Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
Online Content
Online Quiz
CEC Credits: ACE 0.1 CECs

Improve Kinetic Chain Movement for Your Clients

“Functional movement” is a popular term in the fitness industry, but what does it looks like when your clients are moving “functionally”? Before you can execute an impactful functional movement program, you must understand how the kinetic chain works so you can properly assess your clients. You will then be able to integrate the right movements at the right time within a training program.

Taught by Jacque Crockford, M.S., CSCS, an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach, this course will explore the fundamentals of functional training, including how to complete appropriate assessments to build structural strength and prevent imbalances and impairments. Utilizing the ACE IFT® Model and its five functional movement patterns, you will gain a systematic process to assess, design and modify exercise programs for a variety of clients so you can make a real difference in your clients’ health and fitness.

You will learn:

  • The ACE IFT® Model and its relationship to the kinetic chain and functional training
  • How to use the five functional movements to perform movement assessments based on the kinetic chain
  • How to integrate the five functional movements into exercise programming to improve kinetic chain motion


I thought this course was very informative and I love how her focus of the kinetic chain can be clearly outlined. Touching on the importance of stability, mobility and a strong foundation from the ground up is something I have been practicing not only personally but with the athletes ive been working with the past few years

Very helpful