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Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Your SAFE® Certification is recognized in most health and fitness centers as a sign of true excellence. New researches and information in the fields of health and fitness keep providing us with new information every day. Therefore, we need to keep our knowledge updated and our data current.


In order to keep your SAFE® Certification valid, you need to show proof that you are always updating your knowledge and staying current with new findings.


SAFE® Certified professionals need to earn a total of 20 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) within the two year validity period of their certification(s) through the following:


  • Show proof of a valid CPR/First-Aid Certification (2 CEU’s)

  • Attend SAFE-approved courses and/or workshops* for the remaining 18 CEU’s.

  • Apply for certification renewal at expiry date with valid proof of the above CEU’s.

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Creative T.
Creative Toning

Even with the growing invention of new fitness gadgets every day, toning classes are still less popular than aerobics. Most people attend toning classes because they know they “have to” not because they enjoy them.

This workshop will teach you how to :
* Create very challenging, fast-paced and highly dynamic toning classes
* Take your teaching skills to the next level
* Learn a variety of techniques such as Choreographed Toning, HIIT and Tabata
* Keep your clients on their toes, motivated and always coming back!


Workshop includes 2 amazing toning master classes  and a big variety of practical drills

Toning has never been this much fun before !

Learn the basics of Kinesiology and Biomechanics now. Take a journey inside the human body and understand how muscles, bones and joints work together to create movement. 

Understand the proper mechanics of exercise; how to properly train and stretch each of the major muscles in the human body.

Come and join this 6-day, 30-hour workshop and let Karim Strougo give you all the keys to understanding how the human body works. Learn the basics of Kinesiology and expose yourself to the fundamentals of Biomechanics.

Workshop includes 2 amazing master classes that will blow your mind away.

Kinesiology & Biomechanics 101
Get Ready to Save a life Today !

Would you know what to do in a cardiac, breathing or first aid emergency?


The right answer could help you save a life. Whether you are a Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer or a conscientious parent or family member, this course will teach you how to handle emergencies.


It also meets the CPR and First Aid requirements for all SAFE Academy certification Courses.

In this highly dynamic workshop, you will learn new skills and techniques that will take your teaching talent to new heights!

Some of the techniques you'll learn include:

  1. Building a complete choreography from only two base moves

  2. Creating inter-changeable blocks of choreography

  3. Making a choreography that unfolds in two different directions

  4. Matrixes: Vertical blocks, horizontal blocks and diagonal blocks.

Your Time to Shine is NOW !

Advanced Group Fitness
Teaching Skills
Goal-setting  & Periodization
for Personal Trainers

A good personal trainer should be able to help clients look at the big picture and incorporate their specific goals into a broader training program that would balance all aspects of physical fitness. In order to do this, a trainer needs to be able to design a long-term plan and help his clients follow it step-by-step.


This comprehensive workshop will give you the knowledge you need regarding the following:

  • Goal-setting

  • Training variables

  • Periodization: Designing training cycles

  • Training models

  • Manipulating training variables

  • Periodical evaluation

Some postural deviations may be present for a very long time without setting-off any symptoms of injury or discomfort. However, once we start exercising, the forces exerted on these weak, misaligned joints can onset symptoms and/or become the source of certain injuries.

Also, when we start training new clients, we need to have standardized measures detailing their starting fitness level. This allows us to have a quantitative reference point against which we can measure their progress.


In this workshop, you will learn how to assess all of the following:

  • Resting Heart Rate (RHR)

  • Circumference (girth) measurements

  • Cardio-respiratory fitness

  • Testing for Spinal Deviations

  • Testing for Scapular Misalignment

  • Body Composition

  • Muscular Strength

  • Muscular Endurance

  • Flexibility

​Fitness Assessments for
Personal Trainers
The Subtle Skills of a Professional Trainer!
Manual Adjustments for
Yoga Instructors

When we teach a Fluid Yoga™ class, we can expect to have attendees of different levels, different backgrounds and with different anatomical and postural deviations. While verbal cueing and demonstration remain our principal teaching tools, manual adjustments can bring a more individualized quality to our teaching technique.

In this workshop, you will learn how to adjust students while honoring Ahimsa (Non-harming) and how to stay safe while giving adjustments​. You will have a clear understanding of how and where to place yourself for a wide array of adjustments.

You will learn a variety of time-tested and scientifically-sound techniques that will allow you to take your teaching skills to the next level.

Anatomy for Yoga

It is very important for Yoga instructors to have a good understanding of Anatomy, and how the different parts of our body come together to make Yoga Asanas happen.

This workshop will help you learn key concepts of anatomy and kinesiology and how they apply to Yoga Asanas.

You will discover the bones, muscles and joints of the body, learn about the 5 movements of the spine and how they relate to Yoga Asanas.

You will also gain the basic knowledge you need to teach safe and effective Yoga classes that will help your students reap all the benefits while staying safe from harm.

In order to teach any form of yoga, we need to have at least a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts on which yoga stands. Fitness and modern medicine alike are only concerned with the tangible (physical) body of a person and the quantitative and measureable changes that happen to that body due to a certain exercise regime. In yoga, however, the physical body is considered to be the least important aspect and the most “perishable” part of our being.

In this workshop, we will explore the basic concepts of Subtle Anatomy:


  1. Prana: the Life Force

  2. Vayus: the different breaths or currents that energize us

  3. Nadis: the major energy pathways

  4. Chakras: the wheels or valves that regulate energy flow

  5. Koshas: the five layers of being

  6. Atman: the True Self

​Subtle Anatomy for Yoga
Why we do what we do in Yoga?

This very dynamic workshop will teach you how to create a continuous flow of Yoga Asanas, choreographed in a fluid, rhythmic sequence and how to combine them with contemporary dance moves.


Music that will grab your soul and moves that will allow the life-energy to flow through your body with abundance.


Workshop includes a high-energy, invigorating master-class designed to create a well synchronized “Pas-de-Deux” between your body and your soul !

Learn how to create the Ultimate Mind & Body workout!


Explore how you can combine the strength and flexibility of Ashtanga Yoga with the core-strength of Pilates. Add a zest of Hatha Yoga and a pinch of toning and body-sculpting and you've got a recipe for an unforgettable class.


Workshop includes a master-class that will take you on a journey within the endless possibilities of the realm of the human body and what it can do when it is in sync with the mind and the soul!

​Perinatal Exercise
Working-out during pregnancy and after child-birth
Whether you are a group fitness instructor, personal trainer or simply a fit woman contemplating getting pregnant, this workshop is for you !

  • Understand the changes that a woman's body goes through during pregnancy

  • Learn how to modify toning and body-sculpting exercises to accommodate your pregnant clients

  • Get the latest updates about exercise guidelines and recommendations for pregnant women

This workshop is loaded with scientific information that will boost your confidence as a fitness professional and give you the tools you need to train your pregnant clients safely and effectively.

CPR & First Aid
M. Adjust
Subtle Anatomy
Kines 101
Adv. GFT Skills
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