Is your fitness class or personal training session “core workouts” simply an “abs” routine with a marketing budget? It’s time to upgrade! This session seeks to uncover the mystery behind functional core exercise training. Become conscious of movement selection that is synergistic with respect to 3-dimensional movement and improves core strength and balance training for better functional health, fitness and enhanced sports performance. Using the knowledge of the sling systems, we’ll explore the muscles and joint actions that support rotation, flexion and extension of the spine. Fitness professionals will walk away with FIVE simple routines occurring supine, prone, side lying and vertical that include a minimum of FIVE movement patterns that can be applied to your fitness classes or personal training sessions immediately. Walk away with an understanding of core training concepts that require little equipment, are easy to integrate, occur in 3-D and improve strength, flexibility and functional movements immediately!