An ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer is a fitness professional who assesses, develops and implements individualized exercise programming for healthy or medically-cleared persons with a physical, sensory or cognitive disability. ACSM/NCHPAD CIFTs make exercise accessible for all – empowering individuals to achieve fitness goals that previously seemed beyond their own limitations.
In addition to leading and demonstrating safe, adapted exercise techniques as well as necessary precautions, ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Instructors also possess a working knowledge of current American Disability Act (ADA) policy specific to recreation facilities, and standards for accessible facility design. ACSM/NCHPAD CIFTs commonly work in community and public health settings (such as a YMCA or Parks Department) to improve access to exercise for all, as well as gyms and health clubs and university or corporate-based fitness centers.
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