Trainer Certification

Reach a Growing Audience
Make a Difference in Your Community

JOIN FITNESS EXPERT Celeste Carlucci and Occupational Therapist Dr. Julie Kardachi for a two-day training workshop.

Come expecting high energy, high content, high involvement, and hands-on training and step-by-step instructions in how to use the evidenced-based and proven Fall Stop…MOVE STRONG™ fall prevention method.

Most of all, upon certification, expect to be able to immediately use the 12-week program to help prevent falls in your community.

SPRING TRAINING
Date: April 24-25, 2020
Location: New York City




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 and wellness expert and former professional dancer based in New York City. She received her dance training at The Alvin Ailey School of Dance and alignment training from specialist Zena Rommett. She has performed nationally and internationally as a dancer with many notable choreographers, among them Bob Fosse. Celeste conducts classes, offers workshops, trains facilities to implement the program nationwide, and licenses FSMS content to nationwide digital health platforms. She is an active member of the New York City 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 Professions 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.

–BONNIE LUMAGUI, LCSW
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!

–CONNIE LEDDER
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!

–YOLANDA LOVAASEN
Recreation Wellness Coordinator, Westminster, TX