FITNESS DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE
A management oriented training for people wanting to work in the health and fitness or recreation industries in a technical or management capacity. Graduates will have a broad understanding of human health together with specialised skills may be developed through your choice of elective units.
Note that each module in the Qualification - Advanced Diploma In Recreation Studies - Fitness is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.
Indoor and Outdoor Locations for Recreational Fitness
(Adapted from Aerobic Fitness, by John Mason)
Many fitness activities can be performed both inside (as in a gym or a hall) and outdoors. The type of facilities required will depend on the specific activities being undertaken. For instance, many people think of aerobic exercise as mainly occurring in structured aerobics classes, held in gymnasiums or community halls. However, the same aerobic benefit can be obtained from a wide range of other activities that do not require a building. Bike riding, running, swimming etc can be done outside and in public areas. Structured aerobics or exercise classes can be held in local parks, or at the beach.
Below are some benefits of holding fitness activities indoors:
- Protection from the elements (e.g. rain, wind, sun)
- Control of air temperature (which can be a great advantage of indoor activities in hot or cold weather)
- May be fewer distractions (e.g. passing vehicles, animals, people, noises etc)
- Greater privacy (which might help participants – and leader – feel more comfortable and relaxed)
- Person safety is easier to maintain
- May be better access to more facilities.
Some possible disadvantages of indoor activities are:
- Less room to move, so that participants may feel restricted or enclosed
- Less natural fresh air. Also, some people are quite sensitive to air conditioning
- Greater possibility for transmission of disease, such as colds or flu
- The noise or music from an exercise to music class may annoy others in the gym, residents living nearby, or people working nearby.
Where will this course lead?
The following are just some examples of work opportunities this course may provide:
- Start your own Fitness Business n- personal trainer, gym, health club, fitness equipment supplies
- Buy and manage a fitness business
- Work for a resort, health club or other organisation as a fitness/health club manager
- Gain employment in the Leisure industry
- Work as a manager for a sports facility (indoor, playing fields, swimming pool, etc)
Note: Fees cover all tuition and "essential" texts. They do not include fees for any Industry conferences or seminars which are attended) and do not include exam fees and workshop fees.