Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Live Webinar
CEC Credits: ACE 0.0 CECs

Better Programs. Better Outcomes.

There are few better ways to get more people moving than group training. Clients love it: it’s more financially accessible than personal training, it creates a positive sense of community and it allows people to motivate each other for success. For the health and fitness professional, small group training is a great way to reach, motivate and help more people make healthy changes in their lives. Small group training, however, comes with challenges. With different levels of fitness and ability within a group, you must strike a careful balance to ensure that clients get the individual attention they need while safely executing movements. The key to success in small group training is great program design.

In this video training, ACE Certified Personal Trainer and founder and owner of San Diego Premier Training Mike Deibler MS, CSCS will show you how to put systems in place to screen clients for small group training. He will also explain how to create a periodized plan for a group of participants having different fitness levels and needs. With information about proper client intake, modifications, different motivation/leadership styles and proper planning for a variety of individual needs, this course will set you up for small group training success.

You will learn:

  • How to screen clients to determine if they are a good fit for a small group training program
  • The proper progression and regression models for individualized program design within a group setting
  • Different periodization models to use for small group training
  • How to use group training to build a community of followers and advocates for your program

Workshop Policies and Procedures


In the event that the American Council on Exercise (ACE) would cancel a workshop for ANY reason, a full refund will be issued to the participant. ACE is NOT responsible for any other expenses the participant may have incurred.


All of ACE’s live workshops are non-refundable programs unless approved by ACE’s Educational Services Team. For questions, please call 800-825-3636 ext. 782. A $50 cancellation fee will be applied to any approved cancellations.


Any participant who is registered for an ACE workshop and needs to reschedule their workshop to a later date listed will be subject to a $50 transfer fee and MUST contact ACE’s Educational Services Team at 800-825-3636 ext. 782 to verify that a reschedule date is available.

Transfer of Registration

ACE cannot transfer a participant’s registration to another participant unless approved by ACE’s Educational Services Team. Transferring a registration to another participant is subject to a $100 transfer fee.

Hotels and Accommodations

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Transfer of Registration

In the event of inclement weather, all workshops will be held as scheduled at the discretion of ACE. Pre-registered participants who are unable to attend their scheduled workshop may reschedule without incurring additional charges so long as their request has been received 7 days following the originally scheduled date. No refunds will be available. In the event that ACE cancels a workshop due to bad weather, participants will be given a full refund or option to reschedule (if another date is available).

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