Internship Outline

 

Phase 1 Experience The System, Learn The Why’s, Training as a Client, Shadowing Sessions

 

Be The Member - You will go through the entire intake system every potential new member experiences. The purpose of the group is to reinforce good habits of regular exercise with a set schedule. This gives you the opportunity to experience our systems from the clients perspective.

This is a great time to take notes during your workout sessions about things you may not be used to and ask questions afterwards. You’ll get to refine good technique, learn coaching cues and ways to spot safely. We find this to be an engaging and valuable addition to the shadowing you will be doing for semi-private and small group training.

You’ll be able to shadow both the semi-private and large group sessions. This is an opportunity to stand back and observe everything that goes on in a session. We highly recommend you take notes and jot down specific questions you may have about the training to discuss during our weekly meeting.

Recommended Reading - Take notes while reading for a later discussion. Some suggestions for notes are... ideas you’d like to implement, things to learn more about, if you’re not sure how it applies to personal training, things that conflict with what you’ve learned before.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie...can be found it all libraries

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Phase 2 - Learn The Hows

Program Design - Be part of how we write and refine training programs for a new month. See what goes into our sessions, from training goals, correctives for current population, equipment considerations, flow on floor, overlapping sessions, movement pattern audit, push/pull ratio… Then help us test, tweak and teach it.

Sports performance, fat loss, bodybuilding, corrective exercise, calisthenics, Powerlifting, Olympic Lifting, kettlebells, sandbags...there are many tools and approaches you can take to help your clients reach their goals. We’ll discuss how we find the mix that best represents our philosophy and style, helps us identify the variables to focus on the most to accommodate our ideal clients. Some of these variables are:

  • Progressions/Regressions (BW, ROM, load, speed…)
  • Active Rest
  • Sequencing
  • Loading Parameters
  • Training Volume (Dan John recommendations of sets/reps for strength/hypertrophy/endurance)

When completed, you’ll understand the program templates that form the foundation of all our training programs. This template also identifies the movements and qualities we need to assess for new members entering the program.

Recommended Reading - Take notes while reading for a later discussion. Some suggestions for notes are... ideas you’d like to implement, things to learn more about, if you’re not sure how it applies to personal training, things that conflict with what you’ve learned before.

5, 3, 1 by Jim Wendler...we can share our digital copy with you.

Easy Strength by Dan John & Pavel Tsatsouline

Phase 3 - Assessment & Co-Coaching

Learn Our Assessment That Sells - We use our first meeting with a new potential member as an opportunity to demonstrate our ability to understand what their starting point is, where they’d like to go (goals), and how you can help them get there. This is best done with a 4 part process...

  • Part 1 - Verbal Self-Impression
  • Part 2 - Health/Injury History
  • Part 3 - Movement Assessment
  • Part 4 - Recap and Next Step

You’ll begin practicing the assessment and shadowing during member assessments.

During this phase you’ll begin co-coaching sessions along with a senior coach.

Recommended Reading - Take notes while reading for a later discussion. Some suggestions for notes are... ideas you’d like to implement, things to learn more about, if you’re not sure how it applies to personal training, things that conflict with what you’ve learned before.

Athletic Body in Balance by Gray Cook...can be read at Further Fitness.

Can You Go? by Dan John...can be read at Further Fitness.

Phase 4 - Marketing & Lead Coaching

Our Long Term Marketing Approach - After experimenting with several different types of marketing approaches, we’ve found the best for what we do is community building, hands down. There are several layers:

  • In-House - introduce members to one another and new people immediately.
  • Out-Of-House - create events out of the gym for members to get together and deepen bonds. Encourage them to bring friends and family.
  • Online - share photos and videos of our members having fun together. Member spotlights showcase their hard work and awesome achievements. Tag them when possible.

Co-Coaching - During this phase you’ll begin taking the lead in coaching sessions with a senior coach shadowing.

Recommended Reading - Take notes while reading for a later discussion. Some suggestions for notes are... ideas you’d like to implement, things to learn more about, if you’re not sure how it applies to personal training, things that conflict with what you’ve learned before.

The ONE Thing by Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan...can be read at Further Fitness.