Introducing The MovNat Recertification Program: Take Your Natural Movement Practice, Coaching, and Business to a Whole New Level
Learn how our brand new Recertification Program will help you and your clients deepen your practice of MovNat’s “Real World Fitness” approach to Natural Movement Training, so that you can make the leap with us and grow your business by being a part of our rapidly growing community, setting yourself apart in the industry, and establishing yourself now, as movement goes mainstream!
A message from MovNat COO Danny Clark…
How To get re-certified
- Option 1 – Level Up: You can re-certify by upgrading your certification level. So, if you are L1 and you sign up for an L2 certification, this qualifies as re-certification.
- Option 2 – Teach an Elements workshop: You may teach a 1-day MovNat Elements workshop within 4 months prior to your certification expiration date, which will qualify as a re-certification.
- Option 3 – Online Re-Certification: You can re-certify at your current level by doing an online re-certification with the help of a MovNat Team Instructor.
- Option 4 – Assist at a MovNat certification: You can submit an application to volunteer and assist at a MovNat certification. Space is limited and subject to availability and approval.
See below for more details about these recertification options.
Dear MovNat Certified Trainer (MCT),
All signs are showing that MovNat is about to explode, and we want you to reap the benefits with us as things begin to take off.
That’s why we’ve created a brand new Recertification Program, to not only streamline your efforts to stay actively engaged in our growing community, but also to deliver even more value to you.
Like most other health and fitness certifications, our certifications have expiration dates to maintain a high level of quality for our MovNat certified trainers and our certifications. In this way, we can be sure that all current MCTs continue to meet our standards, are up to date with current editions of educational materials, and ensure that their knowledge and skills are sharp.
Now, since many of you are up for renewal soon, we wanted our Recertification Program Launch to be easy and affordable while still maintaining the high standard of excellence that MovNat is known for. We also wanted to offer a few perks we think you’re going to love.
For starters, we’re releasing the Recertification Program at a fraction of what you’ll pay to get certified in the first place and significantly less than most other health and fitness certifications charge for renewing.
IMPORTANT POINT: You will be granted a grace period until December 31, 2017 to renew your certification. This grace period is being extended to all MCTs – even if you were certified several years ago. That’s right. Even if your certification technically expired already – even years ago – we’re giving you a chance to renew it easily and inexpensively, and without having to re-attend your certification event. This is the only time we’ll be offering this grace period. It’s now or never.
All MovNat certifications are valid for two years. So, if you’re an MCT who was certified before January 1st, 2016, you’re due for renewal and have three choices. You can either level up, re-certify online, or do nothing.
If you do nothing and don’t re-certify, your certification will expire on December 31st 2017. You’ll lose all special privileges and benefits associated with being an MCT. If this happens, then to re-certify in the future, you’ll have to attend the same certification event as you held previously. If you we’re a Level 1 MCT, you’ll have to attend the Level 1 certification again. And you’ll have to pay full price for the certification, just like the first time you attended.
Naturally, we hope that you’ll stick with us so that you can grow with us, and we’d strongly encourage you to consider upgrading your certification. We think these next two years are going to the biggest and best for MovNat, and we’re so glad to have you on our team as we “make the leap.”
It’s a good time to be a MovNat certified trainer. And it’s about to get a whole lot better!
- “Real world fitness” and natural movement training is gaining a lot of exposure, and MovNat is leading the charge with the most esteemed and professional certification in the industry.
- We have several new initiatives in the works to help you grow professionally and build your business, including new and improved curriculum, training and prep materials, and business resources so that you can make a living doing what you love.
- MovNat is on the verge of massive growth, the community is expanding into new markets, and early adopters will benefit the most. This is a “window of opportunity” for MCTs to establish themselves before things take off.
In fact, you may have seen some new resources appear in your MovNat.com account recently.
- The new and improved MovNat Certified Trainer Manual (Version 5.0), which includes materials that are relevant for all three levels of certification. Also, the Trainer Manual will soon include even more science and more valuable concepts for teaching MovNat as a fitness professional.
- An updated version of our Level 1 Movement Progression Manual, which includes step by step breakdowns of each skill taught in the Level 1 curriculum, such as ground movement, which is covered much more thoroughly because it is the foundation of MovNat.
- A brand new Client Assessment Guide, which includes forms you can use to better serve your clients and improve your services as an MCT.
And that is just the beginning. We’ve got a lot more resources like these coming in the weeks and months ahead, such as:
- Preparation and Training Guides for the Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 certifications, with programming materials for educational purposes and examples for the more challenging movements, such as the Pop Up (coming soon).
- New Level 2 Movement Progression Manual to help you gradually acquire the more difficult movement skills and have step by step instructions for helping your clients do the same.
- “New Client Forms” to help you sell, market, and better serve your clients and systematize your business to save you time and make you more money (coming soon).
- Business Coaching for MCTs and Licensees to be delivered by the new MCT newsletter and other special training events.
And it’s all free for certified MovNat trainers!
Note: All new materials will be updated in real-time on your MovNat.com account. As long as you stay current with your certification, you’ll have access to them as soon as they’re available. And every time a new project is completed, we’ll send you a newsletter update about it.
In addition to these new resources and training materials, we’re also working on the following:
- More events, in new locations, along with new weekend events for our Level 2 certifications, per your request (now available!).
- We now have a payment plan for getting licensed (i.e. currently in place), and we’re now working on a payment plan for our certifications, to help support your financial needs.
- More beginner-friendly training and more online “how to” tutorials and training materials.
Needless to say, this is a big time for MovNat. Will you take the next step with us?
Meet Some of our Amazing MCTs…
“MovNat has opened up a world of new business opportunities for me…My new understanding of human movement has allowed me to reach a larger demographic of people – from young athletes to die-hard golfers to the aging population…I now have a surplus of business opportunities and not enough hours in the week to service the demand.”Karina Stuke, Level 1 MCT, Certified Fitness Trainer and Health Coach
“I have been able to incorporate the foundations of natural movement with every patient and client I’ve worked with.”Tim Cummings, PT, DPT, Level 1 MCT, MovNat Combatives Certified
“YES! I love applying the concepts to my own training! I have also applied what I learned to my clients programs and they are seeing better results in their bodies and loving the variety.”Jamie Carroll, Level 1 MCT, StrongFirst Kettlebell Level 2, Bodyweight Level 1, CPT
“At my old gym, I kinda became the “go-to” guy…and it was also funny to see my manager’s face when I strolled in with a 2×4 to use with clients who had progressed from the floor. Soon after, ALL the other trainers were wanting to utilize this simple tool instead of the BOSU ball for their clients’ balance work. Being able to break down all of these movements into simple and progressive steps is where MovNat is really leading the way with its education.”Richard Michael Lee, Level 1 MCT, NASM-CPT, NASM-CES, OTC
“MovNat has completely flipped my movement philosophy on itself. I was limited before to four walls and typical gym equipment. I was boxed in…MovNat has transformed my exercise into a true movement practice where skills are practiced for the sake of becoming more competent and moving through my environment with more mastery. MovNat has rejuvenated the joy of moving.”Alicia Wang, Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor, Animal Flow Instructor, Level 1 MCT
“…Bringing back natural movement into a gym training environment has added a high degree of “fun” while at the same time providing challenging levels of exercise that are accessible to all ages. I really like the change.”Julie Beck, Level 2 MCT, MovNat Combatives Certified, Personal Trainer
“I have been able to incorporate MovNat into my rehab practice and strength training. It has also been great being able to incorporate it into my strength and conditioning practice working with rugby athletes.”Dr. Steve Politis, DPT, Level 1 MCT
“I work at a MovNat Certified business. It’s wonderful to learn how to move more naturally with more practical applications. I plan on being a Physical Therapist and we use MovNat as a mechanism to help clients rehab. It’s great hands on experience for me. And I’m getting even more healthy than before!”April Peera, Level 1 MCT, Student
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When did my MovNat certification expire?
A: As a general rule, your certification expires two years after it was issued (i.e. when you “passed” – not when you registered for your event). But that’s a tricky question to answer because it depends on when you received your certification and what our policy was at the time. That’s one of the reasons why we’re implementing this re-certification program – to clear up the confusion.
Q: I don’t have enough time/money to get re-certified. Why wasn’t I notified about this sooner?
A: We understand that lack of communication has been an issue at MovNat HQ in the past. And we are implementing some changes to address this (some of which are built into the recertification program, such as receiving expiration notices well in advance). This is the reason why we’re offering you a “grace period” until December 31st 2017 to get re-certified. That said, we did make the following efforts to notify you about this new program. We started posting announcements in the MCT Facebook Group months ago. We’ve also sent out several email newsletters to all MCTs over the past month. And now, with this page you have officially been notified of all the recertification program details. So, while we could have certainly done a better job communicating in the past, we’ll make sure we send you the information you need in the future.
Q: The MovNat certification was a significant investment for me. Is this really worth the money?
We created the recertification program to provide you with more value and serve you in more ways – not to extract as much money as possible from our most valued customers (i.e. our MCTs). Our goal from the very beginning has been to make this program worth way more than what we ask. So, we’re confident you’ll see that we’re striving to make this as affordable as possible while also over-delivering in value – both now and in the future. Not only does our recertification process cost a fraction of what you’ll pay to get certified in the first place, it’s also significantly less than most other health and fitness certifications charge for renewing. Also, we don’t require attending another seminar like many organizations do (but we do encourage it!). However, we do require that you pass an exam to make sure your skills and current. And this means we need a system and people to review your exams and provide feedback to you, among other things, which does come with some costs. It’s very rare for a health and fitness certification to not expire, and if you do a little research, you’ll find that most of our competitors actually charge significantly more than what we’re asking.
Q: I never knew my MovNat certification would expire. Why wasn’t I told?
A: When MovNat first launched its certification program, there was no expiration date on the certifications. Only more recently have expiration dates been implemented, and there’s been a lot of confusion surrounding them because the policies have changed over the years, as our business has evolved. That’s one of the reasons why we’re implementing this new recertification program. In the future, every MCT will receive at least 3 official notifications via email before their certification expires to make sure you get the advanced notice you need.
Q: How long will my new certification last?
A: Your new certification will be valid for 2 years from the date that it is processed. This is to ensure all MCTs knowledge and skills are sharp, that you continue to meet our standards, and are up to date with current editions of educational materials.
Q: What if my certification has already expired?
A: Anyone with an expired certification can sign up to renew it before December 31, 2017. After this point, you will need to re-take the course at the highest level you were certified in. Please note that you will not be an MCT during this time until you’ve passed the online recertification process, and this could affect your insurance, among other things. It’s best to sign up a month before expiration.
Q: What if I fail to pass the testing requirements in order to re-certify?
A: We want you to succeed! That’s why you will have a whole month to pass the online recertification. In that month, you can write the written test up to 5 times, if necessary. You will even be granted a second chance to resubmit a video of a failed physical test. We will do everything we can to support you in your effort to get recertified.
Ready to take the leap?
Please Join Us & Get Recertified Today!
IMPORTANT: You must be logged in to your MovNat.com account in order to make a purchase and have your recertification credited to your account.
Option 1: Upgrade your certification level
If your level 1 or level 2 certification is about to expire, you can renew your status as a MCT by successfully completing the next level certification course.
Option 2: Teach a 1-Day Elements Workshop
If you teach a 1-day Elements workshop within 4 months prior to your certification expiration date (i.e. before it expires), this will qualify as a re-certification*. This an opportunity for you to keep your MovNat skills sharp and make some money in the process.
*Subject to limitations.
Option 3: Online recertification
If your level 1 or level 2 MovNat certification is about to expire, and you don’t want to attend an event to upgrade your certification, you can renew it online.
This is a quick and cost effective way for you to prove that your skills and knowledge still meet (and hopefully exceed) our expectations.
We are making this service available at the low price of only $199.
Option 4: Assist at a MovNat Certification
Come assist the leading instructor at a MovNat Certification and give back to the community. In exchange for your time, all fees associated with recertification will be waived. Spaces are very limited and subject to both availability and pre-approved qualification. To be qualified to assist, an application will need to be completed, a written test will be administered, and videos will need to be submitted at least 1 month before the event.
Note: you are responsible for keeping your certification up to date and making sure you meet the deadlines. If you have any questions, please contact us.