FAQs for Basic Practical Exam
Can I teach another IM=X instructor in my practical exam video?
Yes, while you may NOT train another IM=X apprentice/instructor for your apprentice hours, you MAY train another apprentice/instructor for your practical exam video.
Do I have to show all the variations?
No, you do not need to teach every variation of every exercise, but you should know them and be able to demonstrate how to incorporate the bar and ring into the Floorwork and you must apply the fundamentals in all sequences. If you are testing out in person, your Master Trainer may ask you to show other variations.
What level class should I teach?
Teach an intermediate level class, using a variety of tempo, equipment, and intensity levels. Make sure to use the verbal and tactile cues to demonstrate that you know how to apply the fundamentals in all sequences. Be able to show modifications to accommodate clients who are more or less fit. If you are testing out in person, your Master Trainer may ask how you would accommodate various clients with special needs.
Do I need to show full repetitions?
No, but you need to know and indicate the appropriate number of repetitions and you must use the verbal and tactile cues which apply the fundamentals in all exercises. You should do enough repetitions to properly demonstrate and cue the exercise, using manual cues if necessary.
Do I need to say the name of each exercise and sequence?
You should say the name of each sequence as you begin teaching it. You should say the exercises if they fit naturally in the cueing but proper application of the fundamentals is what we are looking for. While you would not always say the names of your exercises to your clients, you should know them and know the sequence as given in your manual. This memorization is essential for you to progress onto the advanced courses and hybrid formats. If testing out in person, your Master Trainer may ask you the names of the exercises and sequences.
Do I need to hand in my apprentice hours prior to the practical exam?
Yes, you need to have completed your apprentice hours, documented them, and mail them in prior to or with your practical exam video. If testing out in person, you can send them in ahead or bring them with you when you test out.