Core Training Specialist

5 out of 5 based on 18 customer ratings
(18 customer reviews)



Core Training provides the body with a working foundation. A systematic approach will help increase athletic performance, prevent the incidence of lower back injury and pain, ensure efficient and functional movement patterns and correct posture. This Course will help advance the learning for fitness professionals with an emphasis in Core Training Specialist. It allows you to take a beginner through the training process by breaking down moves to their simplest forms to establish core strength. Then use the progressive exercise ball techniques and positioning for your more advanced clients. The Core Training Specialist Course will help you expand your marketability to fitness individuals who need to strengthen their core and also help elevate your business and build your clientele.



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



Some course content includes:
✓ Exercise Sciences
✓ Exercise Programming
✓ Stability Training
✓ Flexibility
✓ Posture
✓ Stability Ball Training
✓ Core


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—0.60
✓ 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—0.60
✓ 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

Fitness Tools

✓ G Ball (Stability Ball)


Become A Specialist

This course is included in both our Functional Training Foundations Specialist and our Sports Conditioning Foundations Specialist Certifications. Click the images to learn how you can become a Certified 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
• Basic understanding of nutrition & a healthy diet.
• A background with fitness equipment and exercises.
• Current certification in CPR.

Core Training Specialist 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 Stability Ball to improve core strength.
✓  Review guidelines when using the Stability 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.



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 Specialist Materials

✓ DVD & CD – The Core Training Specialist CD Includes:
– Core Training Specialist Sections (PDFs on CD – can be printed)
– Trainer & Client Charts (PDFs on the CD – can be printed as needed)
✓ Core Training Specialist Online Exam
✓ Core Training Specialist Course outline and instructions included in your package