What do I get from doing the Atlas programs?
If you are looking for a fancy title or ticket next to your name I suggest you go to University. We teach you what University can’t teach you: real life application. What you get from that is a successful business thanks to 100’s of satisfied clients and an industry reputation for being a great trainer. If you like THAT title then Atlas education is for you.
Can I do only one subject of your program?
The PT Accelerator Program and other courses are designed so that each subject builds on the last. This way we get to reinforce the critical information that is required to make effective change to a client’s reality: you gain a deeper understanding of the training philosophies and can see how they fit into the 'bigger picture'. So for that reason we don’t offer any subjects as single courses.
I’m not in Australia, can I still do your course?
Absolutely! Fees will remain in AUS dollars which you can pay via PayPal, and we are on Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Brisbane, +10.00GMT) so you will need to be take that into consideration when you are preparing to attend the live webinars.
How much time do I have to dedicate each week?
You have a full 12 months to complete the PT Accelerator Program and 6 months to complete the specialist courses, so really it's up to you. But we recommend trying to fit in about 3-5 hours of study a week, which should have you finished well in advance. This will include the time required to go through the content, sit in on a webinar and execute the fortnightly tasks associated with the material. Then you have the rest of the time to apply your new skills to clients knowing you can review the information or contact us at any time for help.
Why has Atlas stopped running face-to-face courses?
We have a huge passion for giving as many people the opportunity to succeed in the fitness industry as possible. Travelling around the country seeing only 20 people for a short course just wasn’t cutting it. But going online has been hard to get our heads around given we work in such a hands-on industry - how are you supposed to learn how to squat just by looking at a computer monitor, right? For this reason we only had one mandate for going online and creating this program: the final product had to be a more effective learning tool than a face-to-face course! We're proud to say that we believe we have achieved this in the multi-faceted structure that we have created, using cutting edge software and innovative online learning tools. That's a big call we know, so you'll have to sign up to test it out!
Do I have to do the practical assessment tasks?
Absolutely not. But if you are going to invest a reasonable amount of money into your self- development, why not make the effort to maximise your learning potential? Plus, this is the only way we can provide you with mentoring - we need to be able to get to know you, your interests and your business so that we can help you achieve success. Help us so we can help you! Oh, and you need to do them to get the CEC's too.
Are there CEC points attached to this program?
This course will completely re-shape the way you look at exercise and movement and transform your business for the better. It's not just a course you do on the side to earn some CEC points, that’s what kettlebell and boxing courses are for. But we are working with Fitness Australia as we speak - there is nothing like the PT Accelerator Program out there, so it is proving difficult to assess and compare to other short courses! So far our Advanced Functional And Small Group Personal Training course has 7 CEC's which will apply to the PTA Program also, and we are awaiting the results for the others.
Can you do a private lesson for me?
If you are struggling with some of the content, we are here to help. Get in contact and we will spend some time helping you to understand it. However, if you feel like you would really benefit from investing in some serious 1-on-1 time gaining deeper insight into one of the subjects, then yes, we can organise a private lesson online. Email us to find out more and how to make it happen.
Is your software difficult to use?
We know the Learning Management Systems (LMS) that are used by Cert 4 providers have a reputation of being clunky, not-user friendly and full of glitches. Ours is definitely not like that! We hand-picked a software company in Canada that prides itself in delivering online learning programs that are interactive, innovative, user-friendly, fun and above all make learning easy! Lay those principles over our gold standard information and you have a premium package that is unmatched by any other company and sets the benchmark for ongoing education for personal trainers. Have a look below at some screenshots: clean and easy.