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Aileen Sheron

Aileen Sheron is a 30-year veteran of the fitness industry. An IDEA member and presenter for over 15 years, she is an entrepreneur with multiple videos, fitness products and articles to her credit. Aileen currently teaches at Renaissance ClubSport, the University of California, Irvine and the Sports Club/LA in Orange County, California.
Certifications: ACE and AFAA

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Tubing Exercises

Tubing for Two

March 11, 2020

Resistance tubing has been popular for years, and it’s still one of the most versatile and inexpensive fitness tools available. There are countless styles of tubing, which vary in size, resistance, shape, material and covering. They even come braided! Regardless of which ones you work with, they are portable, they’re easy to pull out and put away, and they take up very little space to store.

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Facilitated Flexibility

April 25, 2018

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.

Five Techniques
Before we get to the stretches, consider these options:

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No-Neck-Pain Abs

October 23, 2017

How often do you hear participants complain about neck pain when you teach core moves in your classes? For many people dealing with ongoing neck-positioning issues, this is a real struggle. No matter how effectively the head is supported, they still have issues with neck stress for various reasons, including lack of strength, natural biomechanics or previous injury. These constraints prevent some participants from getting the most from your core/abdominal workouts and may inadvertently limit overall core strength. However, you can support these participants by offering the right moves.

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Why Cross-Train Flexibility?

March 20, 2017

In nearly 40 years as a fitness educator, I have never been sidelined by a significant injury, in spite of decades of high-impact classes, rigorous weight training, participation in competitive aerobics, and group exercise schedules that sometimes exceeded 25 hours per week. I attribute my longevity in this grueling business to one thing—cross-training all aspects of fitness, including flexibility.

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Sample Class: Core and More!

September 20, 2016

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

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Double Trouble: Partner Training

June 30, 2002

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By Aileen Sheron

Double Trouble: Partner Training

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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…

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Double Trouble: Partner Training

June 30, 2002

How 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, participants pair off and train together, often sharing the same piece of exercise equipment and raising each other’s motivation to new heights!

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