What is a CPEP?
Certified Posture Exercise Professional (CPEP®) CPEPs are independent health, fitness and/or wellness professionals who have acquired or are pursuing posture specialist training through the intensive CPEP® program, led by BodyZone.com founder Dr. Steven Weiniger, renowned posture expert, delegate to the White House Conference on Aging, and author of Stand Taller Live Longer. The CPEP program has set the international standard in postural assessment and strengthening posture through focused motion exercise to improve patient/client outcome by improving balance, alignment, functional motion and performance.
StrongPosture® Exercise When working with a CPEP, they will often begin by assessing the mechanics of how your body is moving with a posture assessment and then will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that includes exercise to improve your posture. The StrongPosture® exercise protocols CPEPs teach work to systematically strengthen posture by working on all three elements of posture: Balance, Alignment and Motion. CPEPs usually focus on one element at a time to build awareness and increase your ability to control that element, building a virtuous spiral of postural strength.
Improving posture has been shown to relieve pain and joint stress, while also improving balance, energy levels, functional motion, and flexibility, ability to breathe deeply, appearance, confidence and athletic performance.
Subtle changes in posture spreads to all your daily habits, which is why the StrongPosture® exercise protocols CPEPs offer have helped thousands to look, feel and perform at their best while minimizing postural and joint stress.
Who can teach me to do StrongPosture® Exercise? Certified Posture Exercise Professionals (CPEP) are the only people trained and certified to teach StrongPosture® exercises. To be eligible for posture coaching CPEPs must complete extensive training, and must pass a written examination and demonstrate profiency in teaching and adapting the StrongPosture® protocols to people of various levels of fitness and ability, for both injury rehab and wellness. You can verify the status of a CPEP by using the CPEP posture specialist locator (look for results containing the CPEP logo).
CPEP Professionals may teach, within the scope of their state law and professional licensing or certification board. Professionals holding CPEP posture specialty certification includes doctors (DC, DO, MD, DPT, OMD), therapists (PT, OT, L.Ac, MT, LMT, RMT, NMT), trainers (AT, CPT), fitness instructors (Yoga, Pilates, Alexander Technique, Rolfing, Feldenkrais), nurses, among other professionals. CPEPs® usually offer posture exercise along with other specialties, techniques or therapies as part of a treatment plan or exercise regime.