GMP Fitness Advanced Specialist Courses


GMP Fitness Advanced Specialist Courses

Functional Training Specialist

🏆 Advanced 🕑 20+ Hours 💻 Online 💰 349 Points See Icon Meanings >


$349 Add to Cart


Functional Training Specialist

 🏆 Advanced 

🕑 20+ Hours 

💻 Online 

💰 349 Points 

See Icon Meanings >


$349 Add to Cart

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Learn, Practice and Master the Basics of Functional Training

Effective development is established on the principle of the expansion of fundamental movement skill before specific sports skill. Designed to take you back to the basics of function, the Functional Training Specialist enables you to help all those looking for functional fitness, perform better and live a healthy, active lifestyle.

The techniques you will find out about in the GMP Fitness Functional Training Specialist will give you the comprehension, skills and capabilities to create safe and effective foundational conditioning programs for your clients. With your educational expertise and knowledge, your clients will move better, they will be stronger and experience less pain to enable them to move more often. This will increase your client’s capability to build muscle, lose fat and attain personal goals.

Bonus: Get Rewarded
Earn multiple Specialist Credentials and CEC’s/CEU’s
GMP Fitness Credential Specialist Bundles are a combination of Professional Specialist Courses and are an excellent way to acquire a package of Specialist Credential Programs.

Every program graduate earns the respected GMP Fitness Credential Pack affirming their mastery of the Functional Training Specialist. These Certificates/Credentials are GREAT for your PORTFOLIO!!!

In addition to the Functional Training Specialist Certification Credential Pack, when you order the Functional Training Specialist Bundle you will also gain 20+ CECs/CEUs and an Approved For Life Credential – which means there are no renewal fees – your Specialist Title will never expire.

What does it take to be an Advanced Specialist?
To become an Advanced Specialist, you will need to complete the course and pass the exam. Upon completion, you will be recognized as an Advanced Specialist.



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Gained an energizing boost. Highly Recommended!


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Functional Training Specialist

Below are the Professional Specialist Courses in this Bundle.

The GMP Fitness Specialist Credential Bundles are intended to build a strong base and give you the specifics, insight and ability to successfully implement the information with clients.

Online Course Format – What You Get
✓ You get instant access. No waiting for material to be shipped to you. Dive in and start learning right away.
✓ Course Books – Digital (PDF).
✓ Trainer and Client Charts (PDFS).
✓ Online lesson plans.
✓ Online final exams.
✓ Full lifetime access.
✓ Education tech support.
✓ Valuable CECs/CEUs.
✓ Instant grading and downloadable Certificate of Completion.
✓ Approved For Life Specialist Credential.
✓ There is no shipping cost as this course is delivered online.
✓ Each course included in this bundle includes supplementary materials (reading, activities, exercises and/or links to other websites) to enhance the learning experience.

If you’ve taken any of the courses in this Specialist Credentials Bundle please contact GMP Fitness (1-888-467-3488 or email for pricing.

Note: You will have an opportunity to purchase workbooks for some of the courses in this bundle in the secured area of the GMP Fitness Online Learning Platform after you buy the course. Shipped by FedEx or USPS. Shipping charges may apply.

The course is for all professionals, including personal trainers, group instructors, coaches, athletic trainers and others sports performance professionals.
✓ Change up your client’s fitness routine with the functional exercises in this course.
✓ Establish a personalized functional training approach to get your clients strong and doing everyday activities safely and efficiently … accomplishing the things they love to do.
✓ Use the content, practical guidelines and techniques in this course in your own training and feel successful about cueing, discussing and employing the exercises and techniques.
✓ Then apply the information and methods to your clients’ functional training sessions to improve their performance.
✓ Discover how to help your clients with these and further important subjects|.
✓ Learn how to incorporate diverse forms of exercise into your training regimes. identify dysfunctional movement patterns
✓ Demonstrate how to add functional movement patterns to give students the chance to progress their exercise.
✓ Understand the benefits of cross-training is a great way to develop fitness and prevent injury.
✓ Get insight on functional training to help correct bad posture and muscular imbalances.
✓ Discover how to improve posture and develop strong, lean bodies.
✓ Acquire flexibility, mobility, core stability, balance and strength training techniques to keep the body constantly challenged.
✓ Learn core movement patterns and body position exercises to stabilize the spine.
✓ Find out how to improve base level stability and mobility.
✓ Identify physical imbalances, limitations and weaknesses
✓ Gain a diverse set of exercises for balance.
✓ Outline the functional anatomy.
✓ Outline assessments for flexibility.
✓ Outline assessments for posture.
✓ Understand stabilization and stability skills.
✓ Discover how to individualize your conditioning programs for client specific interests and results.
✓ Get information on how to use the lower extremities for better awareness
✓ Understand getting back to the basics of movement and learning exercises that create rhythmic flowing movement.
✓ Learn how to challenge your clients in ways that will make them improve in all aspects of life.
✓ Gain new techniques and approaches intended to boost your client’s ability to move with ease.
✓ Discover how to build an effective workout routine that targets the core.
✓ Understand what activates the muscles to improve balance and enhance stabilization.
✓ Reveal new techniques that will challenge clients and make them stronger and healthier in every aspect of life.

Educate Clients On:
✓ how functional training is about movement, not equipment
✓ simple exercises that can help strengthen weak points
✓ the ideal posture to promote better health
✓ home exercise programs for further gains
✓ how to reduce back pain and fatigue
✓ corrective exercises as a way to improve performance and lifestyle
✓ lifestyle factors contribute to optimal performance and rehabilitation
✓ developing the core for a stable spine
✓ proper form and execution of exercises
✓ the importance of stretching

✓ The course provides comprehensive health, wellness and exercise programs and complements any instructor’s teaching style.
✓ Assess fundamental movement, identifying limitations and asymmetries and provide your clients a wide variety of exercises that address both health and performance.
✓ Establish personalized preventive exercise programs to get your clients back to fitness, back to work and back to accomplishing the things they love to do.
✓ Use the Functional Training Specialist to incorporate diverse forms of exercise into your training regimes.
✓ Motivate and give your clients the educational tools they need to use in their daily life to enhance their results for a strong, healthy and vibrant body.
✓ Whether relating to sports performance or lifestyle demands, certification differentiates your practice and offers you an edge over the competition.

Advance your career. Develop and expand your expertise and grow your career and work with individuals at any performance level, in any sport, one-on-one, in a small group setting or with the whole team.
Discover established methods. Employ your expanded skills and merge performance assessment results with innovative training techniques to give your clients the highest results.
Gain more. Specialized work often pays more. Earn more with your new GMP Fitness Functional Training Specialist Credential.


We make the petition process simple and smooth … not complicated at all … it’s really that EASY!!!

Renew your continuing education requirements and obtain valuable education to expand your training. The continuing education hours or CEC/CEU point value is different for each association.

I don’t see my certification organization on your list. Now what?
If you do not see your certification company in the list below—please contact GMP Fitness. The course may be pending approval. If not, we can go over simple options to help you get your CECs/CEUs for this course. Just call GMP Fitness at 888-467-3488 or email because we want the process of getting your CECs/CEUs to be easy for you and we help many individuals when a course is pending approval or is not currently approved. It takes only a few minutes to go over the options to help you get your CECs/CEUs quickly and easily and we are more than happy to assist you!

Accreditations & Certification Board Approvals
GMP Fitness is proud to be nationally approved and accredited by the following organizations. Renew your continuing education requirements with almost every major certifying agency and obtain a valuable education to expand your training. The continuing education hours or CEC/CEU point value is different for each association.

✓ ACTION Certification—ACTION—22
✓ American Council on Exercise—ACE—2.1
✓ American College on Sports Medicine—ACSM—22
✓ Athletics and Fitness Association of America—AFAA—22
✓ American Fitness Professionals Association—AFPA—22
✓ British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association—BCRPA—22
✓ The Cooper Institute—CI—22
✓ International Sports Sciences Association—ISSA—22
✓ International Tennis Performance Association—ITPA*—22
✓ National Academy of Sports Medicine—NASM—2.2
✓ National Association for Fitness Certification—NAFC—2.2
✓ National Association of Sports Nutrition—NASN—22
✓ National Council on Strength and Fitness—NCSF—10
✓ National Council For Certified Personal Trainers—NCCPT—2.2
✓ National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association—NESTA*
✓ National Exercise Trainers Association—NETA—22
✓ National Federation of Professional Trainers—NFPT—2
✓ National Strength Professionals Association—NSPA—22
✓ Professional Fitness Instructor Training—PFIT—22
✓ American Senior Fitness Association—SFA—2.1
✓ World Instructor Training Schools—WITS—22

Call or Email GMP Fitness
We make the petition process simple and smooth … not complicated at all … it’s really that EASY!!! So just call or email GMP Fitness at 888-467-3488 or email We are more than happy to assist you.

*Note: NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association) accepts GMP Fitness courses for credits, however a CEU Petition Form will need to be filled out and there may be a small fee.
*Note: The International Tennis Performance Association (ITPA)—ITPA members can earn continuing credits for their certifications through GMP Fitness.

GMP Fitness Exam Facts
✓ Online true/false and/or multiple/choice final exam.
✓ Online exam instructions.
✓ You must pass the exam with 80% or higher.
✓ NO time limit to take the exam.
✓ You can save your final exam if you cannot complete it in one sitting.
✓ Immediate grading and test results.
✓ Instant download to your certificate of achievement.

3 Simple Steps To Get Your Certificates
1. Pass all the online final exams.
2. Automatic certificate generation.
3. Download your CEC/CEU Certificates.

Do I get continuing education credits?
You will receive CEUs/CECs credit after you pass the final exam. Each course is individually accredited and exact CEUs/CECs will vary for each certification organization. Check each course for specific CEUs/CECs for your certification organization.

How long do I have access to the Specialist Curriculum?
You will have lifetime access to this Specialization Program. There are no time limits or constrictions in this course and you are welcome to revisit the materials as many times as you like.

How long does it take to complete the course?
We recommend that you complete the specialist program within 1 year after registration. The length of time required to complete a specific program depends on the individuals’ dedication and available time to study.

Advanced (A) Course Prerequisites
Just One Prerequisite … To qualify to take any of the GMP Fitness Courses you must be at least 18 years of age.

While anyone over the age of 18 years old can complete the educational content included in the GMP Fitness Courses we do recommend a couple of things for the Specialty Credential Bundle Courses.
• Knowledge of English and arithmetic.
• High school diploma or equivalency.
• Note: Continuing Education Credits (CECs/CEUs) will only be applied for certified fitness professionals or other health professionals.

Recertification Requirements
• No Re-certification Fees. Your Specialist Certificate does not expire.
• After successful completion of the final exam, you will earn the professional title of Functional Training Specialist on your certificate.

Customer Course Support
As part of the GMP Fitness commitment to customer service, you’ll receive unsurpassed, exceptional customer support. Have a question after you purchase the course—contact us at or call 888-467-3488.

GMP Fitness Profinder
→ The GMP Fitness Profinder is only for health and fitness professionals who currently hold one or more of our Specialist Credentials. As a GMP Fitness Elite Specialist you will receive a complimentary listing which will help prospective clients find you. 
GMP Fitness Specialist Portfolio 
→ The GMP Fitness Portfolio is only for health and fitness professionals who currently hold one or more of our Specialist Credentials. This Credential Portfolio serves as the culmination of your learning, field experiences, skills, competencies and more. Optional Purchase.
Additional Specialist Awards, Certificates and Badges
→ Optional Purchase
GMP Fitness Tool Kit
→ Includes sample forms, coach tip cards and client handouts.