Trainers Course

Designed to empower the coach, trainer or boot camper instructor to use effective movement as the solution to increase strength, health and fitness.


Designed to empower the coach, trainer or boot camper instructor to use effective movement as the solution to increase strength, health and fitness.

The Power Athlete Trainers Course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of movement and the necessary skills to empower and level up your skills and knowledge as a trainer. It is the starting point for anyone seeking to improve health and fitness for all through effective training, intelligent programming and a successful mindset.

This course is an introduction to Power Athlete’s fundamental principles of movement and performance. No better starting point for anyone seeking to improve their knowledge base on health and fitness through effective training and movement. Prospective trainers and coaches will acquire the foundational training and programming required to help others become stronger, fitter and more healthy.

Over 2 and a half hours of video lecture and video movement instructions!

This course is done at your own pace. Depending on your learning style, you can read the required reading then watch the videos. We have also seen success in watching the videos first, then following up with the written material.

Your Instructor

Tex McQuilkin
Tex McQuilkin


Coach McQuilkin is the Co-Host of Power Athlete Radio, Director of Training and Education for Power Athlete. Tex is a Certified Health Education Specialist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach with over 15 years in the fitness industry applying and educating movement all over the world. Tex coached collegiately with Georgetown University, Marymount University (DIII) Men's lacrosse, as well as interned with the University of Texas at Austin's football program. He has also coached and implemented programs for tactical athletes including Naval Special Warfare and US Army XVIII Airborne Corps. Apprenticed under John Welbourn and Raphael Ruiz studying proper implementation of science based, performance driven training systems. Collegiate lacrosse defensive midfielder, 4-year letter winner and 3-year team captain at Marymount University (VA) - DIII “All-Star”.


Section 1 - The Four Laws of Fitness

1.1: Four Laws of Fitness
1.2: Learning Movement & Training Behavior
1.3: Common Fitness Mistakes

Section 2 - Define Movement

2.1: Define Movement

Section 3 - Model Movement

3.1: Model Movement

Section 4 - Shape Movement

4.1: Shape Movement

Section 5 - Reinforce Movement

5.1: Reinforce Movement

Section 6 - Writing Fitness Programs

6.1: Anatomy of a Workout
6.2: Building Foundational Strength
6.3: Fitness Conditioning & Accessory Work
6.4: Abs & Cool Down

Section 7 - Creating a Culture of Movement

7.1: Prolong Your Fitness Career


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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know this course is for me?
Are you a trainer at a gym? Are you running a boot camp in your local park? Are you a trainer working with clients? If you answer, “Yes!” to any of these questions - this course is for you. The course is designed with the trainer in mind arming them with effective training methods, intelligent programming and movement solutions to ramp up your client’s strength and fitness.
How is the Trainers Course different from the Power Athlete Methodology and Block One Test?
This course is empowers the trainer in 1-on-1 or group class settings working primarily with general population clients. The curriculum focuses on changing health behaviors, improving coaching communication and writing intelligent programming specific for health, strength, and fitness. The Power Athlete Methodology is focused on unlocking athletic potential, training movement, and programming for the field/court sport athlete. The Block One Coach's Test is a 2 day in-person testing experience at Power Athlete HQ in Austin, Texas reserved for only those who have successfully passed the Power Athlete Methodology.
Is the course mobile and tablet friendly?
Yep. All Power Athlete Academy courses are fully responsive, and can be accessed on any of the devices that you own.
What am I getting into here; is this course for trainers and coaches only?
Nope. This course is for anyone who has an enthusiasm for understanding health behavior, exercise, and writing workouts. Learn how Power Athlete views movement and empowers health behavior change through the implementation of fitness.
Does the Trainers Course only apply to adult populations aiming to improve their health?
No, this course provides valuable information for parents to model healthy behaviors for their children and build a healthy relationship with fitness that can carry on into adulthood.
How will this help my personal training business?
Communication. Arm yourself with the knowledge to present your services to potential clients as an experience dedicated to generating health and fitness goals and utilizing fitness to take them where they cannot take themselves.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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