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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

Bob Cooley

Founder
President
Founder & President
Santa Barbara / Los Angeles, CA

Tom Longo

Tom Longo

West Coast Director
Certified Instructor
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 Cowden

Luther Cowden

Certified Elite Trainer
Director of Technology
Certified Elite Trainer & Director of Technology
Los Angeles / Santa Barbara, CA
310-745-9215
My journey into flexibility began when I was a sophomore in college. At that time, I didn't have a clear idea of what I wanted my future to be, and was content with simply going through life pursuing whatever I happened to be interested in. A new interest piqued on Christmas Eve of 2002 when I learned of Resistance Flexibility through a random... read more

Nick Ware

Nick Ware

Certified Elite Trainer
Director of Research
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

Karen Mason

Karen Mason

Certified Affiliate Intern
Certified Affiliate Intern
Santa Barbara, CA

Patrick Gregston

Patrick Gregston

Certified Elite Trainer
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

Alex Nolte

Certified Elite Trainer
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

Ethan Dupuis

Ethan Dupuis

Certified Intern
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

Chris Pearsall

Certified Elite Trainer
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

Tomas Tedesco

Certified Affiliate Intern
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

Richard Gregston

Certified Elite Trainer
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

Devon Aber

Devon Aber

Certified Affiliate Intern
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

Katie Napier

Certified Affiliate Intern
Certified Affiliate Intern
Santa Barbara, CA

Jacob Brady

Jacob Brady

Certified Affiliate Intern
Certified Affiliate Intern
Los Angeles, CA

Phillip Kendall

Phillip Kendall

Certified Affiliate Intern
Certified Affiliate Intern
Santa Barbara, CA

Cole Efstratis

Cole Efstratis

Certified Affiliate Intern
Certified Affiliate Intern
Santa Barbara, CA

Colorado

Jay Lyons

Jay Lyons

Certified Affiliate Intern
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

Greg Liessner

Certified Affiliate Intern
Certified Affiliate Intern
Orlando, FL
857-756-7979

Elina Nubaryan

Elina Nubaryan

Certified Affiliate Intern
Certified Affiliate Intern
Orlando, FL
407-765-3036

Massachusetts

Bob Cooley

Bob Cooley

Founder
President
Founder & President
Boston, MA

Eric Beutner

Eric Beutner

Certified Elite Trainer
Certified Elite Trainer
Boston, MA
617-335-3691

Eric Dermond

Eric Dermond

Certified Elite Trainer
Certified Elite Trainer
Boston, MA
Hello! My name is Eric Dermond and I am a trainer here with The Genius of Flexibility 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,... read more

John DesCamp

John DesCamp

Certified Affiliate Intern
Certified Affiliate Intern
Boston, MA

Josh Weil

Josh Weil

Certified Affiliate Intern
Certified Affiliate Intern
Boston, MA
Experienced helping all types of people upgrade themselves through Resistance Flexibility. Has trained in Boston, Santa Barbara, Palo Alto, and New York City.... read more

New York

Bob Cooley

Bob Cooley

Founder
President
Founder & President
New York City, NY

Kate Rabinowitz

Kate Rabinowitz

Certified Intern
Certified Intern
New York City, NY

Eric Dermond

Eric Dermond

Certified Elite Trainer
Certified Elite Trainer
New York City, NY
Hello! My name is Eric Dermond and I am a trainer here with The Genius of Flexibility 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,... read more

Texas

Jay Lyons

Jay Lyons

Certified Affiliate Intern
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

Sandrine Duran

Certified Intern
Certified Intern
Nantes
+33(0)608981723
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