Trainer Certification

Reach a Growing Audience

Join Fitness Expert Celeste Carlucci and Occupational Therapist Dr. Julie Kardachi for a two-day training workshop where you will receive step-by-step instructions for adding a fall prevention program to your course offerings, using the evidence-based, doctor-recommended, 10-week Fall Stop…MOVE STRONG™ method.


2-Day Training Workshop

Certification qualifies you to set up and conduct Fall Stop…MOVE STRONG™ beginner classes for older adults in your community, collect data to demonstrate effectiveness, and market your program as approved by Fall Stop…MOVE STRONG™. You will learn how to create your own business, establish a profitable fee structure, and acquire needed insurance. You will also receive marketing through the FSMS website, and email support.

Workshop participants who successfully complete the Fall Stop…MOVE STRONG™ Certification Program receive:

  • Fall Stop…MOVE STRONG™ DVD
  • Professionally-designed class handouts, including a step-by-step progressive exercise program
  • Data collection instruction
  • Research to demonstrate effectiveness
  • Music suggestions for class
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert
Fall Stop…MOVE STRONG™ founder, Celeste Carlucci is a fitness expert and former professional dancer. For 33 years, she has taught full-body strengthening, encouraging joyful experience and challenge through awareness. She trains FSMS™ certified trainers, blogs for the Huffington Post 50+ and is a member of the NYC Falls Prevention Coalition.

Dr. Julie Kardachi, Occupational Therapist
Dr. Julie Kardachi, is an occupational therapist and associate professor of OT education at Touro College. She has worked with adults of all ages in a variety of inpatient, outpatient and community settings worldwide, and is currently serving on the Profession Working Group at Age-Friendly NYC.

12:30pm – 5:30pm

INTRODUCTION: history, philosophy and guidelines
EDUCATION PROGRAM: Fall risk factors and strategies
RESEARCH RESULTS: Data collection and management

10:00am – 3:00pm

EXERCISE PROGRAM: Breakdown and modifications
Setting up your own program
EDUCATION FINAL EXAM: Falls risk factors
EDUCATION FINAL EXAM: Teaching and strategies

Pre-requisites for the Fall Stop…MOVE STRONG™ instructor certification include experience, education and certifications as a dancer, fitness trainer, OT, PT, recreation therapist, or other relevant discipline. Contact us for more details.

One of our most well attended programs. FallStop is going strong. Even in bad weather we get a large crowd of 15-20 people most days. They are doing the more advanced level and there is a large age diversity in the group.

Director, NYC Co-Op Village NORC

The classes have been going well. The format I use is to first do the Fall Stopper exercises with the class, then take them into the hallway to do agility walks together. The improvement is fantastic…as seen when we perform the post Functional Reach Test…the average improvement in 10 weeks is 4-6 inches!

Recreation Director, Ridge Oak Senior Housing

We are having a great time with the FSMS Program exercises. We have 3 classes a week, M-W-F. The residents are excited, serious, confident, eager to learn and share. Attendance is great, 15 to 25. They are utilizing their benefits and have created a social group that is so much fun!

Recreation Wellness Coordinator, Westminster, TX

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