I run workshops for up to 20 people. The exact format of the workshop will be customised towards your goals and needs, but in general they will cover the following:
- the correct form and technique for all the basic bodyweight exercises
- the progressions for these, and how to know when you are ready to move on
- where appropriate, more advanced skills and exercises
- different types of sets and rep ranges, and when you may want to use them
- safety tips, injury prevention and how not to over-train
- the tools to plan your own training regime
- motivation, rest, recovery and all the other stuff you probably haven’t thought about!
In some cases I will arrange workshops myself, or through another provider such as Strength Ambassadors (see this page for details of these), but if your gym, organisation, club, team, gang or posse want to host a workshop, then please do get in touch.
You might be a running team wanting to build some upper body strength to power your sprints, a group of friends doing an obstacle course race who want to make sure they don’t fall off the rope climb, or members of a Crossfit box looking to deepen their knowledge of bodyweight training; whoever you are, I will design a schedule entirely customised to you.
The workshop can be as long or short as you want, although I would recommend no less than one and a half hours, and no more than four. A longer time will allow for more technical information to be explained and more advanced techniques taught, since working at a high level of exertion for so long isn’t likely to be possible.
Either you will have a venue in mind, or I can find one.
If you are looking for one, it needs to be equipped with the following (these are the minimum requirements):
- 1 x pull up bar per 3 people
- 1 x set of gymnastics rings per 3 people
- A large area of floor space, ideally with matting of some sort
- Enough blank flat walls (free of plugs, pictures etc.) for everyone to stand against
Extra equipment which would be beneficial:
- A range of boxes (wooden Crossfit style ones, or even step benches)
- A dip belt and weight plates
- Resistance bands in a range of strengths
If you need clarification on any of these then just get in touch!
Rates will vary depending on the venue, length of time and number of people, and the location. Please do get in touch with an outline of your requirements (pretty much answering all the questions on this page) and I’ll get back to you with more details.