We have analyzed most of the available industry certifications and can say that we have taken a completely different approach to training. For the past 15 years we have dedicated ourselves to figuring out how to maximize physical function for mature adults. This has involved spending hundreds of hours examining the current research and thousands of hours training clients. As we learned and gained experience our philosophy of training began to take shape. This philosophy, called the Functional Aging Training model, is now at the heart of the certification program. Other certifications focus primarily on what are the problems that older adults have that you need to be careful of, modify exercises for and work around while using the old school, traditional cardio and resistance training methods. Our focus is on using novel training techniques and methods that integrate multiple components of function (e.g. proprioception, motor control, power, core stability, etc.) that are appropriate for the current needs of the client.