Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, certified stimulation coaches serve as an engine of change. Our Fit Minds’ certified coaches empower seniors to reach their greatest potential, whether they are healthy, have a dementia diagnosis or are dealing with advanced Alzheimer’s.
Stimulation coaching is an emotionally and financially rewarding full- or part-time opportunity. At Fit Minds, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing your work matters.
Are you interested in becoming a Certified Coach? Contact us today at email@example.com
“The biggest reward of working with seniors is building relationships of trust and watching them improve their cognitive abilities.”
– Amy Parmer, certified Fit Minds Coach
Fit Minds is the premier cognitive stimulation program for seniors. As a coach, you will have the ability to provide either mental stimulation to groups of seniors in senior living communities or individual coaching through our Personal Trainer for the Mind ™ program. Or you can provide both!
Trained Fit Minds certified stimulation coaches are equipped with a deeper understanding of brain functioning, dementia and Alzheimer’s. You will also gain a robust set of behavioral management tools to help you support seniors across all ability levels.
How Do I Become Certified?
Fit Minds offers a superior online training program that takes about 20 hours to complete at your own pace. Once you score a 75% on all five assessments, you are a certified Fit Minds Coach!
What Does It Cost?
Florida Certifications – free if you are in a Fit Minds geography.
U.S. Certifications — $497 one-time cost for online training and personal support. $175 one-time charge for Fit Minds manipulative kit. Free initial marketing consult and regular phone consultation on how to grow the list of seniors you are supporting.
Email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 813-282-8282 to find out how you can become a coach.
What are the essential job functions?
Personal Trainer for the Mind ™
- Download customized cognitive exercises to print from your computer.
- Work one-on-one to offer cognitive stimulation specific to each client’s capabilities.
- Log on to computer to enter brief notes after each Personal Trainer for the Mind ™
- Lead group cognitive programs for seniors in independent, assisted and memory care communities.
- Download group content on your computer.
- Review content sufficiently to allow superior delivery and strong senior participation.
- For Florida coaches:
- Observe at least one group or Personal Trainer for the Mind ™
- Successfully lead one or more Personal Trainer for the Mind ™ sessions with Fit Minds’ oversight.
What are the qualifications to become a coach?
- Four-year college degree
- Score of at least 75% on the assessments that accompany the online cognitive coach certification training
- Passion for improving the lives of seniors and their families
- Strong verbal and writing capabilities
- Flexibility and caring with the ability to adapt to the individual needs of seniors as they change
- All qualified applicants will receive consideration to become a 1099 contractor employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or other protected status
- Be willing to have a background check conducted
- Represent Fit Minds’ values in the way you work and support seniors and families
Still looking for the perfect four year college education?
National Louis University and Fit Minds are coming together to provide great perks for anyone on the Fit Mind’s Certified Coach path. Look for more info coming soon!
Vicki Nelson, daughter of mother diagnosed with dementia
“Mom has been working with FitMinds for over a year now and we could not be happier. Her coach, Michele, has done far more than just working on improving or maintaining her cognitive skills, but through FitMinds has established a loving and caring friendship with her. I have such peace knowing that FitMinds is checking in with mom a couple of times a week.”
“I’ve had the opportunity to see Fit Minds programs in action from the very start, I was impressed with the difference the Fit Minds programs made in the lives of my residents when I was the general manager at Portobello Manor. I remember with one family in particular, the improvement of her memory and the ability to interact with her kids had a huge impact on the family relationships.”
Fit Minds Rewards
“The biggest reward of working with seniors in building relationships of trust and watching them improve their cognitive abilities.”
My mom thrived…
“My mom thrived with Fit Minds. She was able to do things we thought she had lost forever.”
I have been in the senior living
“I have been in the senior living industry for more than twenty years and was also a Program Specialist and Client Advocacy for the Florida Gulf Coast Alzheimer’s Association. Fit Minds works! I love it!”
“Hourly sitters or group activities are not an antidote, as they rarely offer true personal engagement. As a result, I jumped at the opportunity to try Fit Minds. My brother observed a coaching session one day, astounded at the capabilities brought out that he thought were long gone… ”
Fit Minds always treats their clients with respect and works with them to improve their cognition and improve quality of life.
Fit Minds Wonderful Training
“Wonderful training – super helpful and easy to take and implement.”
Christel Augusta, Certified Cognitive Coach
“Both Independent living and Assisted living residents have benefited from the FitMinds Group Sessions. It is amazing to see how engaged they are and how each one progressively tackles more complex activities. What a privilege it is work with individuals and families who value their brain fitness health!”
Christi R. Harrington, daughter of mother diagnosed with dementia
“My family and I are grateful to have wonderful coaches work with Mom on a weekly basis. We especially enjoy the reports that show us her engagement with various subjects and love to see how the Fit Minds staff always put a smile on her face. Thank you, Michele and Janet, for genuinely caring about Mom.”
“Both coaches recently made the time to be significantly present for my mother’s birthday, and that speaks volumes. Her face lit up when she saw them arrive, as they are now an integral part of her world.”
“Fit Minds is an amazing program that delivers real results that matter – both for the client, the family, physicians overseeing the client’s care, etc. I work in the healthcare field and have seen firsthand the life-changing impact that this program has on people. I can’t say enough great things about it. If you are on the fence about whether or not to give it a try – just do it, and see for yourself.”
“Our residents are LOVING Fit Minds! We are using it twice each week for both assisted living and for memory care. We have so much fun during each session; in memory care our groups just keep getting bigger! Thanks to Fit Minds, we are learning more about the cognitive abilities and inabilities of our residents.”
The face-to-face interaction
“The face-to-face interaction, whether in a group or one on one session is what works! You are stimulating their minds. When Howie and I do our one-on-one sessions, we also talk about things we have in common for language discussion. We form a relationship above and beyond the exercises. It’s great stimulation.”
Fit Minds Positive Impact
“I have been in the industry for 25 years and have seen a lot of programming. Fit Minds stands head and shoulders above the rest. This is a complete solution that allows us to adapt to our clients’ individual needs and is easily executed by our staff. I saw first-hand the positive impact that the program had on my residents.”
“Technology in any form can be overwhelming especially in a skilled nursing facility. However, Kerri and Janet are so supportive. They are quick to respond to questions via email or phone call. They will come to your facility as often as you need them to assist with anything from setting up the computers, to training staff and facilitating programs and assisting staff to facilitate programs.”
“The Fitminds program has been amazing for the residents at our community. Janet Knupp and her team take the time to develop active learning projects. Our residents who are independent living love the challenges, and we have noticed improvements with the residents who have some memory issues; especially in confidence building, socialization, and short term recall. I recommend anyone try Fit Minds!”
“We have been using Fit Minds in our Memory Care community and it has been very well received by the residents and their families. It’s fun and stimulating for them and keeps them curious and involved.”
I was getting married in a few months and I had serious concerns about my mom not being able to attend because of her lack of connection to the world outside of her own head. The progress my mom made while working with Janet and her staff was so unbelievably pronounced in that short period of time, that my mom not only came to our wedding, she is in every picture smiling and having the time of her life. My gratitude for how FitMinds changed the last year of my mom’s life is more than I can ever repay. Thank you for my mom , Janet and all the staff who worked with her. Much love to you all!
Fit Minds Confident
“I became motivated and more confident about engaging in cognitive activities. I started to read again! I came to understand that simply doing crossword puzzles was not enough to keep my brain healthy.”
“I wanted to share some great news from my dad’s neurologist annual appointment. He remains stabilized and is maintaining and no significant decline was seen again this year. The two neurologists asked what he was doing and I shared how he was getting CST 3x/ week. His doctor said as long as it’s not stressful to him, to “ keep it up!”. Very exciting and I hope you use this news to keep you encouraged with what you do each day and how you are truly Impacting lives . Thank you so much!!”
“Fit Minds coaches care deeply about supporting seniors to retain their cognitive functioning and quality of life. I have met many of them and they are smart, professional and caring. I truly wish I knew about them for my parents.”
“Fit Minds Cognitive Coach Certification is not a walk in the park. It is challenging and I have a Master’s degree in dementia and health care systems teaching. The information is thorough and be prepared to take tests over if you do not achieve a passing score on the first test (that hurt my feelings a little). I felt not passing a test on the first time demonstrated the validity of the material, the commitment of the organization to provide challenging and thought-provoking educational content and Fit Mind’s desire to allow us to fully learn the material before providing us a Cognitive Coach Certification. I now look forward to offering this energizing and stimulating curriculum to the residents of our retirement community. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to maintain or improve a person’s cognitive well-being within a fun and safe environment.”
Susan Nelson, Florida Certified Coach
“Fit Minds is committed to ensuring that we, as coaches, are continuously prepared to successfully provide the highest-level cognitive coaching for our seniors. Starting with the online certification program, progressing into hands-on training and continuing with timely personal support when needed, we have the tools to achieve results for our clients and their families.”
“Our residents thoroughly enjoy both the group and individual sessions provided by Fit Minds. Not only are the activities fun and engaging but also therapeutic ultimately reaping cognitive benefit. Thank you to Janet and her amazing team!!”
It [certification training] was very informative. It reinforced what I already knew and also introduced me to studies and assessment tools I was unfamiliar with. The addition of modules addressing caregiver stress were also beneficial. These tools will be helpful, and I now have a greater grasp on how to present the program to the residents here at Presidential Place AND better support their families.
“Love the product. Our Residents Just moved in yesterday. We are just in the beginning process we are a brand-new building. I’m looking forward to using this in our memory care neighborhood and I know our engagement staff is looking forward to using this in our assisted-living.”
“Fit Minds is a truly unique and valuable program. They have been working with my mother for over a year. My mother has dementia, but they are able to bring life back in cognitive areas that are fading too fast. Some days they are even able to get mom to read again. Most of all they connect and engage with her on a personal level, a priceless gift. Janet, Amy, Susan, are amazing. A great opportunity for any senior, not just those with dementia.”
“It’s evident to me that Fit Minds is committed to serving seniors 1-on-1. It is amazing to see how engaged seniors with dementia can be with cognitive stimulation. Brain health is just as important as physical health.”
“I have known Janet and Peg for about a year now, and have used Fit Minds for the group program in 2 Memory Care communities. I have witnessed interactions and participation from residents who I never even thought understood, It is truly a priceless opportunity for senior living, and especially for those with dementia. And on top of all of that, everyone at Fit Minds are incredibly talented and humble individuals who I have the upmost respect for. Cheers to you, Fit Minds! I recommend this program for anyone in the senior living industry, you can thank me later!”
I cried tears of joy…
“I cried tears of joy when I saw my mom interacting with her granddaughters… This was the first time she acted like a grandma in two years.”
“Fit Minds’ coaches have been supporting Inspired Living at Tampa for years. We were one of the first communities in Florida to realize the value of cognitive stimulation! We have seen positive results for all of the residents who receive one-on-one Personal Trainer for the Mind sessions. We love that the one-on-one sessions are specific to each resident’s cognitive abilities. Fit Minds’ coaches are professional and have formed meaningful relationships with our residents as well. We loved the results we were seeing so much that we invited Fit Minds to also offer group cognitive stimulation sessions! We invite the public to come see one!”
“I am over the moon! What a nice gammet of information and support from such an amazing group of individuals who will work with you and be by your side throughout the entire process! I feel confident in my newfound skillset and able to take on the wonderful world of cognitive coaching!”
“Janet catapults the status quo as far as offering new and innovative products into senior communities. Having not met such an inspiring, caring, compassionate full of energy individual, Janet lights the way for what is to come. Truly an inspiration for the future of senior living. “
Fit Minds Opportunity
“People with mild / moderate dementia of all types should be given the opportunity to participate in a structured group cognitive stimulation programme. This should be delivered irrespective of any anti-dementia drug received by the person with dementia.”
Michele German, Florida Certified Fit Minds Coach
“I support two Fit Minds clients with very different levels of cognitive impairment by successfully tackling various Fit Minds activities, my independent living client is gaining self-confidence as well as demonstrating improved memory and verbal skills. My client in memory care displays focus and determination when completing activities.”