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Functional Movement Screen (FMS) FAQs
Who can become Functional Movement Screen (FMS) certified?
There are no prerequisites for Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Level 1 certification. You must take Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Level 1 before or in combination with Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Level 2. Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Level 1 course is intended for, but not limited to, fitness, performance and rehabilitation professionals.
When/Where will I take the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) certification examination?
Functional Movement Screen (FMS) exams is made available online within your account. Certification exams are made available to live seminar attendees after completion of the event. Exams are made available to online course participants immediately after course purchases. You are given 6 months (180 days) to complete your exam.
How many questions are on the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) certification exam and what must I score to pass?
Level 1: 60 multiple choice questions including video questions
Level 2: 60 multiple choice questions
How many attempts do I have to pass my Functional Movement Screen (FMS)certification exam?
Three attempts are made available for the exam. Please note that your answers will be saved automatically as you move through the test. This will allow you to stop and start the test as necessary.
After passing my exam, when/how will I receive my Functional Movement Screen (FMS) certificate?
Once you have passed your exam (80% of higher) you will be notified immediately of your certification. Certificates are distributed electronically to your email address associated with your account.
MBSC Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC) FAQs
Are there any prerequisites for the CFSC?
There are no prerequisites for CFSC Level 1 certification. If anything, we are looking for CNPs (Certified Nice Person). CFSC Level 1 course is intended for, but not limited to, fitness, performance, sports coaches and rehabilitation professionals.
Does the CFSC require recertification?
Our goal with the recertification process was to keep it as simple as possible while making sure CFSCs (Certified Functional Strength Coaches) are still up to date with the philosophy and systems we implement at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning as well as being able to proficiently coach the drills and movements in the program. Recertification is required every 2-years and, recertification costs USD $100.
What happens if someone fails the written exam?
The written exam (which will be tested on day 2 of the training workshop) will be created based on that content. It consists 50 multiple choice questions and require a 70% or better score to pass. If you fail the written/online exam there is a USD $100 retake fee.
What happens if someone fails the hands on exam?
If you do not pass the practical exam, your instructor will explain why and what you must work on. Once your instructor makes the final decision; you cannot retake the practical exam at that event. In the week following your event, you will receive an email with instructions on how to proceed with the practical exam. If you choose to continue with the exam, you may submit a video showing competency of the movements and coaching cues you were marked incorrect for. There is a USD $100 fee for submitting a retake.
Is CFSC partnering with anyone?
Yes, CFSC is partnering with Functional Movement Systems (Functional Movement Screen) and Precision Nutrition.

NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) FAQs
Why should I attend the NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)?
NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) is an internationally recognised fitness certification. It is the most rigorously tested system available to fitness professionals today and it is focused on developing fitness programmes based on latest scientific research. This means you will gain knowledge that will set you above the rest.

The NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) certification sets the standard in fitness - during the duration your studies, you will gain comprehensive knowledge of human movement science, functional assessment, and program design.

Takes the guesswork out of the program and helps your produce consistent and remarkable results for your clients. The NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) program does more than introduce you to the fundamentals of training; It sets you on the path to becoming a leader in the industry;
What differentiates NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) from other certifications?
The NASM Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model sets NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) apart from the rest of the industry.

NASM's Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model has been extremely successful in helping clients reduce their body fat, increase lean muscle mass and strength, and improve performance and overall health.

NASM's exclusive Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model is:

  • The industry's first comprehensive training system. Based on scientific, evidence-based research.
  • Takes the guesswork out of program design.
  • Helps you produce consistent and remarkable results for your clients.
  • Developed to concurrently improve all functional abilities, including flexibility, core stabilisation, balance, strength, power, and cardiorespiratory endurance.
What does the NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) fees include?
  • 3-Day Live workshop (NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) preparatory course; CPR + AED certification)
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) version 6 textbook
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) Live Workshop reading materials
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) online resources & unlimited practice examinations
  • 3 attempts at your final exam (to be completed within 365 days)
  • International certification upon successful completion of your examination
What is the process of becoming a NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)?
Once you attend the 3-day live workshop, you will be given an NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) online account where you will gain access to NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) online resources (tutorials, exercise library, quizzes, unlimited practice exams). Once you are ready for your final exam, make an appointment to attempt your final exam at PFC Studio. You are given 365 days to complete your final exam.

NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) is designed to allow for hands-on learning, self-directed and self-paced study (3 days of live workshop and online studies thereafter).
Do I need to re-certify? How often and why bother re-certifying? How much does it cost to re-certify?
NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) graduates are required to undergo re-certification every 2 years. They are required to collect 2.0 continuing education units (CEUs) by attending NASM approved courses. The re-certification fee is USD139 for every two years or USD416 for lifetime. There is so much to learn when it comes to fitness so the re-certification requirement is just another way to ensure that trainers stay on top of their knowledge because when it comes to your career and your clients, don't settle for less.

NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM-CES) FAQs
Why should I attend the NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM-CES) course?
With the advancement of technology today, poor posture is common among sedentary clients. With the lack of range of motion, joint pain, and muscle weakness caused by poor posture, clients are more prone to injuries if they're not careful.

NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM-CES) allows trainers to learn strategies to identify dysfunctional movement patterns and design strategies that are backed by numerous scientific studies to tackle these problem. This allows trainers to stretch your earning potential with your clients' abilities to avoid injuries!

What will I learn during the NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM-CES) course?
Participants of NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM-CES) would be learning the Corrective Exercise Continuum (CEx) model; a 4-step proven method to tackle dysfunctional musculoskeletal impairments that can lead to pain and injury. This allows trainers to expand their skill set to take on any client, including athletes!
What will be covered during the NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM-CES) 2-day live workshop?
In the first segment of the workshop, we'll be introducing the muscular systems involved in the human anatomy, followed by assessment techniques to identify postural problem. In the second segment, we'll be introducing the CEx model, followed by the techniques involved at each phase and a case study to allow participants to put what they've learnt into practical use.
What does NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM-CES) fees include?
The course fee includes three (3) final online NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM-CES) exam attempts, CEU value worth 1.9, a NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM-CES) hardcopy textbook, access to our online interactive course, learning modules, exercise & cueing technique videos, and a live workshop conducted by our experienced NASM Master Trainer.

NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES) FAQs
Are there any prerequisites for NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES)?
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES) requires the individual to obtain a current NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) certification or a current health and fitness certification accredited by NCCA, NBFE or DETC or a current Licensed or Certified Massage Therapist.
How is NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES) different from other similar courses?
NASM has offered a variety of courses that specialised in different areas. NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES) focal point is to help trainers to deal with athletes with the OPT Model.
Do I receive a certificate and do I need to recertify?
Upon successful certification, you will receive a customised certificate. You will not be required to complete any CEC's or CEU's to maintain the certification.

NASM Golf Fitness Specialist (NASM-GFS) FAQs
Are there any prerequisites for NASM Golf Fitness Specialist (NASM-GFS)?
There's no prerequisites for NASM-GFS.
Do I receive a certificate and do I need to recertify?
Upon successful certification, you will receive a customised certificate. You will not be required to complete any CEC's or CEU's to maintain the certification.
Precision Nutrition (PN) FAQs
What's the difference between the Precision Nutrition Live Workshop and Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification?
The Live Workshop will be a face-to-face session where you will be taught contents from the textbook by the co-author of the Precision Nutrition curriculum, Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon, herself.

The Live Workshop is for anyone who wants to know more and immediately jump right into applying that newfound knowledge with clients.

On the other hand, Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification is self-paced and self-study, which dives deeper into the whole study of nutrition and nutritional coaching. With Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification, you will be a Precision Nutrition Level 1 certified trainer.
What version of Precision Level 1 Certification am I applying for?
The new Level 1 Certification program is now based on the newly refurbished 3rd edition program. The 3rd edition update includes: new text, new video lectures, new study guide and new assessments forms and questionnaires. These improvements aim to help your learning more effective as well as for you to learn more about your client in coaching sessions.
Do I need to have a science degree to become certified?
No, Precision Nutrition doesn't require a university degree to continue. However learning will be always fun and challenging.
Any professionals acquired or utilised the practise of Precision Nutrition?
Yes! Precision Nutrition is actually the advisor for companies like Apple Inc. and Titleist. Other than that, Precision Nutrition also consulted with organizations like UFC, NBA teams like; San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets as well as in the NFL, Cleveland Browns. Precision Nutrition was also featured in Men's Health, Women's Health and The New York Times too.
What is this certification all about?
In the contemporary fields of health, fitness, and wellness, the component of nutrition coaching system is somehow lacking or absent. Most exercise programs are not accompanied by an effective nutrition system which would promote to only mediocre results. Precision Nutrition provides both exercise and nutrition coaching which can bring you significant differences in results.
What can I expect by integrating nutrition coaching into my own practice?
With both components of exercise and nutrition present, the programs are set to tailor for a specific issue. It varies across aspects like health, rehab and sport coaching environment, Precision Nutrition got these covered.
Any differences between Precision Nutrition Certification as compared to other nutrition education selections?
These information are based on real client data, statistics and coaches' experience. Certified coaches are able to formulate a system to monitor clients as well as helping them to achieve their desired results. With Precision Nutrition, certified coaches are able to work with coaches and professionals as well as working with their clients too due to its integrated system of science and nutrition.
What does the PN Level 1 Certification cover, specifically?
The textbook and certification course are split into two units.

The first half of the textbook covers the science of nutrition. The second half teaches you how to effectively coach nutrition with others, including advanced nutrition coaching, coaching athletes, behavior change, and motivational interviewing.

Here are sample topics from Unit 1:

  • How and why your cells work the way they do
  • How carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients interact with your cells
  • How food becomes energy for maintenance functions, physical work, and repair
  • How your body balances out the food you eat with the work it does
  • How exercise affects nutritional needs and how nutrition affects exercise
Here are sample topics from Unit 2:

  • What it means to be a good coach
  • How to prepare for clients or patients
  • How to interact with different clients or patients
  • How to assess clients or patients
  • How to know which approaches are best for which clients / patients
  • How to meet people where they are (not where you want them to be)
  • How to keep people progressing from day one until they reach their goals
Who is the PN Level 1 Certification for?
It's for any health, fitness, or wellness professional (or anyone who's thinking of joining the field) who wants to feel confident in their ability to successfully coach nutrition and get better results for the people they work with.

We've worked with nearly 50,000 students from every corner of this industry — from personal training and yoga to functional medicine, holistic wellness coaching, and beyond.

Whether you're already mid-career or just starting out, this certification will give you the knowledge, systems, and tools to make a real, lasting change with anyone you work with.
I have a busy life. How long does it take to get certified?
The PN Level 1 Certification is entirely self-paced, so there's no deadline. You can take as much time or as little time as you like.

If you'd like some guidelines, however, the pace that seems to work best for most of our students is completing one chapter per week. That means reading the chapter, reviewing the online video, answering the workbook questions, reviewing the FAQ, and writing the 10-question exam.

If you follow that structure, you can expect to spend 3-5 hours per week on the certification materials. Since there are 18 total chapters, you'd earn your Pn1 credentials in a little over four months. Although you can move more quickly or slowly depending on your situation.

What are the exams like?
There are 18 short exams with 10 questions each. Questions are either multiple choice or true or false.

The exams are delivered online; they can be accessed whenever you're ready. Also, each exam corresponds with the chapter you just studied, and completing the exam unlocks the next chapter.

For instance, if you read Chapter 1 of the textbook, watch the corresponding video lesson, answer your workbook questions, and review the FAQ, you'll be ready to take the Chapter 1 exam. Once the Chapter 1 exam is completed, you'll instantly see your results and get access to the Chapter 2 materials.
What grade do I need to pass?
At least 75%, which most students easily achieve or surpass.

By the end of the course, you'll have written 18 short, 10-question exams, for a total of 180 questions. Get at least 135 of the questions correct (75%) to earn your Pn1 credentials. We'll send your official certificate immediately after you pass.
What if I don't pass the course?
If you don't earn 135 out of 180 points in the course, you can write a re-do exam at the end of the course. You'll get 5 chances to earn 75% or greater on this exam.
Any requirements needed to maintain my certification?
As a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified professional, you are required to re-write an exam every two years from your date of course completion to keep your certification current and valid. Re-certifying is simple, free and no CEUs needed.
Any requirements needed to maintain my certification?
As a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified professional, you are required to re-write an exam every two years from your date of course completion to keep your certification current and valid. Re-certifying is simple, free and no CEUs needed.
Any Precision Nutrition materials that I will be committing to?
You will be receiving printed materials (textbook, workbook, client assessment forms) as well as getting the access to Precision Nutrition online course platform (FAQs, online quizzes). As it is entirely self- paced, this learning process is a perfect mix of your own flexibility accountability.

Gray Institute 3DMAPS FAQs
What type of content is 3DMAPS providing?
The two-day live workshop is covering the basics and fundamentals of movements and assessments.

All videos are online based. The video content is up to 10 hours of viewing. All videos can be repeatedly viewed according to individual's respective learning pace.
Are there any prerequisites for this certification enrolment?
No, 3DMAPS was developed for all movement professionals across all industries and levels.
Do I receive a certificate and do I need to recertify?
Upon successful certification, you will receive a customised certificate. You will not be required to complete any CEC's or CEU's to maintain the certification.
What certification recognises and approve 3DMAPS?
3DMAPS is approved by NASM, NATA-BOC, ACSM, PTA Global, SCW, ACE and REP.
How can I make my payment?
Online transfer or credit card payment are accepted.
What is the time period for me to finish?
3DMAPS online materials are available for self-study according to own pace within one year. The exam must be completed within the one year period.

Gray Institute Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS) FAQs
Are there any prerequisites for Gray Institute Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS) enrollment?
Yes, the prerequisite for Gray Institute Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS) will be a valid or current certification of 3DMAPS.
What type of content is Gray Institute Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS) providing?
The two-day live workshop is covering the basics and fundamentals of movements and assessments.

All videos are online based. The video content is up to 23 hours of viewing. All videos can be repeatedly viewed according to individual's respective learning pace.

The access for the online materials will be valid for three years. The participant is allowed to complete the course at any time within that three-year period. The content will still be available even after certification completion within that three- year period.
Do I receive a certificate and do I need to recertify?
Upon successful certification, you will receive a customised certificate. You will not be required to complete any CEC's or CEU's to maintain the certification.
What certification recognizes and approve Gray Institute Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS)?
Gray Institute Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS) is approved by NASM, NATA-BOC, ACSM, PTA Global, SCW, ACE and REP.
How is this course different from other similar courses?
Gray Institute Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS) is a product of its own, which means that it was not developed as an entry level course nor it is meant to be a continuation of any existing course or program.

Though Gray Institute Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS) is similar with the principles of AFS, there are certain terms, processes, techniques and templates that have not covered by Gray Institute.
How can I make my payment?
Online transfer or credit card payment are accepted.
What does the course fee include?
The payment of RM2950 includes Gray Institute Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS) online study materials plus a 2-day live workshop. This also includes three attempts of examinations.

TriggerPoint™ Performance Therapy FAQs
Why should I attend TriggerPoint™ Performance Therapy Live workshop?
TriggerPoint™ Education aims to define the methodologies behind Myofascial Compression, providing you with easy to implement instructions for client or self care. The education Team here at TriggerPoint™ Performance Therapy has a promise to remain cutting edge, to ensure the defined methods are consistently being derived from research, supplying customers with the most innovative methods to ensure optimal results.
After the workshop, participants will be able to understand and apply the methods of foam rolling appropriately for specific releases along the kinetic chain for specific programming.
What will I learn during the TriggerPoint™ Performance Therapy Live Workshop?
In level 1, participants will walk away with practical knowledge and hands-on experience for coaching movements that can be scaled to all fitness levels for pre- and post-workout foam rolling with TriggerPoint™ Performance Therapy GRID foam roller.
In level 2, participants will leave this course with an in-depth knowledge of how to use and how to apply Myofascial Compression Techniques (MCT) in order to increase their clients' performance and training results by using Trigger Point Performance Kit (MCT tools).
What is the difference between SMR and MCT – what do they mean?
SMR stands for "self myofascial release". Myofascial release is a method of soft-tissue therapy that is used by a licensed hands-on therapist in an effort to "release" tissue that has become restricted. Self myofascial release is when an individual attempts to reproduce a similar effect as the therapist with some sort of an object. This is intended to complement the work of a licensed therapist and not to replace them. The most popular object today is a foam roller. MCT stands for Myofascial Compression Techniques. This a trademarked term by TriggerPoint™ Performance Therapy which means to build compression in a targeted area and then to take the joint closest to the roller (but on the other side of the body) through normal range of motion. This helps to break up tissue, increase blood flow, increase range of motion and restore overall normal movement patterns.
What TriggerPoint™ Performance Therapy product would I get in Level 2?
TriggerPoint™ Performance Therapy Kit, it includes one FootBaller, one QuadBaller, two TP Massage Balls, one TP2 Sleeve, and one Baller Block.
What is the duration of the workshop? Does it comes with CEU/CEC points?
Level 1 : 9am -1pm
TriggerPoint™ Performance Therapy Foam Rolling, Level 1 comes with 0.4 (NASM); .0.4 (ACE); 3.4 (AFAA).

Certified Power Plate Trainer (CPPT) FAQs
Why should I attend the Certified Power Plate Trainer (CPPT) course?
Whole body vibration was first used by the cosmonauts to combat muscle and bone loss caused by extended stays in zero gravity. Today, Power Plate has continued developing the technology to create products and training programs that deliver legendary performance for professional sports teams, medical facilities, health clubs, studios and individuals around the globe.

As the world's leader in whole body vibration technology, people of all ages and physical abilities trust Power Plate to bring their bodies into harmony—the place where optimal physical performance, health and wellness are all in balance and working together. In fact, Power Plate has been linked to a wide range of health and wellness benefits, from strength, balance, flexibility and weight loss to improved circulation, pain reduction, detoxification, stress alleviation, and even reduction in the appearance of cellulite.

During the Certified Power Plate Trainer Certification, you will gain practical skills and knowledge to successfully integrate Power Plate technology within your business, facility or clinical and rehabilitation setting.

What will I learn during the Certified Power Plate Trainer (CPPT) course?
  • History of Whole Body Vibration (WBV) Training & Therapy
  • Introduction to Power Plate technology
  • Introducing a client to Power Plate and working with success.
  • Reflexive Stabilization and Rapid Reflex Response (R3) – the mechanism by which WBV enhances the neuromusculoskeletal system.
  • Gray Institute: AFS: Foundations of Function and movement.
  • Practical, 3D exploration of movement strategies within Power Plate's 5 Elements, powered by Gray Institute:
    • Stretch: Movement Preparation
    • Balance
    • Core
    • Strength: Neuromuscular Activation
    • Massage: Recovery & Regeneration
  • Functional Integration & Programming for all clients
What's the duration of the workshop? Does it come with CEU/CEC points?
9am - 5pm.

This 8-hour live workshop comes with 0.7 (NASM); 0.6 (ACE) CEU/CEC points.
Will attending the course give me immediate skills to apply to my business or work?
The live workshop is practical-based. This means you will learn how to design an exercise programme for your clients using the Power Plate. So yes, you will be able to immediately apply the knowledge to your business but it is vital to practice and fine-tune your cueing and application before applying it on your clients.

Modern Postnatal Assessment & Exercise Prescription FAQs
How is this Modern Postnatal Assessment & Exercise Prescription course different from other similar courses?
This course is created by Jenny Burrell, the head of Burrell Education, one of the uk's leading-edge educators in the field of modern pregnancy, post baby, 3rd age (peri-to post-menopause) and female fitness, wellness, massage + bodywork therapies.

Burrell education, the uk's only endorsed, accredited and licensed education provider solely dedicated to education for these very special populations. She is also the creator of the ground-breaking licensed women's core health wellness system, holistic core restore® with over 50 licensees in the UK.
What will I learn during the Modern Postnatal Assessment & Exercise Prescription live course?
Essentially, HOW TO WORK SUCCESSFULLY WITH CLIENTS and get them the results they asked for. The live course outline:

  • Malaysian national post natal exercise guidelines + birthing stats
  • special considerations when working with the post natal client

  • practical – assessing alignment changes during the postnatal period

  • dynamic integrated mobilizations (dims) for the post natal client – 'mobility and stretching' revolutionized!

  • the myofascial system and the deep core

  • teaching kegels and progressing to integrated core and pelvic floor exercise using conscious + unconscious movement & imagery

  • integrated functional exercise for the post natal client – motherhood movement patterns®

  • the key elements of optimal nutrition for postnatal recovery – case study practical

  • practical – assessing and 'grading' the post natal core – testing for diastasis recti + assessing and coaching intrinsic core synergy®

  • communicating with another health care provider or referring your client

  • practicals – 'putting it all together' – creating appropriate bespoke programming for an early through till late/restored post natal client

  • practicals – mindfulness, meditation and restorative practices for the post natal client

  • practical – myofascial foam rolling for the post natal client
What does Modern Postnatal Assessment & Exercise Prescription fee include?
Pre-learning materials

1-day live workshop

Post reading materials
What is the process of enrolling for Modern Postnatal Assessment & Exercise Prescription?
When candidates have enrolled and paid for their place on the course, they will be directed to the Burrell Education Customerhub Membership Site where they will access all pre-reading/pre-viewing and once this viewing is complete, take a short on-line test to confirm their viewing so please allow at least a week between booking and the course date in order to complete this work
What are the requirements for passing Modern Postnatal Assessment & Exercise Prescription? Will I get a certificate?
Pre- Reading Multiple Choice Exam (20 questions – 75% pass rate).

  • Practical Skills - Assessing for Diastasis Recti - Assessing for Intrinsic Core Synergy® - Performing a Visual Alignment Assessment -Review and recommendations of a client food diary.

  • Candidates need to be proficient in ALL activities to achieve a pass mark. There will be a practical assessment demonstration by the tutor of the standard required, then an opportunity for candidates to practise before assessment is carried out in the latter half of the live day.

  • Practical Skills – Exercise Prescription – candidates will be asked to take part in practical elements of creating a small-group and 1-1 programme for the Post Natal client at 3 levels of recovery.

A certificate will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the course.

AFAA Group Fitness Certification FAQs
What is AFAA GFI?
The Athletics and Fitness Association of America™ (AFAA) Group Fitness Instructor (GFI) is an international certification that provides foundational and practical knowledge for a successful GFI career.
How Does AFAA differ from other organizations?
AFAA, the global leader in health and fitness released the first standardized guidelines for fitness professionals in 1983. With over 350,000 certified instructors worldwide, AFAA is internationally recognized in 73 countries. Your decision to join the AFAA Team will change your life and the lives of others in many meaningful ways.
Are there any prerequisites?
Early registration, self-study and group exercise experience is highly recommended. CPR/AED Certification is required before certificate is issued.
Does the AFAA GFI 2-Day live workshop include theory and practical application?
The AFAA Group Fitness Instructor (GFI) workshop is a combination of both theoretical knowledge (anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and biomechanics) and practical application. The workshop includes a variety of practical drills and group exercise activities related to cardiorespiratory, strength and resistance, flexibility and mind-body training.
How will this course benefit me?
The AFAA GFI Certification is internationally recognized and introduces the Basic Exercise Standards and Guidelines (BESGs), which is the foundation for all group exercise class formats. Becoming a member of an international team will give you the confidence needed to be a successful fitness professional and role model in the industry.
Would a Personal Trainer benefit by attending this course?
Although this course is geared toward group exercise instruction, Personal Trainers who are interested in small group training and/or crossing over to group exercise instruction would benefit by taking this course.
Is this certification internationally recognized?
The AFAA Group Fitness Instructor Certification is internationally recognized, and includes the latest research and guidelines pertaining to Group Fitness Instruction.
Is there an exam?
To become AFAA Certified GFI , registrants are required to successfully pass an online written exam.
Will I receive a certification?
Attendees will receive a certification upon successful completion of the exam.
What is the recertification process?
In order to maintain your certification, 15 CECs are required every 2-years, in addition to current CPR/AED certification. Please refer to the AFAA Recertification Application form for more details.
Can I access my courses on an iPad or Apple device?
AFAA recommends using a Windows based laptop or desktop as the AFAA Student Portal requires Adobe Flash. Flash does not come pre-installed on any Apple device. The iStore has applications available to enable Flash content. Additionally, Safari web browser is not compatible with the AFAA online courses.
What happens if my GFI Certification has expired?
AFAA offers a 90-day grace period beyond your GFI Certificate expiration date to earn CEUs with a late fee payment. If CEUs have been completed within 90-days of expiration, you have one-year to submit your paperwork for recertification. Failure to complete the required CEUs within this 2 year + grace period timeframe will require re-enrollment.
Can anyone see my exam score?
No, as AFAA does not release exam scores.
Where can I find downloadable materials?
There will be downloadable materials within the course and also available on the website.
Where can I print my temporary certificate?
Proof of any online AFAA course completion can be printed from the AFAA Student Portal under the Certificates tab.
How many questions are on the CGFI exam and how long do I have to complete it?
There are 120 test questions, in which 20 are research questions and do not count toward or against the final score. There is a 2-hour time limit and you must pass with a scaled score of 70 or better
Certified Kettlebell Specialist (CKS) FAQs
How is this Certified Kettlebell Specialist (CKS) different from other kettlebell-related certification courses?
Certified Kettlebell Specialist Level 1 is a professional coaching certification that focuses on hard-style techniques. Compared to other fundamental courses in the current market, this certification goes beyond the surface. It goes in-depth about kettlebell from its anatomy to assessments, posture, regressions of techniques as well as implementation of kettlebell training.

In summary:-
- High priority on safety
- Focus on the important and fundamental movements and principles done right
- Client readiness assessment for kettlebell training
- Russian Hardstyle techniques
- We don't teach fancy kettlebell exercises which has higher risk : benefit ratio
- Understanding and proper application of fundamentals and principles are important
- CKS Level1 is a PRO certification means that once you pass, you can earn confidently when teaching kettlebell techniques to various clients
- No fluff
- Regressions is key
- Performance is a by product of proper execution of exercise and techniques
- Spot a mistake in 3 swings

What will I learn during the Certified Kettlebell Specialist Level 1 (CKS 1) course?
The 2-day course is efficiently programmed and systematically taught to ensure maximum learning experience. CKS Level 1 covers the very important fundamental movements, cues and develops a keen coaching eye which facilitates teaching kettlebell safely and effectively.

Certified Kettlebell Specialist graduates are known to stand above the rest as they are equipped with knowledge to lead clients from various backgrounds with ultimate certainty and professionalism with regard to implementing kettlebell training along with other sports and needs.
What's the duration of the Certified Kettlebell Specialist course?
18 hour across 2 days
Will there be an exam?
All participants will have to go through a coaching and a practical test before graduating with their coveted Certified Kettlebell Specialist Level 1 title.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of the course?
Yes, you will be provided with a graduation certificate after you pass the practical exam as you complete the workshop.
PFC Academy - Terms and Conditions
Effective date: July 5, 2019
  • You will not be able to cancel your registration if your live workshop date is in less than 30 days.
  • There is a 10% or RM250, (whichever that is higher) cancellation fee if canceled 30 or more days before the workshop.
  • There is a 10% or RM600 (whichever that is higher) cancellation fee if canceled within 30 days of the workshop.
  • Once account (this applies to every workshop/course) has been activated, cancellation is not allowed.
Privacy Policy
Effective date: October 18, 2018
PFC Studio ("us", "we", or "our") operates the website (the "Service").
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data. Our Privacy Policy for PFC Studio is managed through Free Privacy Policy.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Information Collection and Use
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected
Personal Data
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
Email address
First name and last name
Phone number
Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City

Cookies and Usage Data
Usage Data
We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data
We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:
Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data
PFC Studio uses the collected data for various purposes:
To provide and maintain the Service
To notify you about changes to our Service
To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
To provide customer care and support
To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
To monitor the usage of the Service
To detect, prevent and address technical issues
Transfer of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside Malaysia and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Malaysia and process it there.
Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

PFC Studio will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.
Disclosure of Data
Legal Requirements
PFC Studio may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
To comply with a legal obligation
To protect and defend the rights or property of PFC Studio
To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
To protect against legal liability
Security of Data
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Service Providers
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:
Links to Other Sites
Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Children's Privacy
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
Changes to Privacy Policy
We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page

Our partners
If you are interested in becoming a partner/sponsor, please feel free to write us.