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Thursday, September 10 • 8:15am - 5:15pm
GUN-EX® | Strength & Power Foundation Certification (CPD) LIMITED
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GUN-EX® | Strength & Power Foundation Certification (CPD)

with Creator and SPF Master Trainer: Jan Marvan & SPF Master Trainers Matt Cottle & Melanie Drayton
The GUN-EX® Training System offers a superior training experience. Our courses cover physiology and include countless practical tips. Furthermore you will learn how to motivate and inspire clients, create special classes focusing on sport-specific training and much more. Most of the course is practically oriented.
  • Become a trainer of the international acclaimed battle rope and elastic resistance phenomenon. 
  • Learn how to master and create workouts for elastic bands and battle ropes for all fitness levels. 
  • Learn foundational movements and how to scale them and create 500 outstanding exercises.
WHAT IS GUN-eX®?  - Check it out

Course Information
Time: 8 hours plus breaks.
After completion of this training course you will be able to:
  • Properly perform and design trainings with GUN-EX® COBRA ropes
  • Be able to set up & teach Group X class GUNNING
  • Instruct others on the STRENGTH & POWER tools
  • Adapt exercise difficulty for all fitness levels
  • Adjust resistance and stability for all exercises
  • Correct common mistakes
  • Correctly set up and use the GUN-EX® COBRA ropes with accessories
  • Correctly create a training unit with STRENGTH & POWER tools
  • Explain the benefits of GUN-EX® to others
You will learn:
  • Operate battle ropes and understanding how to create own exercises from foundational ones by changing conditions within each exercise. 
  • Understanding that battle rope exercises are very connected to each other and learn the flow of creating own exercises. There is a system. 
  • Being able to scale up or scale down each exercise to adjust it to different fitness levels.
  • Being able to understand difference between Speed, strength and Power training unit and adjust timing, exercises and protocols to reach the correct output. 
  • Being able to identify each exercises and knowing what muscles are working and what impact it will have on the human body
  • Operate elastic resistance and understanding what is vector of force, respecting axis and trajectory of movement. 
  • Learn how to train in 3 planes (sagittal, frontal, transverse) with elastic resistance bands. 
  • Understanding lower body foundational moves with elastic resistance bands and create own exercises by changing conditions within each exercise. 
  • Being able to scale up and scale down each exercise with elastic resistance to all fitness levels and what impact it will have on the human body. 
  • Understand and apply principles of stability 
  • Breathing techniques – workout breathing, shutting down reflexive breathing, restoring capacity
  • Being able to create own workouts for 3 different fitness levels (beginner, advanced, pro) with battle ropes and elastic resistance bands 
  • Understanding training protocols and being able to use them 
  • Be clear about and apply correct workout/rest ratio and timing and how to correctly cue clients. 
  • Learn how to use workout/training app 
Objective of this course is to learn how to work with elastic resistance and battle ropes. Information can be applied on regular battle ropes and elastic bands or ideally with COBRA and MINI COBRA ropes. Being able to set-up training tools, correctly execute exercises, being able to scale technical exercise difficulty for different fitness levels. Understanding standard movements and how to apply different conditions.
By the end of the day being able to wrap it up into whole workout and understanding different training programs/protocols to be independent and work correctly with elastic resistance and battle ropes on daily basis.
It is the foundational and important course to understand base stones of elastic resistance and battle rope training.

CreditsThis course has been approved by ACE and REPs and after completing it you will be rewarded:
  • 0.8 ACE credits
  • 8 REPs CPD points


GUN-eX Strength & Power Certification | £155.00 plus VAT
(includes printed manual technical T-shirt & certification fees)
If you require further specific information or have questions please email info@athleticum.co.uk 

Following 100% attendance at the workshop, a certificate of attendance and completion will be dispatched. No full or partial refunds on reduced attendance time.

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Matthew Cottle

Master Trainer, Power Plate®, Athleticum®
Matthew is an international Powerplate Master Trainer, Precor Master Coach and Health and Fitness guru. Since 2002 Matthew has worked his way through Lifestyle consulting, Personal Training and management. After working as a Mentor to thousands of Personal Trainers he now specialises... Read More →
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Melanie Drayton

Melanie has been in the industry for just under 30 years with the last 14 years running her own club LD Fitness. Having a licensed Spinning facility as well as Specialising in small group PT, 1-2-1, Team and GUN-eX training. Melanie brings level 1 & 2 Rockstar Spinning Certification... Read More →
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Jan Marvan

Creator and Master Trainer, GUN-EX®
GUN-EX founder, expert in elastic resistance and battle rope training with years of experience in S&C coaching elite athletes in various sports and operational physical preparation in military. He runs GUN-EX® which is present in dozens of countries around the world.

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GUN-eX® Training

GUN-EX® TRAININGWe are battle ropes and elastic bands training company with own revolutionary patented tools for strength & conditioning. Our successful work with world class athletes underline our professionalism and mission. GUN-EX training is present in dozens of countries around... Read More →

Thursday September 10, 2020 8:15am - 5:15pm BST
Horseshoe GUN-EX Zone (PROS) 97 Church Street, FY1 1HW, Blackpool, United Kingdom