What is the purpose of this exercise?
Does the exercise create any safety concerns?
For whom is the exercise appropriate or inappropriate?
Are you doing the exercise effectively?
Can you maintain proper alignment and form for the duration of the exercise?
AFAA’s 5 Questions™
Individuals in a ﬁtness class usually have diverse characteristics and goals. Therefore, more conservative guidelines are recommended. All movement can fall within safe guidelines as long as movements are evaluated from two viewpoints: effectiveness (beneﬁt) and potential injury quotient (risk). With this perspective in mind, AFAA presents the historical, and ever-relevant, AFAA 5 Questions™
When evaluating the purpose of an exercise, the Group Fitness Instructor should consider the main adaptation of the exercise. Is the exercise for ﬂexibility, movement prep, cardio, endurance, strength, power, etc.? Once the purpose of an exercise is identiﬁed, it will dictate how the exercise will be performed and when it will be used within the class.
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