Functional Aging Specialist™

The Functional Ageing Institute (FAI) Functional Aging Specialist is the complete certification program for the serious fitness professional who is ready to become an expert in functional aging and training of older adults. You will receive in-depth training on functional training strategies and movements; how to conduct meaningful assessments of function; how to create and develop effective exercise programs; and critical skills to be an effective professional with this client base.

You do not need to be a Certified Personal Trainer from another organization to take this course. Whether you have been in the industry for years, or this is your first certification, this Specialist will prepare you to be the local go-to expert on training mature clients. There is not another certification in the fitness industry that utilizes the Functional Aging Training Model for how to approach training for the mature population.


  • Learn valuable new knowledge, skills, and expertise for older clients and also applicable for clients in recovery
  • From international educator Ken Baldwin (Australia)
  • Saturday 5th August
  • 1.0 ACE CECs
  • Early Bird Price $490 (before 16/07/2017) Regular $550

This will be the credential of choice for years to come for those specializing in the 50+ market.

This course is for anybody who deals with elderly clients. The test protocols and risk assessments are designed for the age of 60 plus, but can be applied to younger age groups. Bear in mind here that anybody who has suffered a major injury or trauma would also fall into this category as they have slower reaction times and limited ranges of motion.

The course outlines programming with regrgressions and progressions for those who are in this category. Top industry professionals advise they use the content from this course in some way with all different clients by adapting or modifying it for their unique needs.


Upon completion of the study material you’ll sit through a timed online testing phase. Upon completion and passing of the test you’ll be given a certification and the ability to use Functional Aging Specialist™ in your title and marketing material.

The Educator

Ken Baldwin

Ass. Diploma Applied Science (Physical Training)
Diploma Facility & Recreational Management
Diploma Frontline Management
Owner Director QPEC & Perform Better Australia
Lecturer Certificate III & IV Personal Training
Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessor
Australian ViPR Master Trainer
Twist Sports Conditioning Master Coach
Australian Master Coach BOSU
IoM Trainer
Functional Aging Master Trainer FAI
Kids Programming Specialist
Australian Master Coach Schwinn
Indoor Cycling
Aqua Master Trainer & Presenter
Personal Trainer
Group Fitness Instructor
Strength & Conditioning Coach

Ken is an ex military Physical Training Instructor with over 30 years experience in the Fitness Industry. With a vast knowledge of wealth in all areas of training including Group Fitness, Personal Training Club and Studio Management and being a Director and owner of a highly successful Products and Training company, Ken is passionate about sharing his experience. He was president of the Idea Water Fitness Committee (USA) is a Master Trainer for FAI ViPR, Schwinn Cycling, BOSU and Twist Conditioning and an IoM. He presents in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Asia and Australia on Aquatics, Boot Camp, BOSU, Outdoor training and Personal training as well as writing articles for several fitness magazines. Ken is the Director and Products and Education Manager for Perform Better Australia and QPEC, continually working on implementing the top training and research into courses for further accreditation points in Personal Training and Group Fitness. Ken is currently working on development of key Functional Aging Programs and development of Kids Active programs.

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