Become a Coach

Balanced Athlete Training with Johnny Gillespie

Becoming a Balanced Athlete Coach

Balanced Athlete coaches are trained to guide students in quality of movement and intentional mind/body integration through fitness.

Our program can be incorporated into multiple settings that include physical therapy, strength and conditioning centers, fitness clubs, personal training studios, yoga centers, CrossFit Boxes, and physical education classes. Our system can be used for one-on-one coaching or in group training environments.

Balanced Athlete methodology presents advanced understanding of human structure and movement in simple and digestible terms, providing depth of knowledge while presenting understandable theory that anyone can learn.

Sample Level One Training Schedule

Friday Evening – 3hrs

Lecture and question and answer session:  The Balanced Athlete Philosophy
Movement practice: You will be guided through a practice that will teach you to map the right and left sides of your body, developing a framework to reveal your imbalances and help you pinpoint your own personal areas of focus throughout the weekend and beyond.

Saturday – 6HRS

Balanced Athlete Practice
Essential movements and teaching cues: Block One
Essential movements and teaching cues: Block Two
Balanced Athlete Practice

Sunday – 6hrs

Balanced Athlete Practice
Essential movements and teaching cues: Block Three
Essential movements and teaching cues: Block Four
Setting up Balanced Athlete space
Test Review
Q & A

Continuing education units (CEUs)

This workshop is approved for CEUs by the following certifying bodies:
NSCA 1.4- National Strength and Conditioning Association
ACE 1.4- American Council on Exercise
AFAA 12.75 – Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
NASM 1.7- National Academy of Sports Medicine


After attending the Balanced Athlete Level One weekend you will be given a certificate of completion along with required documentation to obtain CEU’s to use towards maintaining your certifications with (NSCA, ACE, AFAA, NASM). You will also be eligible at the end of the weekend to take the Balanced Athlete Test. The test is NOT associated with any of the aforementioned certifying bodies (NSCA, ACE, AFAA, NASM), and the test is not associated with any continuing education credits. When you pass the test you will be eligible to use the Balanced Athlete name and official logo for one year.


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