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Bare Your Sole: Getting In Step with Barefoot Fitness

Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise Type: Self-Paced / Home Study Approved By: ACE 0.3 CECs , ACSM 3.00 CECs Included in Course:Online Content Online Quiz $59.95 Add To Cart

Bare Your Sole: Getting In Step with Barefoot Fitness

0.3 Customer Reviews
  • 21 Reviews
  • The evolutionary science and history behind barefoot running has generated increasing buzz within the fitness industry and among fitness enthusiasts who practice it. In this course, you’ll explore the importance of “barefoot fitness” and how taking care of your feet can facilitate stability and mobility for all movement. Learn numerous techniques to improve strength, flexibility and mobility of the feet and ankles from award-winning group fitness instructor Lawrence Biscontini.

    You will learn:

    • Anatomical features of the feet and ankles, and biomechanics of the feet
    • To teach various exercise techniques including myofascial release, “accu-pressure” and marble toe grabs
    • Massage techniques to facilitate stability and mobility in the feet and ankles
    • Seated and standing exercises that will help clients strengthen muscles of the feet
    • To explain appropriate progressions from seated to standing work, focusing on introduction of balance and weight-bearing movement
    • Key terms including supination, pronation, eversion, inversion, plantarflexion and dorsiflexion

    Customer Reviews

    Gonca Jane (ACE Certified Professional)

    4/19/17 1:46 AM

    It was too basic, didn't cover what I was expecting.

    Julie (ACE Certified Professional)

    2/22/17 10:23 AM

    Excellent for the older population.


    1/21/17 5:21 AM

    I intuitively paid attention to human feet before getting certification in the Thai massage, and once I chose Body & Mind Fitness as it is trained barefoot. Dear Lawrence, how happy was I when I saw you'll be me Mentor in this particular course. An awesome Teacher! I am so grateful to God He once sent You into my life! A marvellous course! Thank you for all your knowledge always shared from a deep heart, experience & with love to human beings. You inspired me again. Thank you for motivation and great ideas!!!

    Megan (ACE Certified Professional)

    8/8/16 1:03 PM

    I had trouble with the videos working on my computer. Very slow at times. Instructor did a great job and was great at descriptions.

    Kathleen (ACE Certified Professional)

    6/11/16 11:21 AM

    There is nothing like continuing ed material you can use immediately! I have been barefoot training for years but still found helpful information in this. The presenter is easy to understand (and quite entertaining too) I immediately used his barefoot balance training technique with one of my older clients (83yo) who has been struggling with balance. Loved learning how to learn more about clients by examining their shoes. Great foot care info too!


    ACE RESPONSE:  Thank you Kathleen!  Glad to hear you enjoyed the course and were immediately able to use it with your clients.  

    Lisa (ACE Certified Professional)

    5/9/16 3:10 PM

    The presentor was very informative and well spoken.

    Joyce (ACE Certified Professional)

    8/5/15 3:01 PM

    Great job articulating all the steps and process. Thank you!


    ACE RESPONSE: Thank you Joyce!  We are happy to enjoyed the course and found it clear to understand.


    Lynne (ACE Certified Professional)

    5/30/15 2:59 PM

    The feet are so often neglected. This was a wonderful course to remind personal trainers of the necessity of training the feet. The instruction and instructor were clear, the exercises were simple and effective.


    ACE RESPONSE:  Thank you Lynne for your feedback!  We are glad you enjoyed the course!

    Kendra (ACE Certified Professional)

    5/20/15 8:56 PM

    This was practical and interesting. It was much better than the others without fancy vocabulary.

    Ronald (ACE Certified Professional)

    4/9/15 11:45 PM

    Excellent material and I love the instructor. I wish there was a better designed guide though. It has good material in the guide but needs a designers loving touch to make it easier to read.


    11/21/14 6:34 PM

    The course was very thorough and interesting.


    ACE RESPONSE: Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed the course!

    Stephanie (ACE Certified Professional)

    11/1/13 9:13 PM

    So much great information, well delivered. Loved the practical component.

    Katherine (ACE Certified Professional)

    10/29/13 6:59 PM

    I enjoyed the video's and learned a lot.


    ACE RESPONSE: Thanks for the feedback. So glad you enjoyed this course!


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