Land Functional Personal Trainer Certification


CTL005 manual, laminated cards, VD117, VD118, VD119, VD120, VD121, VD122, VD123, VD124, VD125, VD126.

Comprehensive exam (6 months to complete exam process).



Certified Personal Trainers  are in demand as the need for one on one or small group programming grows.

We all know participation in regular physical activity elicits a number of favorable responses that contributes to a healthy aging process. The seniors of today understand the importance of exercise and staying active. The Senior Fitness age-group of today can typically be defined as approximately from 55 years of age through 120 years. This means there is a huge variance in health histories, fitness experience and goals.  Many people, as they age, develop some sort of limitation that may be specifically enhanced by a personalized fitness program. Even small group classes are helpful to keep these clients exercising safely, effectively and enjoyable.

This program has been developed to help our senior clientele to age well. It is estimated that by the year 2030 the number of individuals 65 years and over will reach 70 million people in United States. Statistics Canada says at the present time one in every 6 people is over the age of 64.

Aging, a complex process,  and is influenced by many variables including genetics, lifestyle factors, work environment, health history and purpose in life.

The goal of this program is twofold.

  1. To help the professional diversify and expand their career opportunities
  2. To help the client receive specific training exercises and tips to individualize their training program. In doing so, this will help to fast track and achieve specific results.

Seniors may choose to attend a program at a fitness club or community center for specialized training. Some have a fitness center built into their residential home care. Seniors are becoming more selective and educated in the type of program they are looking for.  Those interested in fitness are looking for encouragement and challenge with specific goals and benefits in mind.  This means there is a need for a more personalized approach, using safe techniques and ideas that will enhance benefits to clients.   An individualized program can help clients to improve function for activities for daily living,  work on injury prevention, provide  improvement  for their sporting  activities,  add  vitality to travel, as well as maintain and improve general health to age well.


Course materials


Table of Contents & Learning Objectives

Chapter 1 Personal Training -the opportunity to help clients Age Well

  • Aging Well
  • A Time of Opportunity
  • Trainable Components
  • Health Fitness Benefits of Physical Activity
  • Research supports Exercise benefits
  • What does a Personal Trainer need to know
  • What is a Personal Trainer
  • Group Exercise versus Personal Training
  • Components of Fitness to target & train
Chapter 2 Exercise Physiology

  • Definition of Exercise Physiology
  • Energy Systems
  • Muscle Physiology
  • Muscle Action
Chapter 3 Understanding Basic Anatomy & Joint Mechanics.

  • Anatomical terminology
  • Skeleton
  • Joint & Articulations
  • Overview of the Respiratory System
  • The heart
  • Circulatory System
  • CV & Respiratory System
  • Muscle & Joint Action
Chapter 4 Know Your Muscles

  • Muscle Fiber Types & Energy Production
  • CV & Respiratory System
  • Kinesiology
  • Muscle Action
  • Ligaments & Tendons
  • Review of Muscles with sample inventory from head to toe
Chapter 5 Cardiovascular Training Programs

  • Intensity versus Impact
  • Impact versus non impact training
  • Monitor and regulate intensity
  • RPE
Chapter 6 Posture, Balance and Functional Training Program
Chapter 7 Designing Flexibility & Range of Motion Programs
Chapter 8 Reviewing  Client Information

  • Health History & Screening
  • Exercise Readiness Questionnaire
  • Liability Waiver & Release Form
  • Posture check
  • Range of Motion Review (optional)
  • Functional fitness Assessments and exercise suggestions

  • Stretching and Strengthening (no equipment)
  • Free Weight Strengthening
  • Step Training Exercises
  • Fit Band Strengthening
  • Tubing with Handles Strengthening
  • Fit Ball Exercises
Chapter 10 The Art of Coaching

  • Different Types of Clients
  • Listening & Communication Skills
  • Non-verbal Communication Techniques
  • Body Language
  • What It Means to Be a Good Coach
  • Principles of a Good Coach
  • Coaching strategies
  • Dress for Success
  • Professionalism
Chapter 11 Case Study

Program Design & Implementation

  • Exercise principles
  • Basic components of personal training session
  • Types of Training: HIT, weight bearing, functional, etc.
  • Standard Equipment-In fitness center
  • Portable Equipment
  • Fitness Accessories
  • Exercise selection

  • Who, What, Where, When & How & How much?
Chapter 13 Developing a Program card

  • Sixty and New to Exerciser
  • Sixty and Regular Exerciser
  • Eighty and New to Exerciser
  • Eight and Regular Exerciser
Chapter 14 Study Guide Questions & Answers, Resources
Chapter 15 Study Questions and Resources

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Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 31 × 30 × 16 cm
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DVD117, DVD118, DVD119, DVD120, DVD121, DVD122, DVD123, DVD124, DVD125, DVD126, DVD127, DVD128, DVD129, DVD130, DVD131