Functional Cross Training

Grafts Hellas poster - Functional Cross Training

The Functional Cross Training Instructor undertakes the training of healthy adults using up to 12 different portable functional training instruments in both individual sessions and group programs. Such an Instructor is able to ensure safe workout guidance and plan circuit, interval and functional training programs. Her theoretical knowledge and technical skills focus on the broader field of functional training, contributing to the holistic improvement of the client's physical fitness.

  • History
  • Philosophy & equipment
  • Basic training principles
  • Advantages & benefits
  • Functional, Circuit & Interval training
  • Dangers & safety issues
  • Basic exercises using 12 portable functional training instruments (suspension straps, kettlebells, balance / stability ball, medicine ball, speed ladder, battle rope etc, as well as calisthenic exercises)
  • Design of individual & group programs
  • Pre-structured programs
  • Functional Training as a Personal Training & Group Personal Training model
  • Outdoor Boot Camp program design suggestions


Students have the opportunity to attend, as a complementary educational unit, the Pro Level 1 module of the Core Fitness Knowledge Course, in order to enhance their theoretical background:

  • Anatomy - Kinesiology I
  • Physiology of Exercise I
  • Nutrition Exercise and Health I

ACE-Approved course

CECs earned from the certification:

  • ACE 1.2 CECs
  • In charge of the Specialty Course

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    Alexis Batrakoulis, MSc