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Five Minutes Of Funk Complete

Five Minutes Of Funk Complete

To begin using Group Ex Class Planner, you will need to create an account by entering your email address and selecting a password. Once your information is entered, click the “Register” button which will create your account. You will then be greeted with the home page which will show you a list of four sample class plans.

Register

 

 

Click on the “Create New” button to create a new class plan.

Home Page After Account Creation

In the “Create A Class Plan” screen, select your class type.  Enter a name in the “Class Plan Name” field. Now you are ready to begin developing your class using our “Class Block” system to group your exercises. In the illustration, we have created a class plan called “Five Minutes of Funk” and the first block will be made up of strength exercises so we named it “Strength”.  After naming the class and first block, click the “Create” button to begin building your class plan with exercises.

Wizard Step 5

You can begin adding exercises by clicking on the circled + button.

Five Minutes Of Funk Start

You are now on the Add Exercise screen. To add an exercise, click the “Select Exercise” button to the right of the the “Exercise” field.
Add Exercise Empty

We will be adding the exercise plank to the class plan.  The “Select Exercise” pop up box will appear to search for exercises.  If you click the “Search” button, you will see all of the exercises added in the system. To narrow your search criteria, you can use the drop down boxes.  The Custom Only check box would be used to only search for custom exercises that you have added to the system.  For now I will enter pla in the Exercise Name text box to narrow the selection to exercises that include “pla”and click on the Select Exercise button in the Exercise text box.

The alternating exercise field would be used if I wanted to have my class perform two alternating exercises for a given period of time.  This would allow me to have my class perform a burpee followed by a lunge for two minutes.

Search For Exercise

Search For Exercise

 

The illustration below shows all three exercises that have been added to the system. Pick your desired exercise by clicking the “Select” button next to the exercise.

Exercise search results for pla

Exercise search results for pla

We select “Plank” and the pop up window closes and we see “Plank” in the “Exercise” field. From here we need to enter the duration this exercise will be performed. For this demonstration we are using a time of 1 minute and 30 seconds for this exercise. The next step is to add the number of sets this exercise will be completed during this block. We have chosen only one on set for this demonstration. The “Sort Order” field is the order in which this exercise will appear in this block. If there are multiple exercises in a block you can have designated rest time between each exercise. The “Transition Time” field is used to indicate the amount of time needed to set up between different exercises. There is also a “Notes” field to use for specific instructions. Once all of your desired fields are completed,  click the “Add Exercise”.  Follow the same steps to add the exercise squat for two minutes to this block.

Add Exercise With Plank

 

Five Minutes Of Funk Strength Block Complete

Five Minutes Of Funk Strength Block Complete

 

Our strength block now has two exercises in it.  Now you can begin adding additional blocks by entering the block names in the “Block Name” field and clicking the “Add Block” button. You will notice there are more options now that we have finished using the wizard. You can insert specific music and add any notes in the section. The “Sort Order” field displays the order in which the block appears in the class plan. The “Times Block is executed” is the number of sets this block will be performed.

Add Block

The illustration below shows the class plan we created with the two blocks and exercises we added to the first block.

Five Minutes of Funk Cardio Block Added

Five Minutes of Funk Cardio Block Added

Add a new exercise to the Cardio block by clicking on the circled + button in the Cardio block section.

Add Exercise

Add Exercise

We will be adding the exercise burpee to the class plan.  The “Select Exercise” pop up box will appear to search for exercises. Enter “b” in the Exercise Name text box to narrow the selection to exercises that include “b”and click on the Select Exercise button in the Exercise text box.

Exercise Search 'b' results

Exercise Search ‘b’ results

We select “Burpee” and the pop up window closes and we see “Burpee” in the “Exercise” field. From here we need to enter the duration this exercise will be performed. For this demonstration we are using a time of 1 minute and 30 seconds for this exercise. The next step is to add the number of sets this exercise will be completed during this block. We have chosen only one on set for this demonstration. The “Sort Order” field is the order in which this exercise will appear in this block. If there are multiple exercises in a block you can have designated rest time between each exercise. The “Transition Time” field is used to indicate the amount of time needed to set up between different exercises. There is also a “Notes” field to use for specific instructions. Once all of your desired fields are completed,  click the “Add Exercise”.

Five Minutes of Funk Complete

Five Minutes of Funk Complete

We have completed our first class plan.  Our class plan consists of two blocks and lasts for 5 minutes.

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