T.E.A.C.H

T.E.A.C.H is my art and science of programme design and coaching delivery mentorship.

 

There are three progressive levels of courses and certifications:

  1. ROAM Bodyweight Movement Coach
  2. ROAM Functional Strength & Conditioning Coach
  3. ROAM Performance Coach

These courses are based on the Life-Movements and physical abilities illustrated in the ROAM cycle below.

Range of Active Movement Cycle

 

Who is TEACH for?

For fitness leaders, personal trainer and sport coaches who want to broaden their perspective of “Programme design and delivery”. Improve your technical, entertainment, athletic, coaching skills (with a holistic approach) to write programmes that are physiologically progressive yet flexible and adaptable to the fluctuating energy levels/wellness states of your clients. Learn from 30 years of my mistakes, successes and studies to shortcut your development, satisfaction and improve your client retention.

 

ROAM PERFORMANCE COACHING CERTIFICATION

Isolate-Integrate-Graduate

Isolate: to separate from another substance so as to obtain pure or in a free state.

Integrate: to form, coordinate, or blend into a functioning or unified whole.

Graduate: to pass from one stage of experience, proficiency, or prestige to a usually higher one.

Over the past 30 years Ross Eathorne has watched many personal trainers come and go because they lack confidence in how and what to coach, when with what particular client and lack physical competency in their own movement and modality ability. Performance Coaching is designed to develop your knowledge, skills and abilities in a step-by-step method with the aim of helping you attracting and keeping more clients.

 

Who should take this course?
Anyone who wants to improve their:

  • Physical ability to demonstrate correct technique of a wide range of movement.
  • Adapt the coaching style and programme according to the ambition, condition, ability and circumstance of a client.
  • Confidence in programme design and delivery by following a proven system that will get safe and sustained results for the client.
  • Attract and retain clients so you can have an income to be able to afford your passions and live the life you want.
  • Learn a framework to base further development from.

This course is about progressive health, fitness and performance.

  • Isolate & correct their weak areas to balance health.
  • Build resilience & fitness through a regular exposure to a wide variety of stimulus.
  • Teach them how to perform under pressure.

When you look after these three areas the body beautiful will emerge along with function.

 

Course knowledge, skills and ability

To be a well rounded trainer you need to grow your understanding on different movement philosophies, develop empathy with your clients by doing the programmes yourself and practical application by coaching your clients and learning how to modify your approach based on their individual needs. (This is not a group certification it is a personal training course.)

To graduate your knowledge, skills and abilities you will progress over three levels:

  1. ROAM Bodyweight Movement Coach Course
  2. ROAM Functional Strength and Conditioning Course
  3. ROAM Performance Coach

 

 

ROAM Bodyweight Movement Coach Course

“You can learn more about a person in an hour of exercise than in a year of conversation” Plato.

Alliance of the bodies joints and muscles for pain free movement

 

Objectives:

  1. Identify & address clients critical movement restrictions.
  2. Teach clients to move safely and then build a foundational movement vocabulary.
  3. How to coach people using the TEAC model.

Highlights of what we will cover.

  • Introduction to the ROAM Method and Cycle
  • Learn the AIR – Assessment- Intervention- Reassessments model of quantifying exercise selection and seeing effectiveness on the gym floor.
  • Includes experience scoring the 5 yoga poses to identify clients power animal of life-movemkemnt restriction critical to mobility development.
  • Introduction to corrective exercise for posture, stability, disc, sacroiliac joint, shoulder and knee pain
  • Mobility to enhance Squat, deadlift, press, pulls and lunging ability
  • Provide a Bodyweight Spectrum library to progress the body from recovery to fitness to high intensity conditioning.

Part I ROAM Bodyweight mobility Course (8 Hours)
The aim of this course is to introduce you to corrective exercise, re-examine exercise though movement not muscles or body parts so that you can help people balance their posture, engage their core and “improve the way they move”.

The body was made to squat, twist, bend, push, pull and lunge in order to walk, run jump and play through life; By increasing the mobility of these life-movement patterns we reduce apprehension of pain, increase freedom of motion, correct and prevent injuries, and provide a foundation of movement from which to develop fitness and performance from.

In doing so we as coaches get our clients to reach their goals faster, avoid doing the wrong thing and provide a baseline to fine-tune your programmes for years to come.

Part II TEACHing style and the getting to know your clients (3 hours)

This theory heavy module introduces the holistic TEACHing (Technical, Entertrainer, Athlete, Coach) styles approach to develop rapport building, communicate to your clients learning style, collect essential health history simply and quickly and coach them on the importance of wellness before results:

  1. The TEACH model is a model on how to communicate/coach to clients during the various stages of development (recovery/injured, restoration of functional, strength, athletic, general fitness) through Identifying your dominant teaching and learning style. (part of the Performance Mindset Influence module)
  2. The four fundamental health history questions around Ambition, Ability, Condition and Circumstance to develop alignment with you and your clients needs and wants.
  3. Present Wellness: The inner circle of Performance Mindset.
  4. Endurance. Cardiovascular heart rate training for recovery and capacity conditioning.

 

Part III ROAM Bodyweight Spectrum Exercise Library (4 hours)
This part progresses the exercises of ROAM Mobility along the a spectrum of physical abilities to improve life-movement co-ordination and high intensity performance capacity.

 

The exercises library is sourced from the following programmes in ROAM Method Bodyweight Spectrum curriculum below:

  • ROAM – Bodyweight Profile Testing
  • ROAM – Foundation programme
  • ROAM – BSX Fitness programme
  • Personal movement flow

(A certificate of participation will be awarded to participants of these courses.)

ROAM Bodyweight Movement Coach Certification

A theory exam, physical competency and practical application at an extra cost.

  1. Theoretical exam will take around two hours to complete and will consist of short answer questions.
  2. Practical experience will include participation of scoring in ROAM Mobility assessment as submitted by yourself . (Note the numbers in the brackets are the minimum number of clients and teaching hours recommended to gain mastery and be considered for a Master Instructor role in the future.)
  • Taking yourself and 10 clients through the full ROAM Mobility programme (10)
  • Taking yourself and 5 clients through the full ROAM foundation programme (5)
  • Taking yourself and 5 paid clients through ROAM BSX

     3. Physical competency

  • Minimal score of 7 in ROAM Mobility Assessment
  • Submit ROAM Flow online
  • Submit Advanced Flow online
  • Submit Personal Flow Online

 

 

Level 2

Functional Strength & Conditioning Coach Course

“Be strong to be useful” Hebert.

Fitness Process Periodisation Pyramid

 

Most personal training clients want to tone up and lose weight; what is all to common is that they do “too-much-too-soon” from over exuberance and either burn out, or get injured from doing advanced exercises without appropriate progression and qualification. This course aims to lower the “rip, shit and bust” trend, enhance clients get fit, tone-up/lose weight desires, while a the same time promoting enough strength to be useful in their daily life and sporting activities.

The Functional Strength & Conditioning course is organised around:

  • Being strong to be useful in work, rest and play environments (functional fitness)
  • Weight-loss and tone-up are just as much by-product of Life-Movement approach (ROAM Method) as body part approach because of a higher calorie expenditure.
  • Expanding your range of active movement using external loads (free weight)
  • General physical preparation reveals weaknesses and provides a robust platform for sports specific conditioning.

Objectives of Functional strength and Conditioning Coach Course:

Give you practical experience of the organisational principles of several programme design philosophy/methods, their exercises, and how/when to TEACH them to your clients.

Specifically:

  1. Progress Bodyweight Spectrum Exercises into external load exercises.
  2. Developing maximal, dynamic strength of the Deadlift, Squat and Bench press and presenting troubleshooting strategies to help with weakness at “lock-out, and out of the hole.”
  3. ROAM Method FASTT Profile – Five Life-movement strength testing and technique session provides a benchmark for measurement of function/strength and reveals weaknesses to focus current training periods on.
  4. Progress to sub-maximal Olympic lifting exercises.
  5. How to adapt the programmes for the equipment available.
  6. How to scale your client condition and ability is implicit in the order of the curriculum.

 

Schedule:

Morning:

Essential Theory: (60-90 mins) (Possible to do via zoom or on-demand.)

  • Basic principles of linear programme design.
    • F.I.T.T principle
    • Reps, tempo, rest and sets and their physiological result
    • ROAM Spectrum and the Fitness process pyramid.
  • ROAM FASTT Profile: Being strong to be useful.
    • We assess to prioritise clients weakness. We retest to reprioritise.
    • Know their ROAM Mobility profile to qualify how much external load (Rep Range) you test them under.
    • Pullups, Shoulder Press, Squat, Bench press, Deadlift, Woodchop
    • ROAM Strength score: Considers Bodyweight and gender. Also calculates an absolute score.
    • Encourage clients to aim for a green score (7), question why they need to reach an 8 or above.
  • ROAM Equipment toolkit, their cost, portability, benefits and limitations:
    • Bodyweight, Swiss Ball, TRX, Kettlebells, Dumbbells, Barbells, Medicine Balls, Resistance bands
    • ROAM Method allows you to adapt the programme to any equipment modality.
    • Selecting your own toolkit: portability, cost, studio and unique selling point.

 

Morning

  • External Load Progressive Exercise Library:
    • Lunge
    • Pull
    • Push
    • Twist
      • Integrating Twist and Lunge with Push and Pull patterns.

Afternoon

External Load Progressive Exercise Library:

  • External Load Progressive Exercise Library
    • Deadlift – Trouble shooting “strength at lock-out” and “out of hole”.
    • Squat – Trouble shooting “strength at lock-out” and “out of hole”.
    • Push – Trouble shooting “strength at lock-out” and “out of hole”.
  • Power – Olympic lifting progressions if time.    

(A certificate of participation will be awarded to participants of these courses.)

 

ROAM Functional Strength & Conditioning Coach Level 2 Certification requirements:
The theory exam, physical competency and practical application for those that want to be certified are available at an extra cost.

  1. Theoretical exam will take around two hours to complete and will consist of short answer questions.
  2. Practical experience will include participation of scoring in ROAM FAST assessment as submitted by yourself and the forum.
    • Taking yourself and 10 clients through the full ROAM FAST programme (10)
    • Taking yourself and 5 clients through the full Fit, Toned and Functional programme (5)
    • Taking yourself and 5 clients through Strength Meets Function (weak at lockout) & weak out of the hole)
  3. Physical competency
    • Minimal score of 7 in ROAM FAST Profile
    • Complete Endurance workouts (within 12 months)
    • Rower 1.0, 1.1, 1,2, 1.3 and all 2.0 and 3.0 levels
    • Ski erg 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 and all 2.0 and 3.0 levels
    • Versa climber Washington and Moscow
    • Running 1.0, 12 mins, 1.1, 1.2,1.3, 1.4, and all 2.0 and 3.0
    • Swimming 750m, 1500m
    • Bike 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, and all 2.0 and 3.0

 

 

 

Level 3

ROAM Performance Coach

“using your full powers along the lines of excellence” Aristotle & JFK

Leaping Man symbolises the joy of Performance

Peak performance and achieving Personal Bests requires a person to get as many “ducks in a row as possible” – practised in training and executed in competition.

The coaches role is to analyse, design, coach and tweak the physical programme to allow the athlete to reach the start line in the best shape possible.

The Performance Coaches role is adapt the physical programme (customise/scale) as appropriate to fluctuating lifestyle, mindset, nutrition and energy levels (physiological load). Customisation requires a holistic approach, feedback, success, failure, empathy and alignment with the athlete and their team.

Objectives of ROAM Performance Coach Course:

TEACH Holistic Programme design methodology to increase the scope of your who, how, what, when and where coaching practise.

Practical examples are provided using the ROAM Method and Cycle and the Performance Mindset and Life Medicine Wheel.

Specifically we cover:

Schedule

ROAM Method and Cycle (8 hours)

  1. ROAM Spectrum analysis.
    • Specific adaptation to imposed demand
    • Energy systems
    • Qualities and characteristics of muscles
    • Athletic abilities, interdependence and progression
    • Life-Movement Analysis
      • Inner and outer unit
      • Fascial lines/Anatomy trains, meridians
      • Muscle slings
      • Expression of each life movement from Flexibility to Sports performance
  2. Alliance – Corrective exercise strategy & programme examples:
    • Isolate then integrate, then stand up and then add life-movement patterns together.
    • ROAM Mobility, ROAM BFX, Swiss Ball Fundamental Programmes
  3. Fitness Purpose
    • Functional Fitness Linear progression philosophy with analysis of ROAM Fit, Toned and Functional programme
    • Retro programming with analysis of ROAM Kettlebell Fundamentals programme
    • Conjugate Strength training and undulating load philosophy with analysis of ROAM 6 week strength programme.
  4. Performance Resilience
    • Endurance and metabolic conditioning revisited
    • Analysis of Crossfit and Random type programmes
      • Sample of Crossfit Ladies benchmark and other programmes
      • ROAM RSX High Variance Fitness Programme
      • Enjoy Regular and Varied Exercise
    • Deconstructing the three-phased ROAM Programme Design Template.
  5. Putting it all together A
    • Three phased Programme design practise using the ROAM template, ROAM Cycle, Exercise Libraries, (option to chose your own sport/adventure activity or be allocated one).
    • Troubleshooting
  6. Whats Next?

 

Schedule

Performance Mindset and Life Medicine Wheel (8 Hours)

  • Getting to know your client for customisation
    • Performance Mindset Programme
      • Life Medicine wheel assessment and prioritising.
        • Critical Point
        • 3 Phased Performance Mindset Progression
  • Putting it all together B
    • Three phased Programme design practise using the ROAM template, ROAM Cycle, Exercise Libraries, Life Medicine Wheel (option to chose your own sport/adventure activity or be allocated one).
    • Troubleshooting
  • Whats Next?

(A certificate of participation will be awarded to participants of these courses.)

ROAM Performance Coach requirements level 3:

  1. ROAM Score (programme analysis of an assigned ROAM method Programme)
    1. You may be required to present your analysis and summary to a group.
  2. Corequisite/prerequisites is the ROAM Method Curriculum (Perform Every workout Once) Performance Mindset programme.
  3. Theoretical exam will take around two hours to complete and will consist of short answer questions.
  4. Case Study: Designed a three phased sports specific programme based on a real person include needs analysis, exercise programme and ROAM score and results.
  5. Practical experience
  • Progress 5 clients through the RSX Programme
  • Take 1-5 Clients through a customised 3 phased programme
  1. Physical Competency
    1. Use ROAM methodology and programme design to train for and compete in a Sports event. (Evidence must be provided by the online results table of the event organiser)

To discuss how to get involved in this programme or to bring this training programme to your facility Contact Ross now: ross@rosseathorne.com

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