In last weeks post, I discussed the importance of continuing education for Trainers and Coaches alike. This week I would like to provide a possible solution to the problem of coaches and trainers not consistently updating their skills and expertise through continuing education.
The solution is called Innovative Fitness Coaches Academy (I.F.C.A) which right now, is in the infancy of its development.
Here are the nuts and bolts of I.F.C.A:
we have been working extremely closely with the BCRPA over the last few months, to get a number of IF developed courses recognized as Continuing Education Credit (CEC) courses.
What this means is that as a company Innovative Fitness is now able to draw on all of its experience and expertise, develop course content, and deliver it to Coaches and Trainers who are hungry for new and relevant knowledge.
Our first CEC course is going to be delivered on Saturday 16 October 2010, and will take an in-depth look at the Physiology of flexibility and stretching.
I will be presenting the courses to participants and our first few courses will be 6 hours in length, will consist of 3 hours of theory and 3 hours of practical content and will provide participants with 6 CEC credits.
Initially, courses will be delivered at IF Kitsilano, with a comprehensive plan for expanding both our course offerings and course locations for 2011, currently being developed.
Other course dates for 2010 include:
Saturday, November 20th - IF Training
Saturday, December 11th - Physiology of flexibility and stretching
For more information on these and other courses we are offer, feel free to get in contact with me firstname.lastname@example.org.
James Greenwood is currently a veteran training coach at Innovative Fitness and Triathlon coach. He has been working in the health and fitness industry for over 15 years, and is passionate about educating and sharing knowledge and expertise with other trainers and coaches.