Welcome to our learning hub! Here you’ll find all our courses as well as ways to join our interactive online community. Some of our courses are already approved for CEUs with NASM, and those that aren’t can be petitioned.
We have 3 categories of courses: Dive In, Wade In, and Dip a Toe In. If you’re ready to dive in, we recommend our longer or more intensive courses. These include our flagship CEU-approved Onramp to Inclusive Fitness, Damali Fraiser’s Kettlebell Corner XPress, and hopping into our online FitPro Community. If you’d rather take it a bit slower, Wade In with our Mini Courses. These shorter courses cover a range of more specific topics and serve as a great intro to inclusive fitness or supplement to your inclusive practice. And if you’re just looking to dip a toe into the inclusive fitness pond (excuse the extended metaphor), try our Express Courses. These are 45-60 minute adaptations of our live-learning webinars that address more detailed topics in the industry.
No matter where you are in your journey as a FitPro, we have something to meet your needs and your budget!
Wade In: Short Courses on Specific Topics
Led by BPFA Board Member Simone Samuels, you’ll study BPFA’s Eight Pillars through an anti-racist and intersectional lens. Learn actionable items that you can start using today to make your practice more inclusive to all people.
Navigating Eating Disorders
As FitPros, we often come across people who have complicated relationships with food. In this course, Registered Dietician and CSCS Amanda Tierney will help you confidently stay within your scope of practice while you navigate the detection, referral, and support of clients with eating disorders.
Peace for Personal Trainers
Personal Trainer and BFPA FitPro Becca Kirkpatrick guides exploration of your own practice as a Fitness Professional to help you build strategies to avoid and undo the damaging effects of chronic stress and instead create an enjoyable, sustainable, and nourishing career. A rare opportunity for coaches to think about caring for ourselves in addition to the people we serve.
Dip a Toe In: Quick, Actionable Courses
Organizing Accessible Events
A panel discussion about putting accessibility into practice in event planning, including action items to make your next event more accessible and approachable for all.
Led by BPFA Board Members Justice Williams, Simone Samuels, Katie Majewski Feeley, and Laura Vineyard.
Coaching Deadlifts for All Bodies
Picking things up off the ground (i.e. deadlifting) is a foundational pattern of human movement, and all bodies deserve to deadlift safely. In this webinar, strength coaches Katie Majewski Feeley and Zach Stoughton teach deadlift foundations and mechanics for all body types.
Anti-Diet Fitness Tracking
Join BPFA fan-favorite Kate Herald Brown in talking about what it looks like to have goal-focused programming that doesn’t center dieting.
Handstands for All
Coach Emily Gercke introduces a framework for approaching hand balancing in your own practice or to assess a client. Discussion includes physical foundations and mental barriers to the handstand, safety considerations, and movement applications.
The Union Makes Us Strong
This session was led by Becca Kirkpatrick, a personal trainer and lifelong union geek. She is a little bit obsessed with drawing the connections between body power and organized collective power in our workplaces and communities. As a labor union activist, she initiated an ambitious union sports event that ran for 3 years. Then, as a PT working in a chain gym, she tried to help kickstart a union organizing drive for gym workers.
Now, through Big Bag Training and as a co-founder of We Got to Move training co-operative, Becca is itching to continue the conversation about the need for a union for the fitness industry. If you’re interested in resisting exploitation and reshaping our sector for the better – for workers and gym members – this session is one for you.
Ditch the Hierarchy: Strategies for Offering Layered Group Classes for All Abilities
Ivy Baron of Requisite Pilates explores some concrete strategies for moving beyond exclusivity in group fitness, Yoga, and Pilates classes.
Coaching Squats for All Body Types
Coaches Katie Feeley and Zach Stoughton return, this time to talk about Squats! Squats are among the most functional movements. We squat all the time in daily life – sitting on chairs, on the floor, when picking things up. Nearly everyone can benefit from learning to squat safely and correctly.
Trauma Informed Coaching
Jess Brock-Pitts (she/her) MSW LCSW LCADC, ACE CPT/GFI, discusses Trauma Informed Coaching.
Meet your instructor:
I’m Jess Brock-Pitts, founder and owner of Enlighten Well LLC, and a gym class drop-out turned certified personal trainer & group fitness instructor. I took a non-traditional route to becoming a personal trainer. After working for years in the field of mental health as a clinical social worker, I decided to make a pivot into fitness, specializing in trauma informed & weight neutral movement. (@enlightenwell)
Going Out On Your Own
Asher is an anticapitalist with no background in business who will shared their experience becoming a self-employed personal trainer. Topics of this workshop include starting and staying small, building and nourishing a professional network, incorporating a sliding scale and free offerings, and creating policies that center accessibility.
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Visit the Blog
Community-based learning is our “thing,” and the blog is where it comes together in a longer form. People from in and around the fitness industry fill our blog with a range of topics all across the Full Health spectrum of physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. This is a great resource to learn more about body positive fitness as a whole, and see how other professionals are making waves across the ever-changing fitness landscape.