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Next Course: IFI Health & Fitness Professional Level 1

April 22-24 & April 29-May1, 2022

1.9 NASM CEU’s | 15 AFAA CEU’s

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Level 1 Certification Overview

IFI Health and Fitness Professional Level 1 Certification

The IFI Health and Fitness Professional Level 1 Course is designed for accredited fitness industry professionals and university graduates with an interest in the theoretical and practical application of exercise and behaviour change with a results-based philosophy for long-term health, wellness and fitness outcomes for non-clinical populations. The 32-hour course includes a unique blend of theoretical course delivery meshed with interactive tutorials, group discussions and interactive practical experiences. This unique course places a strong emphasis on practical skill development in an applied learning environment to create xAlt Certified Trainers/Coaches equipped to commence work upon successful completion of the course.

Completion of an IFI Certification

An IFI education allows our students to produce life-changing results for their clients on their own, or on xAlt. IFI continuously works to test, redefine, and validate its methodology so its students and their clients get the best education and results possible. Our trainers/coaches who train clients on xAlt have proven results of members who have achieved life-changing and lasting health outcomes. We’re confident that you will be able to create the same change with everyone who trains with you.

Who are IFI courses for?

Certifications are suitable for experienced industry certified trainers and university graduates aspiring for a career in health and fitness, or for established professionals including physical therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers and strength and conditioning coaches seeking professional development and diversification of skills to be part of the xAlt trainer network. Our courses assume a minimal level of understanding of topics in health and fitness sciences. 

An IFI Certification is for you if you:

Course Modules & Topics

Client Onboarding, Assessment and Screening

  • Introduction to xAlt and the 6 Pillars
  • Client Onboarding and Screening

Exercise Readiness for Health and Wellbeing

  • Enhancing Client Mobility
  • Determining Exercise Capacity

IFI/xAlt Essentials 1

  • Stress Resilience for Health Professionals
  • Breathing Techniques for Fitness Professionals

IFI/xAlt Essentials 2

  • Sleep, Health and Wellbeing
  • Injury Prevention Principles and Practice for Fitness Professionals

Exercise Programming and Planning

  • Exercise Programming and Periodization
  • Exercise Techniques and Progressions 1 – The Big Three

The IFI Trainer’s Toolkit

  • Developing Muscular Strength and Hypertrophy
  • Exercise Readiness and Recovery Tracking

Mindset and Behaviour in Health and Wellbeing

  • Rehabilitation Exercise and Program Development for Fitness Professionals
  • Mindset and Facilitating the Client Experience

The IFI Trainer’s Toolkit 

  • Goal Setting and Behaviour Change in Health and Wellbeing
  • Health, Wellbeing and Fitness 1%ers

Level 1 Course Schedule Breakdown

Course Introduction & Welcome (attendance optional)


Weekend 1

Saturday (10am - 3pm EST)

  • Workshops 1-4

Sunday (10am - 3pm EST)

  • Workshops 5-8

Weekend 2

Saturday (10am - 3pm EST)

  • Workshops 9-12

Sunday (10am - 3pm EST)

  • Workshops 13-16

Questions? Just Ask.

(416) 829-7749


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