RTS Electives

RTS Electives are presentations that extend beyond the time and/or geographical constraints associated with the RTS123 and RTSM courses. These may include selected advanced studies, in-depth explorations of key topics, RTS preparatory studies, and/or RTSM adjunct presentations required before entering the RTSM Examination process.

Electives are scheduled, coordinated, and administered by the respective instructor. These electives are offered and available to people outside of the RTS program and its students. Although RTS recommends and in some case requires the subject matter as part of various certification level requirements, RTS is not responsible for the venues, exact curriculum, or exact content.

Although most instructors have their own website whereupon enrollment can be made directly, we have attempted to simplify the process of enrollment in electives for the RTS student by making it available online through the RTS website. However, each elective remains the responsibility of the instructor. Elective registration fees go to the instructor/s.

Mastery Electives

Mastery Electives are advanced experiences designed to further the education and thought processes at the mastery level. They are presented by Tom Purvis and/or guest experts in specific advanced topics. Registration is limited to those who have completed all four mastery modules: RTSm Science, Spine/Trunk, LE, and UE. You do not have to be RTSm certified to attend. Space will be limited based upon the specific topic and venue.

1. Cueing, Doing, and Updates

Cueing, Doing, and Updates

This mastery elective was created for two reasons:

1) A one-stop shop for updates from all five mastery modules (Sci1, Sci2, Sp/Tr, LE, and UE) including the ever-evolving Continuum TrainingTM thought process and Client-Defined Assessment, Execution, and Progression TM

2) It has become apparent that the vast majority of RTS students, including both mastery students and mastery certified) have not personally explored their own Exercise Experiences anywhere near the degree encouraged and expected of a Resistance Training Specialist!

The actual performance of specific exercises must be continually enhanced and explored personally.

Ultimately, and most importantly, one’s communication skills associated with teaching and cueing must continually evolve as a result of both personal experience and client response.

This course is designed not only to refresh and enhance both understanding and skills, but also as a measure of personal accountability!

This class is taught from a Mastery level but is open to all RTS123 and Mastery students.
This class is REQUIRED for Mastery Certification renewal. (If you have attended at least one CDU post Mastery certification you can attend any mastery module to fulfill subsequent CEC requirements)

Very Limited Enrollment:
Call ext 42 and speak with Jennifer to register.
Because the majority of time is true hands-on, enrollment is limited to a maximum of 6 and a minimum of 4.
-Class date is not guaranteed until 4 students register.
-Do NOT make flights arrangements until you are notified of class confirmation 4 weeks prior.
-Due to the minimum registration requirements there are no refunds or transfers for registration fees if you cancel or no show when there are only 4 registrants. This class is dependent upon you!

Price: $875

8:30-5:30 days 1 and 2
8:30-3:00 day 3
Time will be split into approximately 1/3 classroom updates and 2/3 exercise performance, teaching, and cueing hands-on.
Pick up at hotel will be the same as Mastery classes.
(See “RTSM > Location, Transportation, & Accommodation” for specifics)

Personally experiencing a spectrum of levels of challenge is the purpose of this course. Do not attend in a poorly conditioned, ill-prepared state unless there is no alternative. That said, any version of physical disability or inability will be utilized in class as an opportunity to explore that critical end of the spectrum of tolerance and ability with appropriate challenge and proper progression.

Presenter: TBALocation: OKC, OKDate: August 3rd 2017

Presenter: TBALocation: OKC, OKDate: August 3rd 2017

2. The Missing Link

The Missing Link:
The undeniable, overwhelmingly obvious keys to personal training that have escaped us!

A client walks in, what do you do?
Thought processes for optimizing both the client’s experience and your business

Using a non-linear, mind-mapping format, this engaging, discussion-driven one day event is designed to help the personal trainer evolve his/her business regardless of its current status! This requires moving from protocols, personal exercise biases, and/or a “just do it” philosophy, all of which provide little to no value to a professional thought process that will empower you to handle any situation and truly customize the Exercise Experience, ultimately generating the exceptional value in each and every session, set, and even every rep, that will drive both your business and client satisfaction to an entirely new level!!!!

How can science translate into greater job satisfaction, greater client satisfaction
and ultimately make you more money? Find out!

Have you been through RTS but still struggle with how to use it or where it fits in?
This one-day presentation is for you!

Too many people equate a successful trainer with one who has a full schedule. But “selling” a day’s worth of training sessions and succeeding as a true Exercise Professional are two entirely different things! The goal should be to develop a business that sells itself each and every minute of the day!

Becoming the next level of Exercise Professional requires one to reach beyond “certifications” (assessments of minimum competency). Take the next step in the process of mastering and implementing the skills, thought processes, attitudes, perspectives and presentation that command a higher level of both respect and perceived value.

Topics include:
-Getting “results” is vital, but it’s NOT the key to a successful training business.
-Learn the real secrets to a truly successful training business, raising rates, and client retention!
-How to get clients to say “I never knew exercise could feel like that!”
-The two simple factors that will instantly increase the perceived value of your sessions and leave them wanting more!
-The basic principles of Continuum Training: Exercise for REAL people from rehab to radical!

-Examine why “functional training” is slowly bleeding the life out of both the gym business and personal training.
-Learn that "just do it" doesn't provide value, and doesn't really work!
-Why a 10# dumbbell is never 10# of resistance and how you can ensure the right challenge for you client.
-Why postural and functional assessments do not provide the answers they pretend to and how the easiest assessment is the most important and most effective!
-Why both balance and strength can be undermined by “stability” apparatus; how and when to actually use these devices.
-Why quality machines are absolutely critical to a successful training business in a facility!
-Why the wrong machines can do more harm than good, and the wrong instruction on great machines can do the same!
-Learn what the right machine really offers to the right client that no other exercise can.
-Learn how to masterfully use machines to create literally dozens of varying effects and experiences!

Responses from previous presentations:
“The Missing Link seminar was the best professional course I've taken in this industry.” -Toronto

“I came from the exercise science classrooms at U Tampa to the headquarters at NASM learning the "OPT Model" to the assessment courses at Lifestyle Family Fitness in Florida. So to go from that type of thinking and mindset to finally questioning everything to discover the real truth to training has been quite the journey.” -NYC

“The Missing Link course was great not only for business, but also for the professional mindset. Learning to re-evaluate the client experience has been an amazing tool in my sessions. -NYC

“I just wanted to thank you for the course this past weekend! I found it extremely beneficial and found nearly everything presented to be directly applicable and able to relate to my business, almost instantly making it better! Thanks again and great meeting you.” -Chicago

“I just had a male 50 year old client tell me in the middle of his session (in which I did not do one single new "exercise") "Wow, I feel like I am really getting my money’s worth tonight!" -Chicago

NASM .1 per hour up to 7
NCCPT .1 per hour up to 7

Price will vary with the length of presentation which will vary with venue/city.

There are no presentations of this seminar scheduled for the near future. Please contact us if you're interested in having this event in your area or would like to be notified when it is next scheduled.

3. Cadaver Lab: Chicago

Cadaver Lab:  Exploring the Myofascial-Skeletal System - Chicago

Students spend an entire 8-hour day in the lab with dissected and prosected human specimens exploring: Muscle attachment sites, muscle fiber direction, fascial attachment sites, fascial fiber direction, joint axes, common anatomical occurrences not typically in books and anomalies. Joint motions and joint surfaces will also be explored.

Observe the musculoskeletal system in 3-Dimensions
Explore muscle function outside of anatomical position


8:30 Registration
8:45 Course orientation
9:00 Joint and muscle mechanics review
10:00 Exploration of Anterior Anatomic Structures
1:00 Lunch on your own
2:00 Exploration of Posterior Anatomic Structures
5:30 Conclusion

Course dates and locations available at this time:

June 4th, 2016
University of Illinois-Chicago
Engineering Research Facility (ERF)
Cadaver Lab 3070 SELE
(Directions to parking and lab will be sent upon enrollment)
842 W Taylor, Chicago IL

There are limited spaces available for these courses, so call 312.550.9468 for more information or to secure your spot

8 Workshop Price: $275.00

Michelle Amore
If you have any questions about this seminar, please contact michelle@precisionhumanperformance.com

If there are no presentations of this seminar scheduled for the near future. Please contact us if you're interested in having this event in your area or would like to be notified when it is next scheduled.

If you have any questions about this seminar, please contact michelle@precisionhumanperformance.com

There are no presentations of this seminar scheduled for the near future. Please contact us if you're interested in having this event in your area or would like to be notified when it is next scheduled.

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