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.

Meet the Instructors

Eric Dagati

Eric D’Agati has spent the past 20+ years in the fitness industry as a coach, trainer and instructor, pioneering his unique approach to client assessment, performance enhancement and injury prevention. His list of training clients includes individuals who have been an Olympic Gold Medalist, Gatorade and NJ Players of the Year, All-Americans, National Champions, World Series Champions and Pro-Bowl athletes. Eric is also a lead instructor for Functional Movement Systems (FMS) and is on the Advisory Board for OnBase Univeristy and he appeared in the NY Times bestseller “The 4-Hour Body” by Tim Ferriss

Mike Perry

Mike is the founder and co-owner of Skill of Strength in Chelmsford, MA.. In his eighteen plus years as a Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach, he has trained clients of all ages and abilities including athletes represented in MLS, NFL, MLB, UFC, Bellator MMA, CES MMA and other local mixed martial arts promotions. Mike is instructor with Functional Movement Systems (FMS) and also is a StrongFirst Senior Instructor (Kettlebell Instructor) and StrongFirst Elite.