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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd; 3rd Revised edition edition (1 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408101394
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408101391
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 1.6 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 190,857 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Writing and teaching are my passions. I have worked as an exercise professional since 1999 and began training and assessing others in 1987. As part of my journey, I have completed a Masters degree in education and training and qualified as an integrative counsellor. I have a special interest in holistic approaches to activity, mental health and well-being. Five of my 13 books are related to activity and mental health. I also developed and delivered the Level 4 physical activity for mental health training programme.

In addition to writing books, I have 'ghost written' and developed a number of training and qualification resources for some of the leading industry awarding organisations (CYQ, ActiveIQ, EDI, VTCT and the Open University) and training organisations, including YMCA FIT. I also write for various magazines and have articles published in (Sports management, Health Club Management, Fitpro and Sportex).

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' This guide shows you how to create fun, challenging and safe routines to music ' --Health and Fitness (August 2009)

About the Author

Debbie Lawrence is a highly regarded fitness professional and author of a number of books for A&C Black. She is also a qualified counsellor, and currently works as an external verifier and technical contributor for CYQ and an evaluator for SkillsActive/REPS. She also coordinates and delivers Teacher Education Training programmes (PTLLS/DTLLS) at college-level.

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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 May 2004
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I am a student studying to become a qualified teacher in exercise to music and had to purchase a informative book which could help me. When i bought this book i was very pleased as it contained everything needed for a teacher, student or even someone wanting to take exercise to music as a hobby. Debbie Laurence cleverly combined detailed theory about exercise to music with helpful and useful choreography that is fantasic to use in an actual class. This book is a great learning source and is worth every penny. If you are a teacher, student ect. this book is a must have. Another reason this is such a great book is because it is written by a fitness proffesional. Included in this book is advice on music choices, choreography and various programmes to induce in to an exercise to music class. This is the definitive practical handbook for anyone wanting a performance advantage.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By ClareSS on 14 July 2008
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I bought this when qualifying as an ETM teacher last year. It's really good from an aerobics point of view, and was incredibly useful - lots of parallels with my training course (YMCA).

However, having since qualified as a step instructor, and revisited the section for step - it's left me slightly concerned. Key teaching points are missed, and the choreography samples are confusing. I'm not sure that you could use this section to create a safe and effective step session, especially not one aimed at anything higher than complete beginners. Ditto for the weights sections - it's trying to cover a big subject in a small area, and doesn't quite get there. It's probably good as a general overview of what you should consider for each of those class types, and good as a reference if you already know what you're doing, but I'd be cautious of assuming that once you've read this book you'll be able to teach those class types.

GREAT for aerobics and body-weight MSE. Shame it didn't stop there...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon shopper on 4 Feb. 2009
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I bought this book based on the good reviews before starting the YMCA Exercise to Music Instructor course and I am happy that I bought it once I was given the homework assignments. I have found it useful for learning teaching points and the names of moves/stretches.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. Lee on 9 July 2011
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This is an excellent reference book for anyone either teaching exercise to music, or to anyone who just loves to exercise. It was informative, well written and very helpful. Debbie Lawrence has done a brilliant job in putting all her expertise and knowledge gained from working within the industry into this book. This is a must have for the ETM teacher/exerciser. I would highly recommend this book!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Els2105 on 29 May 2014
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I brought this as someone else on ETM course I was recently on had it. I found it very beneficial and explained in basic terms all the things I covered on course but had forgotten by the time you got home.
It helped to make up routine for assessment !!!! Which I can say I passed with flying colours a few days ago. I would thoroughly recommend this book if you're thinking of doing the course or just to help you with different sections of exercising to music. Whether it be MSE or Circuit Class.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lledra on 27 Nov. 2010
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I bought this book prior to teaching my first group exercise classes and it is such an invaluable resource, easy to use, well structured, clearly written and with a variety of exercises for different class types. The example class plans have enabled me to put together some good classes, which really do work, and there are plenty of options to use to keep class members interested. 4 CPD points too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By pippa on 22 Mar. 2014
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Excellent book.
Bought it to expand my knowledge when I did The Exercise to Music Instructors course.
Well worth buying!.
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