CEU Webinar | The New “Special Population”: The Role of Group Fitness in Drug and Alcohol Recovery


Individuals in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders have not traditionally been recognized as a special population in the fitness industry despite the benefits of an exercise program and significant special needs of this group. We are here to change that!

Nicole Golden, author of the Drug and Alcohol Recovery Fitness Specialist online course, presents this exciting webinar to explore fitness programming for a new “special population” in the fitness industry. This session will provide an overview of how to create and structure a group fitness class in an inpatient Drug/Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility.

Continuing Education: Product option “Webinar + CEU Quiz” provides one (1) CEU toward renewal of any of the following MedFit Classroom’s fitness specializations:

  • Medical Fitness Specialist

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Nicole Golden has been a health/fitness professional since 2014 when she left the field of education to pursue a full-time career in fitness. Nicole holds a Master of Science degree from Concordia University Chicago in Applied Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Nutrition. She is a NASM Master Trainer, CES, FNS, BCS, CSCS (NSCA) and AFAA certified group fitness instructor. Nicole is a sports nutritionist certified through the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

She is the owner of FWF Wellness where she specializes in corrective exercise, nutrition coaching, and training special populations. She has a great deal of experience working with a wide variety of clients including female athletes, cancer survivors, older adults with medical comorbidities, and clients who have undergone bariatric surgery. She also has a special interest in coaching clients in recovery from Substance Use Disorders.

She is the author of MedFit Classroom’s Drug and Alcohol Recovery Fitness Specialist online course  the first course of its kind, providing fitness professionals the education required to work successfully with the drug & alcohol recovery population.

When she is not training clients or teaching fitness classes, Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband and five children.