Balance Progressions Specialist



Balance training is essential for everyone! People of all ages and abilities need to improve their balance. Bring more diversity and challenge to your group or personal training sessions with balance training exercises. The Balance Progressions Specialist Course provides a foundation on how to assess a client’s balance along with training guidelines including progressions. Through explanation and demonstrations, you will learn over 100 static balance training drills and progressions designed to challenge individuals of all fitness levels. Build Your Business! … The Balance Progressions Specialist Course will help you expand your marketability to individuals who need to boost their balance. Get started today and enhance your client’s workout with exercises to help improve their balance.



✓ Intermediate and 6 Hours to complete
✓ Self-Paced/Distance Education


Fitness Tools

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



Some course content includes:

✓ Exercise Science
✓ Balance Assessment
✓ Exercise Programming
✓ Stability Training
✓ Flexibility
✓ Balance Course Description


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 »


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

Balance Progressions Specialist Objectives

✓ Provide an entry level understanding of balance training.
✓ Define and understand “proprioception.”
✓ Discover what controls balance.
✓ Learn the basics of proprioception training.
✓ Examine the benefits of barefoot training.
✓ Amplify knowledge of balance training tools.
✓ Learn how to make traditional balance exercises more progressive
✓ Expand your knowledge in making smart equipment and exercise choices
✓ Enhance proprioceptive awareness with effective warm-ups.
✓ Learn how to build a more stable foundation for individual client development.
✓ Amplify knowledge of basic balance training guidelines.
✓ Gain knowledge of static balance progressions.
✓ Provide appropriate instructional cues for proper balance technique.
✓ Learn Balance Progression training to help your clients condition their bodies to perform at their best.



Excellent plans to use with my clients. Professional handouts to give to client to take home step by step progression and measurements I will use during my assessments with the clients as health comes before exercise. I will also integrate it into my work out for variety and something fun. Excellent, would highly recommend it.  Florence O Meara, ACE Certified Professional

A wealth of balance exercises to use when training my clients. I recommend this fabulous course to anyone who teaches others to work out, especially to those who guide older clients! I will refer to the detailed exercises and progressions to design exercise programs that are tailored to meet each client’s balance needs and that are fun and varied.  Michele Psoras, WITS Certified Professional  

I have gained confidence and knowledge to teach my clients progressive movements, to gain balance and strength. I will apply the content of this course, to create a progressive program, to improve my bones and balance class at the studio I teach at. I will be able to help them progress from basic to advanced exercises in a safe and effective way. I will start with basic movements, and advance to a more challenging ones, using the equipment in the studio, to create a program for my beginners and advanced clients. This course was very helpful at outlining each exercise from the basic to advanced. It gave me a better understanding on ways to help my clients progress.  Marna Rowley, AFPA Certified Professional  


Balance Progressions Specialist Materials

✓ CD – The Balance Progressions Specialist CD Includes:
– Balance Progressions Specialist Manual (PDF on CD – can be printed)
– Balance Progressions Specialist Exercise Workbook (PDF on CD – can be printed)
– Balance Progressions Specialist Trainer Charts (PDFs on the CD – can be printed as needed)
– Balance Progressions Specialist Assessment Charts (PDFs on the CD – can be printed as needed)
✓ Balance Progressions Specialist Online Exam
✓ Balance Progressions Specialist Course outline and instructions included in your package