Level 1 Certification

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The Certification that teaches you how to better coach.

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


  • Movement Cuing,
  • Movement Scaling,
  • Biomechanics,
  • Anatomy,
  • Exercise Programming.
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Is there a course book and videos?

Yes and Yes.

Is there training included with this certification?

No this is just for the exam.  If you’d like tracking please choose a track.

What is exactly is on the Certification Exam?

  • 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.
  • 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 done on a computer.


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Course Options

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

    AdminPaul (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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