Frequently Asked Questions


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No. Burgener Strength, LLC is an independent strength and conditioning company that provides quality education and training in Weightlifting and other sport specific applications. Our Burgener Strength Weightlifting Level 1 is as of 4/4/2022, delivered by Burgener Strength’s team, under CrossFitÂź Specialty Course Program as “CROSSFIT SPECIALTY COURSE: WEIGHTLIFTING”. All our other offerings available on this website are developed by our team of experts and delivered under Burgener Strength’s umbrella.  


Yes. Our Burgener Strength Weightlifting Online Level 1 and the CrossFitÂź Weightlifting seminars also have a Spanish, French and Portuguese-Brazilian versions. We are working to be able to provide other translated versions soon. The remaining courses, for now, are only available in English.

As general rule, all the courses are presented in English but depending on the country and the coaches language skills, we may offer courses presented in the local language. Please check under the information of the specific seminar for the course language and if a translator will be present.


Please send us an email to explaining what happened and we will get back to you ASAP.

Normally the confirmation email is automatically sent once the order and the corresponding payment are completed.

If by chance that didn’t happen, please try to do the following actions:

  • Check your email’s spam inbox to see if the email is there;
  • Confirm if you accidentally deleted the confirmation email.

If you still aren’t able to find your confirmation email, then there is the likelihood of you having entered or misspelled you email address during the registration process.


It depends on the form of payment you elected to pay for the registration. Some banking/financial institutions charge certain fees for this type of purchases. You should also take into account that all our services are charged in US Dollars, therefore, if you are using other type of currency to pay for these, you might be charged with currency exchange fees and subject to the exchange rate.

For now, installment payments/deposits, are only available for a few courses, but in time they will become available for every course in our offering.


For logistical reasons, our registration form only provides option for groups of 5 people. For larger groups, please send us an email to and if there are still enough seats available we will get you squared away. Please be aware that this discount is reserved only for Burgener Strength courses, the CrossFitŸ Weightlifting course is excluded.

Since our discount is reserved only for those first responders who are either on active duty or retired (after 20+ years of service), families/relatives aren’t eligible.

Unless retired (after 20+ years of service), veterans aren’t eligible.

No. The MIL/FIRE/LEO discount is only available for our courses and seminars. The MBS programming doesn’t have any discounts.

Yes! We’re honored that you believe in our methodology and want to educate your team on the Burgener Way. In all courses (with the exception of the CrossFitÂź Weightlifting course*), for groups of 5 or more people, each participant will receive a 10% discount. Please be aware that we are unable to process discounts to any registrations that are already placed before the request. If you wish to apply please use the option “Group Discount (10%)” under the corresponding registration form (Registration Options). For groups with 6+ people please send us an email to
*This course is managed by CrossFitÂź’s Specialty Courses department
Sure! If you attended our Burgener Strength Weightlifting Level 1 seminar and would like to attend the CrossFitŸ Weightlifting Specialty Seminar you are entitled to a 50% discount on the regular price. If you are interested please send us an email to along with:
  • First and Last name;
  • Your previous Burgener Strength Weightlifting Level 1 certificate attached;
  • Indication of the CrossFitÂź Weightlifting Specialty seminar location and date you wish to attend.
Absolutely! Service runs deep in the Burgener family and Burgener Strength Team. We humbly offer a 20% discount on our courses to all Military, Law Enforcement and First Responders, except for our Burgener Strength Level 1 Online course, in which the discount is 10%. Keep in mind that this discount cannot be combined with other discounts offered from time to time and that we are unable to process any discounts to registrations already placed. If you wish to attend the CrossFitÂź Weightlifting, before registering, please send us an email to with the information about your first responder status and also the desired date and location, so that we are able to process the corresponding coupon discount code. For the other remaining courses, please check the eligibility requirements under the corresponding registration form and choose the correct option in order to be benefit from the discount.

Cancellations & refunds

That might have to do with the exchange rates and/or banking fees involved on your side of the transaction.

As a general rule, all course registrations are nonrefundable. Of course, exceptional circumstances are taken into consideration so if you have a doubt, please contact us at and we’ll be more than happy to work with you to find a solution.

These terms are only applicable to seminars, workshops and courses (also jointly designated as “Training Event”) sold online through this website:

The orders made through our online store aren’t refundable except:

    1. We cancel the seminar prior to the event taking place;
    2. We decide within our sole discretion that the circumstances put out by the person who registered are acceptable.
      • All refunds are limited to the amount paid by the client.
      • Our clients can however request the cancellation of their orders, but that doesn’t entitle them to get a refund.
      • We may freely cancel our Training Events 14 (fourteen) days prior to the date they are set to take place. In the event of a cancelled course due to low registration, the clients that registered for that specific Training Event:
        1. Are entitled to get a refund;
        2. Will receive an email notification confirming the cancellation of the Training Event 14 (fourteen) days before the date in which it is set to take place;
        3. Are not entitled to get any compensation or indemnity for any expenses or damages they incurred into.


Feel free to reach out at and we’ll do our best to get you in touch with one of our team members to build your own individualized training plan to set you up for success.


At this time, we are not actively recruiting new coaches. Burgener Strength is the authority in Weightlifting education and experience worldwide so we hold our coaches and staff to the highest standards. With that said, if you feel that your skills and presence can enhance the Burgener Strength Team, feel free to reach out and let us know what you can bring to the table.


Please refer to our Host a Course page, which will outline host requirements and incentives.  When considering host, we take into consideration a number of factors, namely the demand of the course in the local community and the reputation/reach of the host applicant.


You should seek medical advice if you are injured and have the clearance from your doctor in order to be able to lift weights with us.

Of course you can! Your experience won’t certainly be diminished if you are somehow unable to perform physically, since our courses are mostly about teaching people how to teach people to lift. Although we will have several practice sessions during our Burgener Strength Weightlifting Level 1 and Training Camp seminars, the biggest portion, however, is reserved for lectures, and you will be more than able to participate during those practice sessions with your input and questions.

Maxing out or going heavy is not a requirement in any of our courses or seminars but we’ll always give the opportunity to do so.

No. We don’t have set prerequisites to attend any of our courses but we highly recommend that you start your coaching and/or athletic journey with our Weightlifting L1 Course.


No. There are no exams or written tests on our Burgener Strength Weightlifting Level 1 and Training Camp seminars. The only requirement for you to be granted is to attend the entire duration of the designated course/seminar.

No. All of our certificates are issued electronically in .pdf format.

As of now, we don’t have that feature, if it becomes available in the future we will announce it.

Your certificate will be issued and emailed to you to the participant’s email address you provided us within 2 weeks after the completion of one of our courses/seminars. For CrossFitÂź Weightlifting courses the same applies, however the certificate will be sent to your CrossFit ID associated email address directly by CrossFitÂź’s Certificate Department team.

The certificate issued is a certificate of attendance.

Since you won’t be subject to an exam at the end of our courses, the certificate issued is a certificate of attendance and therefore you won’t be able to title yourself as a Burgener Strength certified coach. Nevertheless you will be able to use your certificate to apply for CEU’s and also to mention that training on your resume.

No. Our courses don’t grant a certification, therefore, those who attended aren’t required to reattend. Nevertheless, since we are constantly updating and improving our courses, people might benefit from retaking the courses, not only to consolidate knowledge but also to add more “tools to their toolkit”, and the best thing is that they area allowed a 50% discount if they choose to retake one of the courses they previously attended.

Yes, you will be given a certificate after attending one of our courses/seminars.

Study Material

Upon registration a confirmation email will be send containing a download link with the studying material, however, in a few selected courses it will be sent by email, alongside with other pertinent instructions, once the seminar is confirmed, which can happen until 14 days prior to the designated course, in .

All of the CrossFitÂź Weightlifting and Burgener Strength Weightlifting Online Level 1 seminar materials are available in the following languages: English, Spanish, French and Portuguese-Brazilian. Our remaining courses are only available in English, for now.

Yes, we will provide some studying material before the courses, however, you aren’t required to study although your experience might benefit from doing it.

Continuing Education Credits

If you want to use your Burgener Strength certifications in order to obtain credits for any other types of certifications, you should enquire those institutions wether they are willing to accept it or not and in which type of conditions.

Yes! Participants will receive:
  • 14 CEU’s upon competition of our Weightlifting Level 1 course;
  • 11 CEU’s upon completion of our Weightlifting Level 1 Online course;
  • 14 CEU’s upon completion of our Weightlifting Training Camp course.
These CEU’s are eligible under CrossFit¼’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program, which means that in order to be able to use them, you must perform the following steps after receiving one of our certifications: – Submit CrossFit¼’s Certifications Department a CEU Approval Request here; – The request will state that there is a $25 fee, but it won’t be charged; – Once the request is approved, each participant can upload proof of course completion to their Activity Log. If you have any additional questions or troubleshooting with the Activity Log please contact directly CrossFit¼’s Certifications Department (

Mayhem | Burgener Strength Training Program

Our Mayhem Burgener Strength programming is available for purchase under the form of subscription at SugarWOD (

Unfortunately no, but we have a 7 day trial period for you to try. We are certain that it’s a good value for the money. Check it out, you won’t regret it.

Sure! Mayhem Burgener Strength program has a 7 day trial period

Since the 28th October 2020, our free training programs are now condensed on one single program, the Mayhem Burgener Strength (MBS). The MBS is a paid subscription service available on SugarWOD ( We strongly believe that this change allow us to better serve the community since it’s now an enhanced training program with some features that add more value to it, namely, more information, videos and support, and above all, the same Burgener Strenght training philosophy.

Absolutely! The MBS is mainly focused on weightlifting and also brings the addition of a WOD (optional) at the end of each training session. Therefore, if you are looking to enhance your weightlifting skills and strength, look no more, this is the program you want!

If you have questions about MBS programming, please send us an email to If your question is related with payments, billing or any other app issues, please send it to
Of course! We have our own programming available under the name “Mayhem Burgener Strength”. It’s focused mainly on weightlifting and it follows our philosophy of training – the Burgener Strength way. You can find more about it here:

Mike's Gym

Absolutely! If you have attended any of our courses, you’re more than welcome to come up to Mike’s Gym and train free of charge. Keep an eye out on our social media for when the team is training but open gym is normally on Wednesday’s morning at 10AM. With that said, feel free to contact us for additional training times and availability.

Still got questions?

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