The Certified Specialist: Advanced Lifestyle Fitness Coach Level I course combines the personal training skills of exercise
management with lifestyle coaching skills of counseling, communicating, motivating and educating in order to develop the effective
dialogues that are critical to influencing more people to begin and maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle.
The Certified Specialist: Advanced Lifestyle Fitness Coach Level I course is a giant leap forward for the fitness industry.
Until now, the IFPA Certified Personal Trainers have performed extremely well in managing exercise programs. However, it is
not enough. As a trainer you can have all the skills required to take a client through a World-Class workout, but if you are
unable to influence people to become clients and remain clients, those skills are for naught! This is the biggest problem with
trainers and is precisely what is going wrong with the fitness industry today
Far too many people are not receiving enough physical activity to gain any health benefits! Nearly 70% of the population is
overweight, obese or morbidly obese, resulting in an Obesity Epidemic! Which, in turn, has lead to a Diabetes Epidemic and a
Cancer Epidemic! Our society is being ravaged by these epidemics. Fitness professionals are our only hope of successfully
combating these malignancies. However, it is going to take more training and education for the fitness professional to fight
and win this battle. The IFPA Certified Specialist: Advanced Lifestyle Fitness Coach Level I Course will provide you with the
knowledge and expertise to earn the prestigious designation of becoming a Certified Lifestyle Fitness Coach.
You can now begin to coach, counsel, motivate, effectively communicate, and educate your clients to begin an exercise and nutrition
program, and more importantly, keep them in the program! You will soon find that your clients are achieving their goals more rapidly,
that they are more motivated and positive, not only about their fitness program, but other aspects of their life. You will soon find
yourself overwhelmed with new business as a result of the numerous referrals your happy clients are sending to you - what a problem to have!
But here is your solution to the number one problem in the industry; The IFPA Certified Lifestyle Fitness Coach. Your coaching is
the key to your clients’ success. The next step in your career as an IFPA Certified Lifestyle Fitness Coach is to begin hiring IFPA
Certified Trainers to work for you. Your trainers will execute your fitness program under your command, control, and supervision because
your position as an IFPA Certified Lifestyle Fitness Coach puts you a level above a personal trainer!
Distance Learning (24 hrs CEU) $499
Learn the ongoing and gradual process of dialogue and the systematic approach for fitness professionals to understand
their clients’ needs, interests, and personal orientations. You will use this approach to direct clients toward achieving their
health and personal goals.
Learn the critical Lifestyle Fitness Coaching skills necessary for professional development, gathering and analyzing personal
information about clients that enables coaches to engage in dialogue about the means and ends of clients’ sport and fitness programming.
Learn the building blocks of information and skills for developing a career as a Lifestyle Fitness Coach.
Learn the skills and coaching process necessary for communicating with clients.
Engage clients in an ongoing process of dialogue informed by comprehensive fitness – related data concerning clients’ needs,
interests and backgrounds.
Understand and practice Lifestyle Fitness Coaching skills and the application to all your clients.
Learn the Lifestyle Fitness Coaching skills to help clients develop profiles of personal style and related exercise options.
Learn the Lifestyle Fitness Coaching techniques including: types of questions to ask, how to provide feedback effectively,
and how to make referrals and recommendations.
Learn how to use the CD-ROM provided for: Matching Activities and Personal Styles (MAPS) Inventory: as a powerful and
validated questionnaire tool to help clients identify their likes and dislikes. The MAPS Inventory CD-ROM is included in the
course and generate very valuable reports that the Lifestyle Fitness Coach and clients can use to guide the coaching process.
Learn and expand your skills and move toward a more enriching and rewarding interaction with your clients.
Course Learning Outcomes
Learn and understand all the Lifestyle Fitness Coaching.
Learn and understand all the Lifestyle Fitness Coaching for coaching and active living.
Learn and understand all the Lifestyle Fitness Coaching for the coaching relationship.
Learn and understand all the Lifestyle Fitness Coaching for goals, boundaries and ethics in coaching.
Learn and understand all the Lifestyle Fitness Coaching for coaching stages and processes.
Learn and understand all the Lifestyle Fitness Coaching for building rapport and gathering information.
Learn and understand all the Lifestyle Fitness Coaching for developing insight and deepening understanding.
Learn and understand all the Lifestyle Fitness Coaching for influencing clients in change processes.
Learn and understand all the Lifestyle Fitness Coaching for coaching dialogues.
Learn and understand all the Lifestyle Fitness Coaching for assessment and guides.
Learn and understand all the Lifestyle Fitness Coaching for application of guides in coaching.
Learn the opportunities and directions in Lifestyle Fitness Coaching.
When you complete this Lifestyle Fitness Coaching Course you will know:
The forces and counter forces for active living.
The evolution of coaching.
The definition of Lifestyle Fitness Coaching.
The modern day exercise mandate.
The nature of change.
An in-depth analysis of the psychosocial structure of Sport and Fitness.
Choice, commitment and change: Essential, ingredients for Coaching.
How to promote growth through relationship.
The characteristics of effective coaches.
Why people want to become Lifestyle Fitness Coaches.
The Lifestyle Fitness Coach’s power to influence.
The “Relationship Underworld”: “Transference”
How to gain wisdom.
Prochaska’s Transtheoretical Model (TTM).
Taylor’s Learning Process Model.
Lifestyle Fitness Coaching Stages and Endings.
The unspoken world of communication.
Active listening to enhance understanding.
Questioning that promotes understanding and builds support.
Frameworks for considering client information.
Cornerstone of effective Lifestyle and Fitness Coaching Techniques.
22) Focusing, Immediacy, Reflection of Meaning and Lifestyle Fitness Coach for insight and discovering.
Challenging shells, Solution Skills and the power and responsibility in influencing clients.
MAPS – A model of Sport and Fitness Matching for Lifestyle Fitness Coaches to help their clients choose the ideal exercise modality.
How to add value through Assessment.
How to use MAPS effectively.
How to use MAPS reports in the Lifestyle Fitness Coach process.
How to use Lifestyle Fitness Coaching dialogue imitated with the MAPS inventory.
How to maintain rapport using assessments.
How to develop your expertise as a Lifestyle Fitness Coach.
The opportunity and growth within the Lifestyle Fitness Coach career.
Your life as a Lifestyle Fitness Coach.
Synopsis: You will learn Lifestyle Fitness Coaching concepts, counseling skills, communication skills, motivational skills,
tactics and strategies.