Terrance (ACE Certified Professional)
9/28/16 5:07 AM
My instructor at PFI in KC, MO was an ideal role model! Down to earth and as real as it can get. I believe everyone who participated absorbed more than we could handle from Gerald Mayes. An admirable, highly motivating leader.
Sagar (ACE Certified Professional)
5/10/15 11:53 AM
The teacher for this class didnt seem well prepared. I felt like this class was just a review of the Personal Training book I used to study for the exam.
5/5/15 3:50 PM
8:a.m. To 5: p.m was too short! I loved that class the instructor was great!! I need those lessons once a week!!!
Alisa (ACE Certified Professional)
2/3/15 2:12 PM
I enjoyed course and interested in teaching small group training.
ACE RESPONSE: Alisa, we are glad to hear you enjoyed the workshop and are considering teach small group trainings.
11/17/12 9:16 AM
The class was good. Anthony is a good instructor.As I reread over the manual, there are some confusing places. VTI and II are great concepts but take a little explaining. Might be outside the scope, or, explain more. Also, Phase 1, Stability and Mobility under primary goal, I think those sentences are confusing. I am wondering if it's the idea that we work in more of an isometric mode to make sure people can stabilize with neutral back, and then we can add movement as the next progression? Stability and mobility at the same time? Anyway, how Phase 1 was written was confusing to me and I think it's perhaps the most important step.
Thanks for your recent email. It's the first email that I have received from ACE where someone was really trying to make a connection with, and also serve, members.
Have a nice day.
In general, I think that there is too much material in the class. We did not get through it all. Also, this meant that Anthony seemed pushed to move quickly.
Related to this is something that seems missing from many classes and that is the ability for participants to share ideas with each other (and also to ask more questions). There is a valuable body of knowledge there and I think it would be good to respect that. I think it's best to pass a sheet around, maybe as people are on their way to lunch, so that people can record their name and contact information if they want that to be shared with others who are willing to provide their contact information. This is helpful so that a participant can contact another trainer who lives in their area. In my experience, all trainers would benefit to share more knowledge.
Another way to share information, if there is absolutely no time during the class, is to put up some paper on the walls where people can ask a question and someone else can answer it.
Circuit training was taught as a preferred method of SGT. As such, if we are going to spend 8 hours together in a class then it seems we might expect to go through more than one template. There are templates in the book but we did not get a chance to really even review what was in the appendix. Thanks for sharing the one template that we did work through.
To me, the best parts of the class were the circuit training model where we start with more simple exercises on the first round and then the circuit gets harder with each cycle.
Also, the emphasis on the TMM model was a good reminder to make sure we know where the member/client is before we start talking at them.
Jonathan (ACE Certified Professional)
6/3/12 7:44 PM
Jonathan Ross was a great instructor. He was concise, sincere and very knowledgeable.
5/31/12 7:11 PM
I really enjoyed it. Alot of important information. Instructor Jonathan Ross was great.
Rick (ACE Certified Professional)
3/19/12 12:49 PM
I understand this class is undergoing some changes. However on March 10, almost the entire morning was devoted to marketing. There are entire books and classes geared exclusively to the topic of marketing and I don't think small group training is so different as not to be covered in a marketing class. The information was generic at best and when asked to spend 15 min designing programs during class, most people just looked in their handouts. The message I got from this class was that small group training is not much more that a certain form of circuit training. Hopefully this class will be more productive in the future as small group training becomes more popular
Marion (ACE Certified Professional)
2/2/12 11:29 AM
This course is for everyone looking for new and great ideas on training all clients safely and effectively in a small group setting. Kudos to ACE presenter, Pete McCall, who makes this workshop fun, engaging and educational! That is in addition to ACE's Anthony Wall, who covers the business side of small group training. Definitely recommend this workshop to all trainers!
Leslie (ACE Certified Professional)
2/2/12 9:26 AM
As a CPT the ACE Small Group Training (SGT) Workshop has added to my knowledge in designing programs for small groups and ways to market a program for additional revenue as a CPT. I enjoyed the learning keys to success in SGT, ways to incorporate progressively challenging workouts for participants, and business strategies for marketing and implementing this style of program. You don't want to miss this workshop if you are a PT, GFI, or a Fitness Director. There is something to learn for everyone.
Brian (ACE Certified Professional)
2/1/12 4:00 PM
Pete did a great job of presenting the course content in an enjoyable and practical manner. I strongly recommend any fitness professional looking to increase their income potential to consider this course.
2/1/12 3:25 PM
Great workshop - I enjoyed learning about different Small Group Training techniques & strategies.
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