Trainer Locator

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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
Hello, A bit about me...I've been interested in health, nutrition, and the prevention of disease (AKA health creation) for a long time, and, well...this is IT! I attended the grand opening of the Boston Center in 2008 and I've been stretching with resistance every day since. I feel transformed in my body and enhanced personally. I got... read more
Bonnie Crotzer
Certified Elite Trainer
Santa Barbara / Los Angeles, CA
805-680-8940
A dear friend lent her his copy of The Genius of Flexibility, and she borrowed it for way too long. He had to tell her to get her own copy. Immediately realizing that there was something climacteric to this “resistance flexibility training”, and having danced her whole life, being a Professional dancer for 8 years, yoga and pilates instructor... read more
Noel Christensen
Certified Elite Trainer
Santa Barbara, CA
I have always held a lifelong love for the body. Throughout my life I have pursued, studied personally and helped others in competitive athletics and personal fitness training, massage therapy, meditation, and yoga. As a student of Bob Cooley and Resistance Flexibility, I see how this work enhances our efforts to truly access our body in a... read more
Kaj Hoffman
Certified Elite Trainer
Santa Barbara, CA
805-570-2995
Offering classes and personal sessions. Bio, Short Form: I love Resistance Flexibility! It has helped me immensely, and it is fun and satisfying to help others. Bio, Long Form: I grew up in a family which encouraged the arts, humanities, and a liberal enquiry into psychology and spirituality. That set the stage for my interests in art... read more
Samuel Camburn
Certified Affiliate Intern
Los Angeles / Santa Barbara, CA
310-906-5527
After a lifetime of searching for more complete answers of the body and mind I have finally found what I was looking for and so much more. Resistance Flexibility is the missing link. I have spent countless hours trying to reprogram movement patterns only to get to a half satisfied state of redundancy. When I found Bob's work I fell in love and... read more
Kat Connors-Longo
Certified Affiliate Intern
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 / Los Angeles, 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 also at Peak Power Yoga in Ojai, Visiting Sun Valley Idaho once a month until further... read more
Alex Nolte
Certified Intern
Santa Barbara / Los Angeles, CA
860-944-5054
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
Peter Donovan
Certified Affiliate Intern
Santa Barbara, CA
310-625-6439
Peter is an Amazing Being, Awesome Man, Sex God. Money Magnet and Chick Magnet.... read more
Ethan Dupuis
Certified Intern
Santa Barbara / Los Angeles, CA
860-729-7260
My name is Ethan and I am currently a certified intern here in Santa Barbara. My journey with stretching began back in 2014, when I met Bob through my friend and fellow trainer Alex Nolte. I was invited to come check out the studio while I was on Christmas break from college. Bob had me involved the minute I showed up, and my 2 day trip turned... read more
Chris Pearsall
Certified Affiliate Intern
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
Nurha de Souza
Certified Affiliate Intern
Santa Barbara, CA
Mimi Amrit
Certified Affiliate Intern
Santa Barbara, CA
208-720-3693
Living a healthy lifestyle has always been my priority… A nutritious organic plant based diet and exercise are my daily choices. I’ve been a Massage Therapist and Yoga practitioner for 30 yrs, and have been devoted to giving my clients the best treatments and information for their well being, too. So Resistance Flexibility spoke to... read more
Luca Cupery
Certified Affiliate Intern
Santa Barbara, CA
Richard Gregston
Certified Affiliate Intern
Santa Barbara / Los Angeles, CA
805-252-9136
Richard is 27 years old and has been studying Resistance Flexibility and Genetic Personality Theory for over two 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
Paula Criss
Certified Affiliate Intern
Santa Barbara / Los Angeles, CA
My journey to resistance stretching began as a private client. Decades of cycling, running and hiking had left my body twisted, tight and stiff. While yoga, chiropractic and massage offered some relief, my body always reverted to a less than comfortable state. A pelvic fracture in 2010 compelled me to find body work offering permanent upgrades and... read more
Brian May
Certified Affiliate Intern
Los Angeles / San Diego, CA
909-238-6130
After studying Massage Therapy, various movement modalities, personal training and nutrition I found that I could not help my clients the way I have always imagined. When I was introduced to RFST I knew that was about to change. I was stretching to become flexible...mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. RFST changes the patterns... read more
Nicholas Roby
Certified Affiliate Intern
Redwood City, CA
408-712-9122
With 15 years' experience, Nicholas practices in Redwood City, Santa Barbara, and abroad.... read more
Beth Gorsky
Certified Affiliate Intern
Santa Barbara, CA
805-886-4657
Offering classes and private sessions. Beth is a UCSB graduate with a Bachelors degree in Anthropology.  She has her certification in P90X, Lagree Fitness certificate and has taken Level IV and is a Certified Affiliate Intern at The Genius of Flexibility, and a Reiki Master.  She is a nature lover, budding philanthropist and humanitarian. Beth... read more

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
Joanna DiRice
Certified Elite Trainer
Boston, MA
617-759-3869
Eric Beutner
Certified Elite Trainer
Boston, MA
617-335-3691
Rob O'Brien
Certified Intern
Boston, MA
Zak Orme
Certified Intern
Boston, MA
207-691-4162
Eric Dermond
Certified Affiliate Intern
Boston, MA
201-835-0286
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE SESSIONS IN NYC In August of 2015, I took a trip up to Boston with my mom who had suffered from a serious ACL tear skiing three years prior. We were on our way to what I thought was just another physical therapist named Bob Cooley. Little did I know, but my world was about to change and open up in ways I never... 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
Bonnie Crotzer
Certified Elite Trainer
New York City, NY
805-680-8940
A dear friend lent her his copy of The Genius of Flexibility, and she borrowed it for way too long. He had to tell her to get her own copy. Immediately realizing that there was something climacteric to this “resistance flexibility training”, and having danced her whole life, being a Professional dancer for 8 years, yoga and pilates instructor... read more
Eric Dermond
Certified Affiliate Intern
New York City, NY
201-835-0286
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE SESSIONS IN NYC In August of 2015, I took a trip up to Boston with my mom who had suffered from a serious ACL tear skiing three years prior. We were on our way to what I thought was just another physical therapist named Bob Cooley. Little did I know, but my world was about to change and open up in ways I never... 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.