Advanced Program Mastery

Now is the perfect time to invest in your coaching career and upskill with industry leader Dr Tony Boutagy.

Enrolments for this 10-week interactive ONLINE coaching course are currently CLOSED!


Accredited with 10 Fitness Australia CEC's


Are your training programs up to scratch?

Good coaches motivate their clients and push them toward their goals. Great coaches observe, correct, and intelligently plan and execute training programs to take their clients far beyond their wildest dreams. Do any of the following scenarios sound familiar:

You have clients with big training goals for muscle gain and maximal strength and they are looking to you for expert guidance


Some of your clients are hitting plateaus and you are not sure how to keep them progressing and making gains


You aren't sure how to structure the days, weeks, months of a clients training to give them progress and balance that fits their lifestyle


You are having trouble keeping your client motivated


You are pretty lost when it comes to nutrition for maximal strength and hypertrophy. Most of your clients are probably eating too little or too much, or relying too heavily on supplements


You have run out of ideas and are giving everyone the same program, or starting to turn to the weird and whacky just to keep your clients entertained

This online course is the culmination of the programming lessons Tony has made from decades in the gym, writing tens of thousands of workouts, studying the methods of the worlds greatest trainers and learning what cutting edge science has to say about the physiology of physical preparation. Over 10-weeks, Tony will show you how to write programs from studying actual routines he has written. Twenty-four programs will be deconstructed in order to explain training splits, muscle group priority, exercise progressions, overload techniques and periodization models for body composition and muscle gain.

The next intake is the 25th April 2022

Enrolments end in...









What you you complete Advanced Program Mastery you will...

Learn the theory of Program Design

  • The program design steps

  • The decision-making tree

  • Categorizing muscle groups and planes of movement

  • Periodization

  • The program layout

Understand nutrition for body composition and muscle gain

  • Overview of ‘what we know’

  • Nutrition for fat loss, muscle gain and body composition

  • Role of energy balance and macronutrients

  • The role of energy availability

  • The role of ‘diet breaks’Under

Know where the GPP fits in and how to apply it to hypertrophy & strength goals

  • The General Preparation Phase;

  • Organizing the training week;

  • Periodization;

  • Training split options in the GPP;

  • Sample GPP programs;

  • Answers to your questions.

Know where cardiovascular training fits in and how to apply it to hypertrophy & strength goals

Training Splits for Body Comp

• Cardiovascular Training
• What is interval training?
• The HIIT targets

• How to warm-up
• How to determine s/pVO2max
• Short-interval protocol examples • Short-interval training methods • HIIT in practise

Learn how to put together the Specific Preparation Phase

• Overview of the specific preparation strength phase
• Recommended training variables and overload techniques, and program design


Master PHASE 1 advanced program design

  • The 4-steps of program design.

  • Screen share a program design in real-time.

  • Accumulation programs.

Understand the development of maximal strength

• How to warm-up for strength training.
• What is maximal strength & why do we include it for body composition?

• The physiology of maximal strength.
• Programming variables.
• What is wave loading.
• Maximal strength program in the first phase.

Master PHASE 2 advanced program design

• How we choose overload techniques.
• Submaximal repetition test to determine muscle fibre type.

• The preferred sequencing of exercise selections
• Phase two workouts:

Ø Mixed method trisets
Ø The superset drop set method

Ø The 1/5 method (screen shared)

Master PHASE 3 advanced program design

  • Phase three workouts:
    Ø The double superset method.

    Ø The repeated triset set method.

    Ø The Hatfield method.

Know how to include overload weeks and monitor training load and recovery

  • How to plan functional overreaching programs.

  • How to monitor the absorption of training loads.

  • How to design recovery workouts.

BONUS materials

We will keep this one as a surprise for you :-) 

Whats Included

LIVE Interactive Online Lectures

10 x weekly LIVE interactive online lectures with Dr Tony Boutagy, each with a question and answer segment

2 x Group Coaching Calls

Register for 2 group coaching calls throughout the 10 weeks to ask Tony questions. These will be recorded for all students to replay at their convenience

Detailed Course Notes

10 x weekly downloadable detailed course notes, video lecture replays, audio files and home activities

Unlimited Access to Portal

Unlimited access to your own online training portal (accessible by mobile or desktop)


Access to the APM Community

A private community where you can connect with other students who are enrolled or have completed Advanced Program Mastery

Continuing Education Credits

This course is accredited with 10 Fitness Australia CECs. They are awarded after successful completion of the course and online assessment

Here's what our students are saying...

"I am not a personal trainer but I've always wanted to get into body building. I never really felt I could do it but decided if I'm going to reach my goal then I need to educate myself, so understanding programming and progression is vital. The notes are all easy to follow and learn from, and could stand alone without the lectures, but the lectures take it to the next level of understanding. While I didn't get the opportunity to attend any live lectures due to work, having them uploaded and readily accessible made it easy to fit into my schedule. I want to say this was absolutely fantastic and thank you so much for running it! One thing worth mentioning in particular: having homework as part of the process was a great decision; I got so much more out of the course because of that, including Tony's feedback."

Morgan Rendal - Sydney, Australia
Structural Engineer

"I've been working in the Fitness Industry since 2006. Initially in Martial Arts, which requires different certification, I ended up completing my Cert IV in 2015. The course was online, seemed to only cover the 'Basics' which I already knew but gave me the Certificate I needed to expand my business. Since then I've constantly felt as though I couldn't get my clients past the 'Basics' as well. I've worked with and for a number gyms, hoping to expand my knowledge and understanding but to no avail. As a mum of 3 young kids, finding the time to search through all the information available on line was too big of a task. I looked at returning to University only to realise I don't have the time. Then someone suggested I check out the courses T.B provides. I'm so GLAD I did. It has totally bridged the gap between what I already knew, thought I knew and had hoped to learn. All the learning material is thorough and very well explained with easy access to Tony if there were any questions or queries. I've learned a lot about myself, how the training I've done over the last 20+ years has impacted my training ability now. I've now got the tools however to fix the damage I've caused as well as help my clients set realistic goals and achieve them. Can't thank you all enough."

Kirrilly Brown - Australia
Personal Trainer

"Advanced Program Mastery is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I learnt so much from day one alone. So you can only imagine what 9 weeks of that is like. After every session I am just so full of new knowledge to the point of exhaustion (in a good way). The training portal is easy to navigate"

Kyllie Monica Go - Malaysia
Completing qualifications to become a Personal Trainer

"I'm really enjoying the lectures. The content is great and really easy to follow. I'm learning so much every single week."

Viola Wild - NSW, Australia
Personal Trainer

"I am in study to be a personal trainer, so I am not qualified just yet. But I thought why enter the fitness industry with all the same qualifications, what more can I do to be different and stand out from the rest? Tony launched this course at the perfect time for me. The course material and lectures, are thorough and informative; but easy to understand. To learn so much in a short amount of time is INCREDIBLE. To learn from one of the best & most experienced is an honour. This is the best personal learning investment I have made."

Kirsti Jones-Healy - QLD, Australia
Completing qualifications to become a Personal Trainer

"The course material is extremely well thought out and structured in a way that makes it very easy to understand. The lectures have been an absolute delight to attend. Tony’s energy and method of teaching is just fantastic, his knowledge is unsurpassed but equally he is extremely approachable."

Georgina Stead - UK
Completing qualifications to become a Personal Trainer

"Honestly Tony's APM course was incredible. The amount of information he was able to put into this relatively short course was amazing. From session 1 I learnt so much. This is a huge part of what I love about working with Tony is the ability to always walk away from any course of his with an incredible amount of information in a way that is not overwhelming, but easy to implement and understand. He has such a great way of teaching. I loved that the course was all recorded and something that you could go back and do in your own time If you had to miss a live call. The way that the lecture notes were structured in line with the live call meant it was super easy to follow along, and you could be super present in the actual call as all the notes were there for you. Definitely the best programming course I have done."

Caterina Ruberto - QLD, Australia
Coach and WBFF Pro

"Tony is the most amazing lecturer in the fitness Industry, his course was incredible. I have already used the knowledge to improve my programming and can't wait for the next course."

Roy Pistorius - QLD, Australia
Personal Trainer

"I thought the course materials and lectures were very informative, easy to understand and very practical."

Billy Telfer - Sydney, Australia
Personal Trainer

"The course material is unique to any other course I have previously done. The lectures are delivered very well. The course material has been extremely helpful in developing my programming. I have used this online training portal once before and I really enjoy using it. It is easy to navigate and download the information."

Jack Darcy - NSW, Australia
Track Coach and Personal Trainer

"I really enjoyed the course and the way it was delivered online. I always joined the live lectures although also appreciated having the videos to watch back as a reference as needed. It was good to know we had the two options. I like the PDF accompanying document for reference and especially the exercise encyclopaedia again for reference."

Kylie Gilbert - NSW Australia
Personal Trainer

"The lectures and material were easy to understand. I found that if there was something I needed to go over again it was easy with the video replay. If I still had questions I emailed Tony who responded quickly and helped my understanding."

Julia Smith - NSW, Australia
Personal Trainer

"Tony is the best in the business and I always learn more stuff that helps me to be a better trainer. The course is very thorough. The notes are a great blend of information and practical. Tony explains complicated subjects in an easy to follow manner and he is always available to answer questions."

John Donaghy - Sydney, Australia
Personal Trainer

"I really loved the lectures and course material. Having the audio added later to the portal has been great as I’m re-listening to them now on breaks and in the car. The portal was easy to use and it’s great we can go back in and continue to have access.It was a great course and great value so cant fault it."

Warren Patullock
Personal Trainer

"The content and lectures are Gold Standard as always!!! Tony's presentations are simple, evidence based, and practical in its applications! The course materials ( Video Lectures, course Notes, Q&As, Zoom Calls, Etc.) ensures success in learning the content! Using the online training portal is like returning to a gold mine where course materials (Video Lecture replay, audio replay, course notes, Q&As, Zoom Calls, Etc.)can further deepen your knowledge on Tony's ADVANCE PROGRAM DESIGN COURSE!"

James Urianza
Personal Trainer

"Fantastic. I thought the course was very detailed and easy to follow along. And it had provided an huge amount of information on program writing. You guys are incredible. Keep it up."

Tim Palomino
Personal Trainer

"I loved it. It's an extended and in depth version of ANYTHING you would learn in a university degree. Tony really does have a wealth of knowledge that he is happy to share. I really loved how the course was more than just telling us about the theory we got to really see it in action. I have a lot more skills now that I can take into my programming for clients and for better results."

Felicia Soria
Personal Trainer

"I am a Nutrition Coach and continuously look for ways to upgrade my skill set. Obviously understanding the details of any training program will allow me to give better nutrition advice. Also I would love to provide more clients with a great programming, as I have been asked frequently.The course notes were very easy to follow, very thorough and I enjoyed the background stories and personal anecdotes during the lectures a lot. I am grateful for the opportunity of participating and learning from Tony from across the globe, because of it."

Anath Alonie
Nutrition Coach

"Im not a PT, I work in mining, but would love to down the track start training people as its a passion of mine and I get a lot of joy out of helping others. I took this course because the reason I haven't got into training others is because I really wanted a good understanding of program design and didn't really know how to tackle it properly. I also wanted to be able to design programs for myself as I love training."

Sam Clune

"I think it's great. Lectures are in great, bite sized pieces and the format and layout is super easy to understand. Tony's humour is also a shining star."

Tracy Welsh

"The course material and lectures were superb. Tony is a wealth of knowledge. I love that he is so down to earth, his ability to teach no matter where you are in your fitness career is truly amazing."

Evania Dunstone
Personal Trainer

"I am incredibly impressed with Tony’s wealth of knowledge. He also has a very simplified way of explaining it. Although admittedly being a beginner trainer and fairly inexperienced with other clients it is a lot for me to grasp sometimes. I find for this reason it can be really helpful to re-read or listen to and watch the audio and video files. Having these three forms of learning has really helped me to soak it all in."

Julie Rolfe
Studying to become a PT

"I cannot give this a good enough rating that would justify how much I received out of it. I guess on a 1-10 scale- 100/10. I am already signed up for every other course you offer. I can't get enough. I felt so lost as a new personal trainer trying to program. I was trying to follow other programs I was given personally, but it wasn't until this course that I realized how unbalanced they were. This course is pure gold and I will recommend it to anyone and everyone in this field."

Hailey Babcock

Frequently Asked Questions

Whilst there are elements of similarity, the Level 1 & 2 courses are more aimed at assessments, exercise techniques and generalised programs for preparation, hypertrophy and strength.

Advanced Program Mastery is specifically a detailed step-by-step approach to long term program design. The comprehensive course deconstructs several years worth of programs as a teaching aid to learning the intricacies of long-term periodised programs.

You don't need to. Every lecture is recorded and uploaded to your training portal, so you can play it back as a video or audio file at your leisure. If you have questions from the lectures, you can email them through.

The course has been written for personal trainers, but we have already had a number of gym enthusiasts come through the course who simply want to better their knowledge and programming skills for their own training. Tony will help walk you through the material and there is a question and answer time at the end of every lecture. You are most welcome.

Tony is the master at seeing where you are at in your understanding, and making difficult concepts easy to understand. The course is broken up into 10 easily digestible chunks, and you get time between each module to go away and absorb the information. There is homework and plenty of support in between to reinforce the lessons.

You wont be left behind. Further more, you get lifetime access to the portal, meaning you can play back the lectures as often as you like.

We have a range payment plans. If you think a payment plan is what you need, then get in touch TODAY so we can help you choose the right one and get it sorted.

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Now is the perfect time to invest in your coaching career and upskill with industry leader Tony Boutagy.

The Boutagy Fitness Institute provides education courses, seminars, workshops and mentoring services for personal trainers, physique competitors, the general public and allied health professionals.

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