LOUISE GREEN PRESENTS:

SIZE-INCLUSIVE

FITNESS SPECIALIST
COURSE

  • The first course of its kind. Become a size-inclusive fitness specialist in just 2 days.

     

  • Over 170 million North Americans have reported that they are too intimidated to go to the gym.

     We have the power to change this..

Take the course October 23rd & 24th, 2021.

FITNESS IS NOT A ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL

Yet, there isn't a size-diverse approach taught in

fitness leadership programs.

Many plus-size people have a long history of facing:

  • Broken relationship with exercise

  • All or nothing relationship with fitness

  • Body Rejection both internal and societal

  • Feelings of not belonging in wellness spaces

  • Generational messages of body hate

  • Fitness Trauma

  • Weight Stigma

  • Fear of failure, judgement, or injury

  • Inability to perform like other gym-goers which creates an element of shame

  • Negative experiences in fitness spaces

There is a Proven Strategy to combat these barriers and an opportunity to be a part of changing the fabric of our fitness culture.

"Big Fit Academy's Size-Inclusive Fitness Specialist Training is a breath of fresh air in the fitness industry. I can't recommend this training enough! These affirming teachings can be of so much benefit to Personal Trainers, Yoga Teachers, Gym Owners, Nutritionists, and the clients they serve. Louise Green has created something very special here & I'm so thrilled to have been a part of her very first cohort!"

-​Jill H, Wellness Coach & Practitioner, USA

This course isn't about getting your plus-size clients to lose weight. We go well beyond correcting form and modifications. This is a recovery effort to change the way millions of people view exercise.

Unless a trainer fully understands the mental and physical challenges larger-bodied individuals face, there is the potential to further damage this client's relationship with exercise.

Fifteen years of knowledge and experience condensed into fifteen hours

This course is packed with information not taught in other programs.  The curriculum was developed through the experience and knowledge gained through 20,000 dedicated hours studying plus-size body mechanics, mindset barriers, exercise adaptations, and motivation psychology specific to the plus-size demographic.

 

Green has the proven experience to elevate and mobilize plus-sized people from around the globe.

 ABOUT BIG FIT ACADEMY AND THE COURSE

 

The Big Fit Academy is a Division of Big Fit Girl to provide education to trainers, wellness professionals and brands.  The academy currently offers a 15 hour - Size-Inclusive Fitness Specialist course for trainers, wellness professionals and corporations.  

 

Workshops and consulting are also available to brands and organizations and can be customized to your needs.

 

Contact us to arrange a quote for workshops or multiple course packages within your organization. Education can be delivered in person or on Zoom Conferencing. 

"This course should be essential for gyms, trainers and other professionals within the health & wellness space to keep their offerings current - as the industry shifts from exclusive and limiting to a broader audience of accepting all bodies. The insight and community connection was invaluable for not only my personal growth but also my business!"

-Kris W, Movement Coach, USA

 "I wish this course had been around when I first certified as a personal trainer – I have been looking for something like this for years! Louise created a supportive learning environment and shared an incredible amount of experience and knowledge. I feel much more aligned with my anti-diet philosophy and better able to serve ALL my clients."

-Stevie R, Strength Trainer, USA

BUSINESS ADVANTAGES TO

BECOMING SIZE-INCLUSIVE

  • By offering size-inclusive fitness you will expand your client base and grow your revenue.

  • We know that plus-size fitness apparel is a 20 billion dollar industry, you will have the opportunity to tap into that buying power.

  • Size-Inclusivity is a high trend right now. Taking this course will position your business as a cutting-edge service.

  • Create true, lasting change in the lives of thousands of people.

  • You will become a known expert who specializes in size-inclusivity and gain rapport with this community.

  • You will authentically coach your clients without the risk of being off-putting or intimidating.

  • You can tap into an underserved audience of millions of people with confidence and the right training.

  • You will have a unique understanding of how to market and attract a massive new audience currently sitting on the sidelines.

  • You will show your commitment and dedication to fitness for all sizes by officially completing this training.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE CAN BECOME A REALITY

Course Creator

LOUISE GREEN

Educator, Coach, Athlete, Speaker, Author

Louise Green is a celebrated author, influencer, and award-winning fitness trainer who has been changing the narrative of our fitness culture since 2007.

 

Louise is a master trainer, banking over 20,000 training hours, specializing in size-inclusive fitness.

 

Louise is the founder of Big Fit Girl (the brand) and a fitness app of the same name; she has published two books, and she writes a monthly fitness column in SELF Magazine.  Louise’s work has impacted thousands of people from around the globe.  As a well sought-after speaker and educator, Louise also founded the Big Fit Academy to bring Size-Inclusivity to the mainstream through educating wellness professionals and brands.

 

Her unique approach to inclusive fitness has landed her many accolades:

  • Awarded 2021 Canada’s Top Trainers by IMPACT Magazine
  • Named one of the Top Trainers to follow by SELF Magazine
  • Body Confidence Canada Award Recipient in Health and Wellness
  • Listed as "One of Eight Badass Women Who Prove Fitness has no Size" by People Magazine
  • Chosen as one of Sixty “Barbie” Role Models Positively Impacting Girls by Mattel
  • Named Top 100 Health and Fitness Influencers by Optimyz Magazine (3 years in a row)
  • Named 1 of 5 Canadian Women Boldly Changing the World for Women and Girls by Women of Influence.

 

Louise has partnered with many national brand campaigns helping hone the messaging that fitness has no size, most recently featured by Reitmans, Sport Chek, Mattel-Barbie, and Muscle Milk (Pepsi Corp).

 

Green tenaciously works towards making ‘Fitness for Everyone’ a daily reality.

Course Creator

LOUISE GREEN

Educator, Coach, Athlete, Speaker, Author

Louise Green is a celebrated author, influencer, and award-winning fitness trainer who has been changing the narrative of our fitness culture since 2007.

 

Louise is a master trainer, banking over 20,000 training hours, specializing in size-inclusive fitness.

 

Louise is the founder of Big Fit Girl (the brand) and a fitness app of the same name; she has published two books, and she writes a monthly fitness column in SELF Magazine.  Louise’s work has impacted thousands of people from around the globe.  As a well sought-after speaker and educator, Louise also founded the Big Fit Academy to bring Size-Inclusivity to the mainstream through educating wellness professionals and brands.

 

Her unique approach to inclusive fitness has landed her many accolades:

  • Awarded 2021 Canada’s Top Trainers by IMPACT Magazine
  • Named one of the Top Trainers to follow by SELF Magazine
  • Body Confidence Canada Award Recipient in Health and Wellness
  • Listed as "One of Eight Badass Women Who Prove Fitness has no Size" by People Magazine
  • Chosen as one of Sixty “Barbie” Role Models Positively Impacting Girls by Mattel
  • Named Top 100 Health and Fitness Influencers by Optimyz Magazine (3 years in a row)
  • Named 1 of 5 Canadian Women Boldly Changing the World for Women and Girls by Women of Influence.

 

Louise has partnered with many national brand campaigns helping hone the messaging that fitness has no size, most recently featured by Reitmans, Sport Chek, Mattel-Barbie, and Muscle Milk (Pepsi Corp).

 

Green tenaciously works towards making ‘Fitness for Everyone’ a daily reality.

Louise's Work Has Been Recognized by Countless Media Outlets

 "I highly recommend this course for anyone who seeks to help people in larger bodies get fit, especially newer fitpros and those who have traditionally specialized in weight loss. The material considers everything a person may encounter in their fitness experience, including marketing, gym atmosphere, building rapport, and programming for people in diverse bodies. This course should be a prerequisite for becoming a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, or strength coach."

-Sarah P, HAES Nutrition & Fitness Coach, USA


WHO THIS IS FOR

The Size-Inclusive Fitness Specialist Course is ideal for:

 

Certified Fitness Professionals.


HOWEVER, this course could also be very valuable to:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Yoga Practitioners
  • Gym Managers 
  • Team Sport Coaches
  • Physical Education Teachers
  • Individuals interested in becoming fitness professionals in the future (note: this course does not make you a certified trainer, but it can be taken for common interest)
  • Wellness professionals (such as therapists, nutritionists, HAES coaches, or any professionals who may brush on the subject of movement within their practice)
  • Brand leaders selling plus-size active apparel and products
  • Individuals interested in size-inclusivity

*This course does not qualify individuals to teach exercise unless they already hold a certificate under a recognized fitness certifying governing body. 

Size-Inclusive Fitness Specialist

Course Breakdown


Module One: Societal Climate for Individuals Living in Larger Bodies

  • Understanding weight bias and the client's lived experience as a larger-bodied person approaching health and fitness
  • Exploring your own bias blind spots and how to improve them
  • Take the Weight Bias Quiz and learn your score (quiz to be taken at the beginning of the course and again at the end)
  • Fitness Idealism, what is it?  Exploring how the way we present fitness can be a deterrent to this population
  • Impact of diet culture and weight-loss adherence, strategies to avoid triggering unhealthy behaviours
  • Fitness Trauma: examine the deep impacts bias, diet culture, and idealistic messaging have on this population and how we can influence this group more positively. 
  • Understanding the Body Positive, Fat Acceptance, and Health at Every Size Movements

Module Two: Training Methodology for Larger Bodies

  • How to design a size-inclusive client intake so your client is excited before they've even started
  • Modifications and training strategies for bodies with spatial differences
  • Common vulnerabilities and injuries:  explore common areas of concern and movement patterns to avoid
  • Size-inclusive mindful programming, exploring frequency, intensity, and appropriate exercises
  • Learn the appropriate language and ways to avoid singling people out in exercise settings
  • Learn the power of small psychological shifts in verbal cues for a more positive experience 
  • Training do's and don'ts: avoid awkward or inappropriate moments by learning this important protocol
  • Goal setting under your client's health vision:  a deep look into various ways to set goals that meet the needs of the larger-bodied individual 
  • Group fitness strategies: verbal and non-verbal cueing with inclusivity on top of mind  
  • Recovery and mobility:  how to roll and stretch with a larger body, learn the tools and props to assist
  • How to manage clients with little or no standing mobility 

Module Three: Equipment & Gym Setting Considerations for Larger Bodies

  • Examining equipment - weight restriction, safety, and considerations for larger-bodied clients
  • Learning the common mental blocks and apprehensions of certain equipment
  • Exploring the safe and comfortable use of machines: setting your clients up, getting your clients in / out, machines to avoid, etc.
  • Examine placement consideration of equipment and gym set up for larger-bodied clients
  • Props, tools, and equipment for modifications to assist bigger bodies

Module Four: Case Studies

  • Case study scenarios of real clients assigned to groups for consideration
  • Groups break out and devise the best intake and plan for the client
  • Groups present their training plans and areas of consideration
  • Group feedback and discussion

Module Five: Marketing for Size Inclusion

  • The lucrative business of size-inclusion: why appropriate marketing is vital to capture this audience
  • How to represent size diversity in your marketing in a tasteful manner
  • Syntax and language to use to attract larger-bodied clients into your business
  • Respectful use of images: the do's and don'ts of client images
  • Do's and don'ts of stock photography:  how to source and use empowering images to attract plus-size clients
  • Defining your size-inclusive message to attract this population: group discussion and feedback on the overall culture you want to create in your wellness space
  • Apparel considerations, becoming inclusive in everything you sell.
  • How to source the best plus-size apparel and pitfalls to avoid 

Module Six: Final Exam

  • Complete the Weight Bias Quiz: Examining if your bias has changed since Module One
  • Final Exam
  • Final Q & A

Video Content

PDF Material

Quizzes

Workbook


WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE SIZE-INCLUSIVE FITNESS SPECIALIST COURSE

  • 15 Hours of education delivered by Louise Green face-to-face via Zoom
  • A digital course textbook
  • A certificate of completion
  • A "Size-Inclusive Approved" digital badge to add to your website or marketing material 
  • Your name or organization added to the Size-Inclusive Fitness Directory
  • Lifetime access to the course materials
  • A recording of the weekend course
  • A digital copy of Louise's first book, Big Fit Girl 

*Please note, at this time, we are not accredited with any fitness body and do not offer continuing education credits. 

Join Louise for the Size-Inclusive Fitness Specialist Course!

 

OCTOBER 23 & 24th, 2021 

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Schedule


  • ​Saturday, October 23rd

    9:00am PDT - Course opening and introductions

     

    9:30am PDT - Module One

     

    11:00am PDT - Break (15 min)

     

    11:15am PDT - Module One continued

     

    12:00pm PDT - Module Two

     

    1:00pm PDT - Break for Lunch (30 min)

     

    1:30pm PDT - Module Two continued

     

    2:15pm PDT - Break (15 min)

     

    2:30pm PDT - Module Two continued

     

    3:00pm PDT -  Day One Q & A, Wrap-up

  • Sunday, October 24th

    9:00am PDT - Module Three

     

    10:30am PDT - Break (15 min)

     

    10:45am PDT - Module Four

     

    12:00pm PDT - Break for Lunch (30 min)

     

    12:30pm PDT - Module Five

     

    1:45pm PDT - Break (15 min)

     

    2:00pm PDT - Module Six 

     

    2:45pm PDT - Day Two Q & A, Quiz

     

    3:00pm PDT - End of Day Two, Course Completion


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$280

Plus applicable taxes

Early Bird

One Payment

$499

Plus applicable taxes

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$549

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$112

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FAQ


Here are a few answers to our most common questions. If you have a question that isn't answered below, feel free to contact us.

Will this course help my clients lose weight?

Will this course be offered at a later date?

Will this course be offered in different time zones?

Can I take this course if I am not a fitness professional?

Yes, check out the section who this is for. However, this course alone does not allow individuals to teach fitness without a recognized certificate such as group fitness or personal training.

Do I have to attend the full two-days or can I listen to the recordings?

What technology do I need? 

What is the refund policy?

What happens if I don’t pass my final exam?

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CHOOSE YOUR PLAN

Payment Plan

Two Bi-Monthly Payments of:

$280

Plus applicable taxes

Early Bird

One Payment Valid Until July 25th

$499

Plus applicable taxes

Best Deal

One Payment

After July 25th

$549

Plus applicable taxes

Payment Plan

Five Weekly Payments of:

$112

Plus applicable taxes

All Prices are in USD

100% Privacy. We Will Never Spam You!