Boot Camp Certification

Boot Camp

Certification

Training and certification program

Since the doors first opened in 1998 as a full-fledged military inspired fitness program, START Fitness® has helped thousands of people reach their fitness goals and now we're helping instructors around the world reach their career goals. SGT Ken is START's founder and primary instructor. He began training and certifying instructors in 2005. START Fitness offers live and online instructor certifications. Participants are immersed in planning and executing tactical fitness programs, creating a rich and sustainable brand, understanding and delivering proper form and safety techniques, creating exciting military-inspired style obstacle courses and fitness games and using fitness tests to take their program to the next level.We look forward to inspiring you to think beyond the box and grow your program to its fullest potential!

Level One Boot Camp Certification

Boot Camp fitness instructors lead the fight against obesity, challenging Soldiers and civilians to become their absolute best through the use of highly effective and exciting functional fitness training. The results are body fat loss, improved strength and stamina, increased confidence, and higher spirits.

Developed by U.S. Army Master Fitness and Master Resilience Trainer and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran Ken Weichert (aka “SGT Ken”) and certified personal trainer Stephanie Weichert, this course utilizes highly effective physical training techniques practiced by elite military forces.

Participants will be immersed in proper form and safety, planning and executing functional fitness programs for outdoor and indoor environments, cadence calls, circuit fitness training, military-style obstacle courses and fitness tests, fitness games, partner-assisted exercises, individual tracking techniques, and diet and nutrition.

One participant said, “I came looking for a good instructor program and wound up getting a crushing shot of Boot Camp adrenaline! This instructor program ROCKS! HOOAH!”

Remarks

1. Contact hours: 8.0.

2. Certificate received: Yes

3. CPR/AED required: Recommended

4. CEC/CEU provider: Yes (ACE, AFAA, NAFC, NASM)

Level Two Boot Camp Certification

Calling all previously trained Boot Camp Instructors! Created by US Army Master Fitness Trainer, Master Resilience Trainer, Counterintelligence Agent and highly decorated combat veteran SGT Ken®, this curriculum is like no other! With a strong focus on programming design and overall business development techniques, SGT Ken, founder of START Fitness®, Army Master Fitness and Master Resilience Trainer and Veteran is now offering a level two training for Boot Camp Instructors. This course utilizes best business practices and resilience training techniques that produce extraordinary programs and booming businesses. Participants will be immersed in planning and executing tactical fitness programs, creating a rich and sustainable brand, understanding and delivering proper form and safety techniques, creating exciting military-inspired style obstacle courses and fitness games and using fitness tests to take your program to the next level. The course is open to level one Boot Camp course graduates. 

Remarks

1. Contact hours: 8.0.

2. Certificate received: Yes

3. CPR/AED required: Recommended

4. CEC/CEU provider: Yes (ACE, AFAA, NAFC, NASM)

Mentoring Program with SGT Ken

This is a comprehensive Boot Camp Instructor Course and Mentoring Program (aka “Tactical Fitness Leader Course”) that will take 12 hours (1.5 days) to complete. Created by US Army Master Fitness Trainer, Master Resilience Trainer and highly decorated combat veteran SGT Ken®, this curriculum is like no other! You will be immersed in proper form and safety protocols, planning and executing highly effective foundational fitness programs for indoor and outdoor environments, cadence calls, circuit fitness training, military-style obstacle courses and fitness tests, fitness games, partner-assisted exercises, individual tracking techniques and program implementation. You will also be mentored on your presentation techniques through the use of improvisation and theater games. You will be challenged to make your own tactical fitness classes that will be evaluated for improved future performances. Don’t miss you chance to learn what it takes to become a genuine fitness Drill Sergeant in 12 hours!

Remarks

1. Contact hours: 12.0.

2. Certificate received: Yes

3. CPR/AED required: Recommended

4. CEC/CEU provider: Yes (ACE, NASM)

Online Boot Camp Fitness Instructor Certification

Presented with a military flair, this course will help you take the guesswork out of how to create specific, and memorable programming that will help you attract and retain clients for years to come! You will be immersed in planning and executing functional fitness programs for outdoor and indoor environments. You will also learn how to add interest to your program with cadence calls, circuit fitness training, military-style obstacle courses, partner-assisted exercises and more! Lastly you learn how to retain participants with fitness tests and individual tracking techniques.

This course is highly interactive. Participants won't just watch videos and take a test - they interact with SGT Ken® and other participants from around the world online!

Remarks

1. Hours: 15.0.

2. Certificate received: Yes

3. CPR/AED required: Recommended

4. CEC/CEU provider: Yes (ACE 1.5 CEC's, AFAA-pending, NASM-pending)

Host an Instructor Training Certification

Contact us to host an instructor training certification at your club or facility.

The most confidence building and influential training of my life so far. I'm ready now for my own personal mission Operation Impact - to share the leadership qualities I've learned and developed with my squad back home. Thanks START FITNESS!
- Eva-Maria Wetzel