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Mental Health & Functional Fitness - SP

Online Course - Study at your own pace.

  • Started 1 Feb
  • 90 British pounds
  • Online Session

Service Description

Module Aim This course helps CrossFit Affiliates or those working in functional fitness to gain confidence when working with individuals who are living with a Mental Health Condition. Not only will this course help you to understand how to advise and encourage increased physical activity for those living with different types of mental illness, but you will also learn how you can adapt classes to reduce and manage the condition (and potential side effects of treatment) during exercise. The course will also help Affiliates to design exercise programmes in line with individuals’ barriers to exercises helping to facilitate and maintain activities of daily life and mental well-being. Specifically, the module content will involve developing a critical understanding of the following areas in relation to working within a CrossFit/Functional Fitness Box: • Understand mental health and the role of CrossFit (why the CrossFit environment is different in helping those with mental health conditions). • Recognise the general definitions of common mental health conditions • Recognise the major global challenges of Mental Health • Understand common issues with Mental health and exercise prescription. • Understand how to assess depression and mental health conditions. • Recognise the different types of mental health conditions and how they are treated as well as how medication can affect exercise. • Explore the mechanisms of stress and the impact of stress on the body (e.g., immune response). • Guidance on adaptation and considerations for exercise for those clients with mental health conditions. • Case study related to working to clients in a CrossFit Environment. You will also have access to the pre course manual and our FiiT for Life learning management system which includes academic resources as well as practical programming considerations and templates. We also welcome all coaches on our FiiT for Life courses to join our online community where you will have access to our team of specialists to ask for advice, share ideas and help grow your clinical exercise experiences.

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