Level 1 Personal Training Certification

Level 1 Personal Training Certification
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The Level 1 Personal Training Certification tests all the skills knowledge that you need to be successful at any gym. In 90 minutes you'll have a roadmap of exactly which areas you are stronger in, and which areas you can use a little more experience. Plus, if you are interested in working at Sand & Steel, you'll automatically be enrolled in our Mentorship Program if you score 50% or higher on the exam. Brand New to Coaching and Personal Training? No experience and no certifications? Take our Level 1 Prep Course, and learn the right way to coach and train. The Level 1 Exam tests the eight most crucial areas of personal training: Technique and Strength, Exercise Corrections, Exercise Scaling, Anatomy, Mobility, Personal Training Knowledge, Nutrition Knowledge, and Programming.

Lessons

Technique and Strength (Preview)

Length: 20 minutes

Technique and Strength test examines your strength and technique across Barbells, Kettlebells, TRX, and Bodyweight Movements

Movement Corrections Section

Length: 20 minutes

The Movement Corrections Section has you watch videos of movements with faults or flaws in the movement pattern. You’ll need identify the flaw, and suggest a cue or correction to fix the movement problem.

Movement Scaling Section

Length: 10 minutes

The Movement Scaling Section has you identify easier versions of foundational movement patterns like the push-up and the squat.

Mobility Section

Length: 5 minutes

For this section, we are looking for exercises that will improve the range of motion, flexibility, and/or mobility of the joint and/or muscle group. We are not looking for strengthening or conditioning exercises. You'll have 5 minutes to complete this section, click "view the lesson quiz" to begin.

Anatomy Section

Length: 5 minutes

This section tests you ability to name the common name of various muscles and joints.  Click "View the Lesson Quiz" to begin.

Personal Training Knowledge

Length: 8 minutes

This section tests your general knowledge as a personal trainer.  Questions about famous fitness professionals, proper technique, common acronyms, etc.  You'll have 8 minutes to complete this section once you click "view the lesson quiz.:

Nutrition Knowledge

Length: 8 minutes

Nutrition coaching isn't required at Sand & Steel, but having a basic understanding of proper dieting techniques helps you reinforce sound principles.  This section tests basic measurements, nutrition, and cooking methods.  You'll have 8 minutes to complete this section once you click "view the lesson quiz.:

Programming Section

Length: 10 minutes

Prepare a workout that emphases chest and back, wherein the primary aspect of the workout is weight loss, and secondary aspect is conditioning. Include relevant warmup, cool down, rest. Pay attention to sequencing, transfer time. Specify weights in terms of light, medium, heavy, and very heavy.