Below is a summary of the course content. Click on the purple links to watch a small excerpt of the webinar from the module.
Module 1: A “Novel” Perspective on Program Design
This course begins with a look at how writing a program is similar in structure to writing a novel. A well thought-through plan helps to create cohesion among training sessions, so that your client can avoid session whiplash, and build stronger connections to the abilities they must develop to achieve their goals.
Module 2: The Assessment (crafting the story)
The first step to crafting the best program (or story) for your client is to perform an assessment. The quality of your program is directly impacted by the questions you ask and the movements you assess. Learn the key questions to ask, how to perform a “needs analysis,” and how to compile the information into the 4 “Big Rocks” that you will use to develop your macrocyle.
Module 3: The Macrocycle (the story arc)
The macrocycle is the largest unit of the program and is the long-form plan. Think of this as the story arc of your novel. To build it, you will need to consider the 4 “Big Rocks” of the assessment, and then follow 3-Steps to build your client’s macrocyle.
Module 4: The Mesocycle (the chapters)
With the story arc (macrocycle) framed out, we’ll teach you how to break the story down into chapters, or mesocycles (mid-size training blocks with specific skill objectives). Learn how to create mesocycles in a way that gives clients a balance between consistency and variety, so they establish momentum and stay engaged.
Module 5: The Microcycle (the paragraphs)
The last step in the program design process is constructing the individual sessions (or microcycles). Think of these as the paragraphs within each chapter. They must link together in a logical way so there is a relationship to the overall “plot” (or macrocycle). If constructed right, your clients will progress from session to session making consistent progress while staying very engaged (like a riveting novel they can’t put down!).
Module 6: Programming Variables (the descriptive detail)
Now it’s time to dive into the numerous variables that you can manipulate to add variety and challenge to your clients’ workouts. Think of this as the descriptive detail that makes the novel more interesting and engaging to read. Before diving into the variables, we’ll cover the #1 most important question to ask first to help you make the most appropriate decisions for your client.
Module 7: Case Studies
Throughout the course, we’ve used a prenatal client as our model when showing application of the principles, but this approach is designed to meet the needs of ALL clients. In this module, we’ll show you how to apply this approach to seniors, athletes, and even “fitness enthusiasts” with no specific training goals.