Our face to face and online courses cover a wide range of topics including;
Our ethos is our distinct character, morality, and guiding beliefs; ethos lives within our culture and is demonstrated in everything we say and do.
Culture is defined by the individuals within an organisation. Having the correct mindset, on top of the necessary experience, knowledge, and skills – i.e how we think, plan, act and speak – will have a positive impact on everyone.
Often, our challenge isn’t knowing what to do; it’s how to do it. At Excelsior, our tailored workshops and programmes enable your people to learn, develop and become your best advocates. Our Culture Training, through intelligent leadership programmes, can take your people to the next level.
From time to time, many of us find ourselves in situations where we are at the mercy of what is happening around us, being at the mercy of our emotions and self-talk. Being reactive, though, seldom moves us toward our goals.
In this workshop, we examine what may be happening and explore the tools that can be used daily to help us create the resourcefulness needed to develop and drive the desired results. If you drive yourself, you can go wherever you like, when you want!
There is a difference between teaching, managing and coaching – each has its place and subsequent benefits. We can change between them and become effective in all areas.
In this practical workshop, we explore the skills required for each discipline, focusing heavily on coaching and its benefits. This module will be for you if you want to develop your people into coaches and facilitate a coaching culture.
Culture is not just what we say and do; it’s what every organisation member says and does. By examining the inner values of our people and comparing them to the business’s values, we can identify the areas where we can gain alignment (creating a sense of belonging and trust).
Once everyone is on the same page, we can define what your brand means, represents and stands for. This workshop brings all of this together, unifying your teams and clarifying your mission so that you can then better serve your customers.
Our belief at Excelsior is that we can only lead others once we can lead ourselves effectively, which begs the question, are we saying or communicating what we want to?
In this workshop, we address the fundamentals of verbal and nonverbal communication and our impact on our teams, customers and the business in general while examining and implementing the foundations of effective leadership.
If we’re not assessing, we’re only guessing, which begs the question, do we have the necessary building blocks and stepping stones to determine if we’re moving toward our goals?
The subtle art of asking ourselves the questions that drive results means that whether for ourselves or our clients, we can create the processes that get us to the destination we require. Being able to do this effectively will positively impact the retention and referral rates within your business.
In this rapidly evolving world, how do we ensure our people and teams are satisfied and appropriately challenged when the ‘grass is greener’ elsewhere? Do people expect continuous development, growth and opportunity?
Unfortunately, there is no simple, single answer since we humans are complex creatures! Therefore, to optimise our impact and the impact of those around us, we must first understand our behaviours and then the behaviours of others.
This is why, in this one-day workshop, we will explore what people seek from leaders. Once we have determined this, you will create your own roadmap toward success, where you identify behaviours and patterns that inspire improvements while being supportive yet challenging.
By the end of this interactive workshop, you will have been appropriately challenged to determine your strengths and weaknesses and define how to maintain or improve your leadership skills.
Poor motivation is often blamed for lack of productivity. However, it’s usually either procrastination or believing we are ‘too busy’ that genuinely impacts our efficiency.
Our time management workshop stretches beyond essential time management tools – we will help your team explore the strategy and tactics they can use to put processes in place that ensure they are both focused upon and working on the areas that positively impact your business.
As consumers, we value what we spend our money on. If what we’re buying doesn’t meet our expectations, we’ll seek better or/ and cheaper somewhere else.
If all we do is rent space using a treadmill or swimming pool facilities, we will always compete on price and convenience.
As an industry we strive to provide a service, offer advice, guidance and support, and create an experience people want to purchase repeatedly.
At Excelsior, our tailored workshops and programmes help your people understand their impact on your customers and up-skill them to communicate better, and engage more effectively with your members.
Instructors and trainers are responsible for building exercise confidence and competence within the exerciser because the consistency of behaviour is vital in the early stages of membership.
This workshop explores the fundamental considerations needed to communicate effectively and support the member to succeed enjoyably! The delivery considerations around introductions, interactions, programme design/ programming, and how to create an enjoyable experience.
Many people believe that customer service only relates to business-to-consumer operations – This is just not so. Customer Service extends to all of the relationships we have in the workplace. If we require assistance from another department, then at that point, we are either their customer or they are ours.
This workshop explores how we might create the highest satisfaction levels and implement standards within a framework that can be rolled out across your business.
As leaders, we are expected to develop and enable our people to grow; however, formalised learning is only readily taught if we are qualified teachers.
This is why this introductory workshop has been designed to explore planning fundamentals and precisely deliver adult learning. Topics covered include creating an aim and learning outcomes, opening and closing sessions, writing content and delivery technique. Whether the intent is to deliver digital, virtual or in-person sessions, this workshop will give you the fundamentals for running successful, measured sessions and is a great entry point for the award in Education And Training (EAT).
The exerciser does not necessarily buy into the instructor, the facility or the fitness offering; they fundamentally believe for themselves. They buy into the feelings that the service or offerings create within them.
This workshop explores the foundational factors that need to be considered when the aim is to create unique experiences within a small group training session – the session is delivered differently for either instructors or trainers OR Operational Management.
What we say, what we do and, more importantly, what we mean to say or do is vital to business success. If we can clearly articulate what we mean, we significantly increase the chances of our people hearing what we say.
In this workshop, we will break down our communication and explore our physiology, intonation, tonality, the words we choose, and any possible hidden or unintended meaning that could seriously affect our relationships internally and externally!
In business, we must know our values, identity and material (what we deliver) so our customers can identify with us; our brand must resonate with them.
This workshop will equip the learner with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to determine, evaluate and create their own clear personal brand guidelines whilst appreciating the various communication methods available to them to tell their story.
This workshop is not about new exercises, training approaches or a new piece of equipment because there is no evidence that an exercise, a training approach or a portion of equipment can support being different; they can all be copied.
Instead, this workshop explores the fundamental considerations that an instructor/ trainer needs to consider and action if their overall aspiration is to offer something different, providing an experience in personal training that cannot be found anywhere else and, more importantly, cannot be copied.
There’s more to health and wellness than just exercise; activity and movement are critical components in a holistic approach to improving our bodies.
We have an opportunity within ‘functional training’ to provide next level service to members – if trainers and coaches can establish a detailed understanding of the practical elements they can use this knowledge and expertise to set both their clients and themselves up for success.
With kettlebells, battle ropes, slam balls and Olympic bars covering our open spaces, the demand and requirement to help you maximise your return on investment in these spaces has never been greater. At Excelsior, we will bespoke our existing programmes and workshops to your specific needs, so your people can better support your members.
Once you understand the fundamentals of using the kettlebell and how the kettlebell moves around the body or vice versa, you’ll likely want to learn more about how this diverse product can be utilised.
This workshop explores working with two kettlebells and different training styles while spending time implementing the tool into group training and examining how you might programme with kettlebells.
Throwing battle ropes around is excellent and officially challenging – a great workout either on its own or combined with other exercises.
This workshop examines battle ropes, their benefits, the set-up, the many variations, and how to use them correctly and safely (especially when others are around). The learning also provides a section on appropriate programming and exercise selection, enabling the learner to train themselves and others with this outstanding tool.
When looking to add load, challenge and complexity of movement, you’ll struggle to find a more diverse training tool than the kettlebell.
This workshop examines the kettlebell’s history, explaining why others use this tool and how to lift, swing and pass this load safely. The learner will also explore how the kettlebell moves around the body, or vice versa, looking at various exercises, including swings, the snatch, the clean and the windmill.
The younger generation focuses more on their health and fitness than their older peers. With this drive comes the opportunity to make training habitual whilst they are still teenagers.
This workshop equips the learner with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to timetable and deliver exercise technique workshops to this age group, considering how to manipulate one’s communication and bring the fun while appropriately programming for them.
There’s an old saying, give a great trainer a rock and rope, and they’ll design you an excellent workout. Whilst this may be the case, nowadays, as Barry Schwartz would say, we almost have choice paralysis – there are too many exercise options to pick between.
This workshop has been designed to demystify the concept of the ‘best exercise’ and instead focuses on examining a variety of fundamental exercises that are safe and effective for everyone. The learner will then explore how to build out a workout, using their chosen exercisers, making it specific to the desired outcome and user groups before testing their ideas on themselves and their peers.
Whether sitting or standing, we are often static in one position for much of the time. This tends to cause tightness and soreness in many body areas, which can inhibit our movement, most noticeably in our activities and exercises.
This workshop explores why mobility is essential and examines the tools required to assist with physical preparation and how to perform mobility movements/ routines with body weight, a stick and power bands.
Medicine balls or exercise balls have been reportedly used throughout history. However, they commonly misunderstand adding load and challenge to the body/ an exercise.
This workshop covers the history of medicine ball training and explores the safety considerations and benefits of using such a tool. Different training goals are examined to enable learning about which type of ball may be optimal. As a learner, you will also dive into power training, programming and how to integrate these tools with others.
Outdoor training is an excellent way to get your daily dose of vitamin D while getting fresh air and your activity/ exercise. It also comes with challenges where you have to consider how the weather will impact the equipment (whether it’s hot, cold or windy has an impact).
Regardless of your desired outcome or equipment, this workshop examines how to plan, prepare and execute outdoor training effectively. It also explores the leadership and communication skills required to run sessions effectively.
Interval training is both science and art. There is an abundance of clear guidelines (science) to follow that support and create a long-term pathway of interval training for a range of specific outcomes, from increasing speed and endurance to fat loss.
This workshop investigates and explores the knowledge and skills required to deliver safe and effective Interval Training to different member groups.
There is an increasing awareness of the need to allow our bodies to relax, recuperate and recover – the more we ask of our bodies, the more we must focus on enabling the healing process.
This workshop explicitly explores myofascial release’s benefits, how it affects movement, and the different types of mobilising tools. It then deep dives into the key positions for using a foam roller, a ball/ peanut, and when and how to use them.
With a growing demand for trainers to teach safe and effective lifting techniques, we have designed a two-day course that enables the learner to teach members of the general population a variety of barbell lifts.
By the end of the workshop, the learners will be able to state the correct teaching and coaching points for the safe and effective performance of various barbell lifts. They will also be able to demonstrate an ability to teach safety and effectively different barbell lifts to others.
The power bag is a valuable learning and training tool as, after all, ‘variety is the spice of life’ – Cowper (1785). Whilst this quote is centuries old, it still holds. Add to this that when learning something new, increasing confidence is paramount, and if this can be done, even in part, by lowering risk, then it’s a good thing – this makes the power bag an excellent training partner.
This workshop describes the tool’s benefits and how to use it for different training goals. This includes how to perform the exercises and integrate the power bag with other tools into one-to-one or small group training sessions.
We carry our body weight or load around daily, whether walking, running, completing an activity, or engaging in a sport. Why, then, would we want to use bodyweight exercises to train?
This workshop has been designed to explain precisely what bodyweight training is and why to use this simple yet effective methodology. The learner will also explore the principles of bodyweight program design, including using warm-ups and cool-downs with bodyweight movements.
Made initially famous by the military, suspension training is a great tool to add a different neurological challenge to your training while providing a wide variety of exercise options in a relatively small space.
This workshop aims to provide a foundational understanding of suspension training, including the history and benefits and how to set up/ use the straps. It also covers warmups, mobilisers, and various patterns/movements, allowing the learner to experience the system while developing how to teach or coach others to use a suspension trainer.
Regardless of age, we all enjoy having ‘fun’. We know that the more fun we have, the more likely we want to continue with or repeat an activity.
In this workshop, the learners will examine the principles of having fun in an exercise experience. This is done through the design of warmups and cool downs, in line with the session objectives and how to implement and lead engaging games that will have exercisers coming back time and time again.