Primitive Functional Movement Instructor Course – Level 1
When undertaking a training program, there are essentially two common mistakes that can be made:
To these errors we can add a third, which regards the confusion between Stretching and Joint Mobility. Traditional stretching focusses on the sectoral elongation of a specific muscle.
In contrast, Functional Joint Mobility that is trained through Primitive Functional Movement® acts on the restoration of the neutral position of the joints, with a combined work both from the inside (joint decompression) and from the outside (global myofascial de-tensioning), and on the recovery of the body’s functionality during all its possible motor movements (restoring the full R.O.M. and the force in the stabilisation of the joints’ physiological bases through a multi-joint and proprioceptive strengthening workout).
Primitive Functional Movement® is a System of free-body functional training that puts the individual back at the centre and, even before giving them an external workload, ensures the rebalancing of the postural structure through an essential work of liberating the joint fulcrums of movement of the human body (through global joint mobility together with joint stabilisation and bodily proprioception).
Primitive Functional Movement® is based on a series of sequences of movements that are executed primarily on the ground so as to have the possibility of using the floor as a means of developing the exercises in maximum safety and efficacy. The constant contact with the ground, in fact, allows a continuous search for Joint Mobility and Stabilisation of the Joints (in particular, of the Spine, the Hips, and the Shoulders), fundamental for the improvement of the conditions of Health and Physical Capacity of everyone, whether they are Athletes or not.
It is a Training System that allows all the structural components of the body to be trained in an optimal way to generate a safe and efficient movement: therefore, it involves not only the Muscles, but also the Joints, the Tendons, the Ligaments, and, not least, the Connective tissue that constitutes the Fascia and gives life to the Muscle Chains. This results in an improvement, not only of Joint Mobility and Proprioception, but also of Coordination, of Reactivity and, therefore, also of the Force, the Speed, and the Power.
Working on the ground, moreover, allows less freedom of movement than is typical of working from standing, for which the body is immediately in conditions of Stress. In this way, by executing the exercises in appropriate sequence, this system also allows you to have excellent results in terms of the improvement of both Aerobic and Muscular Resistance.
Structured in an appropriate way, Primitive Functional Movement® is an instrument that can be used by anyone, regardless of age, gender, or physical constitution, and that can meet any objective, whether it be: Aesthetic (Fat Loss, Hypertrophy, Toning), Health (Rehabilitation and Prevention, improvement of the Posture), or Functional (Athletic Preparation).
Primitive Functional Movement® enables you to reclaim your capacity of total movement, reinvigorates the body, and renders it more Healthy and Functional!
What you will learn:
// What differentiates Primitive Functional Movement® from traditional sectoral training;
// The difference between Global Joint Mobility and traditional Stretching;
// The differences between training the Movement and training the muscles;
// The differences between training the body systems in synergy with each other and training them in isolation;
// The differences between training the Functionality of the body system and training its physical capacities;
// What the scientific principles are on which Primitive Functional Movement® is based and how to use them effectively in the practice of the exercises;
// What it means to train while respecting the Biomechanics of the body and the aspect of neutral posture;
// Which the principal fulcrums of movement are and which the fulcrums of body stability are, and how to use them effectively, both in practical exercises and daily movements, and in the motor patterns of the sports that are practiced;
// What the myofascial chains are, how they work, and how to use them to the fullest in the execution of the movements in order to improve the posture and the performance of every person;
// How to use the Core in order to better manage the kinetic chains in the multi-planar movement of the body;
// How to prevent injuries through Intelligent Functional Training, and how to implement strategies of post-traumatic recovery through intelligent body Movement;
// What the specific technical features are of the Primitive Functional Movement®, and how to best use them according to the capacities and the Target of the Client;
// A logical and effective progression to teach the technique of the exercises through a series of preparatory and complementary exercises based on the potential of each person;
// The Evaluation Tests that are fundamental to correctly establish a real bodyweight functional training program;
// How to structure the most effective training strategies based on the level and the objective of the client;
// What progressions must be respected in the development of training programs, both for individuals and for groups;
// A fast and functional Coaching Method that has been put to the test in the field since 2009 by thousands of WTA Coaches and Trainers;
// How to use the competences acquired in the sale of Personal Training and Group Training services;
// What the professional prospects of a WTA Trainer are.
Index of topics of the Course Program:
In WTA Courses, the exams are a fundamental part of the training process, as they allow both the WTA and the student to verify that they have correctly learnt both the theoretical concepts and the practical technical applications of the work program of the course.
In this way, 4 positive results are obtained:
1) WTA is sure to put only really prepared Trainers in the field;
2) the new Instructor feels confident that they have mastered the program of study and the executive technique of the exercises, therefore they feel ready to work with clients;
3) the clients who turn to a WTA Trainer are guaranteed to find professionals who are extremely competent and able to help them to reach their objectives;
4) the owners of gyms who employ a WTA Trainer are guaranteed to have professionals who are able to follow their customers in the best way, and to increase the volume of business of their gym.
The exams consist of:
– theoretical part: in which, through the writing of a thesis on a real case study selected by the student (focussed on a subject who must be one of their clients or themselves), the student demonstrates that they have acquired all of the theoretical principles that lead to the realisation of an effective training program for each specific client (following what has been explained in the course);
– practical part: in which, through the creation of a video, the student demonstrates that they have mastered the correct executive technique of the base exercises of the course program.
The exam is evaluated by a Tutor who is assigned to the aspiring Trainer at the time they present the exam. The Tutor will assist the student to pass the exam, providing any necessary corrections, both of the theoretical and the practical parts.
The common objective of the WTA and of the aspiring Trainer is to bring the training process initiated at the time of enrolling in the course to completion, so as to have a new WTA Trainer who is fully prepared to work in teaching the training Method learnt, in the most effective and efficient way possible!
On passing the exams, the new Trainer will be awarded the coveted certification of Instructor of Primitive Functional Movement® Level 1 that is valid for:
The Primitive Functional Movement® Level 1 Instructor certification entitles students to training credits towards the following Educational Pathways:
February 25th+26th 2023 – (9am-6pm)
Botanic Gardens Belfast