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Flexercise™© Certifications

We offer two mind body spirit fitness certificates:

I. Secular Affirmation/Meditation Certificate, Levels 1-5

II. Judeo-Christian Prayer/Meditation Certificate, Levels 1-5

Flexercise™© has Five levels of training. Starting with the basic foundations of Level One and Level Two. Get Certified in "Standing Flexibility, Level One training first, then move on too Level Two training of  "Sitting Flexibility. We are looking for men and women who have a love for life, wellness, health, and fitness, who desire to bring Flexercise™© to their respective community’s.

Get certified today!

I. Secular Affirmation and Meditation Certificate- With the philosophy of strong mind, strong body, strong spirit, with the belief that the body was created to move, we invite everyone to experience the dynamics of the Flexercise™© Method.

Standing Flexibility Level One 500 Hours

Must Complete “Standing & Sitting Flexibility”, before testing for any other level of the Flexercise™© Training Method.

We provide a Certificate of Certification that is valid for a two-year period, after which the certification must be renewed. After completing five hundred hours of Flexercise™© “Standing Flexibility,” you will qualify to sit for a “Teach Back” of “Standing Flexibility “ showing proficiency in “Standing Flexibility” to become a Certified Instructor. Included and e-mailed to you are Affirmations, The Flexercise™© Training Manual, The Flexercise™© Starter Manual, Two Digital Downloads of the (Video) 1) Standing Flexibility™© and 2) “Breathing and Meditation”, a virtual Flexercise™© training Workshop, Invitation to participate in weekly instructors’ class. All Quizzes and Exams. Membership into the National Association of Flexercise™© Instructors (NAFI)© A Flexercise™© Certification will be issued after successful showing of proficiency “Teach Back” and passing of all written exams.

Sitting Flexibility Level Two 300 Hours

Must Complete “Standing & Sitting Flexibility”, before testing for any other level of the Flexercise™© Training Method.

After completing three hundred hours of Flexercise™© “Sitting Flexibility,” you will qualify to sit for a “Teach Back” of “Sitting Flexibility “ showing proficiency in “Sitting Flexibility” to become a Certified Instructor. Included and e-mailed to you are: A Digital Download of the Video “Sitting Flexibility.” Invitation to participate in virtual instructors’ class. A Flexercise™© Certification will be issued after successful showing of proficiency “Teach Back.”

Power and Strengthening Level Three 200 hours

Must Complete “Standing & Sitting Flexibility”, before testing for any other level of the Flexercise™© Training Method.

After completing two hundred hours of Flexercise™© “Power and Strengthening ”, you will qualify to sit for a “Teach Back” of “Power and Strengthening ”, showing proficiency in “Power and Strengthening ”, to become a Certified Instructor. Included and e-mailed to you are: A Digital Download video of “Power and Strengthening ”, Invitation to participate in instructors’ class. A Flexercise™© Certification will be issued after successful showing of proficiency “Teach Back.”

Power Bar Level Four 300 hours

Must Complete “Standing & Sitting Flexibility”, before testing for any other level of the Flexercise™© Training Method.
You will need to purchase a “Body Bar” or equivalent to master this training.

After completing two hundred hours of Flexercise™© “Power Bar ”, you will qualify to sit for a “Teach Back” of “Power Bar ”showing proficiency in “Power Bar ”to become a Certified Instructor. Included and e-mailed to you are: A Digital Download video of “Power Bar ”, Invitation to participate in instructors’ class. A Flexercise™© Certification will be issued after successful showing of proficiency “Teach Back.”

Core and Abs Level Five 300 hours

Must Complete “Standing & Sitting Flexibility”, before testing for any other level of the Flexercise™© Training Method.

After completing two hundred hours of Flexercise™© “Power Bar ”, you will qualify to sit for a “Teach Back” of “Power Bar ”showing proficiency in “Power Bar ”to become a Certified Instructor. Included and e-mailed to you are: A Digital Download video of “Power Bar ”, Invitation to participate in instructors’ class. A Flexercise™© Certification will be issued after successful showing of proficiency “Teach Back.”

II. Judeo Christian Prayer and Meditation Certificate - With the philosophy that God created the body to move, and the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, we invite everyone to experience the dynamics of the Flexercise™© Training Method. 

We are looking for men and women who have a love for the Lord and have a desire to bring fitness to the Judeo-Christian church, and community.Start your ministry in church, or in your community using Flexercise™©.

Standing Flexibility Level One 500 Hours

Must Complete “Standing & Sitting Flexibility”, before testing for any other level of the Flexercise™© Training Method.

We provide a Certificate of Certification that is valid for a two-year period, after which the certification must be renewed. After completing five hundred hours of Flexercise™© “Standing Flexibility,” you will qualify to sit for a “Teach Back” of “Standing Flexibility “ showing proficiency in “Standing Flexibility” to become a Certified Instructor. Included and e-mailed to you are Scriptures, The Flexercise™© Training Manual, The Flexercise™© Starter Manual, Two Digital Downloads of the (Video) 1) Standing Flexibility™© and 2) “Breathing and Meditation,” a virtual Flexercise™© training Workshop, Invitation to participate in weekly instructors’ class. All Quizzes and Exams. Membership into the National Association of Flexercise™© Instructors (NAFI)© A Flexercise™© Certification will be issued after successful showing of proficiency “Teach Back” and passing of all written exams.

Sitting Flexibility Level Two 300 Hours

Must Complete “Standing & Sitting Flexibility”, before testing for any other level of the Flexercise™© Training Method.

After completing three hundred hours of Flexercise™© “Sitting Flexibility,” you will qualify to sit for a “Teach Back” of “Sitting Flexibility “ showing proficiency in “Sitting Flexibility” to become a Certified Instructor. Included and e-mailed to you are: A Digital Download of the Video “Sitting Flexibility.” Invitation to participate in virtual instructors’ class. A Flexercise™© Certification will be issued after successful showing of proficiency “Teach Back.”

Power and Strengthening Level Three 200 hours

Must Complete “Standing & Sitting Flexibility”, before testing for any other level of the Flexercise™© Training Method.

After completing two hundred hours of Flexercise™© “Power and Strengthening ”, you will qualify to sit for a “Teach Back” of “Power and Strengthening ”, showing proficiency in “Power and Strengthening ”, to become a Certified Instructor. Included and e-mailed to you are: A Digital Download video of “Power and Strengthening ”, Invitation to participate in instructors’ class. A Flexercise™© Certification will be issued after successful showing of proficiency “Teach Back.”

Power Bar Level Four 300 hours

Must Complete “Standing & Sitting Flexibility”, before testing for any other level of the Flexercise™© Training Method.
You will need to purchase a “Body Bar” or equivalent to master this training.

After completing two hundred hours of Flexercise™© “Power Bar ”, you will qualify to sit for a “Teach Back” of “Power Bar ”showing proficiency in “Power Bar ”to become a Certified Instructor. Included and e-mailed to you are: A Digital Download video of “Power Bar ”, Invitation to participate in instructors’ class. A Flexercise™© Certification will be issued after successful showing of proficiency “Teach Back.”

Core and Abs Level Five 300 hours

Must Complete “Standing & Sitting Flexibility”, before testing for any other level of the Flexercise™© Training Method.

After completing two hundred hours of Flexercise™© “Power Bar ”, you will qualify to sit for a “Teach Back” of “Power Bar ”showing proficiency in “Power Bar ”to become a Certified Instructor. Included and e-mailed to you are: A Digital Download video of “Power Bar ”, Invitation to participate in instructors’ class. A Flexercise™© Certification will be issued after successful showing of proficiency “Teach Back.”


Meet the Founder

Vernon Henry, B.A., Physical Education, Long Beach State University, Masters of Education, Azusa Pacific University, the creator of FLEXERCISE™©, enjoys helping people of all ages get in shape. A native of San Diego, CA, he has always loved staying active and playing sports. Early in his athletic career, he learned the benefits of proper stretching. Implementing this stretching routine (Flexercise™©)  attributed to a continued increase in his athletic ability, later becoming an All-Conference football player; ranked third in the nation in receiving; Co-AP Back of the Week with Billy Simms, and signing as a "Free Agent" with the San Diego Chargers Professional Football team at 5'10" 165 pounds. It was during this time that FLEXERCISE™© was conceived. Vernon had a dream, and spoke out loud the word  Flexercise™© in 1985.

Vernon Henry

Years of research went into developing and perfecting the Flexercise™© Training Method. With persistence and determination, Vernon officially finalized the method in 1986. Since then, he has done what it takes to get people to implement the fitness system into their lives. The method even became an integral part of sports programs at city colleges and universities, where he served as a coach and associate professor.

There are so many benefits of FLEXERCISE™©, with the most important one being that it will keep your body ready to move. Vernon hopes that you are inspired to try it today. His goal and commitment have been (and always will be) to provide quality services that are adaptable to individuals of all ages and physical abilities.


 

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Mission statement

Strong Mind, Strong Body, Strong Spirit. This are the principals upon which the FLEXERCISE™© training method is built. We believe that true health and fitness comes only when there is balance between all aspects of ones life.

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Flexercise™© Certification

Flexercise™© Certificate
Most Frequently Asked Questions


Are you a Franchise or a License?

We provide a Certificate of Certification that is valid for a two-year period, after which the certification must be renewed. The License agreement is included as a part of the certification.
This is executed by:

  • Paying all License and Certification fees.
  • Signing a Licensing Agreement Contract.
  • Completion of all Certification training.
  • Successful Teach Back of the Flexercise™© Method.

Along with the Certificate, we provide a License that allows the Certified Flexercise™© Instructor the use of the Flexercise™© Logo, as well as the Flexercise™© philosophy, movements, and positions, with the rights and ability to teach the Flexercise™© Training Method (System) for their own profit. This is more cost effective for the business owner and gives the owner control over their business. Once Licensed and certified, owner/instructor automatically becomes a member in the National Association of Flexercise™© Instructors (NAFI).

You will become an active participant of this educational body. The NAFI will focus on the following as we grow our dynamic Mind, Body, Spirit fitness method:

  • Quality Control
  • Instructor training
  • Instructor and student safety
  • Classroom management
  • Policy and guidelines
  • System Compliance
  • Continuing Education
What must I do to become licensed?
  • Become a member of the (NAFI) National Association of Flexercise™© Instructors.
  • Participate in Flexercise™©  bi-weekly instructors’ class (number TBT).
  • Successfully execute a “Teach Back” Level One first, of the Flexercise™© Training Method.
  • Complete Certification by passing all written exams with a minimum score of 75%.
  • Sign a Licensee contract agreement with CIJH, LLC, (Vernon R. Henry).
  • Pay all fees and money’s associated with completing Certificate training.

CIJH (Vernon R. Henry) has developed a new dynamic exercise and fitness program that is a new Art Form in America, called Flexercise™© (The Flexercise™© Training Method).

Do I need to have a current fitness certificate from other associations before I can be Certified in the Flexercise™© Training Method? What are the qualifications?

No, you do not need to be fitness certified before taking our training course. You must be 18 years or older, you must have a current CPR certification, and have a minimum of 60 college credit hours: Bachelor’s degree, Masters, or Doctoral degree preferred.

Where are the Flexercise™© Training Workshops held?

In Houston, Texas

What do I get with the purchase of the Flexercise™© Certificate Training Course?
  • The Flexercise™© Training Manual
  • The Flexercise™© Starter Manual
  • Depending on Level of training, Digital Downloads of the Flexercise™© Method of Training (Videos)
  • Power and strengthening™© Level Three Training
  • Standing Flexibility™© Level One Training, Includes all exams, and training manuels.
  • Sitting Flexibility™© Level Two Training
  • Breathing and Meditation© Level One Training
  • Power Bar Level Four Training
  • Core and Abs Level Five Training
  • Invitation to participate in bi-weekly instructors’ class.
  • All Quizzes and Exams.
  • Membership into the National Association of Flexercise™© Instructors (NAFI)©
  • Flexercise™© License and Certification (After successful completion of course)
Give me an idea about the (Optional) two-day workshop course curriculum.

The Flexercise™© training seminar is a two-day (16 hours) workshop.
The two-day workshop will provide the practical experience and knowledge necessary to implement the Flexercise™© Training Method.
During training, you will cover and explore topics such as:

  • Managing Sprains, and Muscle Strains
  • Anatomy
  • Kinesiology
  • Trophology
  • Breathing and Meditation
  • Flexercise™© Mind Body Spirit definition
  • Flexercise™© teaching techniques
  • In take procedure
  • Muscular Skeletal injury Prevention
  • Marketing Flexercise™©

At the end of the workshop, you will teach back the program. After a successful teach back you will receive a certificate of completion as a Flexercise™© Instructor.

The student will learn to teach the Flexercise™© Training Method.
The Flexercise™© Training Method is designed for the fitness professional who wants to add a Mind Body Spirit Static Stretching, Flexibility and Martial Arts skill to his or her portfolio that provide similar, if not the same benefits as Yoga.

The Flexercise™© Training Method has an emphasis on a Holistic Old Testament-New Testament Mind, Body, and Spirit philosophy.

Flexercise™© consists of martial arts type movements, strengthening exercises, flexibility, Core & abs, breathing & meditation exercises.

How can I use the Flexercise™© Training Method?

The Flexercise™© training method can be used as:

  • A Group Fitness Class,
  • Individual Personal Training.
  • Athletic muscular-skeletal injury prevention stretching program.
  • As Exericise therapy, and functional training for Chiropractors, Athletic Training and Physical Therapy.
  • Corporate work-site wellness for the factory floor workers
  • Corporate worksite wellness Stress Reduction Relaxation Techniques
  • Senior Fitness.
  • Church Para - Fitness Ministry.
What happens after the certification expires? Is there a renewal fee?
  • Bi - Annual Renewal License and Re-Certification fee $500.00
  • Teach-Back, and Certification Practicum
  • (NAFI) National Association of Flexercise™© Instructors.
What about liability insurance?

Yes, it is recommeded you have a minimum of one million dollars liability insurance once certified.

Is there a business support system set up for Licensed and Certified Instructors?

Yes, you can call us at 281-819-3070 or e-mail Info@flexercise.net for information. 

Where can I hold my classes?

Any place you desire.

Do I get to use the trademark?

Yes.
License Program Benefits:

  • Continuous business consulting to help with your success.
  • Use of the Flexercise™© name and logo to promote your business.
  • Your class and contact information on the Flexercise™© Website.
  • Your name will be listed on our National Association of Flexercise™© Instructors on the Flexercise™© web site.
  • Members can order a Flexercise™© banner for promoting Flexercise™© classes.
  • Membership into the NAFI.
  • Run your business without Franchise restrictions, by adding the Flexercise™© Training Method, without interference or intrusion on how you manage or run your personal business.
How much should I charge for my classes and when can I get them up and running?

We suggest a fee of $10.00-$50.00 per class, or by donation only.

What prerequisites for the training should I have prior to the Training workshop or home training course?

Current CPR * Minimum Requirements - 60 College Semester Credits, Personal or Group Fitness Certification* Bachelors, Master, or Doctoral Degree preferred. *18 years of age or older.