Level I-II Resistance Flexibility™
Affiliate Certification Training

Principles of RF, Beginner Self & Assisted RF
Principles of Assisted RF, Intermediate Self & Assisted RF

Boston, MA
July 27-30, 2018

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Friday, July 27th — 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, July 28th — 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday, July 29th — 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday, July 30th — 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

@ The Genius of Flexibility Boston

561 Boylston St. 2nd Floor

Boston, MA 02116

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Instructor: Bob Cooley
Founder & President
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The Genius of Flexibility is pleased to announce Level I and II of Bob Cooley's Resistance Flexibility Affiliate Certification Training.

Level I - Principles of RF, Beginner Self & Assisted RF

Level II - Principles of Assisted RF, Intermediate Self & Assisted RF

Learn more about The Genius of Flexibility's Affiliate Certification Training

Course Details

We are pleased to be offering this 4-day training which offers Levels I-II in one consecutive block as opposed to separate weekend trainings. This format provides a focused and in-depth learning experience. This training may also be more convenient for those traveling to us from out of town as it may allow for savings on airfare.

Upon completion of this training, participants are welcome to schedule the coursework required for certification at their convenience. Participants from out of town often make multiple trips to our center over time to complete the two categories of coursework that happen in studio (stretch an Elite Trainer, assist Elite Trainer in private sessions).

This course will be a demanding stretch of physical activity and learning. As such, we recommend staying hydrated, eating well, and getting plenty of sleep before, during, and afterward.

Mashing Self Stretching
Assisted Stretching
Dinner

What's Included

  • Mentor Assignment

    • You will be assigned a mentor at the training. Your mentor’s primary responsibilities are to review your coursework journal reports and offer you guidance as you progress in your RF training.
      Mentor Assignment
  • Email Support

    • Your mentor will be available to you via email communication after the training to answer your questions and offer you feedback on reports of your self-stretching and assisted stretching coursework.
    • Email Support
  • Community Support

    • Connect with others who have attended our certification courses, share your stretching experiences, and find someone to trade assisted stretching with on a regular basis.
      Community
  • Certification Manual

    • Certification manual will be provided to all participants.
      Certification Manual
  • Studio Internship Hours

    • Assisting in our studios is a great way to complete coursework and implement what you learn during the certification. This includes:
      • Stretching Trainers
        • Our trainers are trained in sophisticated ways well beyond how a regular client is trained due to their years of experience practicing RF on a regular basis. Stretching a trainer allows them to experience your assisting skills directly in order to upgrade your skill level by providing you with tailored feedback.
          Trainer Stretch
      • Assisting Trainers in Private Sessions
        • Learn how to assist, communicate with clients, problem solve, work with a wide variety of types, develop a person in many ways, enhance your technique, and more.
          Private Session
  • Private Assisted Stretching Classes

    • Reserved for certification course participants, our private assisted stretching classes offered at The Genius of Flexibility Santa Barbara are a great opportunity to learn how to assist and get assisted regularly, with guidance from experienced trainers. As a course participant, you are welcome to participate by purchasing an assisted stretching class package.
      Assisted Stretching
  • Six months of access to our Training Archive

    • Our Training Archive is a valuable resource for in-depth continued learning that features over 200 streaming instructional videos and photos (self and assisted), energy flow series, personalized flexibility test, online support forums, social features, interactive muscular / meridian maps, and much more.
      Training Archive

Course Outline

Course Outline

LEVEL I — Principles of RF, Beginner Self & Assisted RF

  1. Principles of RF
    1. RF vs. other stretching modalities
    2. Fascia and flexibility
    3. Resistance Strength Training (RST) vs. Resistance Flexibility Training (RFT)
    4. Demonstration of RF force
      1. Sample bicep self stretch
      2. Sample bicep assisted stretch
    5. Range of motion vs. true flexibility
    6. Interdependence of strength and flexibility
    7. Principle of limitation
    8. Principle of balancing muscle groups
    9. Sample tricep self stretch
    10. Four aspects of stretching: physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual
    11. 16 Meridian Muscle Groups (MMG)
  2. 16 Self Stretches — The Energy Series — Beginner
    1. Beginner self stretches for each of the 16 meridian muscle groups
  3. 16 Assisted Stretches — The Energy Series — Beginner
    1. Beginner assisted stretches for each of the 16 meridian muscle groups
  4. Mashing
    1. Mash major muscle groups using feet
      1. Hamstrings
      2. Quads

Course Outline

LEVEL II — Principles of Assisted RF, Intermediate Self & Assisted RF

  1. Principles of Assisted Resistance Flexibility
    1. Action vs. stretch
    2. Strength & stretch pathways — path of least & greatest resistance
    3. 45 degree arch principle
    4. Bone rotational interrelationships
    5. Vector approach to assisting
      1. Action in three planes
    6. Assisting choices
      1. Starting/stopping
      2. Force
      3. Speed
      4. Direction
      5. Range
      6. Duration
      7. Repetitions
      8. Position
    7. Tissue health analysis
      1. Optimal "super" tissue
      2. Normal
      3. Tenseness
      4. Accumulated dense fascia
      5. Scar tissue
    8. Differentiation of forces
      1. Fascial
      2. Muscular strength
      3. Muscular tenseness
      4. Joint limitations
      5. Balancing muscle group's shortening capacity
      6. Scar tissue
    9. Problem-solving
      1. Basic formula
      2. Balancing muscle groups
      3. Opposing muscle groups
  2. 16 Self Stretches — The Energy Series — Intermediate
    1. Intermediate self stretches for each of the 16 meridian muscle groups
  3. 16 Assisted Stretches — Intermediate
    1. Intermediate assisted stretches for each of the 16 meridian muscle groups
    2. Upper body - vector approach
    3. Lower body - vector approach - using the stabilization board with 3 people
  4. Mashing
    1. Mash major muscle groups using feet
      1. Calves
      2. Upper back

More Information

  • Cancellation Policy: Payments will be refunded in full for cancellations made at least 30 days prior to course initiation. No refunds are provided for cancellations made less than 30 days of course initiation, however, tuition may be used as credit for other events, to be used within one year of original event. Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable upon course initiation. The Genius of Flexibility reserves the right to cancel any event at any time, in which case a full refund will be provided.
  • Private sessions also available at our center. Those traveling from out of town may want to arrive a day or two early and/or stay later to partake. Please contact us for more information and scheduling.
  • Wear or bring comfortable exercise clothes.
  • Please bring a stretching mat if possible.
  • We have filtered water and cups available but you may want to bring a water bottle.
  • We will be taking a one hour break for lunch each day. We have a refrigerator at the studio that you can store your lunch/snacks in if necessary.

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The Genius of Flexibility Boston

We are centrally located downtown in Copley Square

561 Boylston St. 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02116

888-730-7953 x2

Nothing is a substitute for stretching.