All our 4-hour, LIVE Professional Education Courses are $149.00. Early Bird rates and ‘Alumni Specials’ are available to those that qualify. All Courses include:
Whether new to or familiar with our training, the Foundational Course is required to be completed first - for it sets the stage for any/all additional education.
See each course description for more details.
All Courses are 4-hours in duration and composed of both practical and lecture components. A Host facility could schedule up to 2 Courses in a day, with a 1-hour break in-between. Be prepared for lots of activity, new education that you can apply on Monday, and fun throughout.
No. All SURGE® products are provided for the Course. Here’s a list of suggested items to bring along: water bottle, towel, extra shirt, jacket, smart phone or tablet to view digital manual, pen/notebook, and lunch/snacks.
Yes. The Courses are designed to teach how to safely & effectively train yourself and others using the SURGE® products and are not limited to a specific profession. The majority of the participants are Personal Trainers and Group Exercise Instructors, however, many others can benefit from the education such as Sports Medicine/Physical Therapists, healthcare practitioners, fitness facility owners, and fitness enthusiasts to name a few.
Please keep your email confirmation and have it handy when you arrive at the Course. Your registration will also be in our system and your name will be on the Course Roster. However, it’s always best practice to have your own registration as a back up.
Fitness professionals can earn CEC/CEUs with the completion of a SURGE® Professional Education Course from the following organizations:
Please check the Course Page for specifics on the number of CECs an organization provides for completion of each SURGE® Professional Education Course.
Within 48 hours after completing a LIVE Professional Education Course, you will receive an electronic version of your Certificate of Completion, which can be printed for your records and redeemed for CECs. All CEC information, including the provider number and amount of credits earned, can be found at the bottom of your Certificate of Completion.
Nine out of ten times missing Certificates of Completion end up in one’s spam/junk email folder, so we recommend looking there first. If it’s not in those folders, please reach out to Customer Service for assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org
At the end of the Course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from SURGE®, which recognizes your ability to apply the knowledge and newly learned skills into your role as a fitness professional.
These SURGE® Performance Academy Courses are comprehensive Continuing Education courses rather than Certifications, and can be applied toward the credits needed to maintain nationally recognized Certifications.
Yes. Course attendees can purchase SURGE® education, product and gear at discounted prices. Those who complete our professional education are part of the SURGE® Performance Academy Alumni and are eligible for various benefits such as exclusive products and discounts, only available to those within the SURGE® Performance Academy (i.e. Alumni, Master Trainers, and Host Facilities). We also offer education and product bundles. They vary based on variables such as order quantities. More information is available during the ordering process.
The SURGE® Performance Academy is the professional education arm of the SURGE® brand. The curriculum concept is that each new course builds upon previous courses and is the “thread” that runs throughout the SURGE® Performance Academy.
The curriculum structure is based on having a Foundations (101) Course where subsequent Specialty (201, 202, etc.) Courses can be layered. The Foundations Course will serve as the prerequisite to the Specialty Courses. It’s imperative to understand the core principles and methodologies in the 101 Course before advancing into the Specialty Courses. They will build upon each other, and have logical interconnected pathways.
We continue the SURGE® Performance Academy and curriculum approach by using an academia system to codify accomplishments. Our Foundations Course graduates will join us as Alumni. They can advance throughout the levels of Associates Alumni, Bachelors Alumni, and Masters Alumni. Each one will include deeper discounts and benefits for the Alumni.
Associates Alumni = Completed the 4-hour Foundations Course and qualify for 10% off surgestrong.com
Bachelors Alumni = Completed the 4-hour Foundations Course plus one Specialty Course and qualify for 20% off surgestrong.com
Masters Alumni = Completed the 4-hour Foundations Course plus two Specialty Courses and qualify for 30% off surgestrong.com
Note: SURGE® Performance Academy Alumni are eligible to receive exclusive product such as the Clear SURGE® Storm with Black trim.
The SURGE® Performance Academy partners with fitness facilities to provide Professional Education Courses throughout the U.S. & Canada. Additionally, Courses offered overseas are available through our International Distributors. If you do not see a course in your area, continue to check the SURGE® website or consider hosting a Course at your facility.
In order to host a Course, a facility must fulfill the following requirements:
We have an extensive instructor development process to uphold the quality of our education. Appointed by Hedstrom Fitness® Faculty, SURGE® Master Trainers consistently exemplify exceptional product knowledge and course delivery. The first step is to fill out a Master Trainer Application Form (resume’s will not be accepted). The applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:
Course registration fees are non-refundable. However, if for any reason the SURGE® Performance Academy cancels a Course, registrants will have the option to receive a full refund.
Requests to change registration from one Course to another must be made at least 14 days before the Course date via e-mail to email@example.com. Requests made later than that are subject to a $100 rescheduling fee.
Registrants may assign their Course slot to another student for a $50 change fee.
Any registrant missing 45 minutes or more of the course will be ineligible to receive a Course Certificate of Completion and Continuing Education credits. No refunds or credits, whether partial or whole, will be provided to any such registrant.
Yes. We have many SURGE® International Education Distributors who have approved Master Trainers and Materials to deliver the same best-in-class education worldwide. To find an International Course visit our International Distributor page.
We are happy to help with any question or concern you may have regarding the SURGE® Performance Academy. Please don’t hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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