An understanding of anatomy is essential to successful group fitness instruction. Having a strong knowledge base of the structure and function of muscles and bones allows a trainer to better coach participants through an effective class experience. Trainers should also have a firm grasp on movement concepts, including joint actions, types of muscular contractions and planes of motion.
By understanding the structure and function of the human body, we are better able to create and coach fitness programs that deliver results. In addition, we can educate our participants and help them to better understand their bodies. An educated trainer with strong knowledge of the muscular and skeletal systems is able to provide more detailed instruction for participants who need it.