Land Functional Personal Trainer Certification


CTL005 manual, laminated cards,  Videos: 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126

Comprehensive exam (6 months to complete exam process).


Certified Personal Trainers  are in demand as the need for one on one or small group programming grows since the pandemic.

We all know participation in regular physical activity elicits a number of favorable responses that contributes to a healthy aging process. The adults of today understand the importance of exercise and staying active. Functional  Fitness  is geared towards helping the aging population to maintain activities of daily living and independence as opposed to hard core fitness programs that are often too intense or too much impact for most people  aged 40+  years of age. This aging population has a huge variance in health histories, fitness experience and goals and  need realistic and purposeful personalized fitness programming.  Whether one on one training or a specialized  small group – a qualified personal training is  helpful to keep their clients exercising safely, effectively and enjoyably.

Aging, a complex process,  and is influenced by many variables including genetics, lifestyle factors, work environment, health history and purpose in life. An individualized program can help clients to improve function for activities for daily living,  work on injury prevention, provide  improvement  for their sporting  activities,  add  vitality to travel, as well as maintain and improve general health to age well.

The goal of this program is fourfold.

  1. To help the professional diversify and expand their career opportunities especially if you are working in group exercise or want to add more opportunities for your clients to develop home programs or programs that compliment water exercise or should they not be able to get to their water exercise program.
  2. To help the client receive specific training exercises and tips to individualize their training program. In doing so, this will help to fast track and achieve specific results.
  3. Learn a diverse inventory of land fitness exercises using functional equipment such as fit bands, tubing with handles, fit balls, steps and other cost effective home equipment.
  4. Learn how to teach in person or provide virtual training for your clients

Course materials


Table of Contents & Learning Objectives

Chapter 1 Personal Training -the opportunity to help clients Age Well

  • Aging Well
  • A Time of Opportunity
  • Trainable Components
  • Health Fitness Benefits of Physical Activity
  • Research supports Exercise benefits
  • What does a Personal Trainer need to know
  • What is a Personal Trainer
  • Group Exercise versus Personal Training
  • Components of Fitness to target & train
Chapter 2 Exercise Physiology

  • Definition of Exercise Physiology
  • Energy Systems
  • Muscle Physiology
  • Muscle Action
Chapter 3 Understanding Basic Anatomy & Joint Mechanics.

  • Anatomical terminology
  • Skeleton
  • Joint & Articulations
  • Overview of the Respiratory System
  • The heart
  • Circulatory System
  • CV & Respiratory System
  • Muscle & Joint Action
Chapter 4 Know Your Muscles

  • Muscle Fiber Types & Energy Production
  • CV & Respiratory System
  • Kinesiology
  • Muscle Action
  • Ligaments & Tendons
  • Review of Muscles with sample inventory from head to toe
Chapter 5 Cardiovascular Training Programs

  • Intensity versus Impact
  • Impact versus non impact training
  • Monitor and regulate intensity
  • RPE
Chapter 6 Posture, Balance and Functional Training Program
Chapter 7 Designing Flexibility & Range of Motion Programs
Chapter 8 Reviewing  Client Information

  • Health History & Screening
  • Exercise Readiness Questionnaire
  • Liability Waiver & Release Form
  • Posture check
  • Range of Motion Review (optional)
  • Functional fitness Assessments and exercise suggestions

  • Stretching and Strengthening (no equipment)
  • Free Weight Strengthening
  • Step Training Exercises
  • Fit Band Strengthening
  • Tubing with Handles Strengthening
  • Fit Ball Exercises
Chapter 10 The Art of Coaching

  • Different Types of Clients
  • Listening & Communication Skills
  • Non-verbal Communication Techniques
  • Body Language
  • What It Means to Be a Good Coach
  • Principles of a Good Coach
  • Coaching strategies
  • Dress for Success
  • Professionalism
Chapter 11 Case Study

Program Design & Implementation

  • Exercise principles
  • Basic components of personal training session
  • Types of Training: HIT, weight bearing, functional, etc.
  • Standard Equipment-In fitness center
  • Portable Equipment
  • Fitness Accessories
  • Exercise selection

  • Who, What, Where, When & How & How much?
Chapter 13 Developing a Program card

  • Sixty and New to Exerciser
  • Sixty and Regular Exerciser
  • Eighty and New to Exerciser
  • Eight and Regular Exerciser
Chapter 14 Study Guide Questions & Answers, Resources
Chapter 15 Study Questions and Resources

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Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 31 × 30 × 16 cm
Video Option

App Video Streaming, App Video Streaming (Smart Devices), Vimeo Video viewing for any device

DVD Access

DVD117, DVD118, DVD119, DVD120, DVD121, DVD122, DVD123, DVD124, DVD125, DVD126, DVD127, DVD128, DVD129, DVD130, DVD131