Saturday, November 23, 2013

Body Geometry Fit Certification

We came out to SBCU back in April to expand on our fit knowledge and enjoyed the course. Last month we came out for the level II of the course to learn a few more advanced techniques and further our knowledge. Following the level 2 class somebody said, "Hell, certification is 3 weeks from now, you should show up and do it." Starting something and not finishing just isn't our style so getting final certification was a must. After some research we noticed that certification happens once a year so we booked a flight.

Specialized takes certification very serious.

So last week we flew back out to Morgan Hill, CA for the 3rd and final level of Body Geometry Fit training. The course was 2 days. Day 1 consisted of reviewing the BG FIT method and day 2 was the certification. For final certification we had to do a practicum fit on a random rider and a written test. Pass these test and show our mastery of the BG FIT method and then we would be the first and only Certified Master Body Geometry Fitter in the state of Alabama.
Above is the bike from my practicum fit. For the practicum fit the instructors find a random volunteer from the building and randomly pair you with them. From there you have 2.5 hours to perform a full pre-fit physical assessment and Body Geometry fit. During these 2.5 hours you are graded every step of the way for professionalism, understanding that your doing, why your doing it and technique.  I wasn't too stressed, it's just another fit which is something we do daily at the shop. Everything went smooth and we nailed the fit just like we do everyday at the shop.

The written test went fine, just like any test one would take in school. The test consisted of general fit knowledge and case studies. Afterwards we snapped a photo with Dr. Andy Pruitt and Specialized founder Mike Sinyard for the certificate.

Below is a video of what the certification consist of. I'm not one of the original certified fitters but this video give you the idea of what certification is.

Yes, Joseph passed on his first shot.