NASM, ACE, TBMM
NASM National Academy of Sports Medicine
Here is a list my NASM certifications:
- NASM Personal Trainer (National Academy of Sport Medicine)
- NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
- NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
- NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS)
- NASM Weight Loss Specialist (WLS)
- NASM Behavior Change Specialist (BCS)
- NASM Women’s Fitness Specialist (WFS)
- NASM Golf Fitness Specialist (GFS)
- NASM Group Personal Training Specialist (GPTS)
NASM is a highly respected, nationally accredited organization that provides certifications for personal trainers. As such, this certification is the foundation of my business as a personal trainer.
All NASM training approaches have as a foundation the Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model which mandates that training must always start with a stabilization phase after an assessment so that the body is well prepared if higher levels of fitness or even competition are desired. The consistency of the model throughout all of NASM’s certifications and specialty certifications makes it very coherent and thus stand-alone in the industry.
I hold a majority of the NASM specialty certifications and integrate my training within its framework even though I draw from other training modalities.
ACE American Council on Exercise
Here is a list my ACE certifications:
- ACE Certified Medical Exercise Specialist (American Council on Exercise)
- ACE Health Coach
- ACE Orthopaedic Exercise Specialist
- ACE Mind/Body Specialist
ACE is another nationally accredited organization within the fitness industry.
I hold with ACE the highly regarded certifications of ACE Certified Medical Exercise Specialist which enables me to work with clients who require considerations that go beyond the normal scope of a personal trainer (which is ‘apparently healthy’). I also hold the certifications as ACE Health Coach. Health Coaching is part of my personal training commitment to my clients; however, individual session are available on request.
TBMM The BioMechanics Method
The BioMechanics Method is a modality which integrates myofascial release techniques with stretching and very specific exercises, developed to address primarily low back pain which is rampant in our sedentary society. As such, it is a corrective exercise methodology which has tremendous value in its own right.
After I had studied TBMM and passed the test, I was the first person in North Carolina to be a TBMM Corrective Exercise Specialist.