This continuing education course with exam teaches you how to alleviate
chronic fatigue and pain in your clients with fibromyalgia syndrome
(FMS) by designing programs that do not further aggravate their
Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:
Continuing education exam
Exercise and Fibromyalgia, Second Edition CE Course is a comprehensive presentation of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). It teaches you how to alleviate chronic fatigue and pain in your clients and facilitate movement. This course combines research studies and medical findings and distills the facts into an easy-to-understand approach. Instill confidence in your clients as the physical activity programs you design diminish their chronic fatigue without aggravating their condition.
Provide a general overview of the clinical condition of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).
List the primary and secondary symptoms associated with FMS and factors that may exacerbate symptoms.
Identify methods and criteria used in the clinical diagnosis of fibromyalgia.
Outline management strategies for clients with FMS.
Discuss the benefits of regular physical activity in the management of FMS.
Explain the components of an exercise program for a client with FMS.
Discuss exercise design for clients with FMS with respect to mode, intensity, duration, frequency, and progression of exercise.
Identify general exercise considerations and recommendations for clients with FMS.
Outline pain, fatigue, and sleep management strategies.
Explain appropriate health screening methods and exercise monitoring techniques for clients with FMS.
Identify common classifications of drugs used in the treatment of fibromyalgia.
Identify professional responsibilities of fitness professionals when working with clients with FMS.
Chapter 1. Fibromyalgia
Understanding Cognitive Dysfunction
Understanding Sleep disturbances
Chapter 2. Exercise Design
Perceived Barriers to Exercise
Benefits of Exercise
Exercise Program Goals
Exercise Program Design
Overcoming Postexercise Symptoms
Self-Care & Self-Efficacy
Alternative Physical Activities
Chapter 3. Management Strategies
When to Rest
Chapter 4. Professional Responsibilities
Health Screening for Physical Activity
Criteria for Termination of Exercise
Contraindications for Exercise
Physician Contact and Referral
Appendix A. Monitoring Exercise Appendix B. Medications
A continuing education course for personal trainers and other allied
health professionals working with clients or patients with fibromyalgia.
Gwen Hyatt, MS, founded DSWFitness (Desert Southwest Fitness,
Inc.) Center for Continuing Education in 1980 to provide continuing
education for fitness, health, rehabilitation, and clinical
professionals. With a double master’s degree in exercise science and
gerontology, Hyatt is highly respected for her work in exercise and
aging. In 2013 DSWFitness was acquired by Human Kinetics, and Hyatt
serves as the director of continuing education for Human Kinetics. Hyatt
is a former faculty member at Bemidji State University and the
University of Arizona. She is a recipient of the 2005 ACE Fitness
Educator of the Year Award, the Southern Arizona Small Business Award
for Excellence as a Woman-Owned Business, the Utah Fitness Instructors
Association Leadership Award, and the Arthur Anderson Small Business
Award. To celebrate turning 50, Hyatt participated in her first century
cycling event and went on to become a platinum century cyclist. At the
age of 55, she jumped into multisport competitions and completed over 30
triathlons. At age 65 her goal is to cycle the world. For more than 33
years Hyatt has been an industry educator and role model.
"Many of my clients struggle with fibromyalgia, and I feel I can meet
their needs better with exercise design as well as recovery process."
J. Boyer-Kendrick—Vancouver, WA
"I learned so much about fibromyalgia, its symptoms, side effects,
and management strategies. I'm looking forward to incorporating all I've
learned into my clients' training sessions!"
J. Watley—Sulphur Springs, TX
"I have several clients with FMS. I am glad that I had the
opportunity to take this course and become a better fitness instructor