Katie records the runners' time at the 2010 Apple-A-Day 5K
Congratulations to Katie for earning her CIFT from the American College of Sports Medicine!
Katie Felton encourages us to keep a healthy, active lifestyle as she oversees all wellness activities for The Reserve at Lake Keowee Club! But Katie isn’t just a motivator, she’s a trained professional. She holds her Masters Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Clemson University, and is a certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and Health and Fitness Specialist (HSF). Her latest accomplishment is earning her designation as an ACSM/NCPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer, abbreviated as CIFT.
The two bodies that sponsor the certification are ACSM which is the American College of Sports Medicine (www.acsm.org) and NCPAD which is the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (www.ncpad.org). The CIFT is defined as a fitness professional capable of developing and implementing individualized exercise programs for persons who may have a physical, sensory or cognitive disability, who is healthy or has medical clearance to perform independent physical activity.
Katie Felton, The Reserve at Lake Keowee Wellness Coordinator
To sit for the CIFT exam you are required to hold a current NCCA-accredited health/fitness certification, CPR and AED certifications, have knowledge of exercise physiology as well as exercise testing and programming, knowledge in inclusive facility design and awareness of social inclusion for people with disabilities and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). You should also be able to demonstrate and lead safe, effective and adapted methods of exercise, write adapted exercise recommendations, understand adapted methods of exercise, and understand precautions and contraindications to exercise for people with disabilities and standards for accessible facility design.
This is a huge accomplishment for Katie, and an added benefit for Reserve Members who rely on her expertise and encouragement.
Great job, Katie!
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