ACT Coursework

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  • Each Affiliate Certification Training (ACT) level includes four categories of coursework designed to facilitate the continued development of participants in between trainings. This coursework is required for those interested in becoming a certified trainer and is optional (but encouraged) for those attending solely for personal development reasons.
  • Each level takes about two months to complete. The listed requirements for each level must be completed within four months in order to take the Affiliate Certification test, otherwise the course must be retaken.
  • The required hours can stack, meaning you can take the next level even if you haven't yet completed the hours for the previous level. E.g. If Level I and Level II are taken in the same month, you have eight months to complete the hours.
  • Journal entries must be sent to the Elite Trainer (ET) Mentor on the day of each activity.
  • Tests must be passed to receive Affiliate Certification.
  • Both written and skill tests are conducted by ET Mentor.
  • ACT coursework and involvement requirements are subject to change.
  • We highly recommend that participants do private sessions with their mentors or other ET to solidify their analysis of their own health concerns: biomechanical, physiological, psychological, emotional, and spiritual.
  • Affiliates are required to attend one continuing education course (CEC) every year to maintain skills and certification.
  • Advertising statements must be approved by The Genius of Flexibility Center.
  • The Genius of Flexibility welcomes the diverse people from around the world that are traveling to our centers in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, New York City, and Boston to participate in Affiliate Certification Trainings.

    ACT participants that live afar from our centers often attend trainings with friends from their area. This makes it easy to continue assisted stretching upon returning home.

    ACT participants from afar interested in furthering their education often travel to our center and spend several days training by stretching Elite Trainers, assisting ET in their private sessions, trading with other students, self stretching, attending classes/lectures, and more. Participants often do this in between trainings and/or stay for an extra several days before/after a weekend certification course.

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Level I

  1. Self-stretching — 16 Hours
    • 30 minutes a day, four days a week
  2. Trade assisting with another Affiliate student — 24 Hours
    • One hour of paired assisting three time a week
      • 30 minutes of assistance for each student, then switch
  3. Assist an Elite Trainer (ET) — 16 Hours
    • One 2 hour session per week
  4. Assist ET in their private sessions — 8 Hours
    • One 2 hour session every two weeks
Total Time Required — 64 Hours
Recommended Schedule — 8 hours per week for two months

Level II

Same requirements as Level I

Level III

  1. Self-stretching — 16 Hours
    • 30 minutes a day, four days a week
  2. Trade assisting with another Affiliate student — 24 Hours
    • One hour of paired assisting three time a week
      • 30 minutes of assistance for each student, then switch
  3. Assist an Elite Trainer (ET) — 16 Hours
    • One 2 hour session per week
  4. Assist ET in their private sessions — 13.3 Hours
    • Two 50-minute sessions per week
Total Time Required — 69.3 Hours
Recommended Schedule — 8.7 hours per week for two months

Level IV

  1. Self-stretching — 16 Hours
    • 30 minutes a day, four days a week
  2. Trade assisting with another Affiliate student — 24 Hours
    • One hour of paired assisting three time a week
      • 30 minutes of assistance for each student, then switch
  3. Assist an Elite Trainer (ET) — 32 Hours
    • Two 2 hour sessions every week
      • must include assisting Bob ten times over two month period
  4. Assist ET in their private sessions — 20 Hours
    • Two 75-minute sessions per week
Total Time Required — 92 Hours
Recommended Schedule — 11.5 hours per week for two months

Level V

  1. Self-stretching — 16 Hours
    • 30 minutes a day, four days a week
  2. Trade assisting with another Affiliate student — 48 Hours
    • Two hours of paired assisting three time a week
      • One hour of assistance for each student, then switch
  3. Assist an Elite Trainer (ET) — 32 Hours
    • Two 2 hour sessions every week
  4. Assist ET in their private sessions — 20 Hours
    • Two 75-minute sessions per week
Total Time Required — 116 Hours
Recommended Schedule — 14.5 hours per week for two months
Nothing is a substitute for stretching.