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Welcome to the Fit Pro Café. Fitness is our passion. This is the place for students of fitness to learn and to try something new. We are teachers of fitness and we welcome all teachers of fitness. Of course, if you are a teacher of fitness, you must be a student of fitness. That is why the Fit Pro Café is serving up hot fresh fitness food for thought.
The number one objective of the staff at the Fit Pro Café is providing our guests with a little pick-me-up. We like to serve up a side of enthusiasm free of charge with our courses. After a long day or a long week, who couldn’t use a shot in the arm of “what got me into this business in the first place.” Being fit may be its own reward, but a stimulating hot brew of “I love what I do” goes a long way to putting a smile on your face and the faces of everyone you meet.
So, what looks good on the menu? And if you have a group looking for something special that is not on the menu, we take requests.
Appetizers and Desserts are in three to four hour segments. Entrées are in five to eight hour segments. Some have additional levels(*). All pair well with an appetizer, entrée, or dessert. Additional level material can be served singularly or can be elaborated on during additional days or the next time you visit the Fit Pro Café. Fit Pro Café provides one day to four day formats and we also organize Continuing Education Vacations to the Big Island of Hawaii.
Your travel and expenses for coming to Hawaii for CECs can be tax deductible. According to our tax advisor, “"Professionals must spend over half of their days doing business (in a CEC course for some part of the day) to deduct airfare. Other costs (Hotels, meals, rental car) are only written off for the business days (days of CEC courses)."
We try to base the scheduling of your courses on this to assist you in minimizing the cost to you.
Safety First - Here at the Fit Pro Café we like to make sure everyone has a safe and fun experience. Safety comes in cans. I can, you can, and we can. How are your client monitoring skills? Do you know what to look for to make sure your clients are exercising in a safe environment? Is there a plan for safety checks and maintenance of the equipment? Are the bolts tight, the cables in good condition, and is the equipment ready to be used? Learn to be aware of the big and little things that can make every day a safe day in the gym. (Safety first can be a good lead into “Whoa, how much is it to fix that?” or as we like to call it The Works with All the Fixins’.)
Core Is Served All Day - Keeping your mind on your core and your core on your mind. The muscles of the core (the abdominals, spine, hips, and shoulders) should be supporting us from the moment we get out of bed until we get back into bed. Here at the Fit Pro Café we keep the client’s “cup” of core filled to the brim all day long. These tiny titans of endurance are meant to be part of a rotation of support all day every day. This will whet your whistle with how to cue for longer lasting core control, how to keep the core strong, and how to stay focused on posture. *
The Client Centered Approach - Reconnecting with what the client needs from us. Go back to square one and ask yourself “why did this person come to me?” Do you know what your client really wants? Did you ask? Have the client’s fitness needs changed? Learn to see the gym from your client’s point of view. Make your client the center of their sessions. This course includes monitoring and giving the client the “Prep Talk”.
Beyond Basic H₂O - The place for new recruits and those with physical limitations to begin aquatic exercise. This main course includes course manual, basic water movements and water exercises, class outlines, cueing, and progressions/regressions. This course goes well with Keeping It All Balanced, Core Is Served All Day, and The Client Centered Approach.
HIH₂O - High Intensity Aquatics. HIH₂O (high hoe) takes clients from basic exercises to full tilt interval training done in the water. It is very adaptable to each client’s current fitness level. The class or one-on-one format is for both shallow and deep water exercise. You cannot get the same effect out of the water and intensity is easy for each individual to self-determine. This main course includes course manual, progression to higher intensity water running and water exercises, class outlines, cueing, and progressions/regressions.* This course goes well with Keeping It All Balanced, Core Is Served All Day, and The Client Centered Approach.
Core-dio Fit Pro - A melding of exercises for the entire body with positioning and apparatus that engage the core muscles very intensely. This tasty dish focuses on using body weight and simple (but invigoratingly challenging) resistance equipment in a mix of innovative exercises to keep the blood pumping. Some core and posture knowledge is expected prior to attending this course. Attending Core Is Served All Day to gain an entry level understanding of posture, of how to target the core muscles and merging the core with other exercises would be an excellent lead in to this course. Core-dio Fit Pro format is also excellent for class or one-on-one instruction. Includes course manual, exercise breakdown, apparatus options, cueing, and progressions/regressions.* This course goes well with Keeping It All Balanced, Core Is Served All Day, Safety First, and The Client Centered Approach.
Stability Resistance Training - A dynamic blending of Stability, Core, and Resistance Training. This is a mixing of free weights, cable machines, elastic resistance, and transition movements incorporating every part of the body into a cutting and shaping workout. Includes course manual, exercise pairing and selection, site layout guidelines, cueing, and progressions/regressions.* This course goes well with Keeping It All Balanced, Core Is Served All Day, Safety First, and The Client Centered Approach.
The Flow Workout - An almost continuous movement based training system. The “Flow” incorporates upper and lower body exercises (with and without resistance) with movement, changes of direction, weighted and un-weighted transitions, and interval training formats. Yoga meets Tai Chi meets Resistance Training. This course goes well with Keeping It All Balanced, Core Is Served All Day, Safety First, and The Client Centered Approach.
The Works with All the Fixins’ - The basics of equipment repair and maintenance. A lot of repairs are not that difficult. All you need is patience, willingness and some elbow grease. This course is intended to help you understand when you need to call a repair tech and when you should roll up your sleeves and get it done. This course is tailored to your equipment. Tell us what you have in your gym and we will show your staff the basics, including tips on features you may not know you can utilize. We will attempt to acquire any available manuals for your equipment. This course goes well with Safety First.
Surf and Turf
AquaPump – This is an amphibious boot camp style workout to bring out the fitness beast within us all. This offering melds dry land and in water exercise in a challenging and fun system. Includes course manual, dry land/water exercise pairing and selection, site layout guidelines, cueing, and progressions/regressions.* This course goes well with Keeping It All Balanced, Core Is Served All Day, Safety First, and The Client Centered Approach. While not required, some aquatic and land based fitness instruction experience is recommended.
Keeping It All Balanced - Balance and stability development, maintenance, and/or re-claiming. Level One teaches the fundamentals of balance exercise and progresses to entry dynamic balance exercises. Level Two moves from entry dynamic balance exercises to advanced and athletic balance development. Balance enhancement is highly recommended for everyone. Teaching balance to your clients will help reduce injury occurrence. Improved balance and stability is absolutely essential to athletic development for clients with competitive goals.*
Recovery Essentials - Understanding the purpose, process, and potential ways to enhance recovery during and post exercise are covered. This course discusses the basics of recovery, fundamental injury treatment, and an introduction to recovery enhancement.
Daily Stretch Special - A relaxing and invigorating approach to flexibility training. Principles of stretching and the body’s response to a variety of stretching stimuli are covered. Stretches are laid out in a sequenced class format that can be taught to a group or an individual. This course emphasizes safety, client comfort, and controlled stretching approach. This course includes course manual, discussion of framing the client’s view of stretching and educating the client on stretching, stretching exercises for all the major joints of the body and potential modifications, cueing and progressions.