Seabrook, TX (PRWEB) November 06, 2013
LAUNCH Fitness & Human Performance announces the global launch of the fitness industry’s first and only professional fitness certification that bridges the gap between the fitness industry and the commercial spaceflight tourism industry.
The Spaceflight Fitness Specialist Certification is designed to equip fitness professionals with the knowledge and skills they will need to effectively train clients who are preparing to meet the fitness requirements necessary for a safe and successful suborbital spaceflight mission.
"As the commercial spaceflight and tourism industry continues to gain momentum, researchers and standards-setting agencies such as the Federal Aviation Administration are beginning to think about the fitness and medical standards for the average spaceflight tourist" said LAUNCH founder, Jamie Guined. "That’s where the Spaceflight Fitness Specialist credential comes in. Once these fitness and medical standards have been determined, and tourists, such as those who have already purchased tickets for suborbital hops with Virgin Galactic, begin to seek medical clearance as part of their flight certification, it is inevitable that some of those people will need specialized fitness training in order to meet the minimal standard required by the flight operator and/or governing agencies. The Spaceflight Fitness Specialist certification program will provide the knowledge and skills that are necessary for fitness professionals to develop effective pre-flight fitness training programs. Fitness professionals will become contributing and effective members of the aerospace medicine team, and the Spaceflight Fitness Specialist certification will be the vehicle to help them bridge that gap."
The Spaceflight Fitness Specialist certification contains a wealth of knowledge pertaining to fitness preparation for suborbital spaceflight, with topics ranging from basic exercise, environmental, and space physiology to physics and specialized exercises that are used to improve G-tolerance.
While it is thought that suborbital spaceflight will be safe for individuals with well-managed health conditions, there still remain many unknowns. The referral to a fitness professional will assist in maximizing the spaceflight experience for the tourist while mitigating health-related complications that could arise from a poorly managed health condition or poor physical fitness.
As a member of the aerospace medical team, the fitness professional must become well-versed in the effects of spaceflight on human physiology; knowledge, skills, and abilities which are not currently addressed in any fitness industry professional certification on the market. The LAUNCH Spaceflight Fitness Specialist (SFS) credential will be the first professional fitness certification of its kind and will prepare the fitness professional to become an instrumental member of the commercial spaceflight aerospace medicine team.
For more information about LAUNCH Fitness & Human Performance and the Spaceflight Fitness Specialist certification or to register for this unique and ground-breaking program, visit http://www.launch-fitness.com.