Accredited by REPS UAE for 12 CPD points

develop into a more effective strength coach

Our strength coach certifications draw on a decade of experience built on 1000s of coaching hours and handling strength athletes at local and international competitions.

We’ve taken athletes from total beginners to the competition podium and now we want to share that knowledge. Our goal is to help you develop into a more effective strength coach and athlete by establishing universal truths and giving you tools to work with everyone from total beginners to advanced athletes.

Who should sign up for our courses?

Expand your coaching tool box

The course is specifically designed for

  • Personal trainers
  • Strength coaches
  • Strength athletes

Course material and key learning objectives are designed to help you expand your coaching tool box and give you greater confidence to coach clients specifically for strength.

Why do the course?

  • Have greater confidence in coaching the squat, bench press and deadlift by having the tools and knowledge to coach all three lifts to lifters of all experience levels
  • Become more marketable as a strength coach and powerlifting coach by having the Desert Barbell stamp of approval
  • Increase your ability to on-board, coach and retain powerlifting clients by having access to Desert Barbell resources 

Course overview

A comprehensive guide to coaching strength

The course is divided into two (2) levels. Level 1, The Desert Barbell Strength Coach Certification, consists of 3 chapters and spans 12 weeks with weekly online lectures and monthly exams. Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the 12 weeks.

Level 2, the Desert Barbell Powerlifting Coach Certification, is conducted over 10 weeks, with weekly online lectures. The course consists of two chapters(chapter 4 and 5). Once you have successfully completed each module you will receive a certificate of completion and be added to our list of 'Certified Strength Coaches'. The course is accredited for 12CPD points from REPs UAE.

Packages and course details

Continued education for fitness professionals

In-house training and hosted educations

Talk to us about tailored educations for your team

Building stronger teams

Content tailored for your team

We provide group training and corporate packages for in-house training. We work with your team to develop their coaching skills specifically for strength training. This helps to not only deliver better value to your clients on the gym floor, but also increases safety in the gym and ensures a higher level of service delivery.

We also work with other gyms and facilities for hosted workshops for coaches and members. This is ideal for facilities that want to provide more learning opportunities for their community and trainers.

Still have questions?

Get in touch and we will guide you