FUNCTIONAL AGING Specialist Certification
The FAI FUNCTIONAL AGING Specialist is the complete certification program for the serious fitness professional who is ready to become an expert in functional aging and training of older adults. You will receive in-depth training on functional training strategies and movements; how to conduct meaningful assessments of function; how to create and develop effective exercise programs; and critical skills to be an effective professional with this client base.
FUNCTIONAL AGING Group Exercise Specialist Certification
The FAI FUNCTIONAL AGING Group Exercise Specialist is the complete certification program for the group exercise instructor who is ready to become an expert in functional aging and training of older adults. You will receive in-depth training on functional training strategies and movements; how to create and develop effective group exercise programs; and critical skills to be an effective group exercise professional with this client base. A focus of the program is how to safely and effectively implement these strategies in a large group setting with student that are functionally diverse.
Finally! You Can Learn to Teach Tai Chi
The system to learn Tai Chi, teach Tai Chi, and grow your classes is here! You can expand your class offerings in your community, creating a unique class that is beneficial and engaging.
Your Course Materials include:
- Learn to Teach a FUN evolving class
- Teach Tai Chi as an Exercise Class
- Get Certified
- Get Help Marketing and Filling your New Class
Brain Health Trainer Certification
Whether you want to be the go-to professional in the dramatically growing market of active aging or make difference in helping those at risk for or with dementia, this course will significantly transform your understanding of the brain, its relationship to exercise, and how to leverage them to slow cognitive decline in the individuals who need it most.
You Will Learn the Neuroscience behind the following:
- The Course of Cognitive Aging
- Cognitive Decline and Cognitive Reserve
- The Cognitive Domains of Attention, Memory, and Executive Functions
- Functional Brain Networks and Neuroanatomy
- Differential Effects of Exercise on the Brain and Cognition
Combining Exercise with Cognitive Stimuli
Barefoot Training Specialist Certification
With the foot as the only contact point between the body and the ground, this complex structure plays a critical role in the way in which our body stabilizes during dynamic movement. As the foundation to all FAI education the Barefoot Training Specialist Level 1 Certification sets the foundation for advanced concepts in barefoot activation, reflexive stabilization and movement efficiency.
Get ready to explore how to prep the body for movement by tapping into the nervous system with barefoot science, foot to core sequencing and reflexive stability via fascial lines.
BRAIN. BREATH. BAREFOOT.
Clinical Exercise Specialist
Over the past few decades, the population of the United States and other industrialized nations has been sitting more and moving less; consequently, the incidence of many chronic conditions to include type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, orthopedic issues, and metabolic syndrome have dramatically increased.
Unfortunately, the rise in chronic disease has been mostly ignored. Not one sector of healthcare is trying to address it. Not physicians, not public or population health departments, not health or educational institutions.
Fitness can be, should be, and is the frontline of healthcare. By educating fitness professionals in chronic disease management, many conditions may be alleviated in the primary care stage, when they can be reversed. We know exercise and activity can help in primary, secondary, or tertiary prevention, and it can positively affect over 30 chronic conditions. In collaboration with clinicians, fitness professionals trained in program design, management, and chronic disease are in a prime position to help clients and patients ease the burden of chronic disease.
The Caregiving Exercise Specialist
Learn how to deliver safe and effective home exercise programs that will have a dramatic impact on the functional ability of your caregiving clients
Course objectives include:
- Empower Caregivers to help their clients so they can reduce fall risk and improve independent activities of daily living.
- Discover how exercise and other important issues (e.g., medication management & home safety) are key to reducing falls.
- Learn how to better care and resource the caregiver for ongoing personal care
- Apply assessment results to construct customized training programs for every one of your older clients.
Cancer Exercise Specialist™ Advanced Qualification
It takes a special person, both empathetic and compassionate, to work with cancer patients. One must have a deep understanding of exercise oncology and how to safely and effectively create an exercise program with proper modifications and progressions. The Cancer Exercise Specialist ® (CES) program will give you the tools and confidence that you need to work safely and effectively with cancer patients and survivors at all stages of the recovery journey.
Who is it best suited for?
This CES program was developed for health and fitness professionals seeking to gain a complete understanding of the entire cancer process from diagnosis and treatment to reconstruction and survivorship. This program was designed to help and encourage fitness professionals to attain a higher level of mastery and work with cancer patients during and after cancer surgery and treatment and into survivorship.
Anchor Point Training offers many benefits.
Whether you train kids, teens, adults or seniors the APT method works with them all. It doesn’t matter if the individual is sedentary and out of shape or a casual exerciser or even an elite athlete because APT teaches you numerous ways to scale exercise movements (from a solid biomechanical perspective) to make the exercise more or less intense or to focus on a different aspect (balance, proprioception, core stability, power, etc.).
The APT Course Will Teach You:
- How to apply the APT methodology to any anchored training tool including any brand of Resistance Bands, Suspension Straps, Rip Tools, Landmines, Battle Ropes, Sleds and Cables.
- How to create Serape Connections to Train Slings
- Ways to use Oscillating Elastic Resistance
- The science and application of Mastering Elastic Resistance
- Optimizing Suspension Strap Training
- A system to create resistance for Progressive Resisted Movement Patterns
Urban Poling Nordic Walking Instructor Course
Urban Poling welcomes you to become a part of our ever-growing team of instructors. Urban Poling Inc. has proudly trained over 4,000 instructors in Canada for the past 14 years and in the last two years in the UK, Ireland, Australia and USA. The Urban Poling Instructor Course is a comprehensive course (offered both live and online) that teaches course participants the practical skills of Nordic walking and how to teach Nordic walking to others. You will learn everything you need to know about the Urban Poling Nordic walking technique and be provided with all the materials, tools and support you require to provide one-on-one sessions, group classes and educational demonstrations. Topics covered include:
- The Urban Poling Nordic walking technique
- How to teach the Urban Poling Nordic walking technique
- Correcting poor technique
- Warm-ups, cool-downs, high-intensity exercises and muscle conditioning
- An introduction to the ACTIVATOR poles and walking technique
- Starting a series of classes
- Starting your business
- and more