The Fort Lauderdale Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology students, enrolled in Exercise Leadership and Special Population Groups, were asked to ‘model’ (physically and verbally demonstrating) various exercises. Their client/patient then was asked to perform the exercise with close supervision. These resistance training exercises were meant to benefit strength, coordination, balance, and range of motion. Each student modeled a unique exercise to ensure proper form, technique, and breathing. Students used proper communication skills, including active listening and body language, for safety and to enable the client/patient to become more confident and successful in their specific exercises.  Here, a clean and jerk Olympic barbell movement and a pelvic tilt were being taught by students.

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