The Flexibile Periodization Method Program Design  Specialist - Elite Performance

Faster Results Through Holistic, Individualized and Periodized Training Programs

Do you work with athletes, including fitness competitors or tactical personnel, whose goal is to compete or pass a physical test on a specific date?

I train all my runners and jumpers with the Flexible Periodization Method and their PRs just keep coming. The individual programs help them a lot and the best of my athletes are breaking into the top ten in their events in Sweden. I coach track and field in a multisport club and we are now working on integrating the FPM in the other sports, cross-country skiing, bike racing, racewalking, and orienteering.
Stefan Simonsson

Periodization is like breathing.
It's pretty much unavoidable beyond short periods of time.

The 1st Principle (defined as a statement that is always true and true for all clients) of physical training is using exercise to stimulate structural or functional adaptations specific to the athlete’s or fitness client’s goal.  For example: 

- Improving flexibility, stability and structural strength to improve the ability to complete higher volumes of training without overuse injuries. 

- Improving maximal strength, power, speed or endurance to improve sport performance, set new personal records and perform when it counts. 

It is the job of personal trainers to stimulate structural and functional adaptations in their clients by providing them with a training program (written or verbally communicated) – even if this program is not pre-planned and created on the spot. 

The science is clear. If you train your clients beyond 4 weeks, then the programs must be based on principles of periodization to create sustained progress for your clients.


The less time you have for program design, 
the better your program design skills need to be.


Unfortunately, many strength coaches and personal trainers have experienced that periodization is too time consuming, too complex, too rigid and does not work for their clients. 

The good news is that, in reality, periodization is not a rigid system, but rather a flexible strategy. The Flexible Periodization Method is built on this fact. 

While traditional peridization systems each represent ONE type of program, the Flexible Periodization Method can be used in parts or as a whole to fit any style of training. 

The Flexible Periodization Method is a 5-Step Process to help you build the right program for your athletes or clients. 

Think of The Flexible Periodization Method as an enzyme that, when 
added to the training process, helps transform potential to performance.

The FPM Program Design Specialist - Elite Performance Modules

Power, Speed, Endurance

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How will the FPM Program Design Specialist - Elite Performance
distinction benefit me in my work?

  1. Increase your confidence in taking on athletes with new goals that you have not worked with and/or explain the purpose of your approach to the sport coach or director.

  2. Motivate your athletes to give 100% each session by offering programs that are a unique fit to their training background, physical status, and available time to train.

  3. Help the athelte prevent overuse injuries and ensure that the strength and conditioning efforts actually transfer to sport performance. 

  4. The more skilled you are at program design, the better the programs you can create in less time

  5. Instill the habit to learn from every session and every program to sky-rocket your growth as a personal trainer (even if the client only signs up for three sessions)

How can I achieve the 
FPM Program Design Specialist - Elite Performance?

  • Complete the individual workshops and modules below in your preferred order (live or online). 

  • Take and passing the associated multiple choice exam. You achieve the distinction specific to the 6 modules of the FPM Program Design Specialist - Elite Performance.

  • Receive the FPM Program Design Specialist - Elite Performance once all modules are completed.  




There are no ongoing CEC/CEU requirements to maintain the chosen distinction.

After reading a few books on the subject and browsing the internet I came across your book, which seemed to collaborate the majority of periodization ideas out there. After reading the first 2 sections I can say the book is truly helpful and full of exceptional ideas. I can see myself using a lot of the strategies in preparation for my own clients.
Andy Thirlwell, BA PsychologyIKFF, KBI, RKC (Kettlebell specialist)
All American (University of Tennessee, Swimming)
Former International Swimmer (Great Britain)

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