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Modified Strongman Instructor - Level 1

by Strongman Academy UK

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Level 1 Certificate - Modified Strongman Instructor Course

The Modified Strongman Instructor Course - Level 1 is for fitness professionals or enthusiasts who want to become qualified Modified Strongman Instructors.

This e-learning course, with optional Practical Training day, is delivered online and teaches safe, proper and efficient movement using Strongman objects, how to coach Modified Strongman movements, how to incorporate Modified Strongman Training (MST) methodology and how to programme a Modified Strongman class.

On successful completion of the course learners will achieve certification as a Modified Strongman Instructor - Level 1, qualified to teach MST classes.

Modified Strongman Instructors are trained to deliver positive body transformations, provide support for athletic based training and enjoy increased class revenue earning potential.

Learning Aims

  • Understand the main uses for Modified Strongman Training in fat loss, athletic conditioning and rehabilitation.
  • Learn advanced MST exercises using equipment like sleds, prowlers, farmers carry, kegs, logs, sledge hammers and tyres.
  • Learn how to apply MST when designing a class programme.
  • Gain knowledge of movement patterns and cues and use in practical training situations.
  • Learn how to use language to begin, support and motivate your class.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the features and benefits of Modified Strongman Training for athletes, fat loss and rehabilitation.
  • How to use Modified Strongman equipment such as the sled, prowler and tyre.
  • Ability to programme MST classes.
  • Communication skills when delivering a MST class.

Course Structure

This is an e-learning course allowing learners to study at their own pace, on any device, anywhere in the world. For the course curriculum scroll down this page.

Practical Training day (optional)

If you have limited or no strongman training experience the optional Practical Training day at our facility in London is highly recommended.

The full day is an opportunity to get hands-on with MST equipment, meet with instructors and other learners and take your assessment without the need to submit video evidence.

You can buy the course including the practical training day, but you must complete the online element of the course before attending. You are able to book your Practical Training day once you have completed the online course.

Learning Resources

All learners on the Level 1 Certificate Modified Strongman Instructor course are supported with:

  • A comprehensive PDF course manual to download or view in the online learning environment.
  • Detailed text, photo and video e-learning content.
  • Test Your Knowledge quizzes at the end of each section.
  • Sample MST lesson plans.
  • Online tutor and community support.
  • Option to attend a Practical Training day.

Study Time

We recommend a minimum 2 weeks or 20 hours study time - plus optional Practical Training day.

Endorsement

This course is endorsed by EMD UK - The National Governing Body for Group Exercise and recognised by REPs, awarding 2 CPD points.

Funding Support

As this course is endorsed by EMD UK if you are a UK citizen you could get up to £125 towards the course fee from their Open Bursary scheme. To get the funding you MUST first apply for it through EMD UK, and then enrol in this course.

For more information, to check if you qualify and apply for funding support - click here.

Entry Requirements

There are no prior qualifications required to enrol in this course. However, if you have never taken a Modified Strongman class it is recommended to first attend a class or the Introduction to Modified Strongman Training Workshop, if possible.

Learners must be aged 16 years old and above.

Assessment Requirements

To successfully complete this course learners must:

  1. Programme and submit a Modified Strongman Training class plan
  2. Submit video evidence that shows competency instructing others to safely execute exercises using core apparatus - sled, prowler, farmers walk, tire and sledgehammer.*

*If attending the Practical Training day at Strongman Academy UK learners will not be required to submit video evidence if they pass their assessment on the day.

After Certification

On successful completion of this course learners are entitled to;

  1. Teach Modified Strongman Training classes*
  2. Become a Member of Strongman Academy UK
  3. Enrol in Level 2 Certificate - Modified Strongman Instructor

*Subject to holding at least Gym Instructor - Level 2 certification, Public liability insurance, First Aid and DBS criminal record clearance (venue requirement may vary).


Your Instructor


Liz Barker
Liz Barker

One the UK's foremost fitness coaches and Modified Strongman Instructors, Liz Barker built on the success of her two London gyms, London’s City Strongman and The Foundry, by establishing Strongman Academy UK in 2019 with Total Boxer® founder, Matt Garcia.


Liz has 17 years of extensive industry experience delivering more than 10,000 hours as a personal trainer and strength coach in a number of world class gyms and is a firm believer in the remarkable benefits of MST.


Whether your goals are to improve your sporting performance, at any level, get the physique you have always wanted, or recover from injury quickly, according to Liz, “modified strongman training will hands down deliver the results you want with plenty of fun thrown in for good measure”.


Course Curriculum


  Introduction to Modified Strongman Training
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  Modified Strongman for Fat Loss
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  Modified Strongman for Rehabilitation
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  Modified Strongman for Athletes
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  How to programme a MST Group Class
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  Communication Skills when teaching a MST Class
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  Next Steps
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for any reason, contact us!
Do you offer funding support?
As this course is endorsed by EMD UK - The National Governing Body for Group Exercise if you are a UK citizen you could get up to £125 towards the course fee from their Open Bursary scheme. See Get started now! below...
Is this course endorsed?
Yes. This course is endorsed by EMD UK - The National Governing Body for Group Exercise. For more information visit www.emduk.org.

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