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 Mind/Body Medicine Specialist™ (MBMS) credential allows students to work with our R.E.L.A.X.™ program (Restoring Energy Levels and Xhilaration). R.E.L.A.X.™ can be used in your fitness facility, with your at home clients or place of employment.
Become a Mind/Body Medicine Specialist™ (MBMS) and you will be able to offer personal training for stress management, instruct the Mindful Stretch™ class, offer one on one meditation sessions, use aromatherapy and coach your clients. Each program that you prescribe will be customizable for each of your clients. This program blends well with medical programs that you may already have. In our program, 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 medicine programming for the health and fitness industry. Take the course to become a Mind/Body Medicine Specialist™ (MBMS) and expand your fitness or health career!
To become a Mind/Body Medicine Specialist™ (MBMS) you must currently be a physician, nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, chiropractor, recreational therapist, health educator, massage therapist, athletic trainer, fitness specialist or a personal trainer. If you believe your profession may qualify for becoming an MBMS, please contact us and we will be happy to review your credentials.
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 for your at-home clients or clients in your fitness facility.
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 personal trainer or have a degree in the Exercise Science field as well as a CPR certification.
After Credential Requirements: Students must recertify every two years. To recertify students must re-take the Mind/Body Medicine Specialist course.
. Create customized stress management programs
. Learn how to assess patients/clients and appropriately classify them
. Learn to incorporate stress management coaching
. Choose appropriate stress management 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: Course workbook, case studies
Course Content Format: Online manual, 2 power points, 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.