Level 1 Personal Training Certification

Level 1 Personal Training Certification
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The Sand & Steel Level 1 Cert ... Forging the Elite Personal Trainer

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
Master Mobility and Corrective Exercises
  • Full modules on the Supple Leapord and MWOD
  • Partner Mobility through the Kit Laughlin Method
  • PNF Stretching Techniques
  • Yoga Poses and Modifications
We also cover in great detail:
  • Movement Cuing, Scaling,
  • Biomechanics and Programming, and
  • Anatomy and Corrective Exercises.
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.


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 to identify the flaw and suggest a cue or correction to fix the movement problem.

Movement Scaling Section

Length: 10 minutes

So your client cannot execute an air squat or pushup properly. You’ve tried cuing and it’s not working. Scaling is the practice of progressing or regressing an exercise.

Movement Scaling: Click “view the lesson quiz” to begin the exam.  You will have 10 Minutes to Complete this Section.

Mobility and Flexibility Section

Length: 5 minutes

Mobility involves mastering techniques such as:

  • smashing and fascial release
  • gapping, flossing, and joint distraction
  • occlusion therapy
  • partner mobility & stretches
  • yoga asanas (poses) and stretches

You’ll need to master using equipment like:

  • Dharma Wheel
  • Battle Star
  • Trigger Point Rollers

Anatomy Section

Length: 5 minutes

We’ll teach anatomy of joints, anatomical motion, muscles, bones, and nerves.  You’ll need to know which muscles move which bones, which movement patterns can cause which injuries.

BioMechanics and Programming

Length: 8 minutes

Still doing 3 sets of 10?  Wonder why you and your clients are getting the results you expect?  The BioMechanics and Programming section teaches you how pace for children, weight loss, hypertrophy, etc.  You’ll learn how to sequence moves properly, how long rest periods should be, and how to select proper dynamic and static weights.

Programming Section

Length: 10 minutes

Programming involves determining the ideal rest periods, sequencing, weights, and selection of exercise for clients. One needs to take into account fitness goals, abilities, and current injuries.