"I Have Never Encountered A Better, Well-Rounded Certification"
Francisco Marentez, CPPSCurrent Director of Strength and Conditioning for The John Cooper School in The Woodlands, TX, Owner of Iron Will Training Systems out of The Woodlands, TX Former Assistant Strength and Conditioning for Rice University
“In 15+ years of my professional career as a strength and conditioning coach I have never encountered a better, well-rounded certification that included programing for flexibility, mobility, strength, power, and speed training. The ability to immediately implement what you learn is astounding. By coupling all the educational literature from Hardcore, Power, Speed, Extreme, Amped, and what I took away from the hands on experience during the certification I was able to drop tenths of a second of an athlete’s 40 yard dash with-in 45 minutes of our session. We are in a results driven business and that alone spoke volumes on what is to come after implementing these practices into my program. I would recommend it to anyone trying to gain a more in-depth knowledge on training athletes who want an increase in overall performance.”
"Every Coach Needs to Attend"
Christopher SzeflerCPPS, Equinox Personal Training Manager.
“Joe Defranco and Jim Smith put together one of the most comprehensive educational programs and wrapped it up into an amazing two-day certification. I truly believe that every strength coach needs to attend the CPPS Level 1 certification, whether you are training athletes in a University setting or helping clients in a commercial gym. The practical application of their proven training principles will go a long way in helping you get the best results out of your athletes and clients!”
"What Happened That Weekend Literally Changed My Life"
“I walked into the CPPS Certification in San Diego in November 2013 expecting to learn from 2 of the best in the business,Joe D and Smitty.
What happened that weekend literally changed my life.
At that point I had (and still do) own and operate a CKO Kickboxing gym here in San Diego. Joe D said something that weekend that changed my life and what I am doing today. He told a story about training kids and how you can have a lasting impact on them for their entire lives.
At this point I never trained any kids. Today I am the proud owner of the Parisi Speed School and training kids is my passion. I learned and continue to learn from Joe D and Smitty so much from CPPS from breathing to how to deadlift. I am very grateful for that weekend and for my coaches Joe and Smitty.”
"We Have a Waiting List!"
I have been a strength coach and trainer for over seven years. In that time I have attended and passed a lot of different certifications from the RKC to Crossfit Level 1. I must say that the CPPS certification sits on top of my list! Smitty and Joe are so thorough in the CPPS curriculum. I was impressed by all the knowledge that was shared not only through the books and DVDs but at the actual certification. As a CPPS hopeful, you are expected not only to know the curriculum but also coach it! You are not given this certification, you have to earn it! Which I think just adds to the credibility!
Since becoming a CPPS coach, I’ve noticed my training evolving with new methods and philosophies. I’m the head trainer at Mike Duffy’s Personal Training in Oakhurst and Little Silver NJ. We have recently have added an adolescent strength program based on the CPPS principals. Let me tell you, the success of the class is incredible. So much so that we have a waiting list! We are actually thinking of adding additional classes to meet the demand. One of the reasons it’s been so successful, I believe, is because of the training that we are providing, based on the principles I was taught at the CPPS certification!
I highly recommend this certification to anyone that’s serious about athletic performance, strength training, personal training. Smitty and Joe have a ton of knowledge and learning and applying that knowledge has paid huge dividends on my end!