Frequently Asked Questions

General

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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 Weightlifting Level 1 is recognized as a CrossFit® Preferred Courses, which meet the quality standards set by CrossFit, Inc. and entitle the participants to CEU’s (continued education units). You can identify a CrossFit® Preferred Course by this badge:

Language

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.

Yes. Our Burgener Strength Weightlifting Level 1 seminar also has 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.

Registration

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.

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

payments

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.

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.

Discounts

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. 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 apply send us an email to info@burgenerstrength.com.

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

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.

It’s pretty straightforward, you only have to choose a suitable seminar date/location and fill the registration form choosing the option “First Responders Discount (20%)” and filling the following information as requested. Please be aware that you will be required to present proof of your status as First Responder at the check-in (first day) of the seminar/course, by presenting a document or an ID. If you have question regarding your eligibility please send us an email to info@burgenerstrength.com

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. 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 send us an email to info@burgenerstrength.com.
For logistical reasons, our registration form only provides option for groups of 5 people. For larger groups, please send us an email to info@burgenerstrength.com and if there are still enough seats available we will get you squared away.
Sure! Our Burgener Strength Weightlifting seminars are the result of years of experience leading the former CrossFit® Weightlifting Specialty Seminar. They were created by the Burgener family and evolved since, but the main principles and philosophy remain the same. Therefore you are more than welcome to do one of our Burgener Strength Weightlifting seminars with a 50% discount on the regular price. If you are interested please send us an email to info@burgenerstrength.com along with:
  • First and Last name;
  • Your previous CrossFit® Weightlifting Specialty Seminar certificate attached;
  • Indication of the seminar location and date you wish to attend.

Cancellations & refunds

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.
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 info@burgenerstrength.com and we’ll be more than happy to work with you to find a solution.

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

Training/Coaching

Feel free to reach out at info@burgenerstrength.com 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.

Mayhem | Burgener Strength Training Program

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: https://burgenerstrength.com/mayhem-burgener-strength
Our Mayhem Burgener Strength programming is available for purchase under the form of subscription at SugarWOD (https://app.sugarwod.com/marketplace/mayhem/mayhem-burgener-strength/checkout)

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 (https://app.sugarwod.com/marketplace/mayhem/mayhem-burgener-strength/checkout). 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 programs@mayhemnation.com. If your question is related with payments, billing or any other app issues, please send it to support@sugarwod.zendesk.com.

Hosting

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.

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.

Continuing Education Credits

Yes! Participants will receive 11 CEU’s upon competition of our Weightlifting Level 1 course. These CEU’s are eligible under CrossFit®’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 CrossFit®’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 CrossFit®’s Certifications Department (certifications@crossfit.com).

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.

Certificates

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.

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.

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

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

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

No. There are no exams or written tests on our Burgener Strength Weightlifting Level 1 and Level 2 seminars. The only requirement for you to be granted is to attend the entire duration of the designated course/seminar.

Pre-requisites

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.

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 Level 2 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.

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.

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.

Study Material

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.

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

Staff

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.

Still got questions?

No problem, our support team is ready to help. Use our contact form to get in touch.