Aileen SheronOne of three finalists for IDEA’s 2020 and 2021 Fitness Instructor of the Year award, Aileen is an entrepreneur and innovator across most facets of the fitness industry. She is an international presenter, inventor, program developer, content creator, writer, business owner, and social media personality. A continuing education provider for decades, she has trained thousands of instructors. She has been a mentor and life coach to many of today’s industry leaders and provides proprietary choreography to align with their personal brands. Aileen is also president of Good Natured Products, Inc., makers of her invention, the Omniball, and other fitness products. You can find her at www.aileensheron.com. Certifications: ACE and AFAA
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While some participants don’t stick around for the cooldown, those who do are rewarded with the many benefits that stretching offers. Help students go a little deeper with a very simple yet versatile tool: a stretching strap.
Straps are great to have in your fitness toolbox (and relatively inexpensive for the program manager’s budget). They not only assist with proper positioning and numerous techniques but also nullify the “I’m not flexible enough” excuse.
Before we get to the stretches, consider these options:
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While many classes include only a small section that focuses on the core, this workout is all about the core! These exercises work a variety of muscles, from hips to shoulders, and much more. Although the foam roller is traditionally used for myofascial release, it's also an amazing functional tool with many other uses. Choose it to create combinations that weave balance, strength and flexibility.
Class Details: Core and More!
TOTAL TIME: approximately 55 minutes
FORMAT: creative core strength
By Aileen Sheron
Double Trouble: Partner Training
ow would you like to increase the popularity of your classes? Do you also want to teach in an environment in which you and your students feel challenged and enthusiastic and share a great sense of accomplishment and belonging? The “Double Trouble” paired-training concept can help you achieve these goals. In this innovative workout, p…Read More
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