Core Training Specialist

Core Training Specialist

6 CECs/CEUs – See Below
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The Core Training Specialist Certification courses provides you with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to implement and design progressive core strength conditioning programs.



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Core Training Specialist

This course provides a systematic approach that allows you to take a beginner through the training process by breaking down moves to their simplest forms to establish core stability and strength.

This method will help increase athletic performance, prevent the incidence of lower back injury and pain, ensure efficient and functional movement patterns and correct posture.

Become a Certified Core Training Specialist and get effective exercises to put in your arsenal to train your clients.

The course is suitable for a wide array of health experts and professionals including personal trainers, chiropractors and chiropractic assistants, physical therapists, massage therapists, athletic trainers, nurses, occupational therapists, safety experts, physical education teachers, recreational activity instructors, physicians, osteopaths and other allied health professionals.

Core Training Specialist Certification
✓ No Credential Renewal Fees
✓ Certificate of Completion
✓ Mobile and Tablet Optimized
✓ Full Lifetime Access – 24/7
✓ No Extra or Added Fees

✓ No Final Exam Retake Fees
✓ No Time Limit on Final Exam
✓ Paper Exam Option
✓ Supplemental Resources
✓ Client Handouts & Charts


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Core Training Specialist

GMP Big Advantage – Instant access – dive in and start learning right away. Download the materials to the course and view offline – so you are not confined to be online.

Downloadable Components
✓ Course Book
✓ Core Handouts
✓ Core Exercise Charts
✓ Training Plans and Programs
✓ Trainer and Client Charts

Online Components
✓ Lesson Plan Steps
✓ Video Demos
✓ Final Exam and Instant Grading
✓ Certificate of Completion

Big Bonus: Specialist Designation
✓ Your Specialist Designation does not expire
✓  There are NO FEES to keep your Credential current

And More
✓ No Final Exam Retake Fees
✓ Education Tech Support
✓ Lifetime—24/7 access

Related Course Options
✓ The Course DVD (video clips) and CD (with ALL Printable PDFs) – Optional Purchase

✓ Downloadable or Printed Course Workbook – Optional Purchase
The Course Workbook (not on the CD) is designed to help you present your results, check your understanding of the material and reinforce important topics from the course. This learning tool is full of descriptions and demonstrations of the techniques discussed in the course. It will help you retain the course information better and prepare you for the exam.

Note: You will have an opportunity to purchase these items 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.

Describe foundational core training.
Name the muscles involved in core training.
Define six G Ball guidelines to progress core stability.
Define seven important tips for a stronger core.
Describe nine simple posture awareness cues.
Apply suitable cues to balance exercise techniques.
Recognize the benefits of using the G Ball to improve core strength.
Demonstrate how to recruit the trunk muscles and position the spine.
Demonstrate safe body weight core exercises.
Practice G Ball core routines to prepare for dynamic movements.

Accreditations & Certification Board Approvals
GMP Fitness is proud to be nationally approved and accredited by the following organizations. If you do not see your certification company in the list below—please contact GMP Fitness at 888-467-3488 or email (or click here). The course may be pending approval.

✓ ACTION Certification—ACTION—0.6
✓ American Council on Exercise—ACE—*Approved in 2018 for 0.6 – see the note below
✓ American College of Sports Medicine—ACSM—6
✓ American Fitness Professionals Association—AFPA—6
✓ British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association—BCRPA—6
✓ The Cooper Institute—CI—6
✓ International Fitness Professionals Association—IFPA—6
✓ International Tennis Performance Association*—ITPA—6
✓ International Sports Sciences Association—ISSA—6
✓ National Association of Sports Nutrition—NASN—6
✓ National Council on Strength and Fitness—NCSF—3
✓ National Council For Certified Personal Trainers—NCCPT—0.6
✓ National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association—NESTA—6
✓ National Federation of Professional Trainers—NFPT—1.25
✓ National Strength Professionals Association—NSPA—6
✓ Professional Fitness Instructor Training—PFIT—6
✓ American Senior Fitness Association—SFA—0.6
✓ World Instructor Training Schools—WITS—6

ACE (American Council on Exercise)—If you are an ACE Certified Professional and would like to earn CECs for this course please email or call GMP Fitness to find out if this course is going through the approval process.
*NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association)—accepts GMP Fitness courses for credits, There MAY be a petition fee.
*ITPA (The International Tennis Performance Association)—ITPA members can earn continuing credits for their certifications through GMP Fitness.

GMP Fitness Exam Facts
✓ Exam instructions are online.
✓ Online true/false and/or multiple/choice final exam.
✓ 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.
✓ NO fees to take the examincluded in the price.
✓ NO fees to Retake the examincluded in the price.

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

Your Reward For Excellence
→ Core Training Specialist Certificate upon successful completion of the exam (This is a downloadable CEC/CEU Certificate – included with the price of the Course)

Optional Purchase—Distinguished Achievement Recognition Certificate (mailed)
Show off your Specialist Credential with our Distinguished “Professional Core Training Specialist” Certificate.

What does it take to become a Professional Specialist?
You will need to complete the course and pass the final exam.

Keeping your Credential Current
There are NO FEES to keep your Credential current, but we do strongly encourage students to take further education. This will not only elevate your skills and fortify your knowledge, but it will also show your dedication and commitment to your clients and your profession.

When will I receive my Continuing Education Certificate (CECs/CEUs)?
When you pass the final exam you will receive your CEC/CEU Certificate. This will be available for you to download.

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?
There is no time limit to complete the course, but we do recommend that you complete the Specialist Course 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.

Professional (P) Course Prerequisites
Just One Prerequisite … To qualify to take any of the GMP Fitness Courses you must be at least 18 years of age. See our FAQs for more information.
Note: Continuing Education Credits (CECs/CEUs) will only be applied for certified fitness professionals or other health professionals.

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.

Core Training Specialist Testimonials

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The Core Training Specialist course is included in both the Sports Conditioning Specialist Bundle and the Functional Training Specialist Bundle. GMP Fitness Credential Specialist Bundles are a combination of G Level 1 Specialist Courses and are an excellent way to acquire a package of Specialist Credential Programs at a discounted price, gain 20+ CECs/CEUS and earn Multiple Speciality Certificate Credentials - GREAT for your PORTFOLIO!!! Click here to learn how you can Become a GMP Fitness Sports Conditioning Specialist » Click here to learn how you can Become a GMP Fitness Functional Training Specialist » Core Training Special Bonus

Core Training Specialist Online Course

We’ve made learning and earning your Specialist Credential and your CEC/CEU credits simple. Enroll and start learning in just a few minutes. 

Core Training Specialist Study Material Course Options

 Home Study Course Materials - Optional purchase.Core Training Workbook The Core Training Specialist DVD and CD Includes: - Core Training Specialist (PDFs on CD - can be printed) - Core Training Specialist Handouts - Core Training Specialist Infographics - Core Training Specialist Trainer & Client Charts (PDFs on CD - can be printed)

✓ Printed Expanded Course Workbook - Optional purchase. This Expanded Course Workbook is designed to help you present your results, check your understanding of the material and reinforce important topics from the course. This learning tool is full of descriptions and demonstrations of the techniques discussed in the course. It will help you retain the course information better and prepare you for the exam.

The workbook really helped understand the subject better.- Chaitra Chandrashekar, ACE-Certified Professional I processed the course better by using the follow along workbook - Steve Lutes, ACE Certified Professional

Note: You can add these to your cart after you select the online course. Shipped by Fedex or USPS. Shipping charges will apply.

Core Training Specialist ObjectivesCore Training Objectives

✓  Discover and learn an entry level understanding of core training. ✓ Learn to teach your clients how to effectively recruit the trunk musculature and control the position of the lumbar spine. ✓  Discover how to start with the basics and then add equipment when clients are able to properly engage the transverses and pelvic floor musculature. ✓  Review the muscles involved and the fundamentals of core training. ✓  Amplify knowledge of core training exercises in preparation for dynamic core movements. ✓  Provide appropriate instructional cues for proper exercise technique. ✓  Discover how to help preserve and improve your clients’ core strength and flexibility to help them have a more active and healthy life. ✓  Enhance knowledge of the benefits of using the G Ball (a.k.a. Stability Ball) to improve core strength. ✓  Review guidelines when using the G Ball to progress core stability. ✓  Understand how to conduct safe core training routines. ✓  Find out beneficial tips to share with clients for a stronger core.

Core Training Ratings The exercises using the G Ball are ones I can incorporate both in classes and with private clients. The great part about these exercises is that they offer progressive levels of difficulty. The DVD showing the exercises was excellent. Arleen Rowen, ACE Certified Professional   This is another helpful course that is going to help me be a better trainer. I have obtained new and fresh ideas for core exercises from this course. Tara Minnax Doherty, ACE Certified Professional   I gained important foundational information on working with the core. I will apply the content of this continuing education course to my personal training work. The course was easy to follow and well designed. I enjoyed how it came with a CD and DVD as well as PDF print outs. Anne Doiron, WITS Certified Professional   Core Training More Ratings
  • 5

    Insight as to how most people injure their lower back as well as importance of posture & maintaining a neutral spine. Educating my clients on proper lifting techniques as well as maintaining proper posture.

  • 5

    I gained knowledge on different core exercises I didn't know to much about.

  • 5

    I learned some more about the core, and more core exercises as well. I will add in many of the core exercises with the g ball in particular.

  • 5

    A greater knowledge and in-depth detail in physical training. Localized (balance, agility, and strength) focus with my clients.

  • 5

    Refresher for core movements and muscles, learning how to elevate a movement from beginner to intermediate. Continue to use core muscles training, and use the variation learned in this training.

  • 5

    Increased knowledge of core movement and strengthening. The core is the beginning and base for all movement and the better the understanding of it allows for superior training. Core Training and injury prevention within lessons, classes, training. This is a very valuable tool and awesome format to i ...Read More

  • 4

    I have gained superior knowledge about corrected posture and g-ball exercises. I will continue to strive to improve people life's with the information I have learned, and continue to learn.

  • 5

    I learned different ways to strengthen the lower back.

  • 5

    I learned terminology of exercises to better explain proper form and will introduce more core exercises to my clients.

  • 5

    I have gained knowledge and review of the core muscles and new ideas for core training clients. I have not used the G Ball much, but will incorporate it in my workouts in the future.

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