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This directory of certified trainers serves as the primary verification source of credentials for The Genius of Flexibility Certified Trainers also called RFST Certified Trainers. It is the responsibility of an employer to confirm with sufficient identifiers that an individual, whose credentials are being reviewed, is the same person reported in the directory. Employers and others concerned about accurate current Genius of Flexibility training certification status should confirm that all documents and information presented by an individual are accurate to secure or maintain employment or to verify certification status.

Contact us for verification details. The Genius of Flexibility Center provides four categories of status association with The Genius of Flexibility Center for your review:

1. Active Certified RFST Interns, Instructors, and Elite Trainers

An individual who: (1) has successfully passed the physical flexibility and assisting RFST exams, GPT exam, professional and Olympic athlete exam, and mastery exam, and (2) is in compliance with continuing competency and/or annual CEC course completion and renewal fee requirements.

2. Pending Certification

Certified Interns that have not yet completed the current year CEC course.

3. Retired Trainers

A registrant who is no longer actively working in the field, but wishes to maintain an association with The Genius of Flexibility Center and Bob Cooley. A request for retired status must be made in writing. Retired status is permanent. Retesting is required to regain active registrant status.

The following is our list of active certified trainers:

United States

California

Bob Cooley
Founder & President
Santa Barbara / Los Angeles, CA
Bob Cooley is internationally known as an expert on biomechanical flexibility and strength, and its relation to physiological and psychological health, authoring: The Genius of Flexibility — The smart way to stretch and strengthen your body (Simon and Schuster 2005) and Resistance Flexibility 1.0 (2016). He is also known for his GPT theories and research, authoring: The 16 Geniuses... read more
Tom Longo
West Coast Director & Certified Instructor
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
650-494-0889
Tom Longo is the most experienced Resistance Stretching trainer in the San Francisco Bay Area. A certified Resistance Stretching Instructor for almost 25 years, he is co-founder of StretchWorks, located near San Francisco, where he offers group classes and individual private sessions. From 1992 to 2000 Tom trained and taught with Bob Cooley, the... read more
Luther Bryan Cowden
Certified Elite Trainer / Director of Technology
Los Angeles / Santa Barbara, CA
310-745-9215
"Stretch. Get stretched. Stretch others." That's my motto when it comes to Resistance Flexibility. How did I get so lucky? The circumstances that led me to meet Bob and begin my Resistance Flexibility practice were out of the ordinary. It was in the Phoenix airport on Christmas Eve of 2002 where I had a random conversation with a stranger who... read more
Nick Ware
Certified Elite Trainer / Director of Research
Santa Barbara / Los Angeles, CA
805-724-2424
I've been interested in the body, nutrition and health creation for a long time. It started in high school. I tried many different training methods and diets to upgrade my performance in soccer, baseball and golf. In college, I dove deeper and continued to train and compete while studying Human Biology at Dartmouth. I interned with former U.S.... read more
Kat Connors-Longo
Certified Elite Trainer
Santa Barbara, CA
805-451-2197
I absolutely LOVE The Genius of Flexibility whether I am self stretching, assisting a stretch or being stretched. I can't seem to get enough of stretching. It's a ton of fun! I first met Bob Cooley in September of 2012. I was immediately intrigued by what he had to say so I bought his book. Although Bob mentioned you need a community to... read more
Karen Mason
Certified Affiliate Intern
Santa Barbara, CA
Patrick Gregston
Certified Elite Trainer
Santa Barbara / Los Angeles, CA
805-565-4143
Patrick has taught technology, process, tools and skills in media, education and now Resistance Flexibility. The focus is on well being and healing. You are the author of yours, and Patrick is committed to your success in achieving your goals. Now available to build RFST communities worldwide. Visiting wherever people want to use RFST... read more
Alex Nolte
Certified Elite Trainer
Santa Barbara / Los Angeles, CA
860-881-0378
It all happened pretty quickly... One day in late August of 2014, an old friend of my parents' had brought me into the Boston studio without having any prior knowledge as to who Bob Cooley was or what he did. 4 days later I was no longer off to the community college that was eventually going to lead me to studying Personal Training at... read more
John Bagdasarian
Certified Affiliate Intern
Santa Barbara / Los Angeles, CA
Chris Pearsall
Certified Elite Trainer
Santa Barbara / Los Angeles, CA
973-919-8467
This work is unlike anything I have experienced. Whether you're thinking it's your "thing" or not, I am SURE it is capable of creating changes quickly, on all levels of development, starting with the vast physical changes to the tissue and bio-mechanics, to the emotional, psychological and spiritual. I was guided through a series of... read more
Tomas Tedesco
Certified Affiliate Intern
Santa Barbara, CA
805-403-5539
"I wasn't looking for it, it found me." Hello Random Reader, my name is Tomás. About myself: I am from Argentina and am currently a student of philosophy, writing and life at SBCC. I am an intern at the RFST studio where I try to learn as much as possible whenever I am not studying, sleeping, working out, hanging out, dancing out and... read more
Richard Gregston
Certified Elite Trainer
Santa Barbara / Los Angeles, CA
805-252-9136
Richard is 28 years old and has been studying Resistance Flexibility and Genetic Personality Theory for over three years now. It all started when Richard walked into Bob Cooley's Santa Barbara Center and was fascinated by Bob's Genetic Personality Theory and it's concomitance to Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as the energetic nuances and... read more
Beth Gorsky
Certified Affiliate Intern
Santa Barbara, CA
805-886-4657
Hi, I'm Beth! Offering private sessions for kids and adults. Beth is a UCSB graduate with a Bachelors degree in Anthropology.  She has her certifications in P90X, Lagree Fitness, completed Level V and is a Certified Affiliate Intern at The Genius of Flexibility, Reiki Master Practitioner and business owner.  She is a nature lover, budding... read more
Devon Aber
Certified Affiliate Intern
Santa Barbara, CA
In the fall of 2015, I was near to completing my BA in Transpersonal Psychology, when I walked into the open doors of the Resistance Flexibility Stretch Center, here in Santa Barbara. That first encounter was magical and undeniably meant to be! Soon thereafter I completed my BA, and chose to study and train with Bob Cooley. I have been honored... read more
Katie Napier
Certified Affiliate Intern
Santa Barbara, CA
Jacob Brady
Certified Affiliate Intern
Los Angeles, CA
Phillip Kendall
Certified Affiliate Intern
Santa Barbara, CA
Cole Efstratis
Certified Affiliate Intern
Santa Barbara, CA

Colorado

Jay Lyons
Certified Affiliate Intern
Denver, CO
512-913-1331
I was first introduced to The Genius of Flexibility in 2006 and today at 52 years old, I continue to use Bob Cooley's system to help myself and others "stay Flexible in all ways". ... read more

Florida

Greg Liessner
Certified Affiliate Intern
Orlando, FL
857-756-7979
Elina Nubaryan
Certified Affiliate Intern
Orlando, FL
407-765-3036

Massachusetts

Bob Cooley
Founder & President
Boston, MA
Bob Cooley is internationally known as an expert on biomechanical flexibility and strength, and its relation to physiological and psychological health, authoring: The Genius of Flexibility — The smart way to stretch and strengthen your body (Simon and Schuster 2005) and Resistance Flexibility 1.0 (2016). He is also known for his GPT theories and research, authoring: The 16 Geniuses... read more
Eric Beutner
Certified Elite Trainer
Boston, MA
617-335-3691
Eric Dermond
Certified Affiliate Intern
Boston, MA
My name is Eric Dermond and I am a trainer with The Genius of Flexibility here in Boston. If you are interested in private sessions, my background, or anything stretch and health related, please feel free send me an email and I'd be happy to talk with you. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Have a great day, Eric... read more
Josh Weil
Certified Affiliate Intern
Boston, MA
925-876-9280
Experienced working with all types of people looking to upgrade themselves through Resistance Flexibility. Has trained in Boston, Santa Barbara, Redwood City, and New York City.... read more

New York

Bob Cooley
Founder & President
New York City, NY
Bob Cooley is internationally known as an expert on biomechanical flexibility and strength, and its relation to physiological and psychological health, authoring: The Genius of Flexibility — The smart way to stretch and strengthen your body (Simon and Schuster 2005) and Resistance Flexibility 1.0 (2016). He is also known for his GPT theories and research, authoring: The 16 Geniuses... read more
Kate Rabinowitz
Certified Intern
New York City, NY
Eric Dermond
Certified Affiliate Intern
New York City, NY
My name is Eric Dermond and I am a trainer with The Genius of Flexibility here in Boston. If you are interested in private sessions, my background, or anything stretch and health related, please feel free send me an email and I'd be happy to talk with you. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Have a great day, Eric... read more

Texas

Jay Lyons
Certified Affiliate Intern
Austin, TX
512-913-1331
I was first introduced to The Genius of Flexibility in 2006 and today at 52 years old, I continue to use Bob Cooley's system to help myself and others "stay Flexible in all ways". ... read more

France

Sandrine Duran
Certified Intern
Nantes
+33(0)608981723
Nothing is a substitute for stretching.