Here is What You Will Learn

  • Finding Your Why and the Safety of Our Silos – Often trainers and clinicians latch themselves on to a particular system or “guru” early in their career and the proceed to follow a dogmatic path that causes them to miss out on some great information that could compliment their current thought process

  • Client Start Up and Communication – The reps, sets, tempo and exercises you choose will NOT matter if you can’t get your clients to trust you and buy in. We also discuss the “Key Questions”, as skipping some of these may be the difference in your program’s success or failure

  • Data Collection & Interpretation – What tests, assessments and evaluations do you perform, why do you choose them and how do you adjust these choices based on the client and their goals? Then once you gather this information, how does it actually impact and guide your program?

  • Movement and Making Intelligent Exercise Decisions – How do you choose one exercise over another and why? Learn what factors impact movement and various ways we can assess movement

  • The Program and Workout Builder – Now that we have established a systematic approach to information gathering and client interaction, we need to cover what the key building blocks are to build a program via a reliable and repeatable checklist method. We also discuss the difference between a “workout” and a program and how you can write multiple programs for the same person and all could be correct!

  • Recovery and Readiness – Once you have created this ideal program, we now need to know how we will adjust the variables based on their current readiness, including a short daily screen you can use to gauge their level of recovery and current state.

  • PLUS : Interactive participation breakouts including “The Great Method Debate”, Initial Client and Group Interviews and Introductions, Readiness Screens and Program Case Studies (You can even submit a Case Study of your own for review!)

  • AND SPECIAL BONUSES INCLUDING: Workout & Program Builder Worksheets, Client Intake Forms, The “Key Questions” Client Introduction Script, Recommended Reading and “People You Should Know” Listsas well as exclusive access to our private PPD Facebook Group where you can interact with our instructors and participate in special “Members Only” webinars

Live Program Design Course

Join us for a full day going over the art and science of program design.

Upcoming PPD Courses

Saturday April 6, 2024 in Chelmsford, MA

Meet the Instructors

Eric Dagati

Meet Eric D’Agati, a distinguished figure in the fitness industry with over 20 years of experience as a coach, trainer, and instructor. Renowned for his pioneering methods in client assessment, performance enhancement, and injury prevention, Eric has carved a distinct path in the realm of fitness. Throughout his illustrious career, Eric has had the privilege of training a diverse range of clients, including Olympic Gold Medalists, Gatorade and NJ Players of the Year, All-Americans, National Champions, World Series Champions, and Pro-Bowl athletes. Eric's dedication to his craft has not gone unnoticed, as he was featured in the esteemed NY Times bestseller “The 4-Hour Body” by Tim Ferriss, solidifying his reputation as a recognized authority in the industry.

Mike Perry

Mike is the visionary founder and co-owner of Skill of Strength, a fitness haven nestled in Chelmsford, MA. With an impressive track record spanning over eighteen years as a Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach, he has honed his expertise by guiding clients of all ages and abilities, from novices to elite athletes representing prominent leagues and organizations such as MLS, NFL, MLB, UFC, Bellator MMA, CES MMA, and local mixed martial arts promotions. With an unwavering passion for inspiring others to unlock their full potential, Mike's multifaceted skill set and extensive experience make him a trailblazer in the fitness industry. His boundless enthusiasm and profound understanding of human performance have paved the way for countless individuals to embark on transformative fitness journeys, leaving an indelible impact on their lives.