Functional movements such as squats, lunges, and presses are at the heart of workouts for health, fitness, and performance, and improving your ability to teach these exercises to people of all ages will ensure you are always at the top of your game. This course is for coaches and trainers who want to become more knowledgeable about how to properly prescribe and progress exercises such as front squats, back squats, presses, push-ups, kettlebell swings, deadlifts, lunges, handstand push-ups, pull-ups, and dips. Special attention will be given to pedagogical best practices for coaching in small and large group settings. Participants will receive coaching materials that will serve them both before and after the course, enabling an extending window for learning and facilitating a more in-depth learning experience during the hands-on portion of the course.
WHY THIS COURSE IS THE BEST IN THE FIELD
The ability to do a perfect lunge and the ability to effectively teach others how to lunge are very different skills. This course places an emphasis on learning to be a highly effective coach in small and large group settings. Our instructors help you become a better professional and provide you with the cues and experiential learning opportunities to elevate your skills.
We are focused on giving participants personalized attention, so we keep the course size small and provide a team of expert instructors to make sure you get top-notch instruction in all aspects of the course.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of this course, you should be able to:
• Safely and effectively coach people of all abilities on a variety of foundational exercises
• Demonstrate pedagogical best practices for coaching in small and large groups
• Identify and correct common errors
• Coach proper running technique
• Make training fun and ensure safe exercise execution
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM TAKING THIS COURSE?
This course is intended for personal trainers, functional fitness coaches, and coaches looking to improve their knowledge of functional movements such as squats. All ages are welcome to attend and no prior training experience is necessary, though some familiarity with the movements is recommended. This course will greatly improve your ability to coach others in the functional movements.
Compendium with information about how to teach and correct movements in large and small groups.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING TO THE COURSE
Please bring all your training equipment (e.g., knee sleeves, lifting shoes, training clothes, wrist wraps, tape), some snacks, and anything else you might want to have during the day.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO PRIOR TO THE COURSE TO PREPARE
You don’t need to do anything special to prepare, but there are a lot of repetitions during the day so we recommend you take it easy for a few days prior to the course.