WELCOME TO BIOACADEMICS

Created by professionals, for professionals

BioAcademics is our curriculum-based education platform that consolidates exercise science topics into one convenient location. Designed by professionals for professionals, the BioAcademics program makes accessible all of the information you need to stay on top of the latest theories, research, clinical applications, and business strategies of the exercise profession.

  Contact us to learn more at info@precisionhumanperformance.com.


About


What is Bioacademics?

With subjects ranging from applied anatomy and biomechanics to exercise physiology and program design, BioAcademics represents the evolution ofexercise education.

Members have live and online access to our studygroups, research review groups, weekend work-shops, guest lecturers, and other exclusive content. BioAcademics bridges the gap between information and practical application of exercise science.

CORE TOPICS include Applied Anatomy, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Motor Control & Learning Program Design

Why Participate?

- Stay up to date and gain advanced knowledge in an ever changing industry

- Feel confident in your exercise decision making when working with your clients

- Earn continuing education credits for industry standard certifications (NASM, AFFA)


Meet the Instructors


 Johnny Cooke is the co-founder of Precision Human Performance and has over twenty years of experience in the clinical and exercise profession. Johnny specializes in strength training, rehabilitation, and disease prevention. His academic achievements include a Masters Degree in Exercise Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. Additionally, Johnny is a Certified Occupational Therapy Asst. (COTA/L), a Master Level Resistance Training Specialist (RTSm), and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). A dedicated lifelong learner, Johnny’s comprehensive approach is based on valid scientific principles that aim to maximize human potential and longevity.

Johnny Cooke is the co-founder of Precision Human Performance and has over twenty years of experience in the clinical and exercise profession. Johnny specializes in strength training, rehabilitation, and disease prevention. His academic achievements include a Masters Degree in Exercise Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. Additionally, Johnny is a Certified Occupational Therapy Asst. (COTA/L), a Master Level Resistance Training Specialist (RTSm), and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). A dedicated lifelong learner, Johnny’s comprehensive approach is based on valid scientific principles that aim to maximize human potential and longevity.

Johnny Cooke

 Michelle is the co-founder of Precision Human Performance and has been a Fitness Professional since 1998. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology from Michigan State University and a Masters degree in Kinesiology from A.T Still University.   She holds multiple certifications as a personal trainer and is a Mastery Level Resistance Training Specialist. Additionally, she is the co-founder and lead instructor for the Precision Human Performance BioAcademics program.   Always a student of science, education is one of Michelle’s passions in the world of exercise. She offers her knowledge, skill and experience to help create and develop true exercise professionals while continuing to see that ”the more one learns, the more one realizes how much he/she does not know!” She believes in the life-long commitment to safe exercise and continuous learning.

Michelle is the co-founder of Precision Human Performance and has been a Fitness Professional since 1998. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology from Michigan State University and a Masters degree in Kinesiology from A.T Still University.   She holds multiple certifications as a personal trainer and is a Mastery Level Resistance Training Specialist. Additionally, she is the co-founder and lead instructor for the Precision Human Performance BioAcademics program. 

Always a student of science, education is one of Michelle’s passions in the world of exercise. She offers her knowledge, skill and experience to help create and develop true exercise professionals while continuing to see that ”the more one learns, the more one realizes how much he/she does not know!” She believes in the life-long commitment to safe exercise and continuous learning.

Michelle Amore

 Ryan brings 17+ years of fitness experience to PHP who spent 16 years in Fitness Management helping his trainers focus on choosing their correct career path. He broke away from management to focus on his personal development and career which included becoming certified as a Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist. Ryan has also obtained the status of Resistance Training Specialist Mastery Level. He also holds a degree in Exercise Science and Health/Athletic Training along with being a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Ryan has also assisted in the development of education programs in the private clubs he has worked at as well as hosted many MAT and RTS courses. He is the founder and owner of Activation Matters, LLC.  A former two sport collegiate athlete, Ryan has worked with high school to professional athletes and has helped them stay dialed in for their sports and performance. However, Ryan is determined to help everyone from athletes to his current 78 year old that just needs to walk without pain. His focus in each and every session is to enhance a client’s previous workout to thinking forward to their next one so they are progressed through their program with specific intentions for every set and rep performed. He personally believes that every day he needs to get better at specificity for himself so that it will immediately transfer to helping his clients get the most out of their sessions.

Ryan brings 17+ years of fitness experience to PHP who spent 16 years in Fitness Management helping his trainers focus on choosing their correct career path. He broke away from management to focus on his personal development and career which included becoming certified as a Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist. Ryan has also obtained the status of Resistance Training Specialist Mastery Level. He also holds a degree in Exercise Science and Health/Athletic Training along with being a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Ryan has also assisted in the development of education programs in the private clubs he has worked at as well as hosted many MAT and RTS courses. He is the founder and owner of Activation Matters, LLC.

A former two sport collegiate athlete, Ryan has worked with high school to professional athletes and has helped them stay dialed in for their sports and performance. However, Ryan is determined to help everyone from athletes to his current 78 year old that just needs to walk without pain. His focus in each and every session is to enhance a client’s previous workout to thinking forward to their next one so they are progressed through their program with specific intentions for every set and rep performed. He personally believes that every day he needs to get better at specificity for himself so that it will immediately transfer to helping his clients get the most out of their sessions.

Ryan Kroth

 Aaron earned his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and his Personal Training certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CPT). Aaron is equally dedicated to education as he is training, and at PHP, is quickly evolving into an industry leader.  A self-described lifelong learner, he has completed the Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) Jumpstart program and the Resistance Training Specialist (RTS) program. Additionally, Aaron is an integral part of the PHP education program and will apply for his Masters degree in the near future. Aaron strives to understand every facet of exercise and its effects on the human body. He consistently applies this knowledge base to every session, helping his clients achieve their goals quickly, safely, and effectively.   At PHP, Aaron is also the executive assistant to the owners. He is responsible for many of the facets that create and improve the user experience for our clients, members, and trainers at PHP.

Aaron earned his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and his Personal Training certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CPT). Aaron is equally dedicated to education as he is training, and at PHP, is quickly evolving into an industry leader.

A self-described lifelong learner, he has completed the Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) Jumpstart program and the Resistance Training Specialist (RTS) program. Additionally, Aaron is an integral part of the PHP education program and will apply for his Masters degree in the near future. Aaron strives to understand every facet of exercise and its effects on the human body. He consistently applies this knowledge base to every session, helping his clients achieve their goals quickly, safely, and effectively. 

At PHP, Aaron is also the executive assistant to the owners. He is responsible for many of the facets that create and improve the user experience for our clients, members, and trainers at PHP.

Aaron Westbrook

Weekly Class Topics


Study group attendance: NO FEE

Location: Precision Human Performance 2pm or via Google Meet from anywhere in the world.


September Topics

Sept 4th - Exercise Anatomy

Sept 11th - Biomechanics: Cardiovascular Training

Sept 18th - Case Study Practice & Application

Sept 25th - Exercise Anatomy

October Topics

Oct 2nd - Biomechanics: Aging

Oct 9th - Exercise Anatomy

Oct 16th - Head/Neck Application

Oct 23rd - Human Neuroscience: Motor Learning

Oct 30th - Total Body Programming

 

BioAcademics Weekend Workshops


Cadaver Anatomy

Participants will spend an 8-hour day in the lab exploring the mechanics of the body with dissected human cadavers. This workshop will lead participants in analyzing current techniques in mobility and strengthening. Key areas the course will look at are muscle attachment sites, muscle fiber direction, fascial attachment sites, fascial fiber direction, joint axes, common anatomical occurrences, and anomalies.

Nov 17th at The University of Chicago Illinois

Instructor: Michelle Amore

Cost: $350

9:00am to 5:00pm

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Exercise Mechanics: The Foundation of Exercise

Participants will learn to establish exercise parameters for any client, from the elite level athlete to those with systemmic inflammation or joint pathology. An exploration of fundamental concepts in physics, biomechanics, and anatomy will provide participants with the ability to develop and progress exercise skill and performance.  From seated leg extensions to squats and powerlifts, a new perspective of exercise will be gained.

December 8th at Precision Human Performance

Cost: $275 until November 15th then $350

Instructor: Michelle Amore

8:30am to 4:30pm


Skill Acquisition and Performance

This workshop examines motor learning and control as it relates to skill and proficiency of movement. Participants will learn the how to challenge and improve motor skills in all aspects of human performance. From exercise execution to athletic performance and rehabilitation, this course will provide applicable information to make decisions about desired movement outcomes.    

TBA at Precision Human Performance

Instructor: Johnny Cooke

9:30am to 5:30pm


Business Development: The Fitness Industry

This workshop explores various aspects of business development and growth in the fitness industry.  Participants will learn how to differentiate between the roles of a technician, manager, and entrepreneur.  Topics will include professionalism, time management, communication, building rapport, client retention, and the business development process. 

TBA at Precision Human Performance

Instructor: Michelle Amore & Ryan Kroth

8:30am to 5:30pm


Exercise & Inflammation

There is a direct relationship between exercise and inflammation. During this workshop, participants will gain a proper understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in acute and chronic inflammatory responses and its effect on recovery and disease. Participants will also learn how to prescribe exercise strategies to attenuate these responses and avoid overtraining.

February 2019 Date TBA

Instructor: Johnny Cooke


Exercise Design and Programming

Participants will learn how to properly construct an individualized exercise program for clients by understanding and applying forces to numerous joints in the body. The lab will focus on the initial creation of a training business and then lead participants to understand the construction of an exercise program.

TBA at Precision Human Performance

Instructor: Ryan Kroth

9:30am to 5:30pm

CONTACT


 
 
 

ADDRESS: 1335 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL, 60607 

EMAIL: info@precisionhumanperformance.com

PHONE: 312.265.1346