Level 1 Certification

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The Certification that teaches you how to better coach.

The Level 1 Personal Training Certification covers all the skills and knowledge you need to be successful at any gym.  The Certification covers:

  • Barbell Technique (Powerlifting and Olympic Lifting)
  • TRX, Exercise Tubing, Rip Training Technique
  • Kamagon, Surge, and Vipr Technique
  • KettleBell and Dumbbell Technique
  • SandBag, Sandbell, Medball Technique
  • Clubbells and Mace Technique
  • Gymnastics and Body Weight Training
  • Mobility and Flexibility Technique.

We also cover in great detail:

  • Movement Cuing,
  • Movement Scaling,
  • Biomechanics,
  • Anatomy,
  • Exercise Programming.

You can take the Level 1 Certification as part of Mentorship Program (if you are applying to work at Sand & Steel) or as a stand-alone certification.  If you are enrolling in our Mentorship Program, you DO NOT need to purchase this product.




Personal Training Certification Level 1

Unlike any other certification, we provide one-on-one coaching from our senior level coaches.  You won’t sit through stuff you already know.  In fact, we spend a 100% of the time getting you ready to train our clients.  Every minute is leveraged to make you a better coach.

What is exactly is on the Certification Exam?

  • We will train on all the equipment above, we’ll test on your ability correctly execute these movement patterns.
  • Movement cuing: testing your knowledge on how to fix technique on basic movement patterns.
  • Movement scaling tests your ability to provide alternate movements if a client has trouble with the movement.
  • Mobility tests your knowledge of flexibility training and mobility training.
  • Anatomy tests human anatomy (muscles, bones, joints.)
  • Programming tests your ability to write a workout provided a set of requirements.
  • Nutrition tests your knowledge of meal planning, macronutrients, and food prep.
  • Personal Training Knowledge tests your knowledge of principles of training, exercise mechanics, and common items that everyone should know (e.g. What is a metcon?)

How is the Certification administered?

The Exam is 1.5 hours long, and you’ll need to receive a score of at least 50% to receive the certification.  A passing score on the Level 1 Coaching exam is required for all Sand & Steel Coaches to begin training.  The technique section is 20 minutes long and involves you actually lifting barbells and kettlebells and demonstrating technique.  The other 7 sections are written and down on a computer.

Does the Level 1 Certification Include Marketing Training?

No, currently marketing training is only available to coaches taking the Mentorship Program.  If you are interested in purchasing a marketing program as a stand-alone product, just let us know, and we’ll work something out with you.

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Test Only, Essentials, Standard, Complete

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  1. Brennen Mayes

    5 out of 5

    Brennen Mayes

    The training is very much worth every penny. Recently getting certified with NASM, I thought I was already ready to be a great trainer. But the training from Sand & Steel actually teaches you to really be a great “Coach” and how to actually apply what I learned from studying with NASM. After completing this training, I felt ready to work in any gym, anywhere. This training helps you become a real “Fitness Professional.”

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  2. Nick

    5 out of 5

    Nick (verified owner)

    What an amazing certification. The way Sand & Steel drills down into these eight areas of personal training is nothing short of remarkable. In less than two hours, I had a complete roadmap of where I was an expert, and where I needed a little more practice.

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  3. Paul

    5 out of 5

    Paul (verified owner)

    The only true personal training certification that tests the skills needed to be an excellent coach. Highly recommended and thorough.

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