16.0 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
16.0 American Fitness Professional Association (AFPA)
16.0 National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)
16.0 Nova Scotia Fitness Association (NSFA)
16.00 Sara’s City Workout (SCW)
The Holistic Group Fitness Instructor (HGFI) course is for Group Fitness Instructors who would like to instruct our Mindful Stretch class, coach clients who have stress and incorporate customized aromatherapy plans for their clients. Our R.E.L.A.X™ ( Restoring Energy Levels and Xhiliration) program is different from Yoga or Pilates and incorporates the use of lavender scented eye pillows and stretching. We use traditional stretches, some of which are similar to Makaho stretches. When stretching, we stretch the muscles and possibly move positive energy through the body. This helps to initiate the relaxation response.
Mindful Stretch™ is a gentle class designed to elicit the relaxation response in a different way from Yoga or Pilates. Our classes blend relaxation with stretching and aromatherapy scents. The class is formatted in a certain way so that participants can achieve a total state of stress relief.
Stress is prevalent in all of our lives and this course will help your clients cope with their stress. When you implement the techniques in this course, your clients will keep coming back to you. R.E.L.A.X.™ is the new generation of Mind/Body programming for the health and fitness industry. Take the course and become a Stress Holistic Group Fitness Instructor™ (HGFI) and expand your fitness or health career!
To become a Holistic Group Fitness Instructor™ (HGFI) you must currently be a group fitness instructor.
Please note that we do not certify individuals to become group fitness instructors or personal trainers. You must already have a primary certification if you want to be hired by a gym. You may, however, instruct classes at your place of employment or for your at home clients upon completion of the course.
The course was also developed to help health and fitness professionals cope with their stress. You will learn about stress and different techniques to help you cope. As health and fitness professionals, you are always giving to others, however, you need stress management also.
Once you are certified, your certification is good for two years. Please read below for our continuing education requirements. It is important that each instructor is up to date with current information on fitness and stress management.
Education Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Prerequisites: Students must already be a group fitness instructor.
After Credential Requirements:Students must recertify every two years by re-taking our course.
. Create customized stress management programs
. Learn to incorporate stress management coaching
. Choose appropriate modalities for each patient/client
. Learn how to incorporate all of our modalities into the services you already provide
. Incorporate holistic modalities into your services
. Learn how to work with special populations such as: Cancer, Arthritis, PTSD, Fibromyalgia, Parkinsons and many more.
Course Content Format: (Example… PDF Manual, 3 video.wmv, 5 video.mp4, 1 video power point, quiz.docx, etc.
Course Content: Course workbook, case studies,
Course Content Format: 247 page workbook, online manual, powerpoint, 12 online short videos, case studies, quizzes and an exam.
Course Author: Robyn Kade is the President/CEO of The Stress Management Institute for Health and Fitness Professionals™ the Stress Management Institute Center for Longevity™. and INSPIRE World Fitness Summit/Retreat™. Robyn received her Bachelor’s Degree from Rowan University in Health Promotion and Fitness Management. She is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She received a certificate in PTSD through the Kew Training Academy and is a Compassion Fatigue Resiliency and Recovery – Educator.
Robyn is an industry expert for the MedFit Network and MedFit Education Foundation Advisory Board Member, an adjunct professor for Camden County College and Personal Training Advisory Board Member. She has taken the Mindfulness – Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR) through Jefferson University Hospital for Mindfulness. She has been in the fitness industry for 18 years in medical based fitness.
Robyn has been featured on the Looping Up Show with Rebecca Chalson and Business Innovators Radio show with Phil Faris. She has written articles for Nou Magazine, Virtua hospital, and the Association of Fitness Studios. Robyn has presented at the Camden County women’s Health Expo, Medical Fitness Tour and FitLife Club Network.