Every day, there is a new fitness gadget and craze, born and forgotten. Distracted by novelty, we forgot that our greatest tool has been with us all along.
No equipment. Just the strength in ours arms and the trust of a partner.
Partner Resistance Training is the celebration of the greatest tool of all: our bodies.
By attending this workshop, you will walk away confident in your ability to safely and effectively perform the core PRT exercises, as well as guide a first-time partner in performing the movements correctly.
Upon completion, you will obtain:
Bodyweight exercises done in pairs where resistance is provided by the training partner. Unlike individual bodyweight training, partner resistance training allows the practitioner a wide range of resistance levels, similar to weight lifting, but without any specialized equipment.
In each case, there is a mover that performs the exercises and resistor that provides manual resistance.
Partner resistance training is suitable both as a primary form of exercise, as well as a supplementary routine. Due to the adaptability of the resistance, PRT exercises can be used to improve both stabilization as well as strength.
Partner training is a general category that includes:
Partner “resistance” training exercises are differentiated from other types of partner training by the following two criteria:
This workshop is primarily targeted at fitness professionals who want to learn how to incorporate partner resistance training exercises into their own teaching, training, and coaching practices. This includes personal trainers, group fitness instructors, physical education teachers, coaches, yoga instructors, and physical therapists.
Those that wish to learn the essential theories and exercises of partner resistance training for personal reasons may also attend in order to supplement their training routine. Partner resistance training is suitable for couple training, fitness community workouts and other social fitness activities.
*Note that completion of the CoFit PRT-E workshop does not certify you to teach group fitness. We strongly recommend that you complete a minimum of a personal training certificate or equivalent from an accredited association as a foundation for teaching/instructing.
Theory & Concepts
Exercises by Muscle Groups