Tuesday, July 02 2019

Short on time and need to quickly pull together a 10-minute circuit or combination of moves so that you can feel better about having somethinganything new for your class?  Jenni Lynn shares a quick circuit of 11 moves, first performed without equipment and then performed with equipment.

Ever show up to your class feeling guilty because you have to teach the same routine again?  “Next week I WILL have something new to teach,” you vow.    My, oh my…how quickly a week goes by and suddenly it is time to teach again and you have nothing new.  Finding the time to create routines is one of the biggest challenges fitness instructors encounter.   Instead of feeling pressured to create an entirely new routine, consider adding ONE new combo, interval or circuit.  Good news!  Help has arrived.   Super Circuits 1 just posted.  A new series of short circuits is born! 

AEA Aquatic Training Specialist, Jenni Lynn Patterson, was inspired by the idea of creating small circuits with 10-12 exercises that flowed together and targeted all the major muscle groups of the body.  After having success adding a couple of these short circuits into her classes, she began creating more. I noticed that students were really getting energized from flowing these exercise together so I decided to keep working on them to form more wave making circuits,” says Jenni Lynn.

In the video, Jenni Lynn performs the 11 moves first without equipment and then with equipment.  Instructors should take note of this strategy. The purpose of doing this is to reinforce the fact that equipment is NOT needed to get a good workout in water.  The water itself is a form of resistance equipment. Some students suffer from Equipment Addiction, believing that they must plunge gigantic foam dumbbells in order to get a good workout.  The reality is that many students are afflicted with upper extremity joint impact issues and adding equipment to the resistance of the water could exacerbate their condition.  Therefore, it is wise to demonstrate the same exercises with and without equipment so that students can make informed decisions.   For more ideas regarding this strategy, watch the following Fitmotivation videos - SWET Challenge and Circuit h2O.

Super Circuits 1, a shorter (15-minute) video is part of the new Fitmotivation Express Video Series designed to minimize viewing time and double content format.  Two shorter videos will take the place of one full-length video. Dynamically Rhythmic with Ashley Bishop will be the other Express Video posting this month. 

 Looking for a quick fix to give your class something new?  Try adding this Super Circuit just prior to the cool down to prevent chilling, or as an extended warm-up; or consider adding as Jenni Lynn says in the video, “when you don’t have everyone’s attention.”

Fitmotivation extends BIG thanks to Jenni Lynn Patterson-LaCour for her contributions to.  Check out other Fitmotivation videos featuring Jenni Lynn and the S’WET brand – including Wicked Wall, S’WET Boot Camp, S’WET Deep, S’WET Challenge and Wave Warrior.  Stay tuned next month for Jenni Lynn's full-length video, Noodle RX.   Interested in hosting or attending S'WET workshops?  Visit the S'WET website or connect with them on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and Twitter.

Author: Mark Grevelding is the founder of Fitmotivation. He is also a training specialist and consultant with the Aquatic Exercise Association’s (AEA). Mark has been active in the fitness industry for 22 years as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, international presenter and a continuing education provider for AEA, AFAA & ACE.