A comprehensive introduction to exercise.
An educational curriculum designed to encourage objective decision-making in the design and delivery of exercise, based on continual assessment of the individual client’s needs, goals, and tolerances.
Key philosophies behind defining an exercise and thought processes behind analysing and designing exercise for individuals
Anatomy, Joint Functions & Corresponding Muscle Functions
Taking the learned thought processes and theoretical knowledge and applying it to the analysis, setup and execution of specific goals, as well as identifying joint axes and machine axes to create more congruent movements
Frequently Asked Questions
No. While RTS Level 1 is significantly more advanced than the industry standards, it is the entry-level course offered internationally by RTS and a great place to start your education into Exercise Mechanics.
It's not a compulsory first step.
If you have studied enough of the required modules on ExerciseProfessional.com and an RTS Foundations or Mastery course is located conveniently for you, we would encourage you to go for one of those courses.
All levels of RTS deliver the same core concepts, thought processes and foundational principles.
The differentiating factors between courses is the depth to which they can be explored, the amount of time spent applying information as opposed to just learning it, and how much time individual attendees are able to spend exploring exercises themselves.
RTS Level 1 is delivered internationally in all countries other than the USA, Canada, Brazil and the UK.
RTS Foundations is delivered exclusively in the USA, Canada, Brazil and the UK.
RTS Level 1 comprises of approximately 36 hours of education, spread out over the course of up to a month, including online theory (included in the price) done in advance of a 2-4 day practical workshop.
Class sizes can go up to 20 attendees.
RTS Foundations consists of over 50 hours of online education through ExerciseProfessional.com (sold separately) ahead of a 6 days of practical application, spread over 2-3 workshops.
Class sizes are limited to 12 attendees.
RTS Mastery is the most advanced course offered and requires over 150 hours of online education through ExerciseProfessional.com (sold separately) before a 9-day practical application workshop delivered exclusively by Tom Purvis out of Oklahoma.
Class sizes are limited to 6 attendees.
RTS Mastery is the ONLY course where upon testing successfully one can state they are a Certified "Resistance Training Specialist".
The emphasis with RTS has never been on the piece of paper that comes with it. Certifications for the sake of selling pieces of paper is what have encouraged such a low bar to be set in the fitness industry.
However, we're aware of the practical requirements and implications of certificates:
1) They allow us to issue CPT CEC/CEU credits to attendees
2) They provide attendees with a level of qualification to show for their study
As a result, with RTS Level 1 we provide a RTS Personal Training Certificate, valid for 2 years - validity is maintained by completing 20hrs of relevant further study over the 2 year period.
Ideally that study would come from www.ExerciseProfessional.com however if you've studied exercise mechanics further through another platform that will also contribute.
As listed above, this does not make you a certified Resistance Training Specialist.
If you have a large enough group in your own city, get in touch and we'll look at when we can arrange for you and your colleagues to host one!
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