Course description

If you like to geek out about the body or if you’re looking to get a deeper understanding of the sciences behind how the body moves, this course is for you. We’ll start by getting back to the basics of movement then work our way into understanding the biomechanics and at the end we will tie it all together and apply it by learning how to identify and address pain and dysfunction. Our goal for this course is that you walk away with an understanding of how all of the dots are connected, how the body works as a system and how to apply this newfound knowledge to your training sessions. Enjoy!

CEO & Founder of Gymnazo

Michael Hughes

Our founder, Michael, since 7th grade felt called to restore movement and help get people back to enjoying their lives. Despite being rejected from grad school, Michael pressed on and every time he was faced with a problem he couldn’t solve, he invested in his education to level up. The last decade he has pioneered a new model of training that blends his heart for restoration with the energy of fitness training. A son of an entrepreneur, he witnessed the need for grit, ambition and vision when creating and sustaining a business. He is our innovator, our internal movement guru. He is the one who is deeply connected to the dream to blend restoration training with performance. Michael’s mission is to elevate the industry’s standards for what quality looks like as a trainer.

Course curriculum

  • 1


  • 2

    Unlocking the Core Sciences

    • 1.1.1. Introduction to Human Movement

    • 1.1.2. Introduction to Physical & Biological Sciences

    • 1.1.3. Top 4 Things to Know about Dynamical Systems

    • 1.1.4. Local vs. Global Movement

    • 1.1.5. Chain Reaction Biomechanics

    • 1.1.6. Transformational Zones

    • 1.1.7. Summary

    • Module 1 Quiz

  • 3

    Rethinking Movement

    • 2.1.1. Functional Movement Spectrum

    • 2.1.2. Mobility & Stability

    • 2.1.3. Proprioceptors

    • 2.1.4. 10 Observational Essentials

    • 2.1.5. Introduction to 8 Fundamental Movements & Matrices

    • 2.1.6. Action: Lunge

    • 2.1.7. Action: Squat

    • 2.1.8. Action: Reach

    • 2.1.9. Action: Lift

    • 2.1.10 Action: Push

    • 2.1.11 Action: Pull

    • 2.1.12 Action: Jumping

    • 2.1.13 Action: Locomotion

    • 2.1.14 Body Positions

    • 2.1.15. Nomenclature

    • Module 2 Quiz

  • 4

    How to Address Pain

    • 3.1.1. Addressing Pain Dysfunction in the Workout

    • 3.1.2. Tweaking Low Back Pain

    • 3.1.3. Tweaking Shoulder Pain

    • 3.1.4. Tweaking Knee Pain

    • Module 3 Quiz

  • 5


    • Before You Go...