Virtual CFFP: CoreFirst for Fitness Professionals

Virtual CFFP: CoreFirst for Fitness Professionals
CoreFirst®  strategies for improving your client's efficiency, endurance, and strength

January 23, 2021  (Registration closes at 12pm MST 1/21/21)
Sign In and Systems Check 10:45-11:00 ET
Saturday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm ET



Required Equipment: 
Exercise Mat
Elastic Resistance Band (recommend CLX theta: available on Amazon)  
Elastic Band or Sport Cord with handles (can be ordered at
Mobilization Belt / Pelvic Belt (can be ordered from IPA at
10-15 lb Kettlebell and a variety of dumbells

Recommended Equipment: 
Exercise Ball
Small Step
Medicine Ball


To equip the Fitness Professional with visual, manual, and training skills for assessment program development to better facilitate CoreFIrst strategies of posture and movement for all clients during exercise and training.

There is no singular way to train an athlete or client. Each trainer or coach has a different perspective to improve performance. However, one needs an assessment and training approach based on biomechanics and physiology. ‘CoreFirstⓇ Strategies’ for Fitness Professionals will teach you underlying, foundational motor control principles, upon which you can layer your already existing repertoire of training methods/techniques. These underlying principles – the CoreFirst Strategies (CFS) – are based upon the genetics of human growth and development and steeped in the rich application of PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation). Regardless of your background, CFS for Fitness Professionals Virtual Course will improve your outcomes with any client at any training level.

By the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

 ~Differentiate mechanical, neuromuscular and motor control aspects of exercise limitations

 ~Correlate Posture to Function.  

 ~Utilize the Saliba Postural Classification System for more efficient alignment during exercise and training

 ~Apply CoreFirst Principles to your clients training strategies. 

 ~Train your client to effectively improve mobility utilizing Active Elongation

 ~Identify and train appropriate exercise progressions.


The CoreFirst® Strategies Course for Fitness Professionals changed my entire approach to training.  Once I applied the principles of alignment and Automatic Core Engagement (ACE)™ to the training of my athletes, I noticed a reductoin in the frequency of pain and improved recovery among my clients.  I utlilize principles from this course is all aspects of our program design, from movement prep to power training.  
Kevin Boss, Owner Boss Sports Performance

Instructor: Pete Rumford DPT, FAAOMPT, FFMT, OCS, CSCS, Nicholas Hagen, PT, DPT, CFMT, SCS, CSCS

7 hours, Saturday 11 to 7 ET 

CEUs: TApproved for .7 CEUs by NCSA for Category A 

There will be short breaks every two to three hours during the virtual presentation.

Performance Coach, Trainer, Strength Coach, Pilates Instructor, Yoga Teacher
Attendees agree to utilize all skills of evaluation, assessment and treatment learned in this course to the extent allowed under the regulations of their professional practice act. By registering you acknowledge that your attendance does not represent authorization by the IPA, or any of its officers, to utilize any of the material learned which may lie outside of the strict interpretation of your practice act.

Each attendee is expected to attend all hours of instruction to receive a Certificate of Completion. Any exceptions to this policy must be pre-approved in writing by the IPA Directors.