NAFC programs offer you specialized education in the fields of weight training, fitness assessment, lifestyle consultation, group instruction, and nutrition analysis. Whether you're an NAFC-certified trainer, need Continued Education Credits (CECs), or simply want to acquire more knowledge and expertise in fitness, you can reach your goals by selecting from the following programs.
This is a prerequisite course for Pilates Coach training series. Learn how shortening a muscle can create imbalances, creating dysfunctional movement patterns. Understand that all muscles physiologically have a tri-plane action of loading, stabilizing and unloading. Learn how to train your students to produce the most effective bio-mechanical movements using proven safety techniques. Students will leave with an improved understanding of anatomy and physiology as they pertain to their clients and to real movement patterns.
Learn basic anatomy, biomechanics and applying this knowledge in training settings for specific muscle groups. Guide clients in maximizing results while minimizing injury risk.
Learn assessment techniques for measuring cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, endurance, flexibility and body composition. Practice applying these test results for individual program development and goal setting.
Developing the eyes of a critical thinking trainer starts here. This course will assist new as well as seasoned instructors to be more adept at assessing body types and to determine appropriate movements for each. Learn to do initial postural assessments necessary prior to working with any new client. Develop skills of looking at individuals as a whole by observing their gait and the way they move. A prerequisite for Mat 1 & 2, or CEC.
Learn to effectively communicate the health benefits of fitness, disease prevention, diet and nutrition, behavior modification, stress management, and total wellness. Develop motivation and behavior modification strategies to enhance compliance with a fitness and wellness program.
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