Frequently Asked Questions
Will the BioForce Certified Conditioning Coach Course work for me?
If you’re reading this page, then you know the value of continuing education. It’s what separates most coaches from great coaches. Just like every certification you’ve ever earned, every book you’ve ever read, and every seminar you’ve ever attended, the Bioforce Certified Conditioning Coach course will not magically solve all your problems.
Instead, you have to put in the time and effort to learn the material and test it out on your own clients. If you don’t do that, then I’m not promising anything. But if you apply what you learn, I can fully guarantee that the methods and strategies will work for you.
What if I don't train athletes?
Everything you learn in the Bioforce Certified Conditioning Coach course works for both athletes and general population. Just like how everyone needs more strength, more mobility, and better nutrition, everyone needs conditioning.
Remember: even though I’ve made my name training high-level athletes, I’ve also worked with every kind of general population client you can think of from stay-at-home moms to corporate executives. Also, my students own a variety of different businesses and work with all types of clients.
Coaches who have taken the Bioforce Certified Conditioning Coach course:
- Own small training personal training studios
- Run martial arts academies
- Strength coaches for minor and pro sports teams
- Work with high-school and collegiate athletes
- Our own physical therapy studios
Is this a live event?
No. The Bioforce Certified Conditioning Coach course is delivered entirely online so you can go at your own pace and learn whenever you want.
I taught this certification live for a few years, and even though I had hundreds of people attend, I realized that only offering live courses has significant drawbacks.
For one, live events are more expensive to attend. Coaches who would attend my live events would have to take time away from their clients, leave their family behind, buy airfare or gas, book a hotel room for a few nights, and budget enough money to eat out multiple times per day. All that combined ended up costing thousands of extra dollars.
Also, with a live event, I’m always constrained on time. Even though I’d do my best to share my research and dive deep into practical conditioning strategies, we never got through even half of what I wanted to get through.
Because the Bioforce Certified Conditioning Coach course is delivered entirely online as a self-paced course, I was able to put at least 25% more material into the course.
For those that do want to attend a live event, each year we offer a 2-day live Mastermind Workshop in Seattle, WA. All certified coaches are welcome to attend at no additional cost and we bring in guest speakers and put together fun events for everyone to participate in.
I own your book Ultimate MMA Conditioning and have read your articles. Is there anything new here?
I’m proud of all my work, but the truth is those books and articles are only scratching the surface. After all, there’s only so much I can teach in a 2000 word article — or even in a book. In those mediums it’s easy to talk about the theory and the science behind conditioning.
But incredibly difficult to give practical conditioning advice: how to assess, what to do for certain kinds of clients, when to do switch techniques, what strategies to use, and on and on.
Also, Ultimate MMA Conditioning was written back in 2009 and was specifically for MMA athletes. The BioForce Certified Conditioning Coach Course, in contrast, is the culmination of everything I’ve learned since then — a full eight years later. Plus, I don’t only cover strategies for MMA athletes. Instead, I have specific videos lessons for each of the following groups and more:
- team sports (including annual planning)
- tactical athletes
- general population clients
- combat athletes
- endurance competitors
- mixed-domain sports
- strongman competitors
Is there a test? Does your course offer CEU's?
There’s a quiz at the end of course in order to ensure you feel confident with the material. However, my goal with this certification isn’t to get you to cram hard so that you can pass a test. Instead, my goal is to teach you the science of conditioning and how to apply what you learn directly with your clients to get them better results.
As far as CEU’s, we currently offer CEU's for NASM and we’re working on with a variety of different organizations, and I’ll keep you updated as we get more information. For now, you can receive 1.7 CEU's from NASM for completing the course.
However, I want to reiterate one important thing: The Bioforce Certified Conditioning Coach course is for high-level coaches who know the value of continuing education whether they get a credit or not.
What if I take the course and it's not for me?
My team and I worked hard to make this the most comprehensive conditioning resource available anywhere. The stuff I'll show you has been proven not just in the lab, but also in the trenches with hundreds of clients — so I suspect you’ll love it.
That said, I want you to be completely happy with your investment. So if you try the BioForce Certified Conditioning Coach Course and decide it's not for you, just send me an email within the first 30 days and I'll get you a full refund. I have no interest in keeping your money if you’re not happy.