Being a part of the aquatic fitness industry gives me opportunity to meet some amazing folks. At AEA’s International Aquatic Fitness Conference 2019, I met Katrina Hereford of Greenville South Carolina. An AEA-certified instructor and recreational therapist, Katrina lives her passion helping others to discover their best self through water exercise.
On a mission to equip herself with the right knowledge and skills to help others, Katrina wanted to know more about Wavemakers®. What is it? How will it help me with water exercise instruction? And what will it do for my students?
Wavemakers® is an online water exercise mentorship for water exercise instruction. Wavemakers® doesn’t tell you what to do, but instead steers you in the right direction, setting you and your students off on your own journey to success. It’s here, that you’ll discover how to be a movement detective, artist, and scientist. Nourishing each of these areas will change how you teach water exercise – forever!
Your movement detective will shift your creativity into high gear
Have you ever thought of yourself as being a movement detective? In Wavemakers®, you’ll learn why it’s so important to keeping your workouts on point. Wavemakers® asks questions that help you explore your curiosity, test new ideas, and discover multiple ways to help students reach their goals. Wavemakers® teaches you how to look both inside and outside of the industry to shift your creativity into high gear.
It’s here where I’ll let you know how Rachael Ray helps me create new exercise programs and how my mentor and self-proclaimed movement nerd, Jeanmarie Scordino, convinced my students to do exercises on land after every water workout.
Your movement artist will personalize results for everyone
Water exercise instruction is a constant dance between delivering choreography and coaching movement. Wavemakers® not only teaches you the why behind the what, but also helps grow your skills by learning how to look for patterns in the way people move. Understanding what to look for will allow you to personalize results for everyone.
Our highly interactive learn-grow-share community will accelerate your teaching skills fast. You’ll be amazed at how knowledge sticks with you after the course, and how much more confident you feel applying concepts in your own classes.
Whether you teach once a week, or multiple classes a day, Wavemakers® provides meaningful interaction with fellow Wavemakers® that helps us individually and collectively get better.
Your movement scientist will integrate trends while staying true to what really works
We share a passion for water exercise and for helping others. Sometimes, it’s difficult to know which exercise elements to focus on. Understanding a few truths about science helps you know what to put in your workouts and what to leave out.
If you’re like me, sometimes you just need a mentor who knows how to put research into practice. Inside Wavemakers®, you’ll be hearing from Lori Sherlock, who articulates difficult concepts in a way that makes science easy to apply, and puts participants on the fast track to results.
After I explained all of this to Katrina, she smiled and said, “So Wavemakers® is like a compass. I need that.”
I hope you’ll join me and the people who inspire me most in Wavemakers®.
Like a compass, Wavemakers® is designed to point you in the right direction, with a freely rotating needle that will move wherever you and your students need to go.
Author: Laurie Denomme, Founder of WECOACH and Creator of Wavemakers®