Workshops & Certifications
“Industry professionals such as trainers, coaches and instructors are on the front line of health and fitness. They have the most contact with everyday people out of all healthcare professionals, therefore have the most potential for positive influence.” – Phil
“Teaching fitness professionals… It is always an honor to stand in front of such motivated, proactive and positive people. Working together, we can bring balance to the galaxy.” – Ryan
Assessments and Programming for Everyday Athletes (half day)
Assessments are critical for establishing a baseline and a starting point. The path from A to B can be frustrating or fruitless if we don’t know where A is.
Walk through the full Move Better Be Stronger three-layer assessment system, suitable for application to all able-bodied people. Layer one: movement. Layer two: basic strength and cardiovascular capacity. Layer three: power, endurance and raw strength. This assessment and training system has been tried and tested on hundreds of everyday people, worldwide. The system is scalable and safely identifies weak links within everyday peoples’ complete athletic picture. Learn how to interpret the results and develop highly bespoke and effective programs for training your clients.
Students receive a manual, detailing all of the assessments, training concepts and programming principles.
Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification (full day)
The main difference between elite military and regular military is mastery of the basics. The same can be said for exceptional kettlebell instructors versus average ones. Learn the basics of hardstyle kettlebell lifting to an exceptional standard. Phil has instructed at ten hardstyle certifications for StrongFirst and Strength Matters before becoming the Chief Instructor for Strength Matters. The principles of hardstyle kettlebell lifting can be applied to all forms of strength training with great effect.
During the full-day course students will learn the progressions, teaching points and coaching drills for the hardstyle swing, get up, windmill, clean, military press, snatch, goblet squat and front squat. Students will be taken through workout samples and be given all the tools the they need to create workouts and programs for themselves. Students will receive a manual covering everything taught and a lot more, including a workout library of highly effective kettlebell workouts.
Mobility Training 101 (half day)
Half a day of being led through the greatest bang for buck mobility sequences that help everyday people increase their range of movement. Students will learn why some people never increase mobility no matter how much stretching they do. Students will be introduced to the concept of the mobility-stability continuum and how to train stability, leading to an increase in mobility.
The drills and movements taught on this course are only the tip of the iceberg. Students receive an extensive manual covering everything they need to know in order to help everyday people move better. A great workshop for both coaches and those who just want to bring their movement ability to a higher level.
Killer Kettlebell Complexes (half day)
First, students will learn the ingredients. This includes a in-depth breakdown of the major kettlebell lifts and a plethora of cool new kettlebell exercises. The most effective and fun lifts have been incorporated from all four styles of kettlebell lifting (hardstyle, GS, circus and freestyle). Then students learn how to make their own recipe book, by manipulating the variables and targeting any given goal.
This is a physically demanding workshop because students will feel their way through samples of the most effective killer kettlebell complexes. An existing basic level of kettlebell skill is necessary. Students receive a manual covering all the course material and much more, including the most effective workouts and programs.
Indian Clubs Essentials (half day)
Indian clubs are one of the oldest known tools that humans have used for physical training. When Xerses was trying to rule the world with his ancient Persian army, one of the most feared of his warriors were the Persian strongmen. They were known for crushing the skulls of their enemy with their bare hands! They trained with clubs.
Forge a grip to be reckoned with. Say goodbye to shoulder pain and build shoulder strength from the inside out. Lubricate and mobilize your thoracic spine. Light up different parts of your brain and develop coordination. Learn the checkpoints and positions for many club swings, circles and complexes. Learn from a former Royal Marines Commando – the only military establishment left in the world that still uses them.
Students receive a handout that details all the movements taught and also includes inspiration for skill development.