Red Beard and FASTER Present
Hub Strong and
AIQ Level 4 Strength and Conditioning Live

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An Example of a Level 2 Gym Instructor Lecture

This module would be followed by tasks, and zoom calls.  The associated ebook allows you to create a personal notes book in the system as well as highlight and ask direct questions from the book. 
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An Example of a Level 3 Personal Trainer Lecture

As with Level 2 this module comes with an ebook, tasks and a 1-1 Zoom follow-up.  Also the Level 3 is working towards a comprehensive case study where programme design skills are vital.
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An Example of a Level4 
S&C Lecture

Our S&C is taught online, but steps up to a level 4 standard.  Expect to spend a lot of time 1-1 with your tutor as we push you to be the best evidence based S&C coach in the industry, the tasks are used to apply this. 
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An Example of the Hub
- Rugby assessment 

In the live Hub day we will be playing with a lot of Red Beards conventional and unconventional weights, to show you movements that required the most of your strength to complete. This video shows how the hub can be used in sports too.  

How the Course Works -
Live and Online Material

Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Sign up online and then you get immediate access to each course
  • In the course is a link to book a meeting with a FASTER tutor which you should do straight away
  • The tutor will book in times for support and assist you to accelerate through the course material and exams, in order to give you time to pass your Level 2,3 and 4 by the end of the year (depending on you completing the work set)
  • The assessment for Level 2 will take place locally to you in a gym we can easily access
  • The assessment for Level 3 will take place at Red Beard
  • (*both assessments will be done at a time you and the assessor can agree)

Hub Strong
How the course works
On Sign-up you get access to the current Hub Courses available online
Your personal Hub is ordered
The first live course date is November 13th - 12-4 
(You have an open invite to all other live Hub courses from here on in, space permitting) 

Live Day - Red Beard Barbell Club - Unit 2 Moor Farm, Holyport, Maidenhead SL6 2HY
November 13th - 12-4

  • Introduction to the hub specific movements 
  • How to accelerate motor skill learning for lifting
  • How to create specific performance movements in the hub
  • Unconventional Loads and the hub

Level 4 - Strength and Conditioning Coach
How the course works -
  • On sign up you get the first part of the online learning to work through
  • November 20th - the rest of the online notes become available
  • November 20th and 21st - Live days with one assessment taught and assessed
  • December 11th Final Assessment is completed along with resits


How to Pass -

  • 1 written case study pitching Strength and Conditioning to a local club
  • 1 Periodised Programme with all supporting notes and research, presented on the final day
  • 2 from 3 lifts demonstrated with form on Day 2 of the live course
  • RAMP warm-up, Speed Agility Training and Plyometric Workout demonstrated live with a client - Day 3 of the live course


Live Weekend at Red Beard Barbell Club - Unit 2 Moor Farm, Holyport, Maidenhead SL6 2HY


Day 1 - 12pm until 6pm - 20th and 21st November
  • Course Overview - 12 until 2pm
  • Role of a Coach
  • Research and Pitfalls
  • Assessments through to Periodisation
  • Lifting Techniques Practical 


Lifting Techniques Practical 3pm - 6pm
  • 3 Major Lifts
  • Safety, Spotting, and Technique


Day 2 - 12pm until 6pm Planning a session
- 12pm until 2.30pm 
  • Specific (RAMP) Warm-ups
  • Plyometrics
  • Speed and Agility Training
  • Building a Lifting Warm-up
  • Lifting Techniques


Practical Assessment - 3.30pm until 6pm

  • Observed Techniques for two lifts
  • Review of the two days, newly released rest of course content and course work set-up


Live Weekend - at Red Beard (or local too in a sports hall) Final Assessment Day - 12pm until 6pm - 11th December

Assessment Morning - 12pm until 2pm
  • Presenting case studies
  • Lifting Resits if required

Assessment Afternoon - 3pm until 6pm
  • RAMP, Plyometrics and Speed Agility assessments
Our great offer

Hub Strong and Level 4
AIQ Strength and Conditioning Live

Come along to Red Beard, be one of the first in the world to own a hub for you and your clients, then go on to learn and complete your level 4 Strength and Conditioning Qualification, all before the new year! 

John Hardy Msc

Founder of FASTER Health and Fitness in 2006, John had a mission to change the industry by using education as a platform to improve people’s lives.  With an emphasis on building education that is scientifically accurate, applied in the real world and constantly growing. The science is held to a high and consistent level to ensure that students get to train their clients with integrity.  His desire to make his students his showcase means that most of his courses involve an invite back for free system. To take this a step further, he created communities around all his courses, with people coming back for 10 years plus, and sharing everything from jobs to social nights in the Whatsapp groups and now on here.