Fibromyalgia Lifestyle and Wellness Specialist

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The Fibromyalgia Health Specialist Level 2 provides fitness professionals, health educators, coaches, nurses, dietitians, athletic trainers, occupational therapists and all other health professionals with the necessary guidelines, exercise protocols, lifestyle recommendations and resources to be successful in helping clients with fibromyalgia achieve a healthier lifestyle. A Fibromyalgia Health Specialist plays an important role in the life of individuals by assisting them to achieve their life, health and wellness goals. The Fibromyalgia Health Specialist Course provides practical knowledge and engaging information to help you educate clients on lifestyle adjustments. Having the insight from Fibromyalgia Health Specialist Course will help you to be part of your clients healthcare team and work closely with other related health professionals.


You will have the skills to help clients:

✓ Refocus their life’s goals.
✓ Rebuild their wellness.
✓ Move past challenges.
✓ Find the motivation and tools to achieve their physical and emotional health goals.
✓ Become healthier and happier in all areas of their life.
✓ Embrace healthy new habits and refocus on goals.
✓ Release anxieties and agitation with simple and effective breathing methods.
✓ Recognize and transform common daily behaviors.
You will have the knowledge to help clients:
✓ Make healthier lifestyle choices.
✓ Learn how to sleep better and increase their energy.
✓ Enhance their physical health, emotional well-being and mental strength.
✓ Cope and manage their stress, pain and emotional distress.
✓ Achieve better health and balance and rebuild their wellness.
✓ Eat better for energy levels.
✓ Lower and eliminate stress.
✓ Achieve concentration and a clear mind.

Excel in dedication, support and guidance by taking the Fibromyalgia Health Specialist course.

You will be able to:

✓ Address a wide variety of factors to help individuals feel their best.
✓ Work in conjunction with physicians to provide a vital link in the health care system.
✓ Guide your clients and become an integral part of the continuum of care.
✓ Serve as the day to day guide for your client.
✓ Lead those affected by the condition to healthy change.
✓ Develop and implement exercise programming for clients.


✓ Understand fibromyalgia and the impact in the individuals life.
✓ Comprehend and master health and wellness coaching methods.
✓ Discover about positive psychology and motivational strategies.
✓ Learn the diagnosis, symptoms and traditional treatments of fibromyalgia.
✓ Review the history of fibromyalgia.
✓ Gain insight on the medical conditions commonly occurring with fibromyalgia (FM).
✓ Acquire concise information about the diagnosis and symptoms.
✓ Become familiar with ways to cope with psychological aspects of FMS and flare-up management.
✓ Discover stress and anxiety management basic principles.
✓ Get to know flare-up management medications most commonly used.
✓ Gain insight on treatment pyramid nutritional supplements most often used.
✓ Know the impact of fibromyalgia in work and disability.
✓ Understand the function of nutrition and complementary medicine.
✓ Learn coping and communication skills.
✓ Gain insight on exercise programming for clients with fibromyalgia.
✓ Expand knowledge on mind-body practices for individuals who feel anxious, frustrated or unable to move forward.
✓ Discover about exercise therapy to relax contracted muscles and tendons.
✓ Amplify knowledge on basic components of therapeutic exercise.
✓ Learn about therapeutic exercise to empower ambulation, increase circulation and reduce rigidity.
✓ Acquire information intimacy, sexuality and women.
✓ Review information on work and disability.
✓ Understand the basic principles and guidelines related to yoga.
✓ Gain insight on yoga for beginners, health benefits and tips.


Module 1—Some Module Topics Include:

  • Prevalence Of Fibromyalgia
  • Fibromyalgia & the therapeutic relationship
  • Fibromyalgia Definitions
  • Understanding Fibromyalgia
  • The Power Of The Mind-Body Connection

Module 2—Some Module Topics Include:

  • Brain Pain & Stress Response
  • Muscle Stiffness & Pain
  • The Role of Fascia In Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Back Pain & Fibromyalgia
  • Fibromyalgia Inflammation
  • Fibromyalgia Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia Versus Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Mental Clarity & Sleep Cycles
  • Energy & Sleep Cycles
  • Irregular Sleep Cycles
  • Fibromyalgia Skin Conditions
  • Fibro Fog
  • Cognitive Abnormalities
  • Low Blood Pressure & Dizziness
  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Module 3—Some Module Topics Include:

  • Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
  • Standard Medical Tests
  • Food Allergies & Fibromyalgia
  • Diet & Fibromyalgia
  • Ruling Out Autoimmune Diseases
  • Fibromyalgia Tender Points
  • Juvenile Fibromyalgia

Module 4—Some Module Topics Include:

  • Fibromyalgia Emotional Traumas
  • Fibromyalgia Physical Trauma
  • Fibromyalgia Environmental Factors Triggers
  • The Connection Between Genetics, Heredity & Fibromyalgia
  • Systemic or Autoimmune Diseases
  • Chemical Imbalances
  • Depression

Module 5—Some Module Topics Include:

  • A Healthy Diet
  • A Healthy Lifestyle
  • Avoiding Suspected Trigger Foods
  • IBS & Allergies Symptom Diet
  • Fibromyalgia Myofascial Release
  • Ease the Pain with Massage Techniques
  • Fibromyalgia Gentle Exercise: What You Can Do?
  • Warming Up the Muscles & Joints
  • Types of Exercises for Fibromyalgia
  • Ease Fibromyalgia Pain With Exercises
  • Counseling for Anxiety & Depression
  • Medications For Treating The Pain
  • Over The Counter & Non-Prescription Medications

Module 6—Some Module Topics Include:

  • How-To Deal with Fatigue
  • Chronic Pain: Learning To Manage It Naturally
  • Natural Sleep Remedies For Sleeplessness
  • Fibromyalgia in The Workplace
  • Economic Factors
  • Insurance Issues
  • Finding Support
  • Dealing with Skeptics
  • Family & Friends
  • Intimacy, Sexual Dysfunction & Women
  • Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
  • Learning to Manage Fear & Frustration
  • Natural Remedies for Relaxation & Stress Control
  • Herbs & Supplements to Ease Symptoms
  • Spiritual Or Emotional Management & Healing
  • Managing Fibromyalgia Flare-Ups

Module 7—Resources/Handouts

  • Printable handouts and tips for you and your clients that you can use as educational resources.

3 reviews for Fibromyalgia Lifestyle and Wellness Specialist

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cassandra Henkiel, ACE Certified Professional, Master Trainer

    An amazing resource for any individual who might be diagnosed or a family member or friend who has FM. This course provides a great amount of information for managing, living with FM along resources to seek out for possible treatments and/or organizations to seek further help.

    Using the information learned in this course, as a trainer I can safely aid any client who might suffer from FM with a safe conditioning and stretching program and hopefully educate this specific population help manage this disease to ease their pain and discomfort.

    I have gained the knowledge to better identify the conditions and recognize the signs & symptoms that commonly occur with FM. Along with a better understanding of alternate treatments and to better manage stress, relaxation, flareups and an appropriate conditioning/stretching program for any client with FM.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Desiree Nowaczyk, LPTA, Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor, and Life Coach

    I would MOST DEFINITELY recommend this Certification Course! I have gained a deeper understanding of the signs, symptoms and care for individuals with Fibromyalgia. I now comprehend why there is so much confusion and controversy with regard to this syndrome. This course has opened my eyes to the importance of equipping my clients with resources and knowledge to care for their bodies. I am equipped to guide my clients with empathy and empower them with techniques for health enhancement.

    I am still mentally digesting the depth of this course and all the valuable information. I intend to compile some of the highlights of this course and put them into an outline. I may teach courses, organize a support group or simply educate each individual as I correspond and assist them along there path of well being.

    It is my hope that more fitness professionals with take initiative and educate themselves on this very prevalent syndrome. In my opinion every fitness educator should be informed on the complications of Fibromyalgia and how they may play a role in educating and supporting their clients. The guidance provided in this course is useful for all trainers and for clients with various health challenges.

    Alternative and complimentary therapies compliment the bodies innate wisdom to heal and great trainers should be informed on the variety of modalities and interventions that are available.

    Each module had a corresponding section for notes along with activities and sample test questions. These served as a wonderful review of the information within each module.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jill Csillag, ACE Certified Personal Trainer

    Auto-immune disorders are on the rise, and as a personal trainer, I am seeing more and more clients battling them. I think it’s vital for a personal trainer to be well rounded with a solid understanding of various health issues that our clients may face. There is no one size fits all program in this field, and it’s absolutely essential that personal trainers not only understand chronic health issues, but also be able to write a program designed for THAT specific client.

    I already had a basic understanding of Fibromyalgia from the first GMP course I took, titled “Fibromyalgia Health Specialist 1.” This particular course went into much more depth not only about the condition, but how to manage pain in your day to day life. It was very interesting to learn about how a person with Fibromyalgia responds different to stimuli than a person not afflicted by it. I sincerely feel that more trainers should study this type of course material to benefit their clients.

    My target client base is women aged 30 to 65, and many of them are suffering from various autoimmune conditions. It’s my responsibility as a trainer to be educated about not only HOW the body works, but HOW the body may react differently to exercise when one is afflicted with health challenges. I now feel well armed with a wealth of knowledge in writing exercise prescriptions for my clients who may be suffering with Fibromyalgia and similar autoimmune disorders. I feel confident that my exercise plans will enable my clients to grow stronger without compromising their health & comfort while doing so.

    Absolutely loved this course! I learned so very much about Fibromyalgia and all that it encompasses. GMP Fitness courses are laid out extremely well, and it’s easy for me to study the material and comprehend it completely. Not only is the content top notch, but the graphics and illustrations are exceptional and really help to reinforce the material.

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