Online & On-site Workshop

A Sensory Approach to Fitness

6 Contact Hours |  Level I Certification

What Makes Our Certification Course Different?

A Sensory Approach to Fitness is a fitness program based in sensory integration and functional fitness principles that empowers the individual, promotes body awareness, and address strong posture, coordination, and motor skills.

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Sensory Integration

Workout

Fitness Principles

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Mr. Matt is a top notch sensory therapist and fitness guru! He is also super fun and motivating!!

Alex Lopiccolo, COTA/L, CPT, NC
Founder of Sensory Digest

Who Should Take Our Certification Course?

Anyone working with kids and adults on the autism spectrum in a fitness capacity should take this course!

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Fitness Professionals

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Physical Educators Coaches

Speech Therapist

Occupational Therapists

Physiotherapist

Physical Therapists

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"Matt's Course covers everything from application of sensory integration theory to tips on fun and effective equipment. Matt himself is knowledgeable and passionate. As an OT and trainer, I highly recommend this interactive workshop!"

 

 

- Mallory R. | OT, Personal Trainer 

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"The Certification Level 1 course was easily one of the most worthwhile Professional Developments of my PE teaching career! Highly engaging and informative, Matt’s course lends itself extremely well to ANY fitness professional working with students with ASD. Strongly recommend!"

- David L. | PE Teacher

Why You Should Take Our Certification Course?

It is the goal of Sensory Fitness to promote intentional activities, modify environments, and elicit understanding of the relationship of how we all process sensory information and our interaction with the world around us emotionally, cognitively, and physically.

 

By understanding how sensory systems affect behavior and function and the important role of how stability and coordination affect motor responses we can provide our fitness and health professionals, educators, and anyone working with kids or adults with sensory difficulties, such as autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, ADHD, and other neuro-diversities in a physical capacity, new tools from which to pull from to reach goals and advance a better quality of life.

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"Matt is amazing! So knowledgeable and a great resource for anyone working with people who are neurodiverse. I took his sensorimotor workshop for fitness professionals, and it was outstanding. Packed full of helpful information, including tools and activities I can immediately incorporate into programming with little to no additional equipment needed to get started. I absolutely recommend getting in touch with him if you work with these populations or know anyone who does. He has workshops for everything, and a ton of knowledge to share. Thank you Matt"!!

- Angelina M. | Fitness Trainer

What's Included In The Workshop?

Part I SENSORY

Sensory Processing

  • The affect sensory processing has on our behavior, attention, and function.

  • Sensory disorders and difficulties

  • Sensory Systems

  • Environmental modification/accommodations to meet specific needs

Sensory Activities

  • Create sensory specific activities

  • Tactile

  • Vestibular

  • Proprioception

Play and Motivation

  • Using Play and motivation to promote engagement

  • Sympathetic vs parasympathetic nervous system

  • Somatic literacy

Assessing Sensory Needs

  • Observation of physical and emotional responses

  • Quick Assessments

Alert Levels

  • Brining clients to an alert state (optimal performance range)

  • Recognizing over/under stimulation

  • Warm up/warm down activities

Part II SENSORIMOTOR

Sensorimotor

  • The affect posture has on behavior and function

  • The affect motor skills has on behavior and function

Motor Planning

  • I do, we do, you do

  • Obstacle courses

Primitive Reflexe Intervention

  • Impact PR have on function

  • PR assessment

  • PR exercises/activities

Posture intervention

  • Core/Pelvic floor

  • Trunk Control

  • Neck Control

  • Vision

Vision Intervention

  • Impact vision has on whole body function

  • Physical trauma

  • Vision activities

Specialized Equipment

  • Introduction to use of varied specialized equipment for sensory and fitness needs

  • Lycra

  • Scooters

  • Swings

  • WeckMethod

  • Roundbox Fitness

  • Lakikid

Coordination Intervention

  • Midline development

  • Bilateral coordination

  • Grading up/down

Oral Motor Intervention

  • Impact OM has on behavior and function

  • OM activities

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Matt has incredible teaching/ coaching skills and an amazing eye for detail. His classes are well structured using a wide variety of training equipment to develop both physical and mental skill sets in a fun environment. I 100% recommend Matt to anyone and everyone, no matter age, fitness levels or disabilities.

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Kristy L.

Highly recommend Matt and his certification for Sensory Fitness… so much knowledge and information! Stuff I would of never even thought of, if you're a fitness professional looking for more knowledge and ideas definitely take this program! I can’t wait to start offering this in Saskatchewan Canada!

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Stockade Martial Arts

Matt is an exceptional trainer with a detailed understanding of balanced body training and designing functional workouts for sport and work specific applications.

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