GMB is a fitness training curriculum that helps real people build physical autonomy and skill for the activities they enjoy. We offer online training programs and live seminars around the world.
Overview & Stats
GMB makes online training programs for people who have more important things to do than spend hours every day working out. Smart training and great support make it possible to build physical freedom and skill for the activities you enjoy most – without going to a gym or buying expensive gadgets.
Since 2010, we’ve taught over 44,482 clients in 102 countries how to get stronger and more agile than ever.
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Our curriculum currently includes 10 online training programs to help build a solid physical foundation, develop attributes or achieve specific skills.
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Worldwide we have 45 GMB certified trainers that have the skills and experience to guide your training for better health and performance.
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Here are answers to some of the questions we hear most frequently. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us.
What does GMB stand for?
Early on, a big lightbulb moment for us was noticing that champions in different sports have wildly different physiques, but the common thread is that they all have extraordinary control over what they can do with their bodies. GMB stands for Gold Medal Bodies, because the body of a gold medalist isn’t the prettiest; it’s the one that responds best to the athlete’s needs.
You can read our brief intro here.
Where is GMB located?
We’re everywhere! All of our programs, courses, and coaching are 100% online.
This offers a lot of advantages, including:
Convenience – Train on your own schedule, wherever you like
Cost – Download or stream several month’s worth of training programs for less than the cost of a single month of gym membership
Accessibility – You can train with GMB no matter where you live
But mostly, it means that we get to train thousands of clients instead of just a few dozen.
We also have certified trainers teaching classes and seminars all over the world.
How do GMB programs work?
Each program gives you access to an online course area that includes the exact instruction you need every day to build more strength, flexibility, and control for the activities that are important to you. We include videos, text, and printable material to make the information as accessible as possible to different learning styles.
Each program is different, but in general, you’ll find the following included in each program:
A detailed introduction with directions on how to use the site, how the course works, and what to expect
Warm Up and Cool Down Routines
Exercise Tutorial Videos
Printable Training Charts for each week (in PDF format)
We’ve set up our programs so they are available in online streaming format, directly from any web browser.
What's in the GMB Curriculum?
|Elements||8 Weeks||Build foundation through core locomotor patterns on which we build all of our advanced skills and movements|
|Focused Flexibility||Reassess every 2 Weeks||Increase your flexibility & mobility fast through targeted stretches|
|Vitamin||4 Weeks||Build body control through daily, mindful practice|
|Integral Strength||8 Weeks||Build the kind of strength that carries over into demanding physical skills and dynamic sports.|
|Parallettes One||12 Weeks||Beginner/intermediate introduction to pressing strength and inverted skills|
|Parallettes Two||4+ Months||Intermediate-level strength program for developing straight-arm strength and increasing control in inverted positions|
|Floor One||14 Weeks||Provides a complete foundation in athletic skill|
|Floor Two||4+ Months||Learn tumbling and aerial moves like flips and hand balancing|
|Rings One||14 Weeks||Intermediate-level program for building basic gymnastic ring skills and getting very strong|
|Rings Two||5+ Months||Advanced-level program for building up to difficult gymnastic rings skills like levers and the iron cross|
How did GMB start?
It started when three guys — Ryan, Jarlo, and Andy — made a video training course and put it on the internet. But before GMB was a twinkle in their eyes, before they even met, they each started building GMB’s foundation.
Ryan, Jarlo, and Andy brought together decades of experience in gymnastics, strength and conditioning, education, physical therapy, and coaching. All of these shine through in GMB programs. But it was something they learned in martial arts that formed the nucleus of GMB.
These guys didn’t do martial arts to be sweep-the-leg badasses. They approached martial arts as a practice to build attunement and confidence in their bodies, which carried over into other areas of training and life.
That’s what brought them together, and that’s what sets GMB apart — it’s built on that sort of practice.
The skills and capabilities you learn with GMB draw from gymnastics, bodyweight training, physical therapy, etc. But at the core of each program is the martial arts philosophy of practice and self-mastery.
No gurus. No magic formulas. Just smart, mindful, consistent practice so you can know your body and shape it to meet your needs and achieve your goals.
Andy, Ryan, and Jarlo pooled decades of experience in martial arts, gymnastics, physical therapy, and more, and used it all as building blocks for a new kind of fitness training—designed for people to build profound capability and confidence in their bodies.
A lifelong martial artist and former schoolteacher, Andy’s deeply concerned with autonomy and fitness education. As CEO of GMB Fitness, he’s dedicated to providing an open, accessible culture for both clients and staff to enjoy exploring more of what they’re truly capable of.
After a training accident ended his competitive gymnastics career, Ryan moved to Japan and competed in various martial arts until another injury made him reevaluate his priorities in life.
As Head Coach at GMB Fitness, his mission is to show everyone that you can define your own fitness as a sustainable and enjoyable part of your life.
As a physical therapist, Jarlo discovered how pain and restricted movement prevent so many from getting the most out of the things they enjoy in life.
He cofounded GMB Fitness to make strength and skill more accessible so anyone can learn to move better and enjoy their lives.
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