I am currently an intern at Phoenix Fitness in Dover, NH. This is today's 5:30am resistance training class. I'm really excited to work at a place where people work out on holidays.
Today Coach Royce (the guy on the end and knower of all things) quizzed me while I did some cleaning. I told him that I've been cataloging the gym's equipment and brainstorming full body workouts that only use 1 piece of equipment. He said, "Let's say you have someone new to exercise, and all you have for your session is a medicine ball. What would you do to introduce them?"
I answered that after the warm up we would work on ball slams. Because the person is new I would break the movement into 2: squatting to pick the ball up off the floor and pressing it overhead. Once the client felt comfortable doing them separately, we'd put them together into a ball slam. We'd also do standing partner twists with them.
He said that that this is a great answer because we did compound functional movements.