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Secrets of Successful Program Design Online CE Exam With Ebook

Secrets of Successful Program Design Online CE Exam With Ebook

A How-To Guide for Busy Fitness Professionals

$110.95 CAD


Product Format
    This package includes the following:
    • Secrets of Successful Program Design ebook
    • Online continuing education exam
    Your success as a fitness professional depends on your ability to reliably deliver results to clients. In Secrets of Successful Program Design, noted fitness and program design expert Alwyn Cosgrove and his director of programming, Craig Rasmussen, share Alwyn’s proven system for creating programs that take clients from where they are to where they want to be.

    You’ll learn how to properly assess a client and design the most effective program based on their individual goal—whether that is fat loss, muscle and strength building, or improved overall conditioning. You’ll also learn how to customize the training experience of your client on the fly, effectively progressing and regressing exercises according to day-to-day fluctuations in abilities and needs. This will ensure you are delivering the best results possible for each client every time they train.

    This guide to building training programs is supplemented with a selection of predesigned workouts that will draw on your skills for progressing and regressing exercises, saving you valuable time and energy while still allowing you to produce a personalized experience for your client.

    A reliable system-based approach to program design that consistently delivers results to every client—regardless of demographic profile, ability, or goals—will set your training business up for success in the incredibly competitive fitness market.

    After reading the ebook, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    • Explain and apply the four-step process of program design.
    • Identify the primary factor that all program design starts with.
    • Effectively manipulate the primary programming variables based on the desired outcome.
    • Explain the difference between a program and a workout.
    • Choose an appropriate program for an incoming client based on the person’s training age.
    • Know the purpose of screening and be able to utilize it to determine whether an exercise is the correct fit for a client.
    • Effectively progress or regress an exercise based on progression principles.
    • Recognize why it is preferable to use a movement-based approach rather than a muscle-based approach in programming.
    • Identify why strength is such an important physical quality and how to apply progressive overload in practice.
    • Effectively design a group or individual program for a variety of client goals.


    Personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and other certified fitness professionals.
    Part I. Programming: Going Beyond the Basics
    Chapter 1. Programmed Response
    Chapter 2. Accurately Assessing Current Training Status
    Chapter 3. Progressing and Regressing Exercises on the Fly

    Part II. The Training Programs
    Chapter 4. Fat-Loss Programs
    Chapter 5. Muscle-Building Programs
    Chapter 6. Strength-Building Programs
    Chapter 7. General Fitness Programs
    Chapter 8. Semiprivate and Group Training Programs
    Chapter 9. The Fitness Coach’s Toolbox of Workouts

    Part III. Evaluation and Progression
    Chapter 10. Ongoing Program Design
    Chapter 11. Tracking Results

    Appendix: Basic Training Cycle Process With Progression
    Alwyn Cosgrove, CSCS, is co-owner (with his wife, Rachel) of Results Fitness in Santa Clarita, California—twice named one of the top 10 gyms in America by Men’s Health and Women’s Health magazines. Alwyn and Rachel are also owners of a fitness professional consulting company, Results Fitness University.

    Cosgrove studied sports performance at West Lothian College and then went on to receive a sports science degree with honors from Chester, a college of the University of Liverpool. During his career as a fitness coach, Cosgrove has studied under top fitness professionals and coaches in the world and has worked with a wide variety of clientele, from the general population to top-level athletes and world champions in a multitude of sports.

    A nationally known speaker, Cosgrove has coauthored nine best-selling fitness books, is a member of the Nike Performance Council, and has been a presenter on the Perform Better tour for more than a decade.

    Craig Rasmussen, CSCS, is the director of coaching and programming at Results Fitness in Newhall, California. He has more than 18 years of experience in the fitness industry and has worked with all levels, ages, and types of clientele—including professional athletes and general population clients with a wide variety of goals. Previously, he worked as a credentialed physical education teacher at the middle school level in Santa Monica, California.

    Rasmussen is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He received his bachelor of arts degree in physical education from California State University at Chico. With an unquenchable thirst for learning and sharing what he has learned with others, he also holds coaching and programming certifications from several top-level organizations in the fitness industry. He has been featured in numerous magazines, including Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, and T Nation.

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