Why Train Barefoot?
One of the hottest buzzwords currently in the health and fitness industry is “barefoot training”. When we hear the words “barefoot training” most people immediately think about barefoot running and/or minimalist footwear.
What if I told you that the benefits and power behind barefoot science far exceeds running or walking barefoot or in minimalist shoes?
The Evidence Based Fitness Academy is an educational institution that is dedicated to changing the way the health and fitness industry look at foot & ankle function, human movement and barefoot science.
Our Barefoot Training Specialist® Program is designed to present the latest research in barefoot science as it relates to restoring foot function, corrective exercise and athletic performance.
Learn how barefoot training can change foot structure, improve neuromuscular activation patterns and reinforce integrated movement patterns of the lower extremity.
The decision to become a Barefoot Training Specialist® is the first step towards joining our community of in-demand health and fitness professionals from around the world who have a solid understanding of foot function and barefoot science.
Athletic Trainers – EBFA foot and barefoot education programs are designed to present the latest research as it relates to restoring foot function, corrective exercises and athletic performance. With no established guidelines on barefoot training protocol, this is the only workshop that will fully prepare athletic trainers to better integrate barefoot training and foot fitness into their athlete’s programming.
Personal Trainers – EBFA foot and barefoot education programs are designed to present the most effective programming for personal trainers. Whether a client’s goal is corrective exercise, performance or weight management, barefoot and foot-specific training can create faster and greater results.
Movement Specialists – With the foot as the foundation to human movement, many movement dysfunctions treated by movement specialists integrate the foot. By understanding and implementing barefoot science and from the ground up corrective exercise techniques, movement specialists will be able to confidently address all movement dysfunctions.
Group Fitness Instructors – Looking to increase the challenge or creativity in a group exercise setting? By integrating barefoot training and foot-specific exercises, group fitness instructors are able to stand out among the competition while keeping their classes fun, fresh and effective.
Physical Therapists, Podiatrists & Chiropractors – Evidence supports corrective exercise techniques using barefoot training as a powerful aid for patients with ACL injuries, low back pain, ankle instability, SI joint dysfunction, hip labral injuries, and several other lower extremity difficulties. Explore how barefoot science can enhance the timing of muscle activation patterns and how this directly relates to the prevention of hip, knee, & foot injuries.
Who will be teaching?
Dexter is the founder of Fitness Index, a company specializing in Personal/Group fitness training, hotel gyms management and fitness course coordination. Dexter has had experience as a Sales/Club Manager with Fitness First Singapore and has been in the industry for over 5 years.
Dexter believes in a holistic approach in fitness by engaging in cross-training. His hunger for knowledge and passion in coaching has led him to host several world renowned coaches here in Singapore such as Steve Maxwell, Igor Morozov & Dr Emily Splichal. He is currently pursuing his Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification.