IFG Favorite Things: IAFS
The International Association of Fitness Sciences (IAFS) is a world-wide personal training certification organization by 8x Mr. Olympia, Lee Haney.
If you’re a fitness fanatic or a professional in the industry, you're probably already aware of who Lee Haney is. A true definition of a herculean legend in the fitness world - the 8-time Mr. Olympia has recently partnered with Insure Fitness Group and we couldn't be more excited about it.
Mr. Haney’s success and achievements doesn't stop at bodybuilding champion legend. After 40+ years in the fitness industry, Lee has morphed from a legendary bodybuilder to an in-demand trainer to the stars, guiding professional athletes and celebrities alike.
What makes the IAFS different?
The International Association of Fitness Sciences consists of tools to teach people how to apply the principles of exercise and basic nutrition in a way that is simplified through experience, hard work, and Lee Haney's 40+ years of knowledge.
The program consists of three approaches: functional exercise training, basic nutrition, and understanding of the three body types, and offers four types of certifications: Functional Training, Minister of Fitness, Ultimate Bodybuilding and Associate Membership.
Functional Training Certification
The Functional Training certification provides the tools for overall physical health. It combines strength exercises, core exercises, cardio-vascular exercises, and stretching exercises within the course of each set of movements. Everything needed to keep the body physically functional and ready to perform. It’s the perfect program for managing age.
Minister of Fitness Certification
The Minister of Fitness certification focuses on creating certified personal trainers for churches and various community ministries. Trainers will be able to educate their church congregations and surrounding community with health and fitness knowledge to help fight juvenile and adult health problems like heart disease, diabetes, strokes, obesity and high blood pressure.
Ultimate Bodybuilding Certification
The Ultimate Bodybuilding certification provides trainers with the tools and knowledge to prepare clients for competition if that is their goal. This program will give trainers the understanding of the different body types and how to create programs specific to their goals. It will also provide the science of carbohydrate depletion and reloading, helps you examine various training systems, the art of posing, and sports nutrition. This program was created based upon bodybuilding science and real life experiences. This is the first and only bodybuilding certification written by a 8-time Mr. Olympia.
Associate Membership Certification
As an associate member, trainers will have access to educational fitness services to help achieve your fitness training goals including directory listing IAFS Trainers to call upon for fitness services, bodybuilding instructional video, functional exercise instructional video, and nutrition tips from Lee Haney and other IAFS certified trainers.
Best part? IFG members receive a special discount on the Associate Membership which can be accessed in the member portal.