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Resistance Training Specialist (RTS1) Optional Certification 2.0 CEC

July 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hybrid Hybrid Event


ZOOM July 17-20, 6:30-8:30 pm 

Hands-on July 22 and 23, 9:00-3:00

Optional Course Review- July 25, 6:30 – 8:00 

This Hybrid course consists of live ZOOM meetings and Face-to-face hands-on skill training. This course is for exercise and rehabilitation professionals seeking the skills to provide their clients and patients with the ultimate exercise experience. Participants will experience the effect of exercise variation, intensity variables, and strategic approaches to maximizing internal performance. 

This course is open to those who may not have a personal training certification but have had coursework in a related study area.

This is the only course of its kind and is guaranteed to be a positive addition to your knowledge. There is limited space for this course due to the nature of the practical hands-on experience.

APTE is the authorized U.S. representative of the Resistance Training Specialist1 (RTS1) course and the optional certification Exam.

Price $625.00

Practical Hands-on July 22-23, 9:00-3:00 at Elevation Fitness Babylon, New York


  • An introduction to RTS™ principles and perspectives.
  • Anatomical architecture and considerations related to joints and muscles.
  • Exploration of forces and restraints related to exercise.


  • Hands-on skill development for the upper, lower, and spine. In-depth application of exercise mechanics as it relates to joint and muscle function.
  • Verbal, visual, and tactile Cueing for effective neuromuscular recruitment.
  • Introduce strategic variation® of exercise manipulation and progressions.
  • Machines, Body Weight, Elastomers, Cables, Pneumatic, and Free-weights.

Participants must be…

  • Open-minded. This course will challenge your beliefs and understanding of exercise.
  • Interested in principle-based exercise decision-making.
  • Committed to evolving their understanding of exercise to customize the design, execution, and delivery of exercise to meet the ever-changing needs and tolerances of each client/patient.
  • Willing to participate in the practical skill exercise experience.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the fundamental principles of the RTS and how to apply them to create a unique client experience.
  • Learn how to effectively provide optimal stimulation to progress exercise using cueing, neuromuscular and biomechanical principles.
  • Apply principles of mechanics to exercise analysis and application (e.g., moment arm, torque, inertia, and force).
  • To understand that the effect of an exercise is based upon the application of forces (internal & applied) and their influence on the tissues of the human body.

Participants will be able to

  • Analyze the motions, forces, and positions of an exercise.
  • Use strategic and deductive approaches to initiating an exercise and manipulate exercise for intended outcomes and goals.
  • Apply the principle of MicroProgression™ of exercise(s) based upon a client’s needs, goals, abilities, and tolerance.
  • Apply their understanding of the interrelationship of muscles actions, joint positions, and motions to exercise application.
  • Apply essential principles of physics and mechanics to exercise.

Certification Exam

Online-Home Based – A minimum grade of 70 to pass – 100 multiple-choice questions.

*80% minimum grade needed to pass quiz.


July 17, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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