Integrative Massage and Personal Training—IMAP—is a unique certification in personal training especially designed for massage therapists and backed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
Get certified as a personal trainer, so you can use exercise to broaden your practice with fitness, health, and self-care for your clients. Backed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the most prestigious personal training certification in the nation, IMAP Training gives you the skills you need and credentials you deserve.
The IMAP Training Advantage is Uniquely Yours.
IMAP Trainers are widely recognized and valued for their ability to assess clients from nearly every aspect before, during, and after working out. But the ability that sets an IMAP Trainer on top of the industry is applying that knowledge to designing and implementing workouts and care programs that combine the best of both exercise science and bodywork. Only a massage therapist skilled at personal training can do this.
IMAP provides a dynamic format of assessment, program design, and an approach to anatomy that is unique in its depth and biomechanical detail. Vincent Cambrea and Chris White have created a power model of integrated education.
Michael J. Loomis, LMT, CPT, IMAP Trainer
IMAP Trainers are Game-changers.
- Viewing each client as a whole person and the body as an integrated system.
- Combining knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, bodywork, and personal training into formidable programs.
- Creating workout plans based on the unique IMAP Training assessments.
- Gaining confidence in working with performance objectives, pain, injuries, and dysfunction.
- Credentialing by the National Academy of Sports Medicine
- Connecting with other healthcare professionals that offer complementary healing modalities.
- Building a thriving business with referrals from clients and other professionals.
The IMAP certification is an absolute must for any health practitioner, regardless of discipline. For those who possess the desire to make the leap from common technician to a highly trained holistic professional … the divide between chronic musculoskeletal issues and freedom from pain can be bridged by the evaluative and practical techniques developed and taught by Vincent and Chris. Thank you both for sharing your passion.
Dr. Bob Ruano, DC, IMAP Trainer
IMAP Training is for your clients … and you.
IMAP Training is a concise, fast-paced, hands-on program that equips you with essential principles and applied skills from exercise physiologists, massage therapists, chiropractors, physical therapists, and strength and conditioning coaches to give you the essential skills of a personal trainer. The academic science is crafted by NASM, the organization that will certify you when you’re ready. Best of all, you’ll have an innovative, revolutionary method for applying your skills and certification to transform the lives of your clients in unimaginable ways.
When can you start personal training?
You’ll walk out of the course as an IMAP Trainer—more professionally versatile and equipped to serve a wider range of clients with a broader base of services. Of course, your skills will grow as you put fitness training into practice and your experience grows. You take the NASM certification exam when you’re ready. IMAP Trainers are in high demand, so we’re eager to get you out there. Together, we have lives to change. Yours included.
I highly recommend the IMAP Training Certification for every massage therapist and personal trainer. The information you learn will change the way you think about fitness, health, and the rehabilitation of injuries for the rest of your career. It changed my perspective in ways I didn’t think possible. This training will prepare you to pinpoint, with great precision, the underlying factors behind each person’s injuries or physical limitations, and help restore optimal function and prevent further problems from occurring.
If you get a chance to study with Vincent Cambrea and Chris White, seize the opportunity. You won’t regret it.
Ben E. Benjamin, PhD, IMAP Trainer
Are you ready to lead the fitness revolution?
IMAP Trainers are a new breed of therapists—skilled in advanced forms of bodywork and able to assess the client on comprehensive, integrative levels to better identify capability and incapability, and bridge that gap to exceed goals.
No longer can the body viewed from a narrow window of understanding. Instead, the future of fitness is in the hands of advanced practitioners who recognize the interconnected nature of physiological stress loads, soft tissue health, flexibility, stability, strength, power, and nervous system function, and are well versed in multiple facets of treatment and training. Those advanced practitioners are IMAP Trainers.
I recommend IMAP Trainers to all my clients to ensure their programs are nervous system based.
Dr. Jeffrey Smith, DC
TAKE YOUR CLIENTS TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
BECOME AN IMAP TRAINER.
- NCCA approved NASM certification exam
- Online NASM practice exam
- 4th edition NASM textbook
- Online NASM course content/presentations
- Online NASM and IMAP exercise libraries
- Interactive learning activities
- Interactive program design modules
- Assessment forms that can be modified for your business
- Optional internship (the “Immersion Program”)
- Use of the IMAP Training brand and logo for marketing
- 24 Florida CEUs for the massage portion of the course
The NASM CPT EXAM is proudly accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
For more information or to register for the IMAP program please contact The Florida School of Massage .
The Cambrea institute website contains additional information and course offerings.