ABC Fitness Training Specialist



ABC fitness training for athletes and non-athletes. Learn to accelerate your clients’ physical ability with a new set of training techniques and drills. The ABC Fitness Training Specialist Course describes over 100 training activities and variations to improve agility, balance and coordination and enhance movement; all designed for the Trainer with limited space. The ABC Fitness Training Specialist Course will help you expand your marketability to fitness devotees who need to boost their balance, strength, agility and speed and will help you to elevate your business. Note: If you have limited knowledge of static balance progressions, it is recommended that you study the GMP Fitness Balance Progressions Specialist Course as a prerequisite to this Course.



✓ Intermediate and 6 Hours to complete
✓ Self-Paced/Distance Education (Home Study)



Some course content includes:

✓ Agility
✓ Balance
✓ Coordination
✓ Exercise Programming
✓ Exercise Science
✓ Fitness Assessment
✓ Flexibility
✓ Stability Training


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.

Approved CEC’s/CEU’s
✓ American Council on Exercise—ACE—0.50
✓ Aquatic Exercise Association—AEA—call or email**
✓ American College on Sports Medicine—ACSM—6
✓ America Fitness Professionals Association—AFAA—call or email**
✓ America 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 Academy of Sports Medicine—NASM—call or email**
✓ National Association of Sports Nutrition—NASN—6
✓ National Council on Strength and Fitness—NCSF—3
✓ National Council For Certified Personal Trainers—NCCPT—6
✓ National Exercise Trainers Association—NETA—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—0.50
✓ World Instructor Training Schools—WITS—6

*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.

Exam Facts

✓ Online true/false and multiple/choice final exam
✓ Online exam instructions are included in the package
✓ Passing the exam with 80% or higher
✓ NO time limit to take the exam
✓ Take the exam as many times as needed
✓ NO retest fees
✓ After we receive your completed online exam your continuing education certificate will be emailed to you within 2 business days, though in most cases you will receive it the same day.
NOTE: If you need your certificate faster please contact GMP Fitness (1-888-467-3488).
✓ Mail-in exam option by request—email

Become A Specialist

This course is included in our Sports Conditioning Specialist Course. Click the image to learn how you can Become A GMP Fitness Sports Conditioning Specialist »

Fitness Tools

✓ Various low-tech tools (for example – balance discs, domes and foam rollers).



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 in the GMP Fitness Courses we do recommend a few things.
• Knowledge of English and arithmetic.
• High school diploma, GED or International equivalent

ABC Fitness Training Specialist Objectives

✓ Provide an entry level understanding of ABC Fitness Training.
✓ Examine what controls balance and its importance to agility and coordination.
✓ Recognize the basics of proprioception training.
✓ Gain  a general comprehension of ABC training concepts and the awareness to help your clients increase performance
while decreasing the risk of injury through optimal training.
✓ Discover fun ways to improve footwork, control, balance, agility and coordination.
✓ Gain knowledge of ABC Fitness Training progressions.
✓ Expand knowledge on how to make smart equipment and exercise choices.
✓ Enhance balance, agility and coordination with effective warm-ups.
✓ Amplify knowledge of ABC Fitness Training drills.
✓ Understand how to develop your client’s strength, agility, balance, coordination and core stability using various fitness tools.
✓ Learn ABC Fitness Training to help your clients condition their bodies to perform at their best.
✓ Provide appropriate instructional cues for proper exercise techniques.
✓ Understand how to design programs for stability.


ABC Fitness Training

Great course! I would highly recommend this course! It is laid out in an easy to fallow format, from start to progression which is easily transferable to practical use with clients from a beginner client to a professional athlete! This course gave me a great assessment tool to start with clients and then use the format of progression. Great course, easy to implement with clients What a nice and easy way to get some very usable CECs … 5 stars. Thanks GMP Fitness!!! Chris Manning, ACE Certified Professional

The course has provided me with fundamental balance training techniques that I can utilize immediately with my clients. I plan to use the knowledge gained in this program to create progressive balance enhancing training for my clients. Terrific, no nonsense course. Tresa Anderson, AFPA Certified Professional

There are some sports specific training ideas that will be useful for people with whom I work who play tennis. I work with an older population and with people who have Parkinson’s disease. Many of the drills for balance, agility and coordination are quite applicable to the condition of most of my clientele. I like the organized way in which the course is designed. The information within the course is reinforced throughout each section so it can become knowledge and be a useful part of a trainer’s repertoire versus a course that one takes simply to earn CECs. Carol Witham, ACE Certified Professional

ABC Fitness Training


ABC Fitness Training Specialist Materials

✓ CD – The ABC Fitness Training Specialist CD Includes:
– ABC Fitness Training Specialist Manual (PDF on CD – can be printed)
– ABC Fitness Training Specialist Agility Training Supplemental Section (PDF on CD – can be printed)
– ABC Fitness Training Specialist Drill Workbook (PDF on CD – can be printed)
– ABC Fitness Training Specialist — Trainer charts (PDFs on the CD – can be printed as needed)
✓ ABC Fitness Training Specialist Online Exam
✓ ABC Fitness Training Specialist Course outline and instructions included in your package