The Spin City Advanced Pole Fitness Instructor Course will cover the highest level of instruction in Pole Fitness. Please note – a minimum ceiling height of 3.5 metres is recommended to enable you to complete some of the practical elements contained within this course.
This course is largely practical in nature concentrating on three different elements of advanced training. Firstly, we will begin by covering an additional 40 moves, the final block of moves in our core syllabus with the focus at this level on strong postural alignment, clean execution and bilateral training in all movements. This will be followed by an in-depth look at handsprings; including discussion on when to introduce these to students and in which order with extensive teaching notes for a range of different safe and effective grips and entries. The practical work finishes with a range of other dynamic movements that can be introduced at an advanced level applying basic principles of physics.
The theoretical side of the advanced training course begins with principles of injury prevention and injury management. Our advanced teaching and coaching unit looks at how your role as an instructor will develop as students move into a more autonomous stage of their training and how you can foster creativity safely in a class environment. Advances to progress chains are noted, along with the development of core skills and beneficial areas of cross training are identified such as advanced flexibility. The final unit focuses on health and safety considerations when working with an advanced student body with an exploration of spotting dynamic movement to finish.
UNIT 1 – INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED POLE
This unit will discuss which factors classify a move as advanced and how you know your students are ready to progress onto advanced level skills. A series of markers will be advised along with a ‘core skills checklist’.
UNIT 2 – ADVANCED POLE MOVES
Unit 2 covers the final block in the Spin City Syllabus: the core advanced moves. Each move is covered in extensive detail, with extensive teaching points, safety points, alternative entry and exit points, regressions, progressions, alternatives and common problems.
UNIT 3 – HANDSPRINGS AND DYNAMIC MOVEMENT
Unit 3 allows us to progress on from the base movements covered in Unit 2, and to consider dynamic entries to arms only movements (handsprings) and also basic drops or rotational movements on the pole. Extensive teaching notes are provided for a range of safe and effective grips and entries for handsprings and a range of drops. We will also discuss conditioning for dynamic movement, pre-requisite moves, proper progression, and alignment and relate this to the relevant dynamic spotting techniques covered in Unit 6.
UNIT 4 – INJURY PREVENTION
The injury prevention unit will focus on the common types of sports injury we may encounter through pole fitness, relating back to the knowledge covered in our anatomy and physiology course. The unit will conclude with key training processes that can be adopted to avoid these injuries and how in a worst case scenario, how these injuries can be managed effectively if they occur.
UNIT 5 – ADVANCED TEACHING AND COACHING
Unit 5 looks at how your role as an instructor will develop and change as your students’ progress into a more autonomous stage of learning. We will discuss how you can foster creativity safely in your sessions and also help to develop student-led learning and choreography. We will show you how you can adapt your progress chains and session plans and continue your self-development through cross training.
UNIT 6 – ADVANCED HEALTH AND SAFETY
Our final unit will look at ways you will need to adapt the health and safety information covered on your Beginners’ and Intermediate courses to make it relevant for an advanced group. At the advanced level we will further develop your knowledge of spotting in the realm of dynamic movement and discuss different techniques that can be applied.