Functional Trainer Stage 2 will build upon the content from Stage 1, focusing on both the art and science of coaching foundational barbell, kettlebell, and dumbbell movements including the snatch and clean in a group setting. This course will discuss the importance of creating good group dynamics and how to deliver the highest quality training experience. We will also expand on the class management skills learned in Stage 1 to help you more skillfully detect and meet the needs of every person through targeted movement screening.
Trainers must be able to improve clients regardless of their current stage of athletic development or age, and this course will give you the tools to help people learn new skills quickly and see immediate improvements, keeping them coming to work with you. One of the biggest challenges in functional fitness is safely and efficiently programming for both individuals and larger groups. We will discuss the fundamentals, nuances, and logistics of programming through in-depth case studies designed to help you write quality training. Elevate your career and your clients’ experience by joining us for a fun and informative weekend!
WHY THIS COURSE IS THE BEST IN THE FIELD
This is a unique and in-depth course that places an emphasis on understanding group dynamics, skill learning, assessment, and programming in small and large group settings. Our instructors help you grow as a professional and elevate your skills by providing you with experiential learning opportunities, such as wresting with realistic case-studies in programming for diverse group classes. 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 OBJECTIVES
At the end of this course, you should be able to:
• Safely and effectively coach people of all abilities and ages in barbell, kettlebell, and dumbbell movements
• Expertly lead group and individual training sessions with attention to how and when to deliver feedback and corrections
• Screen and correct movement errors in group and individual assessments
• Make training sessions unique, beneficial, and fun for people of all training backgrounds
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, presses, snatches, and cleans. Coaches must have completed Eleiko Functional Trainer Stage 1 to attend this course.
Compendium with information about how to conduct a movement screen, snatch and clean progressions for a group setting, understanding group dynamics, and case studies for programming.
WHAT SHOULD YOU 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