I am looking for effective resources for teaching a small group of instructors-in-training how to cue on the 32 count. I have a great ACE DVD from Lawrence Biscontini but am looking for more resources, particularly those that can be used at home for the instructors who have a harder time grasping this and need to spend more time practicing it. If you know of anything instructors can listen to, watch, any how-tos, or group drills, please share! Thanks!
This is a very challenging area and there are not many resources available.
Here are a few thoughts;
– Practice with music designed for group exercise – this will help because the music is “cued” to the 32 count phrase. There is usually a special sound built into this music to let the instructor “hear” those counts and phrases. Listening to the music with a person who has a trained ear and then recording the verbal counts to the music will help the instructor practice.
Many pf the of the Resource Manuals for certifications offer DVDs or web-based video clips to assist with the process. It may be only one or two clips, but every little bit helps!
– ACSMs Resources for the Group Exercise Instructor offers 2 online video clips.
– Kennedy’s Method’s of Group Exercsie Instruction also offers a DVD with a clip or two for assistance.
I would also check (or susbscribe to) the IDEA video library (this might be a great source for instructors to learn)