Strength Faction: Early Bird Enrollment Is Open!

Early Bird Enrollment closes on 8/27/17 at 12 p.m.


Nothing beats experiential learning—it provides a context that other forms of learning can’t. Of course, books are great and so are seminars, articles, webinars, and the like. But when all of that is congealed into a program that’s actually taking you somewhere, and it’s done in a community of people committed to growing together, people get to the next level. So, we can read all we want about programming, coaching, business, etc. But if we read about all of that while doing it, being coached on it, and also share our experiences with other folks on the same path, the level of understanding deepens to a place that can’t be reached without combining all of those elements together. That’s what Strength Faction does. Maryland does crab cakes and football. Strength Faction does community-based experiential learning.

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Why Strength Faction?

“Even coaches need coaches.”

The quote gallivants through the fitness internet like a picture of a Kardashian with her ass doused with maple syrup.

We know how hard it is for coaches to manage their own training while they manage their clients’ training, and potentially a business.

We know the value of intentional community.

We know the importance of continuing education.

That’s why Strength Faction exists.

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Lead From The Front.

You, like your clients, deserve the opportunity to transform via great programming and coaching while existing in a supportive community of like-minded individuals navigating the same issues and desiring the same outcomes.

Education pervades the entire program.

Members learn-by-doing—following great programming, learning from Todd, Chris, Mike, the Faction Mentors and from the other coaches in the community.

Learn-by-doing opportunities are supported by weekly lessons, Q&A sessions, webinars and demonstration videos. It’s a wet dream for strength coaches looking to grow physically, mentally and professionally.

Beat Burnout.

You were drawn to this profession, at least in part, because you loved training.

But somewhere along the way, your responsibilities as a professional began getting the best of your passion for your craft.

You need to reignite your passion for training & coaching.logo_no-words

This starts with you.

Your training.

Your enthusiasm for coaching.

The community you are a part of.

Strength Faction will give you all of that.

Transformation. Community. Education.

The TRANSFORMATION-COMMUNITY-EDUCATION ethic rests on a framework of integrity and authenticity.

Those in Strength Faction can relax, have a blast and be themselves.

We’re all in this together—to have fun, learn and live better lives.

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The Strength Faction Process:

It all begins with learning about each individual member. We’ve taken our effective gym evaluation process—movement screen, the “why” finding assessment, postural screen, anthropometric measurements—and brought it to the internet. We use this process to help each member adapt the program to meet his specific needs. The movement screen develops their corrective movement strategy—focusing on either the hips or shoulders. The why assessment gets people in touch with their goals so they can identify strongly with their purpose and take the best course of action. The anthropomorphic measurements give us one more means to measure progress.

Then the fun begins.

Each member learns how to adapt the program—select movements, determine intensity, determine frequency, etc.—through written and video lessons and by interacting with the Strength Faction coaches. But wait...there’s more!

The program changes with the season.

We’re all taking in extra calories in the fall and winter, so we use them to build muscle and strength. In the spring we cut to get ready for shirtless, or bikini-clad, summer meandering.

The summer program teaches us to maintain our gym lifestyle while staying active and enjoying the summer weather.

Each training block runs for 16 weeks with a one-week break between blocks. Strength Faction members sign up for each block individually with the option to re-up at the end.

What happens if a member feels like they need extra help?

They schedule a meeting with a coach.

As members train using the Strength Faction program, they receive weekly lessons, have the option to participate in a weekly Q&A and have access to live-recorded Beyond Strength Performance staff in-services.

Real Feedback from Real Strength Faction Members

Four months into Strength Faction and I can say that it far exceded my expectations. Todd and Chris Merritt have put together an outstanding resource. I essentially came in for the programming and the accountability. I came out with a bunch of new friends, new coaching cues/concepts and a renewed sense of personal strength. From the weekly lessons, tutorials, online Q and As, my mentor (and friend) Mike Connelly and my accountability buddy Lori Lindsey; everything delivered.   I would also add that if you are a newer coach, you really should just sign up now. The quality of programming, exercises selection, nutrition, coaching advice, business tips and community will give you a massive level up in your game.

Steve “Coach Fury” Holiner, Coach at Mark Fisher Fitness, RKC Presenter, Original Strength Presenter, DVRT Presenter

S.F has been the surprise solution for me in 2015. I feel like I am part of a community and connected to the others in the group. The programs work, my strength is back which is pretty cool.  More importantly, physically I feel good and mentally I feel good about myself."

Haylin Alpert, Owner of Core Principles Strength and Conditioning, Stamford, CT

There is a lot I can say about the Strength Faction but I'll keep it concise.  The program is structured in a way that is always challenging with unique content that makes sense.  These guys know how to make it fun and feel like you are part of team.  The way they instruct, using videos and spreadsheets, focuses on both the quantitative and the qualitative. There is a lot of effort that goes into designing this program and you can see it!"

Noam Tamir, Owner of TSFitness, NYC

What Does A Strength Faction Week Look Like?

Monday is Prep Day!

Each Monday you receive the Monday Email—a look at the Strength Faction week ahead. We’ll talk about how to be successful with the program that week and give you a preview of all the lessons that are coming your way during the week. We’ll help you get your mind right to kick the week right in its unsuspecting ass!

Tuesday is Lesson Day!

On Tuesdays we learn. This glorious, second day of the workweek delivers either a written or video lesson. Topics range from self-coaching and mindset to lift performance and the idiosyncratic nature of navigating exercise. Topics are also tailored to match the current training phase and weekly theme.

Wednesday = Lessons and QnA!

That's right--lessons on Wednesday's, too. As the Faction progresses, this will be the day for our nutrition work, but expect great lessons on all the other Faction topics (personal development, programming, coaching, professional expansion, business) on Wednesdays as well.

But Wednesday's aren't done after the lessons hit the dashboard, we also have weekly Wednesday QnAs. These puppies take place mid-afternoon. The Faction Family gathers on ZOOM while we chat with each other or learn from an industry-leading special guest.

 

Fit Biz and QnA Thursdays!

On Thursdays we learn from Cressey Sports Performance's business mastermind, Pete Dupuis! Using a combination of videos, written lessons, and question and answer sessions, Pete gives Faction members immediately applicable business advice, tips, and skills that help us all grow, and run, better fitness businesses.

Later that evening, we have another round o' Strength Faction QnA. Same structure as Wednesdays, this time we just get down in the evening. There's usually booze, and sometimes people wear costumes. And there are at least two special guests per month.

Frat Boy Friday  

Even the most serious strength coach wants to look good—and a shirt-stretching set of pipes make aesthetics pop. A new workout video is posted every Friday to prepare ladies and gents for the weekend marauding.

Beyond the aesthetics, Fratboy Friday is there to remind us that the gym is supposed to be fun. Blow off some steam and sculpt some aesthetics!

Other Awesome Strength Faction Attributes

Monthly Alpha Challenge

Challenge incites motivation. Each month brings about a new Alpha Challenge; the Strength Faction coaches lead from the front and complete the challenge first to set the bar for the members.

Members have the option to participate in the challenge by posting a video to the private Facebook group. It’s a great way for everyone to interact, push each other and achieve beyond perceived limits!

Coaching by Request

Any member can request a private meeting with coach—via phone, zoom or Facetime. Everyone gets one fifteen minute meeting per month to keep them transforming and learning as a member of Strength Faction.

More Feedback from Awesome Strength Faction Members

“The real value is how I've evolved tremendously as a coach in the past four months.  For basically my entire career until now, I've been in a sprint mindset:  Acquire all the information, and learn as fast as possible.  I've been in a hurry to be perfect, to get to the point where I know all the answers as soon as possible.  All that chasing of perfection has not only paralyzed my growth at various times (for fear of being wrong), but also caused me to lose track of the big picture.  Strength Faction has helped me realize that perfect doesn't exist, but constant improvement, gaining experience, and trusting our intuition will make us far better coaches than knowing all the ‘right’ answers.”  

- Paul Lyngso, Owner of Experity Functional Strength, Burr Ridge, IL

“Even Coaches Need Coaches. What do the most talented athletes, successful businessmen and powerful world leaders all have in common?

They all have coaches who guide them.

The Strength Faction coaches are awesome people and amazing coaches…their simple/brutally effective approach to programming has helped get me back on track at a time when my crazy life had completely derailed my training.”

- Kevin Carr, Lead Coach at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, Owner of Movement as Medicine

“Strength Faction is the best thing I have done personally and professionally in a very long time.  I signed up with the hope of learning more about exercises and programming and re-inspiring myself professionally.  What I got was all that and so very much more.  The quality and quantity of the information is outstanding.  There are multiple lessons per week about training, nutrition, coaching philosophy and about stuff totally unrelated but that makes you a better trainer.  You would think that we were the only people Chris and Todd were coaching by the constant volume of information we get.  Maybe the best part of Strength Faction is the community it creates.  It's something you want to be a part of and it makes you a better person and coach.”

- Kirk Adams, MS, Head Performance Coach at Golf and Body NYC

 “Strength Faction provides a premier base of knowledge and programming. It is the leading site to gain specific information on all aspects of training and development. Todd and Chris are exemplary in the methods they use to communicate to the people that are engaged in the process and make the training and learning completely enjoyable and empowering. I feel I have grown as a coach through working with these guys.”

- Paul Goodman, Professional Hockey Strength Coach

Enroll Now For The 16 Week Block Which Runs From 9/4/2017 to 12/30/2017 Just $179/month! $159/month! (Early Bird Pricing!)

For less than the cost of 1 session with most personal trainers you get an entire month of training, coaching, learning and camaraderie in Strength Faction

 

 

 

Here’s What You Need To Do Next:

Enrollment for the upcoming Strength Faction 16 Week Block is easy and can be done online by clicking the “Enroll Now” button at the bottom of this page.

Once you click the enrollment button, you’ll be taken to a checkout page where you'll enter your payment info. When you complete that, and click continue, you'll be taken to the enrollment page where you enter all of the necessary info to create your Strength Faction membership. 

Upon successful enrollment you’ll be taken to a page with everything you need to know to get started.

That’s it. Then on 9/4/2017 we’ll get started.

Strength Faction is a one-of-a-kind resource where you will to get coached, be a part of an awesome community and learn to hone your craft.

This is your opportunity to improve your own training and what allow you to better help the clients you serve.

Enroll to be part of Strength Faction today.

The Strength Faction Guarantee: Join the Faction for a month, if it’s not jiving with you we’ll give you your money back and let you move on. We won’t be like that weird ex that still texts you after six years. No hard feelings.