Course Description

Body Positive Fitness Alliance is recognized by the National
Academy of Sports Medicine as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. This course provides 0.6 CEUs.


Only 5% of Americans Maintain Gym Memberships.

Are You Ready To Stop Competing With The Rest Of The Industry and Start Changing The Lives Of The Other 95%?

HOW DO WE REACH INDIVIDUALS WHO
  • have never felt welcome in your competitor's gyms
  • have never worked out before
  • have had one or multiple bad trainer experiences
  • hate working out
  • do not appear to have the "self discipline" to maintain a fitness habit
  • aren't totally able bodied
  • never felt that fitness was for them
  • aren't looking for fitness in their lives?
MAYBE MORE IMPORTANTLY, HOW DO WE
  • keep them engaged
  • lift them up and empower them
  • keep them coming to sessions
  • help them identify realistic and measurable goals
  • improve their quality of life while remaining within scope of practice
  • create a community where they can become their best selves
  • celebrate wins of every kind
  • teach them to pursue movement for life?

Body Positive Fitness Alliance brings you their Online Affiliated Professionals Course packed full of ways to reach and change the lives of a completely untapped market of individuals who WANT a safe and welcoming space to move, but haven't found it yet.


Learning Objectives for This Course

Upon completion of the Onramp to Inclusive Fitness Practices course, the student will be able to...

  1. Explain the relationships between connection and empathy and define their purpose in the role of the fitness professional.
  2. Identify and address accessibility issues in their practice. Including financial, communication, learning, safety, and other access related barriers to fitness.
  3. Increase their professional approachability in order to decrease the barriers to fitness that many people face.
  4. Design marketing materials which increase trainer approachability and decrease barriers to fitness.
  5. Market their business to strategically and empathetically attract individuals who currently do not feel welcome in fitness culture.
  6. Create non-manipulative sales processes which develop long-term clients.
  7. Cue exercise in ways which increase client success, client/trainer connection and client fitness confidence.
  8. Identify areas for professional growth as a body positive fitness professional.

Board Member, BPFA

Michele Burmaster

With a Bachelor's of Science in Education from the University of South Florida and 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, Michele’s life mission is to make fitness accessible to everyone. Through her own personal and professional experiences, she recognized the disordered practices and extremes in the fitness industry causing people more harm than good for their overall health. She devised the BPFA Seven Pillars to help guide trainers from all around the world in making their fitness practices accessible, approachable, fun communities that operate within their scope of practice and are focused on full mental, emotional and physical health. The mission incorporates body positive environments - free of judgments or assumptions.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Intro

  • 2

    The Eight Pillars

  • 3

    Pillar One: Accessibility

    • Physical Accessibility

    • Physical Accessibility Checklist

    • ADA Checklist

    • Identify Your Obstacles

    • Financial Accessibility

    • Why LGBTQIA+ Accessibility

    • LGBTQIA+ Accessibility

    • For More Info

    • Other Access Barriers

    • Accessibility Quiz

  • 4

    Pillar Two: Approachablility

    • Being Approachable Through Challenging Times

    • Increasing Familiarity

    • Start With Why

    • Simon Sinek's Golden Circle

    • Writing Your WHW

    • Using Your Why To Market To Potential Clients

    • Approachability In Your Practice

    • Giving Back The Autonomy To Your Consumers

    • Consistency Is Subjective

    • Small Steps To Greater Overall Approachability

    • Approachability Quiz

  • 5

    Pillar Three: Enjoyment

    • Enjoyment

    • Gamify Me

    • More On Enjoyment

    • Fun Events

    • Dance Break!

    • Enjoyment Quiz

  • 6

    Pillar Four: Community

    • Leading a Community

    • Forming Your Community with Community Values

    • Sample Set of Community Values

    • Writing Community Values

    • Making Your Community Values Known

    • More About Forming Your Community

    • Fostering Virtual Communities

    • Community Quiz

  • 7

    Pillar Five: Scope of Practice

    • Scope of Practice

    • What About Nutrition?

    • Building a Referrals List

    • Your Referrals List

    • Our Referrals List

    • Evidence Based Practice

    • How Is It Harmful?

    • Scope of Practice Quiz

  • 8

    Pillar Six: Full Health

    • What is Full Health?

    • Case Study

    • The Hierarchy of Cueing Exercise

    • Full Health and Cueing

    • Cue an Exercise With Full Health In Mind

    • Full Health Quiz

  • 9

    Pillar Seven: Body Positivity

    • Body Positive Fitness

    • For vs. With

    • How Can You Be With And Not For?

    • Body Positivity Quiz

  • 10

    Pillar Eight: Growth

    • Growth

    • Growing to Eight

    • Growing to a BPFA Fit2point0 Professional Member

    • Your Growth

    • What's Next

Reviews

5 star rating

Excellent, valuable, highly recommend.

Doris Ward

Great course for all fitness professionals!

Great course for all fitness professionals!

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Very glad I did this!

Nadia Guadagnini-Altamirano

This workshop was short and sweet and to the point. It was easy to complete yet rich with a lot of valuable information that I will now be implementing into ...

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This workshop was short and sweet and to the point. It was easy to complete yet rich with a lot of valuable information that I will now be implementing into my practice. I highly suggest!

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Amazing content!

Alicia Kennemer

I found the information presented in this course to be so valuable and applicable to my current studio/gym setting. Thank you for offering such a great works...

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I found the information presented in this course to be so valuable and applicable to my current studio/gym setting. Thank you for offering such a great workshop!

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Thank you!

Sarah Whiton

Amazing course! I feel that EVERY trainer should take this course, regardless of what demographic they typically work with, these messages are important acr...

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Amazing course! I feel that EVERY trainer should take this course, regardless of what demographic they typically work with, these messages are important across all branches of the fitness industry. I feel inspired to do my part to make waves in how fitness can play a role in every, and any, person's life. THANK YOU!

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