Your Successful Personal Training Career


“Every course is designed to deliver the exact skills and support you need to be successful in our industry”

Make me a Personal Trainer from scratch

Essentials

Mentorship Plus

Mentorship Plus includes
Level 2
Level 3
Level 3 to Confident Trainer
Level 3 to Business PT
FSQUAD - 1 Year Business Group Membership

Exclusive Package

Mentorship Plus includes
Level 2
Level 3
Level 3 to Confident Trainer
Level 4 Strength and Conditioning
Games for Pain
Full Spectrum Mobility Specialist
Stop Turn Accelerate XL
Biomechanics to Strength
Mentorship in Movement Programming
Injury Rehabilitation Specialist
International Presenter Group - 6 month Membership
FSQUAD - 1 Year Business Group Membership

Make me a Personal Trainer I have Level 2 Gym Instructor

Essentials

Mentorship Plus

Mentorship Plus includes
Level 3
Level 3 to Confident Trainer
Level 3 to Business PT
FSQUAD - 1 Year Business Group Membership

Exclusive Package

Mentorship Plus includes
Level 2
Level 3
Level 3 to Confident Trainer
Level 4 Strength and Conditioning
Games for Pain
Full Spectrum Mobility Specialist
Stop Turn Accelerate XL
Biomechanics to Strength
Mentorship in Movement Programming
Injury Rehabilitation Specialist
International Presenter Group - 6 month Membership
FSQUAD - 1 Year Business Group Membership

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How we teach you

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.

How you can pay
AIQ - Level 2 - Gym Instructors Course

AIQ Level 2 Gym Instructor - 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

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)

Level 3 to Confident Personal Trainer - Skills that bread confidence

L3 to confident trainer– Learn how to really understand the tools of your trade, exercises, training tools and programming. This course is designed to help you jump the initial feeling of imposter syndrome that happens when you first start as a Personal Trainer. It covers the following modules - 

Module 1 – Understanding Clients
Module 2 – How Exercises Work and How to Build your Own Teaching Points
Module 3 – Identifying the Muscles in an Exercise
Module 4 – Loading an Exercise
Module 5 – Movement Variables
Module 6 – Defining Skills and Performance
Module 7 – Building an Exercise Library that makes other trainers Envious
Module 8 – Understanding the Long term and Short term affects of Energy System training
Module 9 – Programming Components – Building exercise combinations
Module 10 – Programming in a way that brings clients back
Module 11 – Building a Long-term plan for your client
Module 12 – Building a plan to improve your practice

Level 3 to Business Personal Trainer - How to get started in your career

L3 Personal Trainer to Business PT – This course has been designed to help you with the components of a business that are vital to get you going by evaluating the pros and con’s of where to work, rent or start your business.  How to take money, find clients and keep clients, written by someone who has done this from scratch and managed to successfully set up as a premium Personal Trainer in her area.

Introduction to being a Personal Training Business
Finding your business Why
Evaluating the choices – Gym Based, Home Based, Studio Rent or Online
Finding the essentials – Insurance, Licence, DBS, GDPR etc
Working in Clubs – A guide to being successful
Working in Studios / Renting a Space
The successful Mobile Trainer
Generating Business – Finding Clients
Marketing – Planning and Budgeting
Designing the consultation for further sales and better retention
How to take payments
Tax and Record-Keeping

#FSQUAD - The business development and support group

#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

AIQ Level 4 in Strength and Conditioning

L4 Strength and Conditioning - This course will give you the certificate that gives you the keys to start in the fitness industry.  Our Level 4 is not sold on its own, but instead as part of a cobination of courses, mentorships and products to make sure you stand out as the best in the industry. We do not sell this as a stand alone course, and instead use it in combination with other courses, mentorships and products to help you make a career from the industry you enter.

If you have your Level 3 or another relevant qualification you can start this course straight away.

The course is taught using blended learning, with online lectures and notes, live online support lessons as well as two live 1-1 days, to teach and assess your skills as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. We teach 1-1 and assess 1-1 in order to make sure you are looked after and get the ideal and specific feedback you deserve.  It also means we can match your learning style and pace.

Level 4 – Strength and Conditioning Content

Entry Requirements

  • Learners must hold a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (or equivalent), a Level 3 Coaching qualification (or equivalent) or a Level 3 Strength and conditioning qualification (or equivalent).
  • Learners may also hold relevant higher education or further education qualifications that are equivalent or higher than those listed above (e.g. physiotherapy, sports therapy).
  • There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 3.

By the end of the course you will be able to explain, build and perform,

  • A high-bar back squat and a snatch or clean and jerk.  Demonstrating the techniques accurately, explaining all the key technical aspects at each stage of the lifts.
  • A performance-related warm-up, to include:
    Environment preparation
    An assessment of an athlete’s physiological and psychological readiness to participate
    A safe, effective and specific warm-up that fully prepares an athlete for a planned session
  • Be able to give an overview of different athletes and how they would be trained and what type of session would follow different warm-up’s.
  • Speed/agility drills including:
    Active speed/agility training.
    Ongoing coaching and adaptation of the drills according to the athlete’s performance.
  • A plyometric drills including:
    Active plyometric training sessions
    Ongoing coaching and adaptation of the drill according to the athlete’s performance.

Modules to be Completed and Assessed

  1. Performance analysis of the activity and athlete K/615/5266
  2. Plan, deliver and evaluate periodised performance-related strength and conditioning programmes M/615/5267

Assessment

  • Assignment – Strength and conditioning proposal
  • Case study – Strength and conditioning client
  • Case study – Strength and conditioning client
  • Modular summative observation – Coaching and technical performance
Games for Pain - Build games from scratch to help clients out of pain

Games for Pain  Use the different styles of building games to help clients who are experiencing pain, to learn how to move better and develop the skills that will make them enjoy their training sessions and moving in everyday life. 

Games for Pain
Nervous System
Fatigue Management
Skill Development
Performance Training
Bone Sequencing
Energy Systems
How to Build Games
How to put games in the Exercise Generator
How to build a games cluster

Full Spectrum Movement Specialist - Science applied to holistic practice

Full Spectrum Mobility Specialist  Yoga, Pilates, and Martial Arts are the movement disciplines that inspired this course.  Developed to look at the history of the movements involved in Yoga, Pilates and Martial Arts and then applying Science to develop these into a more specific and faster way of getting strength at end range, described as Mobility by the industry.

Module 1 – The Science of Ancient Movement Practice

Science of training and the history of moving for health. 

Module 2 – Knowing the whole client

How to understand the client who wants to develop mobility training

Module 3 – Western Anatomy of the lower body

Anatomy Lower Body – Hands-on and off

Manual Resistance – Manual guidance

Module 4 – Western Anatomy of the lower body

Anatomy Upper Body – Hands-on and off

Module 5 – Yoga – Exercises and teachings

Manual Resistance – Manual guidance

Module 6 – Yoga 2 – Exercises and teachings

Manual Resistance – Manual guidance

Module 7 – Pilates – Exercises and teachings

Manual Resistance – Manual guidance

Module 8 – Pilates 2 – Exercises and teachings

Manual Resistance – Manual guidance

Module 9 – Martial Arts and other influences – Exercises and teachings

Manual Resistance – Manual guidance

Module 10 – Martial Arts and other influences 2 – Exercises and teachings

Manual Resistance – Manual guidance

Module 11 – Building Full Spectrum Flows

Movement Clusters, Progressions, Regressions and training tools.

How to accommodate a mixed ability group.

Module 12 – Full Spectrum Experience Design

Programming using the FASTER storytelling technique

Stop Turn Accelerate XL - Speed Training for Personal Trainers and Sport

Stop Turn Accelerate XL  In order to stand out in this industry, it is important you have a host of skills to make your training, fun, dynamic and have great carryover to everyday life or sport.  STA XL is a course that builds up exercises from the speed section of sports performance training, in order to allow you to build amazing workouts that stand out on the gym floor. 

Week 1 – The fundamentals
Defining exercises – How to build the basic movements, all the angles, heights, distances and variables you will need for the course

Week 2 – Skill Development
Turning the basics into motor skill focussed games and challenges

Week 3 – Performance
The key movements and adaptations required to deliver a quality performance, including the science behind this.

Week 4 – Stop
Building Exercises that develop controlled and transferable balance

Week 5 – Turn
Building Exercises that produce a rapid change of lateral, rotational and vertical direction

Week 6 – Accelerate
Developing key performance loading to increase the acceleration of movement from the spot, and from moving up to top speed.

Week 7 – Effective Loading Gravity
Utilising everything gravity has to give us, bodyweight, bars, dumbbells, suspension trainers, medicine balls and more

Week 8 – Effective Loading – Momentum
How to harness momentum to gain optimum stop, crazy turn and rapid acceleration. Plus the use of momentum to increase top speed.

Week 9 – Ground reaction – Obstacles for performance
Cones, hurdles, targets, maps and more, designed to get your clients in a position where they can tackle anything that might try to stop them.

Week 10 – Combinations
Building combinations of different movements to get the killer clusters, where some of these will set your gram on fire.

Week 11 – Dark Place and Party
The secret behind what Justin and the FASTER team do is based on managing the feelings of the client through a system that results in an experience. Two key components are the dark place and the party. It is more than exercise design, it is delivery and focus.

Week 12 – Programming through Story
This is the week you will fully become a different trainer. It is a unique way of ordering exercise, used by FASTER to ensure clients work as hard as they can, while still enjoying their session.

Biomechanics to Strength - The skills to develop better lifting

Biomechanics to Strength  Strength in our industry is built around major lifts, however, for clients it is context-specific.  In this course we deliver a 6-week course that will help you to develop a system of building strength for a client, using traditional lifts or using context-specific exercises.

Module 1 – Defining Movement
Module 2 – Discovering and Defining Types of Strength through Load and Energy Systems
Module 3 – Breaking Down Lifts
Module 4 – Breaking Down Strength Requirements for the Client
Module 5 – Understanding the Science of Skill Development and Performance Enhancement
Module 6 – Building a Long and Short Term plan for Strength Development

Movement Programming Mentorship

Movement Programming Mentorship – This is a 20-week programme that takes you through a comprehensive set of tasks and content which will make you the best trainer in your gym.  It covers everything from the psychology of understanding and motivating a client, through to the observation skills that will mean you can see every bone, joint and muscle in three planes, in order across all joints for any movement.  It will also give you the ability to train any diagnosed client, in any safe way allowed.  This is the fundamental course that makes FASTER stick out from the rest of the industry. In this course, you will also learn how to define your own questions, research and deliver in a style that is uniquely your own.

Stage 1 

1 – How to identify potential clients
2 – How to approach potential clients
3 – Finding their carrot and their stick
4 – Building your rounded skillset
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

Stage 2

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

Stage 3

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 an individual 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

Injury Rehabilitation Specialist - Learn about Injury prevention and recovery

Injury Rehabilitation Specialist – 12 weeks of injury specific learning, to help you build programmes that use science to define strategies to avoid or recover from injuries.  This course also looks to define the way pain happens and how it is different from injury.

Module 1 – Faster Process 
Module 2 – Biomechanics 
Module 3 – Brain and Nervous System 
Module 4 – Injury  
Module 5 – Pain  
Module 6 – Prediction and Prevention of Injury 
Module 7 – Skill Development 
Module 8 – Performance Training 
Module 9 – Exercise Creation 
Module 10 – Communication 
Module 11 – Assessment 
Module 12 – Experiential Exercise Design 

International Presenter Group - Supercharge your presenting for online and live

International Presenter Group – A group of trainers with different levels of experience, learning and supporting each other to produce material for their business that will help them establish themselves as the go-to expert in their area.  Called international presenter because our goal is for you to strive to deliver at the level you want, even if that is on the global stage at the fitness conventions.  You get 1 years membership to this, which will give you the skills to present, comfortably, across all mediums available, with clear outcomes for each message.

  • Personal Brand (look, signature movement, signature style, clothing etc)
  • How to build Consistent and Authentic Content
  • Personal Tilt identification (how we find who the fitness you is, and how to consistently deliver it)
  • How to act and react on camera and in real life
  • Finding original premise’s for content
  • Creative thinking for content
  • Headline writing
  • How to build short stories
  • How to build long stories for social media episodes
  • Excellent and growing content library
  • Delivery styles voice and staging
  • Camera and Sound
  • Networking on a local level to build followers
  • Networking on a national level
  • Networking on an international level