// Hilo by design

by Effe Diamond

When designing and planning a block of HiLo choreography, a number of factors need to be addressed in order to ensure successful construction and delivery.

As instructors, we need to assess the ability levels of our participants. A realistic decision needs to be made as to the level of complexity and intensity variation that will be implemented into a basic block of choreography. The main objective is to layer through moves that are interesting, creative and achievable, but which, at the same time, don’t sacrifice the workout.

We then need to decide on the most practical and successful teaching methodology, ensuring smooth, logical teaching progressions from one variation to the next. The layering method over a block of moves, combined with the use of holding patterns, is usually the most successful teaching methodology when delivering HiLo choreography. It allows for the uninterrupted progression from one move/variation to the next, without affecting the flow of the workout.

Following is an example of a 32-count block of choreography derived from a group of basic moves. There is a mix of both complexity and intensity variations that you can mould to suit your participants. Enjoy!

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Effe Diamond, Ba (Visual arts) DipEd
Effe has more than 14 years experience in group fitness and is currently a Cluster Group Fitness manager for Fitness First. Both a national and international presenter, she is an Australian Fitness Network master trainer for the I.C.E indoor cycle program. Effe is passionate about the development, education and training of instructors.