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Women's Fitness Specialization (WFS)

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CEUs: NASM 1.3; ACE 1.3 

Women have different fitness needs at different life stages! Help your clients successfully navigate through life stages with NASM’s Women’s Fitness Specialization.

The Women’s Fitness Specialization (WFS) gives you the resources to confidently design and adjust fitness programming for your female clients across their unique life stages and physical changes. From adolescences to pregnancy and postnatal needs, to mid-life and menopausal weight gain and osteoporosis, the WFS will show you how to immediately apply/use the NASM Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model to meet their changing fitness and health/wellness goals.

Course Overview:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Women's Health and Fitness
  • Module 2: Physiological and Anatomical Considerations for Women
  • Module 3: Psychological Considerations for Women in Fitness
  • Module 4: Fitness Assessments for Women
  • Module 5: Flexibility Training for Women
  • Module 6: Cardiorespiratory Training for Women
  • Module 7: Core, Balance, and Plyometric Training for Women
  • Module 8: Resistance Training for Women
  • Module 9: Integrated Program Design for Female Clients
  • Module 10: Nutrition Guidelines for Women
  • Module 11: Business and Professional Development

Show women there’s no limit to what they can achieve! NASM Women’s Fitness Specialists:

  • Boost their reputation, career, and client base by training women of all ages and body types, including younger, pre- and postnatal, and older women
  • Teach clients about good nutrition and how to use the Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) Model to manage their weight
  • Provide corrective exercise, cardiovascular, and small-group training
  • Invest in their client’s lives and futures . . . as well as their own!

✔  Immediate Course Access

 Downloadable Women’s Fitness Specialist Manual that covers the physiological and anatomical considerations you should know when training women across the life stages. The manual provides programming details with exercise variables and modifications for flexibility, cardiorespiratory, core, balance, plyometric and resistance training. It also covers fitness assessments, psychological considerations, nutrition and how to grow your business by working with women.

  Downloadable Women’s Fitness Programming Manual that is easy to use and follow. It includes corrective exercise programming, annual, monthly and daily training programs using the OPT model, cardiorespiratory training plans and small group training circuits for a range of fitness goals and physiological needs such as weight loss, strength, and pregnancy, plus supportive nutrition tips you can share to keep clients on track.

Module Presentations addressing the key topics from the readings

 Exercise Video Library so you can see how the moves should be done

 Module Quizzes to test what you learned

 Specialization Final Exam with immediate results (3 attempts to earn a successful score of 70% or higher)

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"Since I work in an all-female gym, the info in the WFS course was especially appropriate for both my group and individual clients. Studying this material raised my excitement level to reach out to women and encourage them to keep working on their fitness throughout their life. "

- Deb N, IL

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"NASM has a way of explaining the content in a calm and relaxed manner. I felt at ease while studying the material. I was eager to get to the next lessons after completing each module."

- Elizabeth C, SC

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"NASM-WFS is a great course for those looking to specialize in women-focused fitness. It covers the basics for training women across their lifespan from adolescence to adulthood, to motherhood. Great content and material to help you through the course and final Exam."

- Victoria S, TX

"WFS Course gave me a better education in the area of training pregnant and elderly woman. The course also made me aware of all the stages woman go through in life and how they affect them physically but also mentally. The course is a great re-enforcement of knowledge learned during the CPT course." - Stacey K, FL

"The WFS course has given me a well rounded understanding in how to provide a high quality experience and training program for women of all Fitness levels, age and physical needs. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone looking to become a better trainer and serve women clients!" - Eva S, AZ

"The increased knowledge and awareness I have now will allow me to be a more effective fitness trainer to more women. I have a better understanding of how to develop pre/post-natal exercise strategies as well as for older women." -Gwen M, MD

"I started personal training when I was in my 40s and I didn't know much about the fitness industry, but I was an avid runner. Taking this course helped me to understand more about my body and women in general and how I can help them to achieve their goals at any stage in the lifespan. I am much more confident in my ability to support women in their fitness goals." - Lisa P, MO

"I am a women's health nurse practitioner and prenatal yoga instructor and I have had a lifetime personal fitness program. This program will add to my credentials and has provided more confidence in my offerings." - Ellyn G, NY

"I currently work in the wellness department at the YMCA and unfortunately have no director to ask questions about my concerns with pregnant women. The other directors of other departments advised me not to approach pregnant members if I had concerns for their safety in regards to exercise. This left me with a great deal of dissatisfaction seeing that I'm a certified personal trainer and only of the primary focuses of my job is to make sure people are able to exercise safely. I feel more confident after this course now that I have proper information!" - Hazel D, NC

"This course is easy to follow and lots of great information" - Hayley R, UK

"I work in a great fitness club where I am blessed and busy with my clients. I wanted my WFS to encourage more women to work with me in any stage of life." - Arminda V, TX

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