Functional Training Institute

About FTI

Check out what our students are saying about how FTI’s Programs are transforming their coaching businesses.
Functional Training institute (FTI) is a global fitness education company that helps fitness professionals, coaches, and personal trainers MASTER functional training, movement, and injury prevention.
 
Founded in 2009 in Sydney, Australia by Tarek Chouja and Daniel Henderson, FTI worked with some of the best movement specialists globally, acquiring a cutting edge education in movement that blends practical knowledge with an evidence-based approach.
 
FTI eventually became known for innovating the fitness industry with the first accredited kettlebell and battling ropes courses in Australia under the then, Fitness Australia (now Aus Active).
 
FTI evolved their movement based concepts to create a unique system around functional training called the Adaptive Functional Training Systems (Adaptive FTS).
 
Now over 5,000 fitness professionals, coaches, and personal trainers across 15 countries worldwide have been educated in these unique functional training systems through FTI’s programs that are accredited by international organisations.
 
FTI continues to help fitness professionals, coaches, and personal trainers become certified experts in functional training and movement through their TWO flagship programs – Master Functional Trainer and Movement Restoration Coach, and a whole host of certified courses.
 
Check out what our students are saying about how FTI’s Programs are transforming their coaching businesses.
Functional Training institute (FTI) is a global fitness education company that helps fitness professionals, coaches, and personal trainers MASTER functional training, movement, and injury prevention.
 
Founded in 2009 in Sydney, Australia by Tarek Chouja and Daniel Henderson, FTI worked with some of the best movement specialists globally, acquiring a cutting edge education in movement that blends practical knowledge with an evidence-based approach.
 
FTI eventually became known for innovating the fitness industry with the first accredited kettlebell and battling ropes courses in Australia under the then, Fitness Australia (now Aus Active).
 
FTI evolved their movement based concepts to create a unique system around functional training called the Adaptive Functional Training Systems (Adaptive FTS).
 
Now over 5,000 fitness professionals, coaches, and personal trainers across 15 countries worldwide have been educated in these unique functional training systems through FTI’s programs that are accredited by international organisations.
 
FTI continues to help fitness professionals, coaches, and personal trainers become certified experts in functional training and movement through their TWO flagship programs – Master Functional Trainer and Movement Restoration Coach, and a whole host of certified courses.
 
There are many ways you can begin your journey with FTI and become a leading expert in functional training and movement. You can:

WHY GYMS CAN’T AFFORD NOT TO HAVE FUNCTIONAL TRAINING SYSTEMS

The landscape of the gym has changed significantly within the last decade. There has been a monumental shift from gyms that are filled with cardio equipment and pin loaded machines to open spaces that have tools such as kettlebells, battling ropes and suspension trainers. The popularity of these tools and programs using these tools is immense and offering them is a necessity.

There is no doubt that tools such as Kettlebells, ropes, bags and suspension training are not only popular but they are effective and dynamic tools when used correctly. Without proper instruction, the tools:
Adding Functional Tools, Spaces and Programs is only one half of the equation. The other half is employing the education behind the education. Staff need to know why, when and how to use these tools to really make it a worthwhile offering. By adding functional training and education to your facility, you will:

HOW YOUR TEAM WILL BENEFIT WITH FUNCTIONAL TRAINING EDUCATION

Through undertaking our education programs, trainers will:

WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU WORK WITH FTI

Our mission is to provide the highest standard of education to support functional training tools. Functional training is taking the fitness world by storm but the equipment is only beneficial if it has a methodology behind it. This is what we do!
 
Our advanced personal training certification courses provide a platform that inspires trainers to new heights.
 
We provide endless support and have a plethora of resources to accompany our courses. This includes video libraries, comprehensive manuals, refresher days and access to our education team. We deliver a quality service from start to finish and pride ourselves on creating an incredible experience.

FTI GLOBAL PARTNERS

OUR PROGRAMS ARE ACCREDITED BY INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

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Within Purpose Driven Movement, you’ll discover how to:

Claim Your Free Copy of the Bestselling «Purpose Driven Movement» eBook and Subscribe to the FTI Weekly Newsletter

Within Purpose Driven Movement, you’ll discover how to:

Claim Your Free Copy of the Bestselling «Purpose Driven Movement» eBook and Subscribe to the FTI Weekly Newsletter

Within Purpose Driven Movement, you’ll discover how to:

Feedback from our students

Check out what our students are saying abouthow FTI’s Programs are transforming their coaching businesses.
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FTI Stories

Michelle

“I learned about FTI while on my practical placement at university. One of my friends suggested I do the Master Functional Trainer course to learn more about functional training because it was not covered well enough during university. The MFT proved valuable because I learned not just about using functional equipment but the theory and coaching behind it.”

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Belinda Browne

“Being part of the MFT and MRC program has given me some great ideas on structuring my business. People are approaching me in the gym and asking if I am doing this movement right because they have seen how I now train my clients using the MFT and MRc methods.”

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Josh

“Before starting the MFT, I felt like I had sound knowledge, having watched online tutorials and training in the gym for more than seven years. Then I came to the introduction day of the master functional trainer, and it just blew me away. I carried so many misconceptions about functional training, and things I thought were true were tested and fundamentally did not make sense. The MFT was the system that changed everything for me.”

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Sophie

“FTI has their finger on the pulse. They are leaders in their field and lead by example. When you need them, they give you the time you need and deliver everything you need on the functional and practical training side of things. The are not just theories, but the practical side has brought my business to the next level.”

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Andrew

“I first came across FTI when considering extending my knowledge in the fitness industry. The first few courses were eye-opening for me. I have learned the technical knowledge I need and the business skills to go with it.”

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Sean

“My journey with FTI began as a student of the MFT and RMC programs after 25 years of personal training experience.. enrolling and completing the MFT and MRc programs took my knowledge to a new level. It helped boost my continence and enabled me to attract new types of clients.”

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John

“I came across FTI at a fitness convention and signed up for the MFt program. FTI is a great company, and their philosophy has matched mine, and I could not recommend FTI highly enough.”

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