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The Spectrum: Our Two Day Fitness Workshop

Markow Training Systems is excited to announce our new Fitness Workshop series – The Spectrum. 

The Spectrum Fitness Workshop is a two-day mixture of lectures, hands-on coaching, and interactive problem-solving.

The goal of this fitness workshop is to shed light on the full spectrum of training while providing students with specific solutions to individualize their approach.

We will show you exactly how and why we built our training system so you can level up how you approach your clients/ patients.  

Here are the dates so far for The Spectrum. Click the link to lock in your spot. Please email us if you are interested in having us come to your facility in 2022!


11/20-11/21 at North Star Fitness, Winnipeg, Canada


The schedule for our fitness workshop is divided like this:

DAY 1  

We will start with an interactive class serving as a deep dive in breathing. 

Breathing is first line of defense against stress

Topics Include How to:

  • Assess Breathing 
  • Measure Progress
  • Progress and Regress Breathwork
  • Individualize Breathwork to Specific Needs
  • Incorporate Breathwork in the Weight Room
  • Apply Breathwork to Aerobic Training


From here we will go into a lecture covering the blending of different theories and approaches in fitness.

Topics include:

  • How important is the Biopsychosocial Model?
  • Where does Dynamic Systems Theory Factor into Improving Movement?
  • When do we Incorporate Local Strategies vs Global Strategies?
  • Where do Mobility and Flexibility Fit into Training?
  • Should Improving Gait be a Goal for everyone?
  • What is Irradiation and when is it the best choice?


Next up we will go through an Interactive Full Body Assessment.

student assessing another students neck mobility with camera phone

Topics include: 

  • How to Assess Gait?
  • A different approach to Assessing Posture
  • How to Assess Active vs Passive Gaps in Mobility?
  • Simplifying Strength into Quantifiable Assessments
  • A Deep Dive into Assessing the Foot. 
  • What role do the Ribcage and Pelvis play in Assessment?


Day 1 Fitness Workshop Schedule


9:30 am 10:00 am

Breathing Deep Dive 

10:00 am – 11:30 am 


11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Integrating Multiple Systematic Approaches Lecture

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Assessment Lecture & Practical 

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm  


DAY 2 

Our second day of the fitness workshop starts with a 90-minute Mobility Class focusing on specific local strategies through the lens of mobility training. 

Ian Markow teaching Kinstretch class at Fitness Playground

We will discuss the order of operations across multiple contexts. 

For example, how to alter your approach with a ballerina having pain in splits versus a grandma struggling to walk her dog.


After class, we will come back to a lecture where we discuss programming for long-term success. 

  • How to implement Breathing Strategies with Strength Training?
  • How can we use Mobility Training to Unlock Strength?
  • What are the Major Factors we need to consider to ensure Long-term Change?
  • How to Communicate Effectively to create Buy-in so Programs are Completed?

Ian Markow discussing fitness principles with students and exercise workshop

After our Programming Lecture, we will break out into our Interactive Session. This will be where we answer all questions and go over the major concepts in detail so that each person can get reps of both coaching movement & feeling it. 


Day 2 Fitness Workshop Schedule

Mini Q & A Day 1 Review

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Mobility Class

10:00 am – 11:30 am


11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Programming Lecture

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Coaching Practical

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm 

Review and Q & A

3:00 pm- 4:30 pm



If you have any questions about The Spectrum or would like to have MTS come to your facility in 2022 please email us


Our online course Mobility Coach Plus is geared towards trainers and coaches. 

Many of the concepts involved with The Spectrum can be learned with our Elite Video Membership



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