Bal-Core Program Certification

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Age Smart Fitness - Lisa McLellan - Certifications

Balance & Coordination

Starting August


  • August 25 – 2018
  • Sat - 9AM-6:00PM

Strong Foundations

Starting October


  • October 13 – 2018
  • Sat - 9AM-6:00PM

Combo 55+

Starting November


  • November 10 – 2018
  • Sat - 9AM-6:00PM



The Bal-Core Program

Enjoy this unique, efficient and best practices training offered to fitness instructors who want to work with Boomers and seniors - the fastest growing market worldwide.

The impact of aging on our communities and economy is posing an unprecedented challenge. The problems associated with increased longevity in a rapidly expanding aging population is creating a shift all fitness trainers will be compelled to address in the coming years. Keeping Boomers and seniors healthy, fit and engaged in their lives is a growing trend in health & wellness programs. Become a visionary in your field and lead the way to healthy aging! Our collective success depends on it.

Your way to make the difference & contribute to the quality of life, health and fitness of the fastest growing market worldwide: Boomers and seniors!


Age Smart Fitness takes into consideration chronic disease issues
in the planning and creation of it's program.

Bal-Core Certification

Age Smart Fitness offers a Bal-Core Instructor Certification. This training will provide you with the skills and tools you need to give your Active Aging clients a well-rounded strength and endurance program as well as improve their balance and coordination. The Bal-Core program is a very versatile program which can be mixed and matched in many different ways and easily integrated into existing routines.

Bal-Core is a dynamic training which helps to develop integrated strength and mobility as well as physical and mental agility in a step by step process. A playful and well-structured approach, Bal-Core encompasses many levels of skill acquisition, improves functional movement and prepares the body to safely undertake more rigorous training programs.

Training Content in 3 Modules

  • Module 1 Balance & Coordination
  • The Balance & Coordination stick program
  • Augment sensorimotor skills, reprogram primary neuromuscular pathways, engage the fascial lines and improve bio-mechanical technique
  • Learn to use the Body-Mind Centering© developmental patterns, spatial orientation and verbal cueing
  • Learn the 4 levels of progression and how to apply them
  • Learn how to modify and adapt and use a variety of tools to enhance balance & coordination

  • Module 2 Strong Foundations
  • Somatic movement and fitness: activating the sensorimotor feedback loop
  • Learn specific pre-training exercises to better prepare the aging body for fitness training
  • Resistance training including regressions and progressions
  • Integrating mobility/stability/strength
  • Verbal cueing

  • Module 3 Combo 55+ Class Design
  • low impact aerobic routines
  • HIIT – modified high intensity, interval training routines & progressions
  • Combo 55+ class design – 20/20/20; integrating Module 1, 2 & 3 in a one hour class format

This certification is given in 3 modules and includes theoretic and practical components. Each module includes:

  • manual with pictures
  • 3 class plans
  • YouTube sequences
  • verbal cueing notes
  • music playlists

A short written exam and a video for each module will have to be completed before receiving the Bal-Core Instructor Certification.

This training will give you the knowledge, the tools and practical skills you need to incorporate the Bal-Core program into your existing activities with confidence and success.


  • FIS / PTS certification or Dance / Pilates / Yoga training
  • Positive Mindset
  • Patience / Energy / Compassion
  • Respect for Older Adults

Training Objectives

  • Offer effective and enjoyable training solutions to an aging clientele
  • Understand the Bal-Core Technique – be able to use, explain and adapt the Bal-Core program to suit the abilities of the participants
  • Understand the psychology and physical challenges of the older adult
  • Develop leadership and teaching skills, build self-confidence


  • Theory: lecture and presentations
  • Demonstration of Bal-Core concepts and program
  • Learn Bal-Core exercises, sequences & routines
  • Improve leadership skills and bio-mechanical technique
  • Practical application: leading in small groups



and includes:

  • Instructor certificate - CEC (continuing education credits) recognized by canfitpro
  • Training Manual with pictures of Bal-Core movement vocabulary
  • Youtube demonstrations of Bal-Core routines
  • Music playlists
  • Bal-Core FB group - Instructors Corner

*  To see the dates of the training click on REGISTRATION button.

  • Next Training Availabilities

    MODULE #1 – August 24 – 2018
    MODULE #2 – October 13 – 2018
    MODULE #3 – November 10 – 2018

Bal-Core Certification Registration

3 MODULES : REG $885 - NOW $750

It's possible to take just one module

MODULE 1 - $295
MODULE 2 - $295
MODULE 3 - $295 (Module 3 is conditional to completion of Modules 1-2)

To register for Bal-Core Certification
Fill in the form below

Bal-Core Certification Registration

    (Module 3 is conditional to completion of Modules 1-2)

A few years back I was introduced to this this amazing person! Sometimes you meet someone and you hit it off. I've flown her into Toronto a number of times to come and deliver, what I believe to be the best Active Aging Training Education out there right now! Why? One reason, it comes from her tens of thousands of hrs. actually teaching the Active Aging market!

Today. Well, I could not be more proud of her. She just completed this great book, get yourself a copy. It's called: All I Really Need is My Health. And if that wasn't enough, she appeared on CTV. Watch the video.

Lisa McLellan, thank you for all you do! This one’s for you!

Kennedy Lodato
Kennedy Lodato Director of Education - CFEA (Canadian Fitness Education Alliance)


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