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CPD Fitness Course: Strength & Conditioning

Strength and conditioning training helps athletes to improve their physical fitness and overall athletic performance. When implemented correctly, it can also be used to reduce the risks of injury and even aid in the rehabilitation process. 

With our Strength and Conditioning CPD, you will be able to work with a variety of clients from regular gym goers to professional athletes, creating workout programmes that push them towards their peak physical performance. 

Entry Requirements:

Level 3 Gym Instructor

Course Type:

CPD Short Course

Course Length:

1 Day


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Available Packages

Advanced CPD Bundle

  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Advanced Periodisation CPD
  • Business Sales and Marketing CPD
Individual RRP:
0% Interest Payment Plans
Individual RRP:
0% Interest Payment Plans

Gold Personal Trainer Course Package

  • Level 3 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 4 Diploma in Personal Training
Individual RRP:
0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Postural Analysis CPD
  • Business & Marketing CPD
Individual RRP:
0% Interest Payment Plans

If you’re a PT getting a Strength & Conditioning qualification is a crucial way of expanding your client portfolio and working with a wider range of clients, right up to sporting professionals.

This will hugely increase your earnings, employability, and future potential as a fitness professional. You’ll be able to charge more for programmes and offer a more in-depth approach to achieving sports and fitness goals for your clients!

  • Course Length: 1-day intensive in-person CPD workshop.
  • Entry Requirements:  Level 3 Fitness Instructor course and aged 16+.
  • Cost: €150 for a single course, or take six OriGym CPD courses for just €570!
  • Study Method: Our Strength & Conditioning courses all take place over the course of a day in a workshop format. This is an intensive day of face-to-face training with our team of industry experts!

Assessment: The Strength and Conditioning CPD course finishes with a 60-minute long observational assessment where you will be tasked with demonstrating your knowledge of strength and conditioning processes by delivering tests and assessments to your fellow students.

What You'll Learn - Strength & Conditioning

Our Strength & Conditioning CPD course will teach you all of the theoretical knowledge and technical proficiency to support a range of different exercise regimes. You’ll learn about fitness, anatomy, and physiology in the following modules:

Strength & Conditioning Coaching 

The introduction to the Strength & Conditioning CPD course explores the history of this style of training and how we define it. This will inform your understanding of the need for professional coaching with athletes and what qualities are required to fulfil this role. 

Preparation and Planning Process

This vital module teaches you how to prepare for a session based on the relative factors of individual athletes and clients including:

  • Exercise selection
  • Training frequency
  • Loads and reps
  • Volume

Fitness Testing 

In this two-hour practical workshop, you will learn how to identify, partake in and deliver various fitness testing protocols, including shuttle run tests, and squat tests. Each test is explored in detail covering the protocol, reasoning and validity of the testing method.

Postural Assessments

Here you’ll learn how to assess a client’s posture using the NASM overhead squat test. You’ll cover the test itself in more detail and the accompanying solutions table and the muscle groups targeted in exercises and stretches.

Careers - Strength & Conditioning

Completing this course as a Level 3 Fitness Instructor will allow you to teach Strength & Conditioning classes in a variety of settings.

You can also progress with a Level 4 Personal Trainer qualification to specialise in this style of training, earning more money for individualised programmes and higher expertise. You will also attract higher calibre clients including amateur and professional athletes!

You’ll complete the course in a single day of intense training through different modules in a workshop!

Our Strength and Conditioning courses are fully recognised and accredited by leading professional body CIMSPA.

To enrol on the CPD Strength and Conditioning courses you need to have at least completed a Level 3 Fitness Instructor course

There’s an observed session you’ll have to plan and deliver to classmates in the workshop. You’ll incorporate everything you’ve learned and how to include different fitness tests and movements informed by strength and conditioning.


Industry Connections

Connect with our leading affiliates to get started as a fitness professional, this includes a guaranteed job interview!

Tutor Support

You’re in the best hands with our highly qualified tutoring team of fitness professionals.

Business Consultations

Those looking to become self-employed can receive business and marketing tips from our expert team of professionals.

  • Puregym
  • Virgin Active
  • Everlast Fitness Club
  • DW Fitness First
  • JD Gyms
  • Sport Direct Fitness


Heather Hacking, Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer.

Heather Hacking

Founder of Heather Hacking PT

Fantastically Structured & Well Organised

As a mother of three children after spending the past nine years building her career as a solicitor, Heather made the decision to follow a life-long passion for health, wellness and fitness, and pursue a career as a personal trainer.

Studying part-time with OriGym to fit around family and work, I achieved my Level 3 Gym Instructor and Level 4 Personal Training qualifications. I found OriGym’s courses to be fantastically structured and well organised, and my tutor Andy Tsang was brilliant - he taught me so much!

After graduating I started my fitness business with the sole purpose of empowering women, both physically and mentally. My business has now been shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Breakthrough Personal Trainer’ category at Northern Ireland’s Health & Fitness Awards 2019 - I am so thrilled! I am very grateful to OriGym for giving me such a great foundation to launch my business from.

Sophie Dennison

Fitness Influencer

Sophie Dennsion is a leading influencer within the health and fitness sector with a 195k followers on Instagram alone. She opted to study with OriGym as her chosen training provider for her Personal Training qualifications.

Follow Sophie's fitness and PT journey: @sophie_does_squats

I have had such a wonderful experience with Origym. I started and completed my Level 2 Gym Instructor theory within lockdown and passed my practical after lockdown. The Origym tutors were super helpful with feedback on work. Also, the programme design had lots of information and I could work at my own pace! 


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