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Learn more about how we deliver our Personal Training courses, the content of the courses and how we solve Personal Trainers career problems pro-actively by clicking the headings below...

Information on the Career Route

The Career Route - Built to solve the problems of a Personal Trainer

Personal Trainers are the some of the nicest people you will meet.  They have in common the fact that they want to help people for a living.  Sometimes in life-changing ways.  Often the trainer has come on a journey of their own that they want to share, whether that be a change in fitness, a lifetime of fitness, a recovery from an injury or a recovery from an illness.

Upon completing the Personal Training qualification they expect to walk into an environment where everyone gets on, clients just appear and all the trainers in a certain area, gym or space, pull together to help raise standards in the industry.  Unfortunately, this is not the case, and as most trainers start, they get a rude awakening to the fact that trainers have to compete with each other to find and keep clients.

In order to be successful, you need to work with a company that understands the bumps in the road.  We designed the career route to help you through the often bumpy journey that is being a Personal Trainer.  The following is the process that is important to help you become and stay a Personal Trainer.

A space to train
Pricing that supports your lifestyle
Marketing that brings potential clients to you
Selling skills that allow you to help the right people buy the right product from you
Clients that sign up
Training that makes clients that stay
Training that helps attract new clients
A route to progress knowledge
A route to progress up to a mentor (if that is an eventual goal)
A community that is in regular contact, and safe to bounce ideas off of and ask questions to
Resources to help with difficult clients
Networking to allow a wider view of the industry and possibly the opportunity to travel and grow
A fun space to have a laugh with others in the industry
Support for everything from the rough times to sharing great results.

When building this support system we realised that we needed to teach a lot more than just a few certificates of CPD, we realised we needed to build a support system and education system that made you the best you could be. That is what the combination of the Mentorships, the #FSQUAD and the new free, Faster Trainer Register will do for you.

AIQ - Level 2 - Gym Instructors Course

You will work through your Active IQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification at your own pace using a combination of pre-recorded online learning, bi-weekly webinars, tutorials and a 1-1 practical workshop.  Plus you will have your own tutor available to deliver personalised online lessons, 1-1 if required.

You will study a range of modules in this course including;

Anatomy & Physiology
Supporting Clients
Health & Safety
Designing Gym Based Exercise
Delivering Gym Based Exercise
In terms of assessment, you will complete the below tasks (you have FREE unlimited attempts at all of these!)

Coursework 
2 multiple choice theory exams
Practical exam (taken at a gym as close to you as we can find)

AIQ Level 3 - Diploma in Personal Training

You will work through your Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training qualification at your own pace using a combination of pre-recorded online learning, bi-weekly webinars, tutorials and a 1-1 practical workshop. Plus you will have your own tutor available to deliver personalised online lessons, 1-1 if required.

You will study a range of modules in this course including;

Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness 
The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health 
Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions 
Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients
Programme design and delivery for personal training 

Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers 


Coursework 
2 multiple choice theory exams
Practical exams (taken at a gym as close to you as we can find)

Mentorship 1

Mentorship 1 is the one we call Superhero Side Kick.  Let me explain,

When you pass your level 3 course, then you have to make the transition from student to expert.  More than that though, you have to become an expert in a gym or an area of experts who probably have more experience than you.  This can be disheartening, especially as you have to learn the job, meet new people, make sales, deliver training, teach classes (potentially) all while still finding your feet with the material.

Additionally, you now have it harder than other generations of Personal Trainers, because you have to compete with and participate in social media. When you have joined an industry to help people and you get these new challenges, then you need more than a business plan or another 12 courses to complete.  You need a mentor and a plan!

In mentorship 1 you will get access to the course designed to help you through these first challenges.  Our focus is to help you to develop a process of your own, that will help you to find clients, talk to them easily, help them achieve their goals (that they often hide from you and themselves), and to help teach them how to tell your story so they will refer more clients to your business.

The journey we take you on will consist of 13 tasks which we support with online pre-recorded videos and bi-weekly lectures -
1 - How to identify potential clients
2 - How to approach potential clients
3 - Finding their carrot and their stick
4 - Building your rounded skill set
5 - Social Media - Finding the skill in the popular programme
6 - Energy Systems - Building for feeling and specific results through the intensity of an exercise
7 - Social Media - Deconstructing popular exercises
8 - Planning for specific goals on the Faster Skill Development - Performance scale
9 - Removing the risk from the cool exercise
10 - Building a Plan for sales and marketing, price setting and social media post goals
11 - Social Media - Deconstructing a popular programme to identify the 5 Faster skills
12 - Adapting exercises to specifically hit muscle groups
13 - Utilising the Mentorship 1 content to build a Faster SETS card workout

It is more than just a set of modules though, as you go through these tasks, using the online pre-recorded content, and the bi-weekly lessons you will start to grow as a Personal Trainer.  Your eyes will be open to the tricks of the industry and you will start to build better more specific training programmes for your client.   This will help them see results quicker and it will feel great as they send you texts full of pride and probably more clients.

Mentorship 2

Mentorship 2 is the one we call Street Superhero.  Let me explain,

When you have been in the industry for a while and you know that you need something else, you want to work with a wider range of clients and you want to develop your own style. In order to do this you need to own your craft and then build further skills and techniques on top of that.  This is the course that will drive home all the parts of the craft you will need to grow your business, client base and programming skills.  We take this level to help you learn to develop an almost unlimited library of exercises (that you build), along with the ability to take a client accurately and then we link you to like-minded trainers who will help you build your business.

This is going to be your way of feeling confident in what you do and how you do it, you will be able to own building content for your website, social media accounts and your classes will rock.  More than that though, you will be fully confident with clients with any goal. We labelled this level Street Superhero because you will master the full range of techniques that the best trainers, trained elsewhere will have.

This journey will consist of 27 tasks with supporting pre-recorded videos and online live bi-weekly lectures -
1 - Building opening lines and analysing status for success
2 - Going in deep with the Why Why So So technique
3 - Setting goals with meaningful routes from extrinsic to intrinsic motivation
4 - Defining movements required for client success
5 - Joint actions and reasons for requirement across all of the FASTER defined skills
6 - Deconstructing and rebuilding a viral programme using the FASTER skill development/performance continuum
7 - Applying the effects of energy systems to gain physical results
8 - How to recognise and build the individual and Big eight movement possibilities across all major joints
9 - Muscle movement reaction recognition
10 - Deconstructing a viral exercise programme using the FASTER anatomy of exercise criteria
11 - Programming for weight loss using the SETS card
12 - Programming for muscle definition using the SETS card
13 - Assessing the requirements for movement, skill and performance assessments for clients
14 - Building accurate movement, skill and performance assessments for clients
15 - Coaching for 10 for Performance and Mindful Movement
16 - Building Skill Clusters for the 5 Skills (creating 45 exercises)
17 - Building Skill Clusters for the Upper Body in Skill Development (45 exercises)
18 - Building Skill Clusters for the Lower Body in Skill Development (45 exercises)
19 - Building Skill Clusters for the Upper Body in Performance Development (45 exercises)
20 - Building Skill Clusters for the Lower Body in Performance Development (45 exercises)
21 - Applying the Faster Exercise Generator for one muscle in Skill Development (45 exercises)
22 - Fatigue and Central Governer
23 - Loading performance criteria for top speed
24 - Loading performance criteria for acceleration
25 - Deconstructing the effects of resistance equipment on Gravity, Ground Reaction and Momentum
26 - Injury strategies from Injury to Performance
27 - Full programming

Mentorship 3

Mentorship 3 is the one we call Superhero.  Let me explain,

At some point, you will reach the point, where being the best at the skills the others trainer have, is just not enough. Now is the time to find you.  It is where you will need the craft to build on, the strategies that allow you to develop your own style and information and then the network to make sure you stay on top of your game, you have a collection of people who understand the process and are willing to support you with it.  This would include sharing studies, helping with clients, sharing contacts and all the other benefits of being part of this collection of people.

The superhero part of this course is found in the craft we share with you.  After spending over 20+ years in the industry, helping trainers reach the top of their potential and our industry, the skills you will learn will accelerate your progress to help you achieve your goals in the industry.

The journey consists of the following tasks with support pre-recorded videos and live lessons online bi-weekly -
1 - Avoiding Industry pitfalls using the FASTER system of filtering information
2 - The Anatomy of an Exercise explored for exercise creation
3 - Defining an overview of Long-term Programming for specific outcomes
4 - How to define the exact experience required to get the client to achieve success while staying motivated and positive
5 - Programming for experience
6 - How to locate, evaluate and compile research for all trainers
7 - Applying the BIE in (Biomechanics, Intensity, Experience) system for evaluating client needs
8 - Deconstructing the anatomy of an assessment
9 - Fatigue Management Review
10 - Defining all bone motions
11 - Predicting all Muscle Actions (PAM) in all different plane combinations across all the major joints
12 - HMAC 7 - How to predict all bone, joint, and muscle activity in any movement at the important parts of a motion
13 - Applying Energy System knowledge to build specific outcome programmes
14 - Build 3 programmes where the biomechanics and intensity is based on specific research
15 - Build 14 exercise clusters for each component of a skill for skill development (98 Exercises)
16 - Build 14 exercise clusters for each component of a skill for performance enhancement (98 Exercises)
17 - Dissecting the 7 components of forces provided by training tools (RULE THE TOOL)
18 - Building long-term exercise routes from skill development to performance enhancement
19 - From HMAC to full long-term programme design
20 - Injury research and programme application
21 - Pain Science and exercise design
22 - Collecting information for an exercise experience
23 - The three-act programme design process

#FSQUAD

This is our business community, which we give to you for 12 months when you have completed your level 2/3 course.  #FSQUAD is the place to go to find content on how to run your business, find a route for your career, get to more clients, convert more clients and more.
#FSQUAD is on version 2, which launches in September 2018 and is built around live hangouts where we use Q&A as well specific lectures and guests to help you not only run your business but also to grow it to allow you to have the life you want.

Featuring - 
How to build your brand
How to build videos, blogs and other media to support your message
Career advice to help you get the best roles in the positions you want to work
Long-term planning focussing on - Product, Marketing and Finance the three keys to success
Monthly sharing of - Product, Marketing and Finance the three keys to success
Weekly sharing of -  Product, Marketing and Finance the three keys to success
Daily sharing of - Product, Marketing and Finance the three keys to success

Live -
Once a year get together live
Bi-weekly online meeting/call to develop skills and share experience.
Guest experts to contribute to the content and run one off live calls

Your Personalised App, Client Manager and Trainer Page

In order to solve the problem of being known as a professional, organised and able to work with clients easily, we now have a system to help you.  Using our brand as a way of helping you have credibility through association to the community of trainers, and by working on SEO for your specific page, we are building a trainer register that is free and focussed on finding you, new clients.  When we find a client we take no fee or commission either, these will be your clients!

To do this, now as part of signing up with the Level 2/3, we will get you to use the My PT hub system (you will get the first year for free with your white labelled app paid for by FASTER), to give you a platform that will help you to -

Add an unlimited number of clients
Create unlimited training plans
Create unlimited nutrition plans
Track your client's progress and results
Upload and Store Documents
Accept online payments
Manage accounts, billing and receipts
iOS and Android Apps
Custom App and branding
Create unlimited custom forms
7,500+ Exercises
600,000+ Food Items
Public Calendar
Event Creation
Custom Exercises
Custom Food Items
Barcode Scanner
Macro Calculator
External Calendar Sync.
Progress Photos
Fitbit Integration

Plus loads more features to make you stand out against your competition.  You may also use the Powered by FASTER logo and link to your page on our website.

Personal Training Community – Live Virtual Training 
(via Zoom conference Call)

Information on the Community

Faster has always had the most envied community in the industry, so much so, that some trainers think we are like a cult.  We are not.  Instead, we lead the industry by inviting you back to sit in on the courses you previously paid for, without asking for any more payments.  Our group chats and live hangouts are built to help passionate Personal Trainers to interact, grow and face truths about the industry that can challenge and ultimately improve the individual.  We do go to fight for each other, as you would expect, but we also support through good times and bad time.  Faster is a real family, a place for ups and downs and somewhere that you will be free to be you and develop into the trainer you want to be.

Our course delivery and community support systems are designed to give you safe spaces to learn, grow and become the trainer the industry deserves. These tabs below share the dates we will get together online, so you can have a community without wasted commuting time, and make friends way before you ever even meet.

Meeting on Zoom

Zoom is an app that is similar to Skype, we use it to deliver online training in a way that is both interactive and non-intrusive.  It gives you the ability to switch off your camera or microphone, you can privately chat with other students on the call via text (including the Tutor, who can then answer anonymous questions)

Our lectures for courses have the lesson and then a Q&A session, we do not record these so you can feel free that you have a space to learn and make mistakes without having any come back.

Level 2/3 - These meetups will be for the most popular lesson the group needs tackling that week, plus online help with Q&A's

FASTER courses - These will rotate through content as a normal classroom course would, with the support of pre-recorded videos if you miss a hangout.  As with all our courses, as long as you stay active and inside our guideline then you have access to these with no additional fee after your original fee.

#FSQUAD - This is a bi-weekly business topic and discussion aimed at improving your Personal Training business.  We will have guest experts and spend time helping your business.

Content Community - A weekly group, that is free with #FSQUAD, but also available as a monthly subscription, where we build, share and support content.

Faster Social - This is a monthly networking check-in available to all of our students to help connect, answer generic questions and just to keep you in touch with other Personal Trainers in an industry that can be lonely around friends.

AIQ Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer Courses

Every two weeks we have a group drop-in to help to discuss what is needed to get you through the course.  These weeks we will run support lessons as well, based on the group's feedback of what people are struggling with or would like to re-cap.

Level 2 and 3 hangouts happen at the same time, more details will be shared each week though.
(1-1 hangouts are still available as you need them)

Dates - Time 6.30-8.30pm

October 2018
3rd, 17th, 31st

November 2018
14th, 28th

December 2018
12th

January 2019
9th, 23rd

February 2019
6th and 20th

March 2019
6th and 20th

April 2019
3rd and 17th

Mentorship 1 - Live Zoom Lessons

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Dates and Lectures - All Running at 6pm to 7pm

October 30th - 2018
1 - How to identify potential clients
2 - How to approach potential clients
3 - Finding their carrot and their stick

November 6th - 2018
4 - Building your rounded skill set
5 - Social Media - Finding the skill in the popular programme
6 - Energy Systems - Building for feeling and specific results through the intensity of an exercise

November 20th - 2018
7 - Social Media - Deconstructing popular exercises
8 - Planning for specific goals on the Faster Skill Development - Performance scale
9 - Removing the risk from the cool exercise

December 4th - 2018
10 - Building a Plan for sales and marketing, price setting and social media post goals
11 - Social Media - Deconstructing a popular programme to identify the 5 Faster skills
12 - Adapting exercises to specifically hit muscle groups

December 18th - 2018
13 - Utilising the Mentorship 1 content to build a Faster SETS card workout

 

Mentorship 2 - Live Zoom Dates

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Live sessions will be from 6pm to 7pm on Thursdays 

December 27th 2018
1 - Building opening lines and analysing status for success
2 - Going in deep with the Why Why So So technique
3 - Setting goals with meaningful routes from extrinsic to intrinsic motivation

January 10th 2019
4 - Defining movements required for client success
5 - Joint actions and reasons for requirement across all of the FASTER defined skills
6 - Deconstructing and rebuilding a viral programme using the FASTER skill development/performance continuum

January 24th 2019
7 - Applying the effects of energy systems to gain physical results
8 - How to recognise and build the individual and Big eight movement possibilities across all major joints
9 - Muscle movement reaction recognition
10 - Deconstructing a viral exercise programme using the FASTER anatomy of exercise criteria

February 7th 2019
11 - Programming for weight loss using the SETS card
12 - Programming for muscle definition using the SETS card
13 - Assessing the requirements for movement, skill and performance assessments for clients
14 - Building accurate movement, skill and performance assessments for clients

February 21st 2019
15 - Coaching for 10 for Performance and Mindful Movement
16 - Building Skill Clusters for the 5 Skills (creating 45 exercises)
17 - Building Skill Clusters for the Upper Body in Skill Development (45 exercises)
18 - Building Skill Clusters for the Lower Body in Skill Development (45 exercises)
19 - Building Skill Clusters for the Upper Body in Performance Development (45 exercises)
20 - Building Skill Clusters for the Lower Body in Performance Development (45 exercises)
21 - Applying the Faster Exercise Generator for one muscle in Skill Development (45 exercises)

March 7th 2019
22 - Fatigue and Central Governer
23 - Loading performance criteria for top speed
24 - Loading performance criteria for acceleration
25 - Deconstructing the effects of resistance equipment on Gravity, Ground Reaction and Momentum

March 21st 2019
26 - Injury strategies from Injury to Performance
27 - Full programming

Mentorship 3 - Live Zoom Dates

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These take place every other Friday, and the first cohort will arrive at these lectures in April, where these will start April 5th from  7.30pm to 8.30pm on Fridays

April 5th 2019
1 - Avoiding Industry pitfalls using the FASTER system of filtering information
2 - The Anatomy of an Exercise explored for exercise creation
3 - Defining an overview of Long-term Programming for specific outcomes

April 19th 2019
4 - How to define the exact experience required to get the client to achieve success while staying motivated and positive
5 - Programming for experience
6 - How to locate, evaluate and compile research for all trainers

May  3rd 2019
7 - Applying the BIE in (Biomechanics, Intensity, Experience) system for evaluating client needs
8 - Deconstructing the anatomy of an assessment
9 - Fatigue Management Review

May 17th 2019
10 - Defining all bone motions
11 - Predicting all Muscle Actions (PAM) in all different plane combinations across all the major joints
12 - HMAC 7 - How to predict all bone, joint, and muscle activity in any movement at the important parts of a motion

May 31st 2019
13 - Applying Energy System knowledge to build specific outcome programmes
14 - Build 3 programmes where the biomechanics and intensity is based on specific research

June 14th 2019
15 - Build 14 exercise clusters for each component of a skill for skill development (98 Exercises)
16 - Build 14 exercise clusters for each component of a skill for performance enhancement (98 Exercises)
17 - Dissecting the 7 components of forces provided by training tools (RULE THE TOOL)
18 - Building long-term exercise routes from skill development to performance enhancement

June 28th 2019 
19 - From HMAC to full long-term programme design
20 - Injury research and programme application
21 - Pain Science and exercise design

July 12th 2019
22 - Collecting information for an exercise experience
23 - The three-act programme design process

Injury Rehabilitation Specialist

Learn more and book by clicking here
Live Zoom dates can be found on our front page, calls run at 1.30pm GMT - 
Module 1 – Faster Process – 8th November
Module 2 – Biomechanics – 15th November
Module 3 – Brain and Nervous System – 22nd November
Module 4 – Injury – 29th November
Module 5 – Pain – 6th December
Module 6 – Prediction and Prevention of Injury – 13th December
Module 7 – Skill Development – 20th December
Module 8 – Performance Training – 27th December
Module 9 – Exercise Creation – 3rd January 2019
Module 10 – Communication – 10th January 2019
Module 11 – Assessment – 17th January 2019
Module 12 – Experiential Exercise Design – 24th January 2019

#FSQUAD Live on Zoom

Get on #FSQUAD here...

Every two weeks we will run a call on a specific area of business development, and share goals plus a task to keep us on track.  Also through our content creation club, we will ensure that our meetups bring us the best outcomes for our marketing. 

Additionally, we will run the Faster Content Creation meetings on the opposite Mondays.  This is a free group for the #FSQUAD members

This is our new schedule of lectures and meet up, dates on Zoom for FSQUAD -

All the FSQUAD meet-ups happen at 3 pm on a Monday Afternoon - 

2018
1st - October - Long-term planning  - COMPLETED (now delivered 1-1 on sign-up)
15th - October - Building a 3rd Circle Service
29th - October - Marketing in the PT offseason
12th - November - Multiple sources of Income
26th - November - Planning your way through December
10th - December - Building a 2019 Plan of Action
17th - December - Virtual Christmas Party

2019
7th - January - Planning a price increase
21st - January - Developing leads in the community
4th - February - Presenting to corporate clients
18th - February - Following and converting leads
4th - March - The art of writing newsletters
18th - March - How to get the interest of the local and national press (PR)
1st - April - Digital advertising
15th - April - Career Planning
29th - April - How to cope with hard business times
13th - May - How to get to A'list clients
27th - May - How to charge a fair but top end price

 

Content Creation Club

To sign up for this group then click here...

These are the dates of our live Zooms, they happen bi-weekly on Monday mornings at 10am. 

2018
8th - October - Story Structure finding beats
22nd - October - Story Structure planning the turn
5th - November - Story Structure matching dialogue and visuals
19th - November - Story Structure building arcs
3rd - December - Story Structure long-term planning

2019
14th - January - Building your personality online
28th - January - How to deliver character through voice
11th - February - Watching your words, the importance of detail
25th - February - How to be funny, not stupid or strange on video
11th - March - Going live in a compelling way
25th - March - Building an interactive live video
8th - April - Creating content with writers' block
22nd - April - Avoiding normal to create extraordinary content
6th - May - Utilising popular TV formats to create compelling content
20th - May - The art of voiceover

FTE 2019

These are the dates for our top Level course, click here to read more and possibly sign up...

Running in the evenings at 8pm
Feb 4th – Biopsychosocial the overview of an approach
Feb 18th – Biology focus – Research Skills
Mar 4th – Biology focus – Biomechanics
Mar 18th -Biology focus – Advanced Biomechanics
April 1st – Biology focus – Movement Creation
April 15th – Psychology – Skill Development
April 29th – Psychology – Performance
May 13th – Social Science – Emotions and Pain
May 27th – Social Science – Influence and motivation

LIVE - 11am to 5pm
Venue – Nottingham City Centre (Specifics to be confirmed with the number of attendees)
Dates – 6,7,8,9 June
Day 1 – Building Craft (Observing and Predicting Movement across the whole body)
Day 2 – Building Craft (Research Skills, Assessment and Experience Design)
Day 3 – Building Craft (Exercise design and loading, hands-on and off techniques, coaching through the Biopsychosocial Model)
Day 4 – Utilising and Apply Craft to Strategy (Programme design that is based on the clients Biology, Psychology and utilizes social sciences to deliver this)

ONLINE – Delivered by Zoom conferencing and HiveLearning, a mixture of online material and live discussions.  A task and lecture every two weeks. Running at 8pm
June 24th – Biology – Sensation and Proprioception
July 8th – Psychology – Coaching
July 22nd – Social Science – Story Telling and Delivery
Aug 5th – Biology – Speed, Strength, Power and Range
Aug 19th – Psychology – Motivation, drive, inner conflict and story
Sep 2nd – Social Science – Language, Voice Control, Information Delivery
Sep 16th – Teaching – Bring all the skills together

LIVE 11-5
Venue – Nottingham City Centre (Specifics to be confirmed with the number of attendees)
Dates – 26,27,28,29 September
Day 1 – Advanced Craft and Strategies (Building on the skills and techniques from get together 1)
Day 2 – Delivering Courses, Talks and Promoting your business (The Craft and strategies of consistent delivery utilising Psychology and Social Sciences through story and goal driven games)
Day 3 – Teaching Lesson Plans and Feedback
Day 4 – Teaching Lesson Plans and Feedback

ONLINE – Delivered by Zoom conferencing and HiveLearning, the final weeks are to support and get you to the next level.
Oct 21st – General Catch up
Nov 11th – General Catch up
Dec 9th – General Catch up
Jan 13th – General Catch up

Faster Social Club - All Faster students welcome

Email John@fasterglobal.com for link details.

This get together is a networking hour designed to help you connect with the community, we will have a 30-minute topic at the start and then just a chat and get together!

2018
October - 18th at 6 pm
November - 15th at 11 am
December - 20th at 6pm