Get certified as a Sleep Recovery Specialist

Nordic Fitness Education are pleased to announce the release of an exciting online, professional development course for fitness professionals, titled the Sleep Recovery Specialist!

Sleep is the most basic, but yet misunderstood health solution. Over the last 70 years the average amount of sleep in Western nations has declined by more than an hour from 7.9 hours to now only 6.8 hours per person per night, a significant 14% reduction. To add to this loss of sleep, 30% of people surveyed report experiencing poor sleep on most nights of the week, with increased stress and worry being the primary cause of sleep disruption.  The financial cost of sleep loss and sleep disorders to national economies is substantial. Europe’s 2 largest economies, the UK and Germany, report a combined economic loss of €110 billion directly associated with sleep problems.

Fitness professionals working in gyms, health clubs and other locations all across Europe, America and the globe are already well positioned to support individuals and communities to address ongoing sleep habits and behaviours. Sleep loss and poor quality sleep also has been proven to have significant negative effects upon sporting performance and on recovery from exercise, making this a highly relevant subject for personal trainers, fitness professionals and strength and conditioning coaches to address. 

The Sleep Recovery Specialist (SRS) is a purely online, continuing professional development course that helps fitness professionals gain the knowledge and skills necessary to support an individual to positively impact their sleep. This is a ground-breaking first for the European fitness industry to help address such an important health need. The course is also supported and includes specific interviews with a range of world leading sleep researchers and coaches; including Dr Russell Foster, Professor of Circadian Neuroscience at Oxford University, Dr Erna Arnardóttir from Univeristy of Reykjavik and the Landspitali Research hospital, Dr Ian Dunican who works in applied sleep and performance with the Australian Institute of Sport, and also Nick Littlehales known as the Elite Sport Sleep Coach who has worked with leading Premiership football clubs and the internationally successful Team Sky Cycling team. 

How will the Sleep Recovery Specialist help? It will improve your client’s sense of happiness and wellbeing, improve their health risk markers, reduce their risk of obesity and diabetes, improve their daily energy and alertness, reduce their appetite and sweet cravings, improve their recovery from physical training, increase their muscle building potential, and achieve all of this through learning how to improve their sleep.

EREPs ApprovedWe invite interested fitness professionals to act now and study in this essential and much needed discipline. Stand out from the crowd and become a skilled and certified Sleep Recovery Specialist with Nordic Fitness Education. The Sleep Recovery Specialist course has been reviewed and approved by Europe Active and the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREP's). Successfully certified students will also receive recognition for the maximum 10 hours within the EREP's Lifelong Learning Programme

For more information and to enroll in this unique certification programme please click here.