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MOSSA Education

MOSSA is dedicated to providing the highest quality, professionally delivered education and training for instructors, managers, and directors. We provide Education Sessions to build on the Six Teaching Essentials of Initial Training in the quarterly program DVD. In addition, we provide release-specific education in the form of Teaching Targets to assist instructors in teaching and coaching the specific release. Depending on the topic, online exams and CEC’s are available at no additional cost.

Coaching Top Ten
Regardless of how long you’ve been teaching, there is always room to grow and develop as an instructor! What if there was a way that you could make a major improvement in your quality of delivery, right away? Use the Coaching Top Ten list to take your teaching to the next level!

The Education Video (13 min) can be found on the JAN19 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Fight, Group Groove, Group Power, Group Ride, R30, 3D30, and MOVE30.

Social Safety Net
Did you know that social interactions are critical to physical health? Connecting in group fitness is part of each person’s Social Safety Net. Find out how the social and physical benefits of group fitness are intertwined and how to foster healthy social interactions in every workout you teach.

The Education Video (13 min) can be found on the OCT18 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Fight, Group Groove, Group Power, Group Ride, R30, and ViPR Workout.

Don't Give A Sit
How do sedentary lifestyles change the requirements for a safe and effective workout? People spend so much time sitting at a desk or sitting on the couch that there must be a shift in priorities for programming group fitness workouts. Don’t Give a Sit explains how MOSSA programs are taking a new approach to give you and your participants more effective core training.

The Education Video (13 min) can be found on the JUL18 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Fight, Group Groove, Group Power, Group Ride, R30, ViPR Move, and ViPR Workout.

Rotation is Life
There is a good reason you’ve been seeing more rotation in MOSSA workouts. Rotation is a fundamental pattern of human movement – you could say, Rotation Is Life. Discover why rotation is so important to healthy, pain-free movement, and get a better understanding of the programming philosophy behind rotation in MOSSA workouts.

The Education Video (15 min) can be found on the APR18 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Fight, Group Groove, Group Power, Group Ride, R30, ViPR Move, and ViPR Workout.

Motor Learning
Do you ever get uncomfortable watching your participants try to learn a new move? Sometimes the hardest part of teaching is letting your participants do their own learning. Motor Learning explains the three stages of learning new motor skills and how to help your participants with a more “hands off” approach. Get the coaching strategies you need to be a more effective teacher!

The Education Video (14 min) can be found on the JAN18 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Fight, Group Groove, Group Power, Group Ride, and R30 and ViPR Workout.

Lunges
Have you noticed several different types of Lunges in MOSSA workouts? This Lunges education will give you clarity about how to execute and coach variations of this essential exercise. Get expert advice on Lunges from Derrick Price, Director of Education at the Institute of Motion, plus detailed demonstrations and options.

The Education Video (16 min) can be found on the JAN18 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Fight, and Group Power.

Recover
The MOSSA cycling programs are going 3D . . . three dimensional, that is. Cycling is an excellent workout, but what are the long-term effects of recruiting the body in this position? Learn how three-dimensional recovery improves the cycling workout, participant performance, and overall health. With this important brand architecture change, you don’t want to miss out on critical information about the new Recover track!

The Education Video (14 min) can be found on the JAN18 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Ride, and R30.

Mobility 101
What is the difference between mobility and flexibility? Learn the basic principles of Mobility 101 and how MOSSA programs train mobility to help people move more freely throughout life. Plus, get an important update on stretching in Group Power and Group Active.

The Education Video (10 min) can be found on the OCT17 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Fight, Group Groove, Group Power, Group Ride, and R30 and ViPR Workout.

Ground 2 Standing
Did you know “ground-to-standing” movements can help lower mortality rates? Discover the fascinating science behind this new type of exercise. Ground 2 Standing provides great examples of how your favorite MOSSA programs keep people moving for life!

The Education Video (5 min) can be found on the JUL17 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Fight, Group Groove, Group Power, Group Ride, and R30 and ViPR Workout.

Advanced Coaching
Have you completed the MOSSA Advanced Coaching project? For new instructors, these lessons will teach you to teach like a pro. This updated video is even perfect for experienced instructors who want to put more WOW in their delivery!

The Education Video (26 min) can be found on the JUL17 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Fight, Group Groove, Group Power, Group Ride, and R30 and ViPR Workout.

Push It!
Have you ever seen someone struggle to do a Push Up? The teaching target Push It! addresses some of the most common errors with Push Ups and Chest Press, giving you coaching strategies to improve execution across a variety of pushing movements.

The Education Video (7 min) can be found on the APR17 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Fight, Group Groove, Group Power, Group Ride, and R30 and ViPR Workout.

Tensegrity 101
Discover how the architecture of the human body creates tensional integrity – “tensegrity” – to enable human movement. Tensegrity 101 explains the basic concept and how Loaded Movement Training reduces pain and improves mobility.

The Education Video (9 min) can be found on the APR17 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Fight, Group Groove, Group Power, Group Ride, and R30 and ViPR Workout.

Stay Tuned
Music is an art, but selecting exercise music for group fitness is a careful science. Stay Tuned addresses important issues related to MOSSA music, including mixing and matching, teaching prior releases, lyric content, digital technology, and more.

The Education Video (15 min) can be found on the APR17 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Fight, Group Groove, Group Power, Group Ride, and R30 and ViPR Workout.

What the Fascia?!
What is fascia? Why is it so important for health and fitness? How does fascia play a role in your favorite MOSSA programs? Get up to speed on this critical issue when we ask ... What The Fascia?!

The Education Video (22 min) can be found on the JAN17 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Fight, Group Groove, Group Power, Group Ride, R30, ViPR Workout.

Interval Training
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is all the rage right now. Learn what does – and does not – qualify as HIIT. Interval Training will give you the ins and outs and the ups and downs of HIIT, as well as coaching strategies for the various interval types programmed in the Performance phase of ViPR Workout.

The Education Video (11 min) can be found on the OCT16 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Fight, Group Groove, Group Power, Group Ride, and R30.

Let's Move 4 Life
Discover the new science of movement that is permeating the world of health and fitness. The concept of Loaded Movement Training influences how we think about the entire portfolio of MOSSA program brands. LET’S MOVE 4 Life! will give you the what, why, and how behind this revolutionary approach to exercise.

The Education Video (19 min) can be found on the OCT16 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Fight, Group Groove, Group Power, Group Ride, and R30.

Workout Intros
Never underestimate the power of a great introduction! The first thing you say to a room full of group fitness participants sets the tone for the entire workout. This brief video gives you a simple approach to delivering strong Workout Intros. Learn how to “sell” the workout so your participants “buy in” to every MOSSA program you teach.

The Education Video (12 min) can be found on the JUL16 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Fight, Group Groove, Group Power, Group Ride, and R30.

Pregnancy Principles
“Can I do this workout while I’m pregnant?” Every instructor will get that question at one time or another. Learn the Pregnancy Principles of group fitness so that you can give workout recommendations, help regulate intensity, and provide modifications for expecting mothers.

The Education Video (17 min) can be found on the APR16 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Fight, Group Groove, Group Power, Group Ride, and R30.

#move2great
Take your teaching to the next level with the #move2great project! Discover the power of video and how to assess yourself to improve performance across the board. Find out how to be a part of the #move2great movement on social media and enter the #move2great contest to win prizes for your hard work. Reach more people through group fitness as you realize your true teaching potential!

The Education Video (10 min) can be found on the JAN16 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Fight, Group Groove, Group Power, Group Ride, and R30.

ViPR Workout Program Overview
What is ViPR Workout? Get the scoop on the newest MOSSA program that is ideal for small group training or large group fitness. Watch the four phases of ViPR Workout in action and learn about the innovative science behind this revolutionary workout! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to check out The ViPR Workout Brand.

The Education Video (12 min) can be found on the JAN16 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Fight, Group Groove, Group Power, Group Ride, and R30.

Squats for Life
You’ll notice new ways of teaching squats in MOSSA workouts. Stay up to date with effective ways to execute and coach the most functional move we can train. Improve posture, joint mobility, and functional strength when you Squat for Life!

The Education Video (11 min) can be found on the OCT15 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Fight, Group Power.

Debunking the Burn
Be prepared when participants ask, “How many calories do I burn in this workout?” Debunking the Burn arms you with scientific information about net calories burned, factors that influence calories burned, and the relationship between calories and body weight. Get the facts you need to know to deliver a responsible response when you get asked about the burn!

The Education Video (18 min) can be found on the OCT15 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Groove, Group Fight, Group Power, Group Ride, and R30.

Launch Preparation
Learn how to make a great first impression when launching new workouts at your facility whether it is for the first time or on a quarterly basis. Also by watching Launch Preparation you can learn how launches play a crucial role in brand management and are a great way to increase group fitness participation.

The Education Video (10 min) can be found on the JUL15 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Groove, Group Kick, Group Power, Group Ride, and R30.

The New Group Fight
Group Kick has been rebranded as Group Fight. Find out all the details about The New Group Fight and get “behind the scenes” information about how to make your first Fight workout a winner!

The Education Video (9 min) can be found on the JUL15 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Groove, Group Kick, Group Power, Group Ride, and R30.

Growing Group & Profitability
Discover the valuable resources that the MOSSA Sales & Marketing System can provide your facility. Growing Group & Profitability will give you a business perspective on group fitness, as well as explain how to capitalize on the strong program brands you offer.

This video clip is only an excerpt from the Education Video. The entire video (11 minutes) can be found on the JAN15 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor release for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Groove, Group Kick, Group Power, R30, and Group Ride.

Group Core v2.0
Group Core has evolved into a more comprehensive core workout that is even more achievable and effective. Find out what to expect from the improved workout design, and get an in-depth explanation behind the program changes. Group Core v2.0 will give you a behind the scenes look at this total-core workout!

This video clip is only an excerpt from the education. The entire Education Video (15 min) can be found on the JAN15 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor release for Group Core.

Program Intros
We all know the hardest part of increasing group fitness participation can be getting someone to try their first MOSSA workout – after that, they are “hooked” once they try it! You can bridge the gap to someone's first class with Program Intros. Learn about these short introductions to each program and how to use them to make anyone feel more prepared for their first experience.

This video clip is only an excerpt from the education. The entire Education Video (18 min) can be found on the the OCT14 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor releases for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Groove, Group Kick, Group Power, Group Ride, and R30.

Ankles Undercover
You may not know that MOSSA programs can help prevent common ankle injuries such as a sprain. Ankles Undercover takes a closer look at this complex part of the body, uncovering numerous ways that MOSSA workouts train the ankles. Gain valuable insight about how improving ankle function can keep your participants moving.

This video clip is only an excerpt from the education. The entire Education Video (14 min) can be found on the JUL14 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor release for Group Active, Group Blast, Group Centergy, Group Core, Group Groove, Group Kick, and Group Power.

Back & Legs - Group Power, Group Active
Increase your execution expertise for key exercises like Squats, Deadlifts, and Lunges. Whether you are a new instructor or a seasoned professional, Back & Legs will give you important information about how to ge the most out of every rep!

This video clip is only an excerpt from the education. The entire Education Video (16 min) can be found on the JUL14 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor release for Group Power and Group Active.

Advanced Coaching
Want to take your coaching skills to the next level? Advanced Coaching provides insight into 5 "next level" teaching strategies. This session will give you practical tools to make a major difference in the way you sound and the way your participants respond.

This video clip is only an excerpt from the education. The entire Education Video (27 min) can be found on the APR14 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor release.

Legs and More Legs
What's new in the Legs track? One word: Lunges!!! How does this change affect the More Legs track? Get behind-the-scenes info about how Legs & More Legs have been periodized to provide the best possible experience. Plus, get coaching tips on how to deliver these changes and maximize results for participants.

This video clip is only an excerpt from the education. The entire Education Video (13 min) can be found on the JAN14 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor release for Group Power.

RELaunch 2014
The fitness industry has evolved, and so have the MOSSA programs. Capitalize on this opportunity to increase participation by leveraging the athletic look and feel of the MOSSA branded group fitness programs. In RELaunch 2014 we discuss the essentials of brand repositioning and give practical tools for managing the relaunch at your facility.

This video clip is only an excerpt from the education. The entire Education Video (30 min) can be found on the JAN14 Education Resources DVD included in the instructor release.

Impact
Have you noticed more impact training in MOSSA programs? Learn why Impact is a necessary training tool with strong benefits. Plus, get coaching strategies for making impact safe and user-friendly for every exerciser!

This video clip is only an excerpt from the education. The entire Education Video (16 min) can be found on the OCT13 Education Resources DVD for Group Core, Group Groove, Group Kick, Group Power, and Group Step as well as the JAN14 Education Resources DVD for Group Active.