Functional Aging Institute

ABOUT US

failogoThe Functional Aging Institute (FAI) is dedicated to becoming the “go-to” source for training mature clients by providing fitness professionals with the most current, up-to-date and forward-thinking techniques and strategies. From certificate programs, full-blown certifications, blog posts, videos, seminars, on-site workshops and more, FAI is leading the way.

Given the large number of adults over the age of 50 you are probably already training clients in this demographic. But do you sometimes find yourself wondering if you might break (hurt) an older client? Are you concerned about taking on that really old client who isn’t in very good health because you might just kill them? Do you second guess yourself, wondering if you are providing the most effective training program to help them improve their health and function safely? If you don’t have these kinds of questions then you aren’t being honest with yourself. We all have those same kinds of questions even when we’ve been training for over 15 years. It is necessary because it keeps us diligent and on our toes with an eye towards safety. This course will improve your skill in designing and implementing effective programs and will significantly boost your confidence in taking on even difficult clients.

Learn more at our website, faieducation.com

FOR MFN MEMBERS

MFN members receive $100 discount on Functional Aging Specialist™ certification.

ABOUT OUR COMPANY

fai1The FAI was founded in 2013 by leading functional aging experts Dan Ritchie, PhD and Cody Sipe, PhD. For over 15 years, Dan and Cody have been at the forefront of developing innovative, effective and science-based training programs for their older clients. Over the past 8 years they have shared their unique philosophies, techniques and insights with tens of thousands of trainers around the world. During that time they reviewed almost every “senior fitness” certification program on the market and could not find any that met their high standards. They decided then and there to create high quality certifications that would help fitness professionals to be more successful with the fastest-growing client base in the world…adults 55 and over. A team of highly-acclaimed experts is being assembled to develop content and help reach FAI’s goal of 10,000 certified fitness professionals in 5 years.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

FAI Certifications

The information for our programs is delivered in multiple formats including online fai2and downloadable manuals, videos and audio files so that you can learn in the way that suits you the best.

Functional Aging Certificate: The FAI Certificate program is the credential of choice for the experienced fitness professional who already holds multiple certifications. Gain Continuing Education Credits along with valuable new knowledge, skills, and expertise that will help you understand the unique needs and priorities of your older clients.

Functional Aging Specialist™: The FAI Functional Aging Specialist is the complete certification program for the serious fitness professional who is ready to become an expert in functional aging and training of older adults. You will receive in-depth training on functional training strategies and movements; how to conduct meaningful assessments of function; how to create and develop effective exercise programs; and critical skills to be an effective professional with this client base.

Advanced Functional Aging Specialist: The FAI Advanced Functional Aging Specialist credential is designed to be the ultimate mark of distinction in fitness credentials. It is the Rolls-Royce of certification. In addition to all of the incredible, dynamic content included in the Functional Aging Specialist certification program you will get additional high-level training content, 1-1 mentoring from Cody and Dan and the opportunity to spend two days on-site at their world-class facilities honing and refining your practical skills.

To learn more or enroll in any of these certification, visit faieducation.com/fai-courses.

FAI Workshops

The FAI team is available for one or two-day training and/or certification workshops, keynote lectures and breakout sessions at professional conferences and for local organizations. They are experienced presenters committed to delivering dynamic, engaging and cutting-edge content for fitness and allied health professionals.

To view a schedule of upcoming workshops, visit faieducation.com/workshops

MEDICAL FITNESS CERTIFICATIONS AND COURSES

FAI offers the following continuing education related to aging, senior fitness, chronic disease, medical condition, and pre or postnatal care:

Certifications
Advanced Functional Aging Specialist
Functional Aging Certificate
Functional Aging Specialist™
FAI Group & Circuit Training Certificate Program

Courses
Functional Aging Business Building Workshop


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