Master Functional Trainer

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Master Functional Trainer

Master Functional Trainer (MFT) program is a 2 stage process where the fitness Professional gains a unique certification at the end of the program. It is a practical certification that considers 5 different functional training tools and implements them into a model that will help your clients achieve and your business grow.

THE STORY

We believe that crucial to living a fulfilled life is having the ability to do the things that you desire and completely enjoy doing them. This requires having the strength, flexibility, range of motion and control – being what we call “Functional movement” – necessary to perform everyday and recreational/sporting activities safely and without injury. That is why we provide a structured functional training model for trainers to achieve outstanding physical improvements not only within themselves but for their clients too. The model we use for this also allows trainers to develop their business with predictable and ongoing income streams and allow you to stand out within the industry.

We do this by delivering carefully designed progressive training methods we call the Five Pillars of Functional Training. This is achieved by integrating a complete theoretical understanding and practical application of each of these unique courses. We guarantee that you will walk away and be able to start implementing the knowledge and techniques s right away with immediate results for clients and your business.

WHY UNDERTAKE THE MFT PROGRAM

The program is all about undertaking courses that will benefit you and help to grow your business as a result of the powerful teaching principles in each of the courses. You will walk away from this program with the ability to implement functional training concepts into your business model by:

Creating a training niche that focuses on functional training concepts
Integrating different functional training tools into sessions
Stand out as a progressive trainer
Build a business on the concepts you take from the program

WHAT ELSE IS INCLUDED IN THE MFT PROGRAM?

This is one of the most comprehensive training programs in the WORLD!

Not only do you get access to 6 courses but you also receive the following:

  1. A Welcome Folder with some Brilliant Business Building Resources
  2. Over 40 CEC’s
  3. Exclusive use of the MFT Logo for all Branding
  4. A Framed Certifcate upon completion
  5. Access to an exclusive group where you have access to the AIK Presenters
  6. Access to our Membership Elite program that includes over 100 videos & programs

We have incredible payment plans that make the program affordable and very accessible!

Place your order and quote Elements4Life!

The Program
STAGE 1

The AlK model of optimal Functional Training is simple and encompasses five pillars which provide an understanding of how to implement Powerbags, Kettlebells, Battling Ropes and Functional Mobility.

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Once all four pillars have been completed you will undertake an exam consisting of a theory and practical combination or questions and case studies
This will be a take home exam and you will be given 3 months in which to complete and submit it.

STAGE 2

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WHAT YOU RECEIVE
  1. Recognition as a Master Functional Trainer and a true leader in the growing field of fitness.
  2. 5 Courses which covers accreditation to all major fitness bodies such as Fitness Australia.
  3. Maximum accreditation points provided for Fitness Australia and Physical Activity Australia members.
  4. Insider Access to AIK trainers and VIP first option invites to new content and AlK opportunities.
  5. Recognition as a Master Functional Trainer and a true leader in this growing field of fitness.
WHAT ELSE IS INCLUDED IN THE MFT PROGRAM?

This is one of the most comprehensive training programs in the WORLD!

Not only do you get access to 6 courses but you also receive the following:

  1. A Welcome Folder with some Brilliant Business Building Resources
  2. Over 40 CEC’s
  3. Exclusive use of the MFT Logo for all Branding
  4. A Framed Certifcate upon completion
  5. Access to an exclusive group where you have access to the AIK Presenters
  6. Access to our Membership Elite program that includes over 100 videos & programs

We have incredible payment plans that make the program affordable and very accessible

Master Functional Trainer Info

STAGE 1

mft1The AIK model of optimal Functional Training is simple and encompasses five pillars which provide an understanding of how to implement Powerbags, Kettlebells, Battling Ropes, Suspension training and Functional Mobility.

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Fundamentals of Powerbag Training

Pelvis control and Hip Extension

This is the starting point for clients because everyone needs to learn pelvis control and especially hip extension as this is the foundation for effective core control for daily and sporting activity. Without the foundation of hip stability and control, like likelihood of injury, especially during high intensity workouts are increased. Form is everything and Powerbags taught with correct progressive stages is essential to achieve this foundation.

Teaching Dynamic Lifts

Due to its soft cushioning, the Powerbag is an excellent way of teaching complex lifts such as the clean and snatch and thereby creating speed based movements with good form is essential. Once the mastery of hip extension via the deadlift progressions is learned, powerful movements are possible in the sagittal and transverse planes. This showcases the effectiveness of the powerbag to achieve optimal results for your client wanting to gain ‘Functional Strength’ or your athlete needing to develop explosive power for his/her sport.

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Fundamentals of Kettlebell training 1 and 2

For many fitness enthusiasts, the kettlebell is the ultimate training tool when it comes to covering the essential components of fitness: Cardio, Strength and Mobility. The simple nature of this training method does require a thorough grasp of the fundamental technical and teaching points in order to decrease likelihood of injury and provide the maximum benefits it possesses.

It is important to distinguish between knowing how to use the kettlebell and knowing how to teach it. A comprehensive understanding of the common mistakes and subtle cues provides the backbone in which to teach the kettlebell via progressions and variations.

Once you have obtained safe and effective hip control via the Powerbags training methods, then the dynamic nature of the kettlebell in such movements as the swing is safely transitioned for better results.

Advanced Concepts of Kettlebell Training

Once the ground work has been established in stage 1, you may move the client into more complex lifts particularly adding more power by adding an extra kettlebell and adding double kettlebell lifts. In addtion, sport based movements which require movement into the transverse plane are incorporated.

Importantly, the first stage must be first mastered and it is recommended in particular to accomplish mastery in the following lifts as learned in stage 1 : Kettlebell Swing, Kettlebell clean & press and the Turkish get-up.

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Fundamentals of suspension training

A vital component to functional training is ensuring the body is strong enough to move multi-directionally without necessarily first adding external load. Suspension training utilises the body weight to create gross body movements such as pushing, pulling, twisting and plyometric based movement patterns.
Particular emphasis is placed on developing a strong core which is the foundation of functional strength.

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Fundamentals of Battling Ropes

Once the client has mastered the Powerbag and Kettlebell phases, the final pillar is the battling rope as this requires more dynamic stability and the need to produce more power from the hips.

The battling ropes are often misused with too much focus on the arms driving the movement and not enough focus on hip drive. With the hip involved you will take your client(s) to the next level of development with increased strength, speed, power and mobility. This will enable greater work during a session and lead the enhanced training adaptations your client desires.

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Fundamentals of Mobility Training

Increasing studies around the effectiveness and necessity of warming and how best to go about this supports the conecpt of mobility work prior to engaging in functional training methods. Mobility tests are often used to ascertain certain areas of the body that are restriced in range of movement and prone to injury.

Functional mobility encompasses a series of warm ups and effective methods to free up restricted areas by areas by addressing the key areas by addressing the key ares of the Hip, Thoraco-lumbar and shoulder regions. In order to perform dynamic movements like deadlifting, swinging and performing battling rope based work outs, a deeper understanding of how to best warm up these regions is key to ensure reduced risk or injury for your client.

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STAGE 2

Once all four pillars have been completed you will undertake an exam consisting of a theory and practical combination of questions and case studies.

This will be a take home exam and you will be given 3 months in which to complete and submit it.

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Elements4Life is the host facility for all of these certifications as independent courses and as an overall testing centre for the Master Functional Trainer certifications.  Start Today!

We also suggest you look at our advanced E4L Academy Certifications and Master certifications to take your coaching to the highest level.

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