January 01, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro
One of the first seminars that I delivered was at the 2002 Canadian Personal Trainers Network (CPTN) Conference held at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. The title of that talk was Strength Training Parameters and Program Design Lecture and it was a great success. I had many trainers approach me after the seminar requesting more information – they hired me for consultations and were eager to attend my upcoming workshops, and the CPTN invited me back for several more presentations due to the great feedback.
By the way, the 1-page outline handed out at that talk eventually became The Elite Trainer, a 201-page book that’s been endorsed by many experts in the field, including Joe DeFranco, Alwyn Cosgrove, Chad Waterbury, Dr. Eric Serrano, Brian Justin, Joe Hayes, Bradford Cooke, Mike Conroy, Lorne Goldenberg, Dr. Bill Wells, Steve Holman, and Dr. Robert Rakowski.
Needless to say, the seminar was a BIG hit! I ran it many times over the years, and each time was better.
What made this seminar special and different from others?
In two words: practical information! It combines research-based information from many sources with practical back real-world applications that relate to the average personal training client. Sure, there ’s plenty of material for elite athletes, but odds are that your average client is a novice lifter so the information should apply to them as well. That’s where many seminars fail – they’re either too basic or too advanced. I’ve broken down the theory and practice of strength training, deciphered it in a manner that’s the seminar easy to understand, and then I show you how it applies to beginners, intermediates, and advanced trainees. Basically, the seminar is a nice blend of the art and science of strength training as it pertains to someone that’s going to request your services.
I just recently delivered this lecture at the 2012 Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA) Conference that was held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Many in attendance approached me afterward to ask where they could get a copy of the lecture and when I plan to give my next
You see, today I have a wife and three kids. Between business, home and family, it’s difficult for me to deliver these seminars any more. And I’m sure your time is limited as well. The beauty of the internet is that a seminar like this can now be broadcast to anyone across the world at a fraction of the time, money and effort that was once required.
I was planning to put this project together one day… and finally, I made it happen!
Now you can experience the Strength Training Parameters and Program Design presentation over the internet at your convenience. The webinar is divided into 8 video segments of roughly 15 minutes each, and an 82-slide pdf report is available for you to follow along with. You’ll be given access to the extensive 300+ reference list that was used to put this presentation together along with a detailed training log to use with your clients. Then when you’re ready, complete a 40-question multiple-choice test and if you pass with a grade of 75% or more, you’ll be awarded a certificate to use toward continuing education credits (CECs).
Experience the Strength Training Parameters and Program Design presentation over the internet at your convenience. The webinar is 118 minutes long and comes with an 82-slide PDF report for you to follow along with.