HERE’S A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO THE BALANCE PERFORMANCE SPECIALIST
The Balance Performance Specialist provides superior training techniques and strategies so you can observe and assess balance mechanics and then be able to instruct clients confidently. Examine and master more than 100 exercises for optimizing balance and stability. Practical application will create programming ideas and exercises so that you can train clients of all levels. You’ll learn how to assess balance and discover how to build and implement balance training progressions and integrate these programs for elite athletes and personal training clients. With the knowledge you gain from the Balance Performance Specialist Course clients will safely enhance their balance, become more stable, improve their posture, increase strength and achieve their goals.
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✓ Advanced / 50 Plus Hours
✓ Self-Paced / Comprehensive Distance Education Learning Materials
✓ GMP Fitness offers a variety of Performance Specialist Courses. Check out all the GMP Fitness Performance Specialist Credential Courses here >
WE MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU TO GET YOUR CECS/CEUS
If you do not see your certification company in the list below—please contact GMP Fitness. The course may be pending approval. If not, we can go over simple options to help you get your CECs/CEUs for this course. The same applies for all certification companies below where you see call or email.
You get a GREAT COURSE, a NEW CREDENTIAL and VALUABLE CECS/CEUS.
Just call GMP Fitness at 888-467-3488 or email firstname.lastname@example.org because we want the process of getting your CECs/CEUs to be easy for you and we help many individuals when a course is pending approval or is not currently approved. It takes only a few minutes to go over the options to help you get your CECs/CEUs quickly and easily and we are more than happy to assist you!
Accreditations & Certification Board Approvals
GMP Fitness is proud to be nationally approved and accredited by the following organizations. Renew your continuing education requirements with almost every major certifying agency and obtain valuable education to expand your training. The continuing education hours or CEC/CEU point value is different for each association.
✓ American Council on Exercise—ACE—call or email**
✓ American College on Sports Medicine—ACSM—30+
✓ Aquatic Exercise Association—AEA—call or email**
✓ America Fitness Professionals Association—AFAA—call or email**
✓ America Fitness Professionals Association—AFPA—call or email**
✓ British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association—BCRPA—40
✓ The Cooper Institute—CI—30+
✓ International Fitness Professionals Association—IFPA—30+
✓ International Tennis Performance Association—ITPA*—30+
✓ International Sports Sciences Association—ISSA—30+
✓ National Academy of Sports Medicine—NASM—call or email**
✓ National Association of Sports Nutrition—NASN—30+
✓ National Council on Strength and Fitness—NCSF—8
✓ National Council For Certified Personal Trainers—NCCPT—1.9
✓ National Exercise Trainers Association—NETA—30+
✓ National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association—NESTA*
✓ National Federation of Professional Trainers—NFPT—2
✓ National Strength Professionals Association—NSPA—30+
✓ Professional Fitness Instructor Training—PFIT—30+
✓ World Instructor Training Schools—WITS—30+
*Note: NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association) accepts GMP Fitness courses for credits, however a CEU Petition Form will need to be filled out and there may be a small fee.
**Note: At this time, GMP Fitness is not on the list of pre-approved providers. You are still free to utilize this course for CECs/CEUs. You would just need to petition the course for CEC/CEU credit and we are more than happy to assist you with this! We make the petition process simple and smooth … not complicated at all … it’s really that EASY!!! So just call or email GMP Fitness at 888-467-3488 or email email@example.com.
*Note: The International Tennis Performance Association (ITPA)—ITPA members can earn continuing credits for their certifications through GMP Fitness.
✓ Online true/false and multiple/choice final exam.
✓ Currently there are NO exam fees. Take as many times as needed. This will change in 2017. If you order in 2016 even if you take the exam in 2017 there are NO exam fees.
✓ Online exam instructions are included in the package.
✓ Course outline and instructions included in your package.
✓ Course reflective activity labs and important reasoning questions.
✓ Take all the time you need to practice, study and make the course materials your own through practice and repetition.
✓ No travel is necessary.
✓ Study at your own pace.
✓ Valuable CEUS/CECs.
✓ Online exam—complete when you are ready.
✓ Training plans that you can customize.
✓ Credibility & increased salary potential.
✓ Member discount offers coming soon.
✓ Various low-tech tools (for example – G Ball, balance discs, domes and foam rollers).
✓ Clearly articulate the science, purpose and importance and benefits of good balance.
✓ Identify and complete a professional balance assessment and interpret the results.
✓ Determine the areas of the body that may be restraining function.
✓ Create comprehensive reeducation balance programs and successfully implement and coach your clients.
✓ Outline the components of an effective balance program.
✓ Explain and apply14 simple balance screen tests related tasks.
✓ Identify zones in the home that lend to the increase risk of falls.
✓ Utilize a broad range of different types of exercise equipment props such as balance discs, balance dome trainers, G Balls, yoga blocks, Pilates rings and know how they are used to provide support and to challenge the balance.
• Understand a screening and assessment process, along with specific strategies that you can use to enhance the impact you have on getting clients to make a change.
• Gain a thorough understanding to assess, communicate and establish balance and stability.
• Screen and assess for multiple measures of balance, mobility and fall risk.
• Examine balance techniques to restore and renew the areas of the body that are limiting function.
• Examine solutions for balance, biomechanics and injuries and moves for common balance problems.
• Understand the skills required for creating balance programs.
• Master cuing and balance guidance for your clients to correct common balance difficulties.
• Gain a thorough understanding of sound balance principles and have the ability to control and maintain your body’s position.
• Master balance self-care and awareness strategies for better performance.
• Study injury prevention techniques and exercises to improve your balance and help prevent falls.
• Develop a set of exercise progressions for the ankle and hip with the wobble board.
• Explore basic and more advanced balance exercises to strengthen control of stability and function.
• Gain knowledge on movement exercises to teach clients to stay centered and balance.
• Explore factors that contribute to muscle imbalance, perpetuate pain and affect balance, alignment and range of motion.
• Learn daily balance tips and exercises to help clients master better balance, coordination and performance.
• Master strengthen balance exercises using balls and other low-tech tools.
• Develop complete balance programs.
• Create a safe and effective sequence of progressions with balance exercise devices for clients with different abilities.
• Review exercises that are based on contemporary bio-mechanical concepts blended with yoga and Pilates practices.
• Find out how to effectively apply successful balance systems and strategies to optimize your skills for better client results.
• Review guidelines and benefits when using the stability ball to improve balance.
• Study therapeutic exercises to implement with your clients.
Just One Prerequisite … To qualify to take any of the GMP Fitness Courses you must be at least 18 years of age.
While anyone over the age of 18 years old can complete the educational content included in the GMP Fitness Courses we do recommend a few of things for the the Performance Specialist Courses.
• Knowledge of English and arithmetic.
• High school diploma or equivalency.
• A background with fitness equipment and exercises.
• Note: Continuing Education Credits (CECs/CEUs) will only be applied for certified fitness professionals or other health professionals.
→ Innovative Training Methods
For athletes of all levels … From the weekend warrior to the professional athlete … Build client confidence and dominate
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Winning Challenges, Camps, Wellness Programs, Workplace Education Services Performance Project Meetings, Well-Being Initiatives … Increase and Boost Performance
→ Superior Techniques and Strategies
To train all individuals … A system every professional needs … Results that translate to the field, court or track.
The Balance Performance Specialist equips coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, trainers and other enthusiastic health professionals with the skills guaranteed to develop and improve client balance and functional movement.
The Balance Performance Specialist provides superior training techniques and strategies so you can observe and assess balance mechanics and then be able to instruct clients confidently.
A comprehensive balance and functional movement developmental course that helps your clients achieve optimal balance, mobility, agility and awareness. Get the experience you need and be successful with the complete Balance Performance Specialist Course.
Our Balance Performance Specialist Course teaches you how to incorporate posture training into your business/practice to give your clients the kind of results that will keep them coming back for more, boost their performance and make positive changes.
→ Enhance a current health/fitness-based career.
→ Enhance your professional development and gain a competitive advantage.
→ Heighten another alternative health/lifestyle job or business.
→ Build your business to help your clients achieve their balance fitness goals.
→ Offer coaching for individuals who want to achieve greater balance performance.
→ Deliver seminars and presentations at conferences and/or local businesses.
→ Maintain, improve and gain client confidence and loyalty.
→ Encourage clients/members soar to new heights.
→ Enhance Balance Performance of elite athletes.
→ Revitalize your existing business.
→ Grow your client base and increase revenue.
→ Launch a winning “Flexibility Performance” coaching business.
→ Create “Balance for Well-Being initiatives.”
→ Manage effective “Balance Performance Project Meetings.”
→ Conduct “Event-Specific Balance Performance Trainings.”
→ Lead “Balance Safety and Wellness Programs.”
→ Direct a fun “Balance Performance 30-Day Challenge.”
→ Offer a playful “Balance Performance Camp” for all individuals.
→ Execute Balance change strategies with every client to master balance.
→ Implement Balance corrective exercises to target weaknesses and prevent injuries.
→ Design and implement comprehensive Balance programs to get clients physically stronger and confident.
→ Transform any Balance exercise to adapt to each clients balance problem.
→ Provide Balance injury prevention programs that maintain body stability.
→ Assess individuals to determine any Balance movement dysfunctions, weakness, tightness and/or altered movement patterns.
→ Apply your Balance assessment knowledge to create personalized training programs.
→ Conduct effective Balance warm-up sessions to improve functional movement.
→ Customize the Balance cool down, incorporating important elements to decrease injuries.
→ Deliver selective Balance training techniques that produce better results.
→ Customize functional Balance exercises to activate the core and improve posture.
→ Execute cutting edge Balance awareness techniques to maximize your sessions and create better results.
→ Carry Out Balance drill strategy sessions to engage the core, improve posture and strengthen the entire body.
The Balance Performance Specialist program is presented and organized into an easy-to-follow “Course Framework.” This “Framework” deepens and reinforces the exercise protocols and concepts to help individuals develop life habits for healthy balance and to move well.
Balance Performance Specialist CD
→ Comprehensive reading materials—“Course Framework”—8 Modules (Printable PDFs)
Balance Performance Activity Labs (Printable PDFs)
→ Important reasoning questions that will reinforce the material from the Modules.
Module Note Documents (Printable PDFs)
→ Note taking helps individuals learn more effectively and efficiently.
Practice Exam Questions (Printable PDFs)
→ Practice exam questions serve to help you become familiar with what to expect on the final exam and question type format.
→ Exam instructions included in the package.
→ Open book, non-timed—60 multiple choice and true/false questions.
→ Currently there are NO exam fees. Take as many times as needed. This will change in 2017. If you order in 2016 even if you take the exam in 2017 there are NO exam fees.
Balance Resource Educational Handouts (Printable PDFs)
→ Use these Balance Resource Marketing Components to develop and deliver a successful campaign and capture client value. Great Client Hand-Outs!
Balance Performance Training Progress Chart System (Printable PDFs)
→ Assessment Charts to accurately track client progress and where progress needs to be made.
→ Training Routine Charts that you can customize to record client workout design and program implementation and set client goals.
→ Fall & Injury Prevention Checklists (Printable PDF’s)
→ Example Workout Templates (Printable PDF’s)
Certificate Of Achievement And Recognition—Your Reward For Excellence
→ Get Rewarded
→ Achievement Recognition
→ Gain Immediate Credibility
→ Career Advancement—Distinguished Balance Performance Specialist Certificate in recognition of the work you’ve done—emailed upon successful completion of the exam.
Sound plans and expert solutions on Balance Performance that are accessible, reproducible in practice and mesh intelligently with any rehabilitation program, technique or training method.
Keep it interesting with a completely new way to deliver Balance Performance training. Specialized training solutions that help you provide a completely unique and unparalleled client fitness experience.
→ The strong connection between weakened balance and mobility and a higher risk of falling advocates the need for activity-based programs that distinctly and efficiently concentrate on correcting and developing the many dimensions of the balance system, especially among older adults.
→ The course provides an organized means to the design and performance of a balance and mobility program that lessens many of the risk factors that lend to falling.
→ A thorough group of assessments that evaluate the varied dimensions of balance and mobility is also presented.