Certifications

All Chadwick’s fitness trainers are certified in their respective fields to ensure our clients receive only the best when it comes to fitness training to guarantee long-lasting results. All the certifications acquired by our personal training staff in the Cool Springs, TN area are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Take a look at the various certifications acquired by our staff members:

CERTIFIED STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING SPECIALIST(CSCS)

Each one of our performance trainers is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and this certification is through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The NSCA uses evidence-based research to positively impact health, lives, and athletic performance. CSCSs are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving their athletic performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention.

THE EXOS PERFORMANCE SPECIALIST (XPS)

The EXOS Certification is based on the EXOS Training System which emphasizes the seamless integration of Mindset, Nutrition, Movement, and Recovery. This holistic approach assures that the athlete, client, or patient is empowered with individualized strategies on and off the training floor.

ACSM – CERTIFIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST (ACSM EP-C)

ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. ACSM is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

  • Certified to train apparently healthy populations and those with uncomplicated medically controlled diseases cleared for independent physical activity.
  • Includes fitness management, administration, and supervision.

FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SYSTEMS (FMS) LEVEL 1 & 2

The FMS provides the knowledge and tools necessary to screen and assess the human body for deficiencies in mobility, motor control, and functional patterns found in fundamental movement. FMS certified trainers recognize movement patterns that support work, sports and daily activities and understand the true relationship that these patterns play in our health and fitness goals. FMS helps training programs create a smooth transition from movement dysfunction to competency.

ACE CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

The ACE Certified Personal Trainer is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and built on the foundation of the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® Model. It equips those certified with the knowledge to deliver individualized programming proven to move people to adopt sustainable, healthy behaviors and a more active way of life.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH CERTIFIED (SCCC)

The SCCC certification is the “gold standard” of strength and conditioning certifications with its 3-pronged certification program, which includes a 640-hour practicum/internship program; a comprehensive science-based written certification exam; as well as a practical exam which is conducted before a panel of Master Strength & Conditioning Coaches holding the SCCC certification with a minimum of 12 years full-time experience in the field of collegiate and/or professional-level Strength and Conditioning coaching. The NCAA recently passed a legislation requiring all Division I full-time strength and conditioning coaches be certified by an accredited certification. This legislation was passed with the purpose of protecting the health and safety of the student athlete by ensuring that the individuals developing and implementing the strength and conditioning programs of these athletes are qualified to do so.

ATC ATHLETIC TRAINER CERTIFIED

To become a certified athletic trainer, a student must graduate with a bachelors or master’s degree from an accredited professional athletic training education program and pass a comprehensive test administered by the Board of Certification (BOC). Once certified, he or she must meet the ongoing continuing education requirements in order to remain certified. The BOC traditionally conducts annual examination development meetings during which athletic trainers and recognized experts in the science of athletic training develop, review and validate examination items and problems. BOC-certified athletic trainers are educated, trained and evaluated in five major practice domains:

  • Injury and illness prevention and wellness promotion
  • Examination, assessment and diagnosis
  • Immediate and emergency care
  • Therapeutic intervention
  • Health care administration and professional responsibility

SFMA –SELECTIVE FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT ASSESSMENT

This certification covers movement based diagnostic system and provides healthcare professionals with an efficient and systematic tool to reach a comprehensive movement. The SFMA is a clinical assessment for those who experience pain. It is a movement based diagnostic system which systematically finds the cause of pain – not just the source – by logically breaking down dysfunctional movement patterns in a structured, repeatable assessment. The SFMA focuses on the underlying dysfunctional movement to find the cause of pain, not just the source. This concept is better known as regional interdependence – how seemingly unrelated problems are actually driving the dysfunction.

GRASTON TECHNIQUE CERTIFIED

Graston Technique® (GT) therapy is an advanced form of instrument-assisted, soft tissue mobilization, which incorporates the use of six specially designed stainless steel instruments. GT therapy enables clinicians to effectively treat the adverse effects of scar tissue and fascial restrictions as well as improve and maintain optimal range of motion. The purpose of this basic training is to introduce students and clinicians to GT therapy, its clinical applications, physiological effects/benefits, and potential contraindication.

PRECISION NUTRITION

Precision Nutrition Level 1 (PN1) curriculum stands alone as the authority on the science of nutrition and the art of coaching.
The Precision Nutrition method has been validated in 3 peer-reviewed studies which means the the system behind the Level 1 program is truly “evidence-based” and is highly effective at helping people lose fat, build strength, and make big health improvements.

BIOMECHANICS SPECIALIST

The Biomechanics Specialist (BMS) certification through the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) provides an understanding of biomechanics, human movement and joint function. This educational course empowers fitness professionals with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully and safely qualitatively assess an individual from a biomechanical standpoint and customize their instruction. Biomechanics is the science that is at the heart of all personal training and coaching.

TPI CERTIFICATION

Designed for golf teaching professionals, medical practitioners and fitness trainers, the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certification program is an evidence based, educational pathway designed to teach industry professionals how to increase player performance through a deep understanding of how the body functions during the golf swing. The concept is called the Body-Swing Connection.