Will I receive a certificate of completion at the end?
Yes, after completing the assessment at the end of the course, you will receive an automatic email from us with your digital certificate of completion via email.
Will there be more online courses available after COMMUNICATION AND CONNECTION?
Yes, there will be more online courses covering topics like "warm ups and cool downs for group fitness", and specific class formats that will incorporate "step", "martial arts to music", "muscle conditioning workouts" and much more.