NAFC is now in Asia!
NAFC announces its newest educational partnership with Eco Lifestyle Fitness in Asia.
NAFC, The National Association for Fitness Certification, is pleased to announce its newest educational partnership with Eco Lifestyle Fitness in Asia.
Eco Lifestyle Fitness:
- Chooses NAFC to expand NAFC’s education and certifications worldwide to build leaders in the health and fitness industry.
- Has been awarded exclusive representation in Asia, and this partnership will continue to broaden NAFC’s global efforts, in providing outstanding health and fitness career training.
- Is an education, training and certification organization dedicated to developing world-class fitness professionals in Asia. Through this partnership NAFC and Eco Lifestyle Fitness, will be able to raise awareness among fitness enthusiasts throughout Asia about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle that focuses on safe and effective fitness education.
As an exclusive licensed NAFC Education Provider
Eco Lifestyle Fitness will be conducting NAFC certification programs throughout China, Singapore, Taiwan, and Indonesia, allowing students to experience hands-on practical education, elevated fitness and wellness education that NAFC is recognized for.
NAFC is recognized both nationally and internationally
as an accredited certifying body by IACET/ANSI; a credential recognized by most colleges and universities. NAFC holds a true education accreditation from an accrediting commission that has evaluated learning outcomes, content and instructional methods, internal assessment of learning outcomes, program evaluation, learning environment and support systems.
NAFC has also received approval
from the HECC (Higher Education Coordinating Commission), and is recognized as a licensed professional career school. NAFC is considered a long-distance learning organization (Post-Secondary school). NAFC is one of the only fitness and wellness certifying bodies to achieve this level of accreditation.
Michael LeBoss, Executive Director of National Association for Fitness Certification commented, "It is very exciting to partner with an organization that has so much respect in Asia, especially one that hold much of the same ideals as we do here. This expansion further validates the success of our learning platform, and the expectations for both club owners and fitness professionals, that our industry is requiring a higher level of learning.”
About Eco Lifestyle Fitness
Eco Lifestyle Fitness’ company:
- vision is to be the leading fitness solutions provider in Asia by introducing the latest fitness concepts, innovations and educations with quality products to all fitness enthusiasts, Personal Trainer, fitness centers, athletes, sports coaches, physiotherapist or military.
- has a strong network throughout Asia and on-going collaborations with international sports brands, major fitness club chains, universities, hospitals, and government bodies.
- associations with leading regional and international master trainers enable Eco Lifestyle Fitness to provide cutting-edge professional fitness educational, workshops and certifications throughout Asia.
The view the company’s websites: Website Link
If you’d like futher information on Eco Lifestyle Fitness, please contact:
NAFC NewsBlast - October 2017 | Ed 2.1
The Truth about the Paleo Diet
Written by: Dr. Max MacCloud, DO, ND, PhD, The Health, Fitness & Nutrition Ninja
Source: My Body Symphony
Copyright: arleevector / 123RF Stock Photo
I founded a company
a while back that makes some of the best plant-based nutritional products on the planet. A key focus was on creating super-nutritious and delicious PLANT-based protein that was also PALEO. As a result of becoming the Leaders in Paleo, Plant-Based Nutrition, people often ask me about various aspects of the PALEO (Paleolithic) Diet. Here are some of my thoughts and opinions on it.
the vast majority of everything written on the Caveman or Paleo Diet is speculation. By definition, the Paleolithic era predates recorded history. That means there are NO written records and the actual data is extremely limited. I want to be very clear that my speculations and opinions are at odds with some of the better-known paleo writers and advocates.
The Paleolithic / caveman diet
has been around for a LONG time. And I don’t just mean the actual diet since we don’t really know what that was, I mean people speculating about it, writing about it, and promoting it… all that has been going on for many decades.
The biggest issue
I have with many of the “born-again” Paleo gurus out there is the extremely heavy reliance on meat and animal products. The evidence simply doesn’t support those prehistoric people could possibly have consumed as much meat as many claim.
Conspiracy by the Meat Industry
Honestly, it almost seems like the latest Paleo craze is a conspiracy by the meat industry to get Americans back to consuming obscene amounts of meat, pork, and poultry. Over the past few decades, people were finally starting to cut back on their meat consumption based on decades of studies that showed us that too much of it was simply not very healthy. On top of that, we finally came to the realization that people’s obscenely high consumption of meat is the BIGGEST contributor to destabilizing and destroying our environment.
Many books have been written
So, just when people were finally starting to “get it” there is this insane resurgence of high meat consumption. Much of the frenzy was fed by the “CrossFit” phenomenon. That will be the topic of another post (yes, I have some issues with it as well).
Back to the Paleo craze,
I strongly believe that the evidence points to a quite modest intake of animal protein that supplemented a largely vegetarian diet. Do your own research and think about it. Even today, hunters with the highest tech equipment often find it challenging to stalk and kill large animals. Given the primitive weapons of the Paleolithic era, do you really think that they gorged on meat all that often?
Now, meat does have
some very important nutritional benefits, there’s no denying that BUT it is totally possible to get all of those vital nutrients from non-meat sources (at least today). There are in fact, 11 vital nutrients that ONLY occur in meat, nutrients that aren’t the focus of any protein completeness scoring system.
For those who would like more details
If you’d like to learn more about those nutrients and how to get them from a plant-based protein source goto the following link to request a copy of the info to be sent to your email address.
Click here for our Website: My Body Symphony
Written by: Dr. Max MacCloud, DO, ND, PhD, The Health, Fitness & Nutrition Ninja
NAFC NewsBlast - June 2017 | Ed 2
3 Tips: Creating Effective Compound Movements
By: Leslee Bender, Creator of NAFC TrueBar™ and Bender Training Academy
Editing: Tammy LeBoss
Strength Training and Compound Movements
When talking about strength training, most people immediately think of barbells, free weights, and single-joint actions. Using resistance bands such as Barre Bands are easily more functional, as well as infinitely more mobile, than some other options. Single-joint actions are not functional in daily life. Instead of focusing on simple motions, we should be training multiple muscle groups at once, which is known as compound movements.
The Barre Bands are ideal for strength training because the participant is working against their own body weight in addition to the resistance of the bands. The flexibility of the band allows the participant to add resistance to multiple muscle groups within one movement. So let’s investigate three tips for creating compound movements by using resistance bands with the TrueBar™ equipment.
3 Pro Tips for creating compound movements that are sure to improve your clients’ joint mobility as well as their core stability include:
1. Learn How Opposites Attract: If the right leg moves, the left arm moves.
Moving your opposing limbs in unison not only trains the entire body but also works the mind and coordination skills. Try this: Step on the band and hold the handles in both hands. Keep your feet together but spread the arms into a ‘Y’ position. As you step out with the right foot, reach the left hand down to the right knee, shin or foot, maintaining a neutral spine (See NAFC ANSER™ in Personal Training). Return to the start position and move to the opposite sides.
2. Work as Many Joints as Possible: How many joints can you possibly move at once?
For example, step on the band with your left foot and step back with the right, into a stationary lunge position. As you lunge down, hold the band in your hands and laterally stretch the band out to the sides. As you stand up, raise your band over your head as you bring the right knee forward into a knee lift.
3. Apply Two Movements, One Side: Let’s investigate this idea further.
Wrap the band around a bar, place the band around the foot away from the bar and hold on to the handle with the arm close to the bar. Lateral lunge away from the bar while you lean towards the bent knee. As you press back to standing, add a hip abduction lift. For a visual demonstration, Click Here:
Your muscles are quick to adapt and learn routines that are performed often. Using resistance bands such as Barre Bands can offer a fun and functional increased range-of-motion; also, a much needed change of pace. This variety keeps your body engaged and challenged, which results in a more intense and efficient workout. The added freedom of mobility of the Barre Bands has the added benefit of being able to strengthen the users’ entire body.
Learn more about how to apply functional movement, get certified in NAFC TrueBar™ today. Get your clients results and in superior alignment by applying NAFC ANSER™ principals of safety and alignment. Stay in the game. Never stop learning!