I have never heard of this program, but I did look it up and it seems like a comprehensive program. I like the fact that it includes corrective exercises and progressive based strength training. It also has a “red light poster” of exercises to avoid for certain participants–and meant for the participants to see. I could not find any reviews on this program (other than testimonials listed by the company), and I always like to review what others have to say.
However, for me personally, I would rather spend the money on continuing education for credit–and take a few workshops to learn how to do this progressive planning myself rather than purchase a program.
Hopefully others will have more insight for you!
Personally, I don’t feel that I would want to have the program. It claims to have everything you need to do years of class design. But I don’t need someone else’s ideas or exercises. I could give you 5 different exercises to engage the stability muscles of the body everyday for over a year. And show you how to integrate each of those into every isolation or multijoint movement you can show me. And then show you how to add multiplanar stability to all of those. And I can do this because I study our profession with passion. If it isn’t your passion, then best of luck to you and your clients.
If you are a new fitness professional, maybe this is a fair source for you to see and develop a greater range of exercises to use with your clients. But this information should just be a first step for a new trainer. You should examine every exercise and determine for yourself what is going on throughout the ROM and what muscles are doing what when, etc. etc. But why not just seek out as many new exercises as you can find and do that without paying someone for a shortcut that isn’t all that short.
And who is your cert through? NASM, ACE, IDEA, etc. all have huge video libraries that you can search. I am betting that there aren’t too many exercises that are not on one of these sites that are on this program.
as Christine and Martin, I was not familiar with SGT 365 and checked their website. It appears that they offer comprehensive programming, and, at $300, I can see the appeal. The credentials of the creators are excellent.
I have thought about group personal training myself and studied NASM’s approach. What I like about them is their approach to functional assessments in a group setting. I am simply paranoid about training somebody without an assessment, and they have some great suggestions for different group sizes.
I can see the SGT 365 as an adjunct to this NASM specialty. After all, just because you are buying pre-made programs does not mean that you need to implement them the way you are. I would view them as a menu to pick and choose from to best serve the need of the clients you have in your groups.