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Course Schedule

Our Personal Training Certification course is an exciting and dynamic blending of both Live On-Line Zoom Instruction + Live In-Gym Group Practical Instruction and Coaching.

Please see below for a week by week breakdown of the class formats.

Note – there are also optional In-Gym + Zoom sesions during both Weeks 1 and 2, for those students who wish to get some additional bonus live instruction with a TNCC master trainer.

Course Materials

The following is a list of all the materials that you will receive:

  • CanFitPro PTS (3rd Ed) Textbook
  • E-learning access & completion
  • MovBetter course materials & completion
  • MovStrong course materials & completion

Intensive Certification Course (May 24 – June 9, 2024)

(Length: 3 Weeks)

Weekend One

  • May 24, 10am – 2pm (Zoom)
  • May 25, 10am – 6pm (In-Club)
  • May 25, 10am – 6pm (In-club)

Weekend TWO

  • June 1, 10am – 2pm (Zoom)
  • June 2, 10am – 2pm (In-Club)
  • June 3, 10am – 2pm (In-Club)
  • June 4 – 8th (Home Reading)

Weekend THREE

  • June 9, 10am – 1pm (Online Theory Exam)

Upon successful passing of the online theory test (80%) you will be eligible to book your private practical test.

Course Schedule (Feb 13th – Apr 28th, 2024)

(Total Contact Hr: 57.5)

Week

Pre Course

Topic

Course Pre-Work:

  • Watch 5-min “Welcome to Your Certification Journey”
  • *2.5-hour Fitness Theory Online Course

Reading

Ch 3-5

Exercises

Included w e-learning

Week 1 (Live online – 4hr)

WEEK 1 - Feb 13 & 15 (LIVE ONLINE - 4HR)
READING MATERIALS
Welcome, Course Overview & Introductions
- Introductions
- Course Expectations and Agenda
- Role of a PT / Course Takeaways
- Practice active listening and understanding their why
Ch1 - Understanding Your Career, Yourself and Your Client
Overview canfitpro PTS Framework Lecture (Ch 9)
- Three Typical Client Goals
- Meet the Client Case Studies
– Videos of Xaiver, Hillary, (Zarah in development)
Ch9 - CanFitPro Personal Training Specialist Framework
Behavior Change Lecture (Ch 1-2)
- Stages of Change Group Activity (handout)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Soft Skills
- Goal setting sheet
Ch1 and 9
Workshop: Core 4
Additional Resources:
· Lecture 1
· Cardiorespiratory flashcards:
· Transtheoretical Model of Change Examples_Student
Activity:
· Relationships b4 Reps – lecture
E-learning Drive
WEEK 1 - Feb 13 & 15 (LIVE ONLINE - 4HR)
Welcome, Course Overview & Introductions
- Introductions
- Course Expectations and Agenda
- Role of a PT / Course Takeaways
- Practice active listening and understanding their why
Overview canfitpro PTS Framework Lecture (Ch 9)
- Three Typical Client Goals
- Meet the Client Case Studies
– Videos of Xaiver, Hillary, (Zarah in development)
Behavior Change Lecture (Ch 1-2)
- Stages of Change Group Activity (handout)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Soft Skills
- Goal setting sheet
Workshop: Core 4
Additional Resources:
· Lecture 1
· Cardiorespiratory flashcards:
· Transtheoretical Model of Change Examples_Student
Activity:
· Relationships b4 Reps – lecture
READING MATERIALS
Ch1 - Understanding Your Career, Yourself and Your Client
Ch9 - CanFitPro Personal Training Specialist Framework
Ch1 and 9
E-learning Drive

Week 2 (Live online – 4hr)

WEEK 2 (LIVE ONLINE - 4HR)
READING MATERIALS
*Bioenergetics & Cardiorespiratory Concepts Review
- Fitness Theory On-line Course (see links below)
- RPE, Resting HR, HRV
Ch3 & 4
HRV
Client Intake & Pre-exercise Screen (PAR-Q & Health History)
- Introduce Consultation / Intake
- Building rapport & motivational interview breakout (choose a goal)
- Goal Setting with Motivational Interviewing
(Partner Activity – Real Play)○ Lifestyle Co
Ch 10 - Client Strategy Pt I:
Passive Screening and Assessments
7 Step Consultation Booklet
Ch 9, 14
Anatomy of Training – Part 1
- Intro to Foundational Movements (videos in slides)
- *Muscle Attachment, Contraction, Action

Workshop: Correction ve Exercise & Myocompression
Ch 8
Additional Resources:
- Powerpoints: Lecture 3,4,5
- Consultation Booklet
E-learning Drive
WEEK 2 (LIVE ONLINE - 4HR)
*Bioenergetics & Cardiorespiratory Concepts Review
- Fitness Theory On-line Course (see links below)
- RPE, Resting HR, HRV
Client Intake & Pre-exercise Screen (PAR-Q & Health History)
- Introduce Consultation / Intake
- Building rapport & motivational interview breakout (choose a goal)
- Goal Setting with Motivational Interviewing
(Partner Activity – Real Play)○ Lifestyle Co
Anatomy of Training – Part 1
- Intro to Foundational Movements (videos in slides)
- *Muscle Attachment, Contraction, Action

Workshop: Correction ve Exercise & Myocompression
Additional Resources:
- Powerpoints: Lecture 3,4,5
- Consultation Booklet
READING MATERIALS
Ch3 & 4
HRV
Ch 10 - Client Strategy Pt I:
Passive Screening and Assessments
7 Step Consultation Booklet
Ch 9, 14
Ch 8
E-learning Drive

Week 3 (In Person – 6hr)

WEEK 3 (IN PERSON - 6HR)
READING MATERIALS
Assessments & Corrective Movement Concepts
- Cardiorespiratory Assessments:
SubMax HR, Exercise HR Zones,
HR Recovery
- Cardio Activity: Heart-rate Recovery (HRR) & Step Test
- 5-Point Postural Assessment
(reference video available as student pre-work & resource)
- Intro Framework for Dynamic Assessments:
Opportunities, Possible Causes, ROM Assistance,
Improvement Techniques
(videos available in the OLS)
· Dynamic Assessments + students practice
+ debrief before next assessment
- Muscular Capacity assessments (don’t run through them)
- Muscle Strength: 10RM
- Muscle Endurance: Hang, Wall Sit & Dowel Push-up

Mobility & Stability:
- Entry Point / Work-ins
- Progressions & Regressions
- Introducing An Exercise

Assessment & Fitness Profiling 2 & Program Design 1
- Go through Courtney / Zarah case studies-> debrief,
then next partner goes through Hillary
then debrief so focused on 1 case at a time

Workshop: Assessable Warm-ups
Ch 10

HRV HRR Assessment


Ch 11 – Client Strategy Part II:
Dynamic Screening and Assessments


Ch 12

Ch 10 - 11
Additional Resources:
· Powerpoints: Lecture 6
· Passive & Dynamic Assessments Videos
· Consultation Booklet
· Case Studies Back Stories
E-learning Drive
WEEK 3 (IN PERSON - 6HR)
Assessments & Corrective Movement Concepts
- Cardiorespiratory Assessments:
SubMax HR, Exercise HR Zones,
HR Recovery
- Cardio Activity: Heart-rate Recovery (HRR) & Step Test
- 5-Point Postural Assessment
(reference video available as student pre-work & resource)
- Intro Framework for Dynamic Assessments:
Opportunities, Possible Causes, ROM Assistance,
Improvement Techniques
(videos available in the OLS)
· Dynamic Assessments + students practice
+ debrief before next assessment
- Muscular Capacity assessments (don’t run through them)
- Muscle Strength: 10RM
- Muscle Endurance: Hang, Wall Sit & Dowel Push-up

Mobility & Stability:
- Entry Point / Work-ins
- Progressions & Regressions
- Introducing An Exercise

Assessment & Fitness Profiling 2 & Program Design 1
- Go through Courtney / Zarah case studies-> debrief,
then next partner goes through Hillary
then debrief so focused on 1 case at a time

Workshop: Assessable Warm-ups
Additional Resources:
· Powerpoints: Lecture 6
· Passive & Dynamic Assessments Videos
· Consultation Booklet
· Case Studies Back Stories
READING MATERIALS
Ch 10

HRV HRR Assessment


Ch 11 – Client Strategy Part II:
Dynamic Screening and Assessments


Ch 12

Ch 10 - 11
E-learning Drive

Week 4 (live online – 4hr)

WEEK 4 (VIRTUAL - 4HR)
READING MATERIALS
Periodization & Program Design
- Periodization
- Periodization Cycles & Models
- Programming Levels – Foundations, Evolution, Mastery
- Periodizing in a Client-Centric Manner (Preparedness
to Train, Flexibility, Goal/Life Event Focussed,
Behaviour Change, FITT, Explaining in Client’s Language – videos, Sales Tool)
- Program Design Principles:
- Acute Training Variables & Set Performance
- Components of a Training Program
- Daily Training Templates (Block, Linear & Wave)

Workshop: *Kettlebell Training Workshop
Multiple Chapters:
12, 13

Ch 13
WEEK 4 (VIRTUAL - 4HR)
Periodization & Program Design
- Periodization
- Periodization Cycles & Models
- Programming Levels – Foundations, Evolution, Mastery
- Periodizing in a Client-Centric Manner (Preparedness
to Train, Flexibility, Goal/Life Event Focussed,
Behaviour Change, FITT, Explaining in Client’s Language – videos, Sales Tool)
- Program Design Principles:
- Acute Training Variables & Set Performance
- Components of a Training Program
- Daily Training Templates (Block, Linear & Wave)

Workshop: *Kettlebell Training Workshop
READING MATERIALS
Multiple Chapters:
12, 13

Ch 13

Week 5 (live online – 4hr)

WEEK 5 (LIVE ONLINE - 4HR)
READING MATERIALS
Business of Personal Training (PT)
- Culture, Prospecting, Renewals & PT Opportunities
- Box, Studio & On-line Personal Training Models
- Selling is Helping
- Price presentation + activity to practice with scripts
- Overcoming objections + activity to role play
- Brand, Referrals, Marketing and Promotion
- Nurturing client’s / follow-ups
- Book the Sessions or Another Check-In
- Social Media
Industry Presenter

Ch 16
Additional Resources:
- Powerpoint(s): Lecture 7
- Consultation Booklet
- Consultation Price Presentation Script
- Overcoming Obstacles
E-learning Drive
WEEK 5 (LIVE ONLINE - 4HR)
Business of Personal Training (PT)
- Culture, Prospecting, Renewals & PT Opportunities
- Box, Studio & On-line Personal Training Models
- Selling is Helping
- Price presentation + activity to practice with scripts
- Overcoming objections + activity to role play
- Brand, Referrals, Marketing and Promotion
- Nurturing client’s / follow-ups
- Book the Sessions or Another Check-In
- Social Media
Additional Resources:
- Powerpoint(s): Lecture 7
- Consultation Booklet
- Consultation Price Presentation Script
- Overcoming Obstacles
READING MATERIALS
Industry Presenter

Ch 16
E-learning Drive

Week 7 (On-line)

WEEK 7: Mar 26 & 28th (LIVE ONLINE - 4HR)
READING MATERIALS
Program Design & Individualization
- Review Periodization
- Training Principles & Set Performance
- Program Design & Delivery
- Mobility & Stability Programming your
- Breakout Warm-up
- Mains, supplemental & accessories (Table 13.7)
- Breakout Mains
- Breakout Supplementals
- Grouping & Programming Movement Blocks
- Program Design & Individualization (Goal Setting & Program Delivery)
- Homework: create a Foundations (2nd day whole body) program template for Zarah
(see p.298 for an ex.)

Workshop: MovProgressions
Ch 13, 14 Appendix A & B

Periodization Worksheet

Program Design Activity: sample & fill-In worksheets
(BLOCK, LINEAR, WAVE programs)

Foundations Program Templates:
Additional Resources- Powerpoints: lecture 8 & 9
- Periodization & Case Studies
- Personalized Assessment Results Sheet
- Foundations Program Sheet
- Case Study Exam Prep
E-learning Drive
WEEK 7: Mar 26 & 28th (LIVE ONLINE - 4HR)
Program Design & Individualization
- Review Periodization
- Training Principles & Set Performance
- Program Design & Delivery
- Mobility & Stability Programming your
- Breakout Warm-up
- Mains, supplemental & accessories (Table 13.7)
- Breakout Mains
- Breakout Supplementals
- Grouping & Programming Movement Blocks
- Program Design & Individualization (Goal Setting & Program Delivery)
- Homework: create a Foundations (2nd day whole body) program template for Zarah
(see p.298 for an ex.)

Workshop: MovProgressions
Additional Resources- Powerpoints: lecture 8 & 9
- Periodization & Case Studies
- Personalized Assessment Results Sheet
- Foundations Program Sheet
- Case Study Exam Prep
READING MATERIALS
Ch 13, 14 Appendix A & B

Periodization Worksheet

Program Design Activity: sample & fill-In worksheets
(BLOCK, LINEAR, WAVE programs)

Foundations Program Templates:
E-learning Drive

Week 8 (In Person – 9hr)

WEEK 8 - Apr 6th (IN PERSON - 9HR)
READING MATERIALS
Session Delivery
- 5 Steps to Program Delivery
- Virtual Training Sessions
- Foundational progression & regression
- In-person 1 on 1 Practical Exam Prep
- CPR course - In Person CPR

Workshop: Functional Strength Training Progressions & Regressions
Ch 13

Foundations Program Templates
– Day 1 in manual
– Day 2 created as a group in previous slides
Additional Resources:
- Powerpoints: lecture 9
- Periodization & Programming Templates
- CPR handout
E-learning Drive
WEEK 8 - Apr 6th (IN PERSON - 9HR)
Session Delivery
- 5 Steps to Program Delivery
- Virtual Training Sessions
- Foundational progression & regression
- In-person 1 on 1 Practical Exam Prep
- CPR course - In Person CPR

Workshop: Functional Strength Training Progressions & Regressions
Additional Resources:
- Powerpoints: lecture 9
- Periodization & Programming Templates
- CPR handout
READING MATERIALS
Ch 13

Foundations Program Templates
– Day 1 in manual
– Day 2 created as a group in previous slides
E-learning Drive

Week 9 (Online PTS Theory Exam Schedule – 3hr)

DATE
SUBJECT
Theory Exam Date 1
TBD (online)
No Classes
Personal Study & Exam Prep Time
DATE
Theory Exam Date 1
No Classes
SUBJECT
TBD (online)
Personal Study & Exam Prep Time

Week 10 (PTS Practical Exam – 1hr)

DATE: Apr 16th & 18th + Practical Exam
SUBJECT
Practical Exams Require & Successful Theory Exam AttemptIndustry Relevant Service & Sales Seminar + Mentorship
TBD (online & in-person available)TBD
DATE: Apr 16th & 18th + Practical Exam
Practical Exams Require & Successful Theory Exam AttemptIndustry Relevant Service & Sales Seminar + Mentorship
SUBJECT
TBD (online & in-person available)TBD

Week 11 (In Person – 8hr)

WEEK 11 - Apr 27th (IN PERSON - 4HR) - Mov Workshops
READING MATERIALS
In these workshops, practitioners will leave with the confidence
to effectively coach clients towards safe and effective performance outcomes.
These workshops takes a deep dive into a system of corrective flexibility,
stability & movement progression.
Participants will learn to detect & correct inefficient movement
using easy to integrate techniques.

9am-9:30am:
Overview, benefits and the science of pain, fascia,
mobility and functional movement assessment
9:30am-9:45am:
Scope of practice and contraindications of corrective exercise
9:45am-11:30pm:
Lower movement assessments with correctives
11:30-1pm:
Upper & fullbody movement assessments with correctives
1pm-1:30pm:
Lunch
1:30 – 3:30pm:
Movement assessment applications & teach backs
3:40pm-4:45pm:
Movement foundations, management, cuing, biomechanics & progression
4:45pm-5:00pm:
Wrap-up + Q&A
E-learning Drive
Session Objectives:
- Define & review current practice in mobility training
- Define key myofascial terminology & anatomy
- Define & practice upper and lower body ROM & movement assessments
- Apply assessments based on client goals
- Optimize nervous system act
WEEK 11 - Apr 27th (IN PERSON - 4HR) - Mov Workshops
In these workshops, practitioners will leave with the confidence
to effectively coach clients towards safe and effective performance outcomes.
These workshops takes a deep dive into a system of corrective flexibility,
stability & movement progression.
Participants will learn to detect & correct inefficient movement
using easy to integrate techniques.

9am-9:30am:
Overview, benefits and the science of pain, fascia,
mobility and functional movement assessment
9:30am-9:45am:
Scope of practice and contraindications of corrective exercise
9:45am-11:30pm:
Lower movement assessments with correctives
11:30-1pm:
Upper & fullbody movement assessments with correctives
1pm-1:30pm:
Lunch
1:30 – 3:30pm:
Movement assessment applications & teach backs
3:40pm-4:45pm:
Movement foundations, management, cuing, biomechanics & progression
4:45pm-5:00pm:
Wrap-up + Q&A
Session Objectives:
- Define & review current practice in mobility training
- Define key myofascial terminology & anatomy
- Define & practice upper and lower body ROM & movement assessments
- Apply assessments based on client goals
- Optimize nervous system act
READING MATERIALS
E-learning Drive

Week 12 (In Person – 8hr)

WEEK 11- Apr 28th (IN PERSON - 8HR) - Mov Workshops
READING MATERIALS
Practitioners will learn & apply a system of progressive vector strength overload.
Participants will earn how to assess & progress strength for the Mov12,
highly transferable movement patterns.

9:00am – Introduction & Science
9:30am – Movement Prep & Assessments for
10:15am – Core Patterns
11:30am – Break*
11:40am – Lower Patterns
1:00pm – Lunch
1:30pm – Upper Patterns
2:50pm – Break
3:00 - Complex Training & Big 3 Intro
4:00pm – Programming
4:45pm – Review + Q&A
E-learning Drive
Session Objectives:
These 2hr workshops aim to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand the benefits and definition of functional strength training
- Understand & apply the concepts of vector variability, degrees of freedom,
myofascial fitness, loaded movement training, contractile dominance &
connective tissue dominance
- Conduct FPA testing and functional capacity assessments
- Identify and proficiently cue the 12 FPg patterns
- Apply & manage the functional progressions (FPg) model
- Program & individualize the preparation, performance
& recovery phases of the daily training template
- Create, follow, and adapt FPg training programs for low & high function populations
WEEK 11- Apr 28th (IN PERSON - 8HR) - Mov Workshops
Practitioners will learn & apply a system of progressive vector strength overload.
Participants will earn how to assess & progress strength for the Mov12,
highly transferable movement patterns.

9:00am – Introduction & Science
9:30am – Movement Prep & Assessments for
10:15am – Core Patterns
11:30am – Break*
11:40am – Lower Patterns
1:00pm – Lunch
1:30pm – Upper Patterns
2:50pm – Break
3:00 - Complex Training & Big 3 Intro
4:00pm – Programming
4:45pm – Review + Q&A
Session Objectives:
These 2hr workshops aim to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand the benefits and definition of functional strength training
- Understand & apply the concepts of vector variability, degrees of freedom,
myofascial fitness, loaded movement training, contractile dominance &
connective tissue dominance
- Conduct FPA testing and functional capacity assessments
- Identify and proficiently cue the 12 FPg patterns
- Apply & manage the functional progressions (FPg) model
- Program & individualize the preparation, performance
& recovery phases of the daily training template
- Create, follow, and adapt FPg training programs for low & high function populations
READING MATERIALS
E-learning Drive

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