Dear Fitness Professional,
Our Performance PT Level 1 & 2 Certification Courses run by our industry leading presenters from all over the world. It is designed to give personal trainers, physiotherapists and strength coaches optimal knowledge surrounding to the science of program design and key principles, but also advanced training systems and periodisation models for every client, from general population clients recovering from an injury to Olympic medalists.
Performance PT Level 1 & 2 Course Review
By Camilla Akerberg
As a personal trainer, online trainer and nutrition coach, continuous self-development is the key to success. I strive to continuously learn and improve my services and to become a better trainer and coach for my clients. I completed the “Performance Coach PT, Level 1 & 2 Certification courses, with Clean Health Fitness Institute in October 2017. Instantly I was blown away by this educational package.
Performance Coach PT Level 1 & 2, is a MUST-do educational bundle for any personal trainer wanting to develop their skills and knowledge further. The standard of these courses was on another level. Not only was the course content phenomenal, but we had the opportunity to be taught by some of the top coaches in the industry.
The founder and CEO of Clean Health Fitness Institute, and one of Australia’s top industry professionals Daine McDonald, got together a team like no other for this course. He was joined by Strength coach Tony Parra from Dominican Republic, bodybuilding coach Corey Baldock from Tasmania, Hong Kong based Strength and Body Composition Coach Katherine Toong and gymnastics and calisthenics guru Sarah Bartlett.
All of the presenters shared their industry experience with us during the 5 days. I got so much out of the 5 days with Clean Health Fitness Institute and have taken on-board new, improved structures and systems for my clients and business. I can highly recommend Clean Health Fitness Institute and the course for anyone in the fitness industry. Big thanks to Daine McDonald for putting together such a winning concept!
To give you an idea of content we went through during the course here are a few significant things that I learnt.
1. Neurotransmitter Profiling as part of Client Pre-screening and Programming
During the course, we went through different procedures for pre-screening clients. We learned about client neurotransmitter profiles, which is an interesting concept that can help in tailoring your service to the specific client. Knowing if your client is dopamine dominant, acetyl choline dominant, GABA dominant or the Serotonin dominant neurotransmitter profile, will allow you to adjust your selling method. Consequently, giving you the ability to recommend the right supplements and having an understanding of how the client will develop strength will allow you to correctly personalize the program.
2. The Eccentric phase of a contraction causes more muscle fibre tearing than the concentric phase. Therefore training styles such as strongman training, won’t give you as many DOMS as a regular weight session.
There were plenty of fun facts throughout the days, just like this one! This explains why time under tension is so important during your weight training sessions. We went through how to properly program in tempo in clients training plans for fat loss, hypertrophy and strength programs.
3. Training periodisation models for fat loss, hypertrophy and strength
During the courses, we went in depth through different periodisation models and what type of clients achieve the best results on each of the strategies. Is a linear model best for this specific client? And in what circumstances do a conjugate, undulating or concurrent program work better? Again, it was amazing to have the widely-experienced team of coaches from all around the world sharing their experience and knowledge with us.
Clean Health Fitness Institute’s Performance Coach Personal Trainer Level 1 & 2 is a development step I believe every fitness professional needs to take!
Editors note: If you are a personal trainer or fitness professional wanting to grow and optimise your knowledge and skills to gain the best results for you and your clients check out our Performance PT Courses HERE. To check out when we are next teaching Performance PT Courses check out event calendar HERE. Finally, for more information on Daine himself visit his website!