Creating Full-Body Stability: Shoulders and Glutes Certificate

by Michael Cunico, Rick Richey, MS, Ingrid Marcum, Nick Clayton, MS, MBA, Daniel Henderson and Tarek Chouja

Earn up to 8 CECs/CEUs from ACE, ACSM, AFAA, NASM and more!

199 Ratings

Type: Online Curriculum

Item: C700016CECD

Online Curriculum

Includes all course content in digital format

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Do your clients want to be stronger and perform at their best, while avoiding injury and increasing mobility? Getting the most out of your clients' bodies relies on myriad systems working together to achieve an outcome. Each system needs to be trained properly to achieve maximal results while avoiding overtraining and injury.

In this certificate program, you will learn how to build a strong base of support through the entire body so your clients can reach their fitness and performance goals, and improve their overall quality of life.

Discover why the shoulders and glutes are common areas of deficiency, and how lack of mobility is tied to stability and strength. You'll learn methods for reactivating and connecting to inhibited glutes as well as the fundamentals of developing strong and stable shoulders.

Finish this certificate program with proven protocols that deliver optimal results, build strength and stability, develop rotational strength and coordination, and progress your clients to a strong and stable body.

What You'll Learn:

  • Outcome-focused program design for reaching optimum performance
  • Fundamental movement patterns for strong and stable shoulders and glutes
  • Why mobility is crucial to building strength and stability
  • Techniques to develop rotational strength, stability and coordination using the kettlebell
  • Training protocols and recovery methods to get results while avoiding overtraining

Creating Full-Body Stability: Shoulders and Glutes Certificate Includes:

  • Four online video courses (a $260 value!)
  • Up to 8 CECs/CEUs from ACE, ACSM, AFAA, NASM and more!
  • Education taught by IDEA’s experts including Ingrid Marcum, Rick Richey, MS, and Nick Clayton, MS

Available Curriculum Credits


Learning Objective

  1. Explain how to prepare the body systematically for the demands of training.
  2. Define different types of strength.
  3. Design an outcome-focused program.
  4. Recognize and correct common overactive and underactive movement strategies in the hips and shoulders. 
  5. Explain how mobility and stability work together for optimal movement.
  6. Find the proper access points to successfully re-engage down-regulated glutes, create functional shoulders and reinforce optimal movement patterns. 
  7. Integrate progressions and regressions appropriately based on individual needs.
  8. List the seven foundational movement patterns that create strong and stable shoulders.
  9. Discuss the pros and cons of using weightlifting gear (i.e., knee wraps, belts, lifting shoes).
  10. Recite coaching cues to improve exercise technique.
  11. Implement exercise variations/modifications for common lower-body exercises.
  12. Explain how current kettlebell programming has limitations and what the remedies are to rectify them.
  13. Summarize why anti-flexion, anti-extension and anti-rotation exercises are the most effective means of training the core.
  14. Develop a training program with a variety of kettlebell exercises that cover the three planes of motion.
  15. Describe numerous methods of progressing or regressing kettlebell movements.


Advanced And Progressive Mechanics Of Lifting And Strength Training
Strength Training for Optimal Results
Optimize Function and Mobility with Strong and Stable Shoulders and Glutes
Your Guide to Stronger Legs and Great Glutes!
Three-Dimensional Kettlebell Training, by Functional Training Institute

About the Author

Michael Cunico

Michael Cunico IDEA Author/Presenter

I am the National Fitness Manager for Fitness First Australia, and I am responsible for driving the strategic direction of both Personal Training and Group Exercise departments for this organisation, overseeing a department that includes 2500 fitness professionals. I have spent the majority of my career working directly with trainers and instructors to maximise their performance and to positively impact members. I have delivered training to thousands of trainers and instructors globally.

Rick Richey, MS

Rick Richey, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Ingrid Marcum

Ingrid Marcum IDEA Author/Presenter

Ingrid Marcum is an accomplished multisport athlete with great passion for teaching and coaching. Since 1997, Ingrid has been helping others reach their fitness and athletic goals as an international speaker and educator, strength coach, trainer and movement specialist. Owner of BGB Fitness in Chicago, she teaches many specialty courses, including weightlifting, battling ropes, mobility, stability and body-weight training. Ingrid has also worked with USA Field Hockey, USA Soccer and DI Collegiate athletes. Certifications: NSCA-CSCS

Nick Clayton, MS, MBA

Nick Clayton, MS, MBA IDEA Author/Presenter

Nick Clayton is the Personal Training Program Manager for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He has 16 years of experience as a personal trainer, strength coach, and fitness director. Most notably, he started the sport performance program at TMI Sports Medicine (home to the Texas Rangers), managed the fitness programs at the University of Florida, and owned/operated a small corporate fitness business. Nick earned his MS in Exercise Science and his MBA from the University of Florida and is considered an expert in program design/exercise selection and business development.

Daniel Henderson

Daniel Henderson IDEA Author/Presenter

Dan Henderson is the owner of the ‘Functional Training Institute’ and is a dynamic presenter who delivers courses to fitness professionals worldwide. In addition, Dan owns a prestigious personal training studio in Sydney. He has created accredited courses in many functional training modalities including Kettlebells, Powerbags and Battling Ropes. He is a contributor to several magazines, leads a team of over 20 presenters and has presented at major Fitness Conferences around the world.

Tarek Chouja

Tarek Chouja IDEA Author/Presenter

Tarek Chouja is the co-founder and co-director of Functional Training Institute. He and his partner used their extensive research and training in functional fitness to develop and produce courses on kettlebell training, MMA conditioning, using kettlebells and power bags for rehab training, and CrankIt fitness suspension training. An international presenter for conventions such as FILEX in Australia and IFEX in Indonesia, Taz also owns and operates Primal NRG Fitness, a facility specializing in functional fitness training classes based on AIK concepts.

95 Reviews

4.3 out of 5 Stars

  • by Sharon Barrett on Sep 11, 2018

    This was really great information. I did wish you had someone on stage with you and pointed out these positions while they were doing it. You did go out onto the floor for some of it and that was very helpful. Really enjoyed your presentation.

  • by Janine Potter on Jul 27, 2018

    Good practical exercises to improve function. Can’t wait to try on clients and ease their hip flexor discomfort and overall functioning. Easy to follow instructions

  • by Michael Blum on Jul 11, 2018

    Would have liked to get more specific examples of things, but overall a great session and loved the content.

  • by Shelly Hodgkins on Jul 08, 2018

    Good speaker, but felt like the presentation didn't relfect the topic.

  • by Angela Yoshida on Jul 04, 2018

    I was hoping for more practical workout and demonstrations for working with multi-level clients.

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Online Curriculum

Includes all course content in digital format