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PTDC Hybrid Training Seminar. June 16-17


I’m ecstatic to announce the PTDC Hybrid Training Seminar taking place in Toronto, Canada on June 16th and 17th. This “can’t miss” event is going to feature top fitness pros including Mark Young, Jonathan Goodman, Nick Tumminello, Tony Gentilcore, Geoff Girvitz, and Dan Trink.

The Details

Both days will take place at Body + Soul Fitness in Toronto located at 378 Eglinton Ave W. There will also be a social event the night of June 16th for anybody wanting to attend. Venue will be decided closer to the date.

All of the attendees will be provided with a certificate of completion for the seminar including the # of contact hours. They can then submit it to any certification body and get CEU’s or CEC’s.

The event is going to be capped at 70 attendees. Make sure to reserve your spot now so you won’t miss out!


Tony Gentilcore and Nick Tumminello will help you discover the scientifically proven and best core training methods. This eye-opening workshop will go into detail about the assessment process used at Cressey Performance – offering the rationale, corrective exercises, and programming suggestions.

Tony and Nick will also look at the three most important ways of improving core function our industry has totally missed out on.

  • The Truth About the Psoas.. This will shock you!
  • The Truth about Spinal stability and Lower back pain… you’re not ready for this
  • The best way to offset spinal shear!
  • The Inconvenient Truth about corrective exercise and lower back pain
  • Core Training Don’ts: Popular core exercise (you may be doing) that are potentially dangerous
  • Advanced Core Training Techniques and Concepts
  • How to improving your core’s X-factor can improve performance regardless of the sport
  • Why the BEST core exercise aren’t “core” exercises!
  • Many New core training Exercises and Practical Training Strategies that are used by Nick and Tony!

Walk away with a tool-box full of new core assessments along with a Nick and Tony’s best core training concepts and exercises. You don’t know about core training unless you’ve been to this workshop!



9am-10am || Social media secrets for Fitness professional – Jonathan Goodman

Learn how to master the most under-utilized tool in your arsenal. Jon will teach you some of the social media secrets to make your training business turnkey. Whether you’re an individual or a business owner these tips will propel your business to a new level.

10am-11am || Motivation, Willpower, and Behavior Change – Mark Young

When a client fails on your program it’s your fault. Mark will help you understand why people change and how to influence change in our clients. Stop being frustrated by low adherence.

11pm-12pm || Solutions for common training injuries: – Tony Gentilcore

Don’t let any injury get in your way. This lecture will focus on programming solutions for common training injuries such as shoulder impingement, FAI, lower back pain, & anterior knee pain. Tony will show you that strength training CAN be corrective.

12pm – 1pm || Lunch

1pm – 2pm|| New Age Group Fitness Programming Secrets – Geoff Girvitz

Group training isn’t sweating to the oldies anymore. Geoff will teach you how to incorporate athletic training principles of structural balance, long-term energy system development and periodization into your group class. Lastly, he’ll teach you how to incorporate group training as an adjunct into your existing program. Master this tool and you’ll be able to leverage your time to earn more per hour.

2pm -3pm || Hybrid Fat Loss – Nick Tumminello

3pm – 4pm || Hybrid Training Program Design – Dan Trink

Go beyond basic coaching & cueing and take your personal training from great to elite with hybrid training program design. Dan Trink will discuss various elements of program design and how to best arrange the exercise selection, order, reps & sets that will turn you from a measly ‘rep-counter’ to the indispensable key to your client’s success

4pm – 5pm || Roundtable discussion





Written by Jonathan

Jonathan Goodman CSCS is the author of Ignite the Fire: The Secrets to Building a Successful Personal Trainer Career and Race to the Top: How to Take Over the Social Media Feed. He'd love it if you added him on Facebook and/or joined him on Twitter. He also explores the psychology of social media over at Viralnomics

  • Guest

    The CSEP-CPT recertification requirements have changed as of 2012. To recertify, you need a minimum of 30 CEC’s over 2 years.

  • Guest

    the fees for PTS with CanFit are higher than you’ve listed (& were higher when I took the course a year prior to your article) … here is a link to the fee listings. Also – the written exam has 100 questions, but requires 80% to pass, after which you complete a 1-1.5hr practical exam.

  • guest

    no offense but i wouldn’t say you were working hard intensity before if your arms were that size and still are relatively small for a pt.. it seems this site has just become a platform to sell products unfortunately it used to have good content.

    • Dan Trink

      I think this comment is a bit unfair for a couple of reasons:

      First, while there is something for sale at the end, you are discounting an entire 1500 word article on tempo training and focusing on one paragraph at the end. Now, if you don’t believe the article is any good, that’s a different story, but I think you’re throwing out the baby with the bathwater here.

      Second, Jon is not a big guy. His workout intensity prior to taking on the program is slightly irrelevant. Maybe he never focused on training arms before. Maybe his goal was to stay under 150lbs. You don’t have to be massive or focus on hypertrophy to be a solid trainer or in good shape. We’ve got a trainer here who just broke the raw world record powerlifting total in the 132lb class. He’s not big, but the dude is a beast.

    • http://www.theptdc.com Jonathan

      Hi guest… if that is your real name.

      First of all, I appreciate any feedback but to hide behind the anonymity of the internet is sheepish. So if you’re going to write a damming comment, at least use your real name.

      And this website was always a platform to sell products. There has been a lot of money and time put into its development and continues to be much of the same. Have you ever landed on a half-decent website that doesn’t sell anything? There’s a reason why people publish stuff online.

      That being said, we post 2-3 value-packed pieces of content a week 100% free. I could easily shut this site off and charge a membership for the content but don’t. So if you don’t like the sales, ignore them and keep enjoying the content. If it bugs you that much, nobody asked you to be here. Personally, I believe the content is better than ever and 75,000+ personal trainers each month seem to agree with me.

      In terms of your personal assault on my physique, I won’t comment.

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