Course Description

The Primal Fitness Coach Certification teaches individuals to become fitness coaches that are proficient at training clients to be fit for life—to avoid injuries, increase mobility, develop lean muscle mass, protect joints, and optimize metabolic health. This well-rounded functional fitness certification covers best practices for daily movement, strength-training and conditioning, HIIT exercises, sprinting, and more. This course is comprised of 23 comprehensive chapters containing text, video, and audio, to accommodate all learning styles. 

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Course Instructors

Instructor Brad Kearns

Brad Kearns is a New York Times bestselling author, Guinness World Record setting professional Speedgolfer, #1 ranked USA age 55-59 high jumper, and former US national champion and #3 world-ranked professional triathlete. He hosts the B.rad podcast covering healthy living, peak performance, and personal growth with his carefree style and lively sense of humor. Brad has written over twenty books on diet, health, peak performance, and ancestral living, and is a popular speaker, retreat host, and host of the Primal Fitness Coach online multimedia educational course. In 2017, The Keto Reset Diet (co-authored with Mark Sisson) became a New York Times bestseller and #1 ranked overall bestselling book on for two days. Brad's main message is to encourage the pursuit of peak performance with passion throughout life. He promotes the importance of performing a daily morning exercise routine for a natural energy boost, improved strength, mobility and flexibility, and better focus and discipline in all areas of life.

Co-Founder and Instructor Mark Sisson

Mark Sisson is a celebrated best-selling health and fitness author credited as the “godfather” of paleo/primal and a leading figure in the ancestral health community. He is a former world-class distance runner, triathlete and Ironman competitor, and coach to hundreds of professional athletes. An avid academic, Mark was a pre-med candidate and earned a biology degree from Williams College. He served for 15 years as chairman of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Anti-Doping Commission and as the ITU’s liaison to the International Olympic Committee. He began sharing his vast nutrition science knowledge with the ancestral health community by way of his award-winning blog, Mark’s Daily Apple. Mark teamed up with other leading experts to create the Primal Health Coach Institute certification program, the world’s first coaching program based on the evolutionary health movement.

Instructor Chloe Maleski

Born and raised in a small town in New Hampshire, Chloe excelled at high school track and field. She received a track scholarship to Duke University, one of the best schools for student-athletes in the world, but after suffering three stress fractures from overtraining, she was forced to look for alternative ways to optimize health and performance. She turned to strength training and conditioning, fell in love with the weight room, and developed a passion for helping others reclaim their health and fitness levels just as she did. Since moving to California and joining the Primal Health Coach Institute team, Chloe has worked as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, and health coach. In these roles, Chloe repeatedly found that the difference between a client that succeeded and one that had setbacks was a matter of mindset. She is now pursuing her graduate studies in Sports Psychology at Pepperdine University. She hopes to open her own private practice for professional athletes and health houses for kids in underserved communities that focus on the mind-body connection.Chloe walks the talk. She continues to compete in endurance events and athletic competitions including The World's Toughest Mile where she qualified for the World Championships. Challenge her to anything requiring strength, speed or agility and she will give you a run for your money!

Course Curriculum

    1. Course Overview

    2. Meet Your Faculty and Staff

    1. Legal: Important Matters

    2. Disclaimer and Copyright Notice

    3. Support

    1. Introduction

    2. Announcements

    3. Upcoming Webinars

    1. Introduction

    2. Ebooks

    3. Audiobooks

    4. Archived Webinars

    5. The Council of Holistic Health Educators

    6. Peer and Faculty Support & Connection via Facebook

    1. The “Primal” Approach to Fitness and a Healthy, Happy, Active Lifestyle

    2. The Idea of a "Fitness Coach"

    3. Walking the Talk

    1. Quick Facts

    2. Introduction

    3. The Critical Distinction Between Health and Fitness

    4. HIIT and Steady-State Cardio: Rethinking Popular but Flawed Training Modalities

    5. Play!

    6. Aging Gracefully: Adaptations and Evolving Goals

    7. Chapter Summary and References

    8. Chapter 1 Exam

About this course

  • 304 lessons