If you want to drastically improve what your body can do, there is no more direct or efficient route than working with a professional trainer.
Unlike a lot of groups out there, we’re extremely selective about the people we certify to teach GMB, so you can be confident that the GMB Trainers listed below have the skills and experience guide your training for better health and performance.
Our Certified Trainers
Junior Vassiliou, Lead GMB Trainer
Junior heads up GMB Australia from his gym, Progressive Strength, in Brisbane. In addition to teaching regular GMB classes on-site, he organizes workshops and seminars around Australia and assists with the curriculum for GMB group classes.
Kirsty Grosart, Lead GMB Trainer
A level 2 gymnastics coach and an Agatsu level 2 instructor, Kirsty teaches individuals and small group classes focussing on bodyweight skills, movement and mobility. She loves helping people develop strength and flexibility at the same time as learning cool moves and tricks.
Garage Gym Girl
Chris McMahon, Lead GMB Trainer
Chris is a NSCF-CPT based out of New York. He is a big fan of movement and playing. Yes, “working out” is very important too, but it should be fun. He can be found climbing, balancing on his hands, or crawling around most days.
Henrik has a training background in different martial arts and weightlifting (Certified Eleiko Strength Coach Level 3) and an educational background in Health Education and Lean Production. He loves seeing people progress in their training, exploring and expanding their movement capabilities to create a deeper understanding of how their bodies can move to solve the “movement puzzle” necessary to progress.
Verity works as a knitwear designer, but movement is her real passion. Her main focus is on developing body awareness – understanding where the body is in relation to the space around it. She takes a creative approach to movement and likes to see how far something can be varied and progressed.
Life Made Stronger
For the last 10 years most people would call me a strength coach or personal trainer. My goal is to evolve into a teacher. I love working with anyone possessing a high level of intrinsic motivation to become a better human. My only rule is: you have to make progress toward your goals. If you’re making progress, keep cruising. If you’re not, try another way.
Apart from over being a Personal Trainer, Rose has been involved in Circus Arts since 2004, mostly focusing on acrobatics, handstands and trapeze. She co-owns The Radical Movement Factory, a circus training facility in Santa Cruz, CA. Rose loves the community that can be created through movement. She loves watching her students and clients discover their strength and confidence through handstands and body weight training.
Radical Movement Factory
As someone who grew up uncoordinated and frankly, a bit of a wimp, Caleb’s hobbies now include choking people out in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and riding large waves in the Pacific Ocean. He is passionate about becoming a better coach and furthering his knowledge about the human body.
When Mike started using kettlebells and just his bodyweight to train, he started having way more fun with exercise. He discovered he was building strength he could use anytime and anywhere, not just at the gym. He also began to move better. As he kept training and learning, he naturally found GMB! Mike loves to help his students get stronger, healthier, and discover the fun in exercise. He co-owns a kettlebell and bodyweight based gym and has been in the fitness industry since 2009.
Dan is a movement coach in Victoria, BC. His natural curiosity and love of movement has led him to study many forms of physical practice. From yoga to martial arts, weightlifting and circus arts, Dan’s pursuit of self exploration and pushing the body’s limits is what really brings him alive and what he is most excited to share with others.
I grew up really active – ran track in high school and started martial arts in college. I got my degree in Cognitive Science, and right away I was fascinated with the brain. Mix that with my passion for movement and fitness, and I knew I was on to something. I’m a certified personal trainer with NASM, certified Health Coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, a certified sports and exercise nutritionist with Precision Nutrition, and a master practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming. I’ve dedicated my life to learning as much as I can about the mind and body connection, and helping people live life to their fullest potential.
Jeff’s personal interest in health, nutrition, and fitness led him to pursue and achieve a bachelor’s of science degree in Health and Human Performance. He has competed in and coached both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. The perseverance and creativity learned in those arts drives him to be a better student and coach. Jeff is dedicated to helping people move better, with safety and control. He believes that our bodies are capable of so much more than what we ask of them and loves helping people discover the joy and freedom of movement that comes with this realization.
Tomislav is 45 year old, with almost 25 years in fitness industry. He has a PhD in kinesiology, and is the creator and founder of the Hard Body Workout training system. He is the owner of Dream Gym in Zagreb, Croatia. His goal is to play and explore movement, to connect body and mind, and to spread GMB training and life philosophy.
Hard Body Training System
Nathan had done a mix of sports growing up such as rugby, karate and boxing. In his late teens he found his love for martial arts again and started training and competing in MMA, BJJ as well as Dog Brother Martial Arts which he also began teaching. This led him to want to be able to move better and be stronger for doing these. After trying a wide range of training types this led to GMB and he fell in love with movement training. While he still does a variety of strength training and continues to learn, it is GMB that gave him the tools how to use his body and build strength. His love of training and teaching martial arts led him to become a personal trainer and use bodyweight training to help others move better and be more comfortable in their own bodies.
Andy is 45 years old and lives on the far southern outskirts of Sydney with his wife and two children. Despite being an IT professional by trade, Andy has a passion for learning about how the human body works and how to make it work even better through exercise and nutrition and constantly adding to that knowledge. More importantly, he wants to use what he learns to help others get the most out of their own bodies. He loves all things outdoors but especially mountain biking, bush walking and skiing. He’s an avid martial artist currently studying Hapkido, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Tae Kwon Do. Andy also has experience with regular weight lifting, kettlebells, DVRT (sandbags) and various other training modalities. However, his love of movement and quest for strength and flexibility drew him to GMB where the programs and overall philosophy of GMB resonated with his own beliefs.
Graham is a yoga teacher, gymnastics and movement coach. With 17 years experience working in the health and fitness industry Graham has a deep understanding of movement patterns. He combines knowledge of gymnastics style training with yoga to use bodyweight movements for an overall holistic approach to exercise that includes breath-work, rehabilitation, flexibility and mindful movement practice. Graham specialises in running popular yoga classes, movement events, workshops and gymnastic rings courses within his yoga studio.
Live Love Yoga
The work that Nick does is functional and inspired by human movement. He emphasizes the cultivation and the practice of grace, and encourages his clients to reach beyond where they may be comfortable, abandoning workout intensity for focused motor control, mobility for flexibility. Nick draws from over 10 years experience in the fitness industry as well as his extensive background in postmodern performance, to create a multi-modal curriculum that leaves no stone unturned.
He encourages the importance of creativity and discovery in developing a movement practice that is adaptable, sustainable, and above all, Fun. This is where he works with clients to begin to cultivate the essence and the practice of grace.
Grace In Movement
In addition to being a GMB Trainer, Jeannie is a Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist™, a Life Coach, and a Kitchen Ninja. With her love for movement, intense curiosity and commitment to learning, Jeannie brings years of knowledge and experience to helping people be better at everything they do.
She understands how important physical autonomy is in allowing people to excel, and is committed to helping people build happier, healthier lives. When Jeannie’s not coaching or playing with movement you’ll find her outside taking pictures, heating things up in the kitchen, or sketching recipes.
Jon started out in the martial arts and traversed his way through different fitness and active mediums until he found Movement and the search for Physical Autonomy with GMB. Human Performance, adaptability, and helping people find their passions is what drives him to continue doing what he does!
Hyper Monkey Fit
Ezequiel Martinez Vazquez
Ezequiel’s first contact with fitness was through martial arts. Doing Karate as a child and Fencing in his teens, he settled for Filipino Martial Arts, with a dash of occasional BJJ. Bodyweight training is his favourite tool for physical training, especially if parallettes are involved! He is passionate about teaching movement and improving people’s relationships with their bodies in a holistic way.
With over 20 years gym experience and 15 years coaching experience, this ‘wanna be Ninja’ from Ireland has more tools than a top end Swiss Army knife. Neil is currently on a gymrat to gymnast journey and likes to compliment his GMB training with everything from BJJ and gymnastics to parkour and power lifts.
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Nuno has been training for about 4 years, primarily with basic bodyweight and calisthenics, along with some Kettlebell practice. Nuno loves hanging on the rings and being upside down on his hands. He is constantly exploring more and more body movement in order to understand and respect his own body. He loves to teach people who want to learn how to be a ‘child’ again.
Jenn has been a personal trainer since 2001, and owns a personal training studio in Carmel, CA. When she isn’t helping people realize their physical potential, she can be found playing outside, working on her handstands, or reading. She believes practice makes progress, and cares deeply about helping people connect to exercise in a mindful, playful way.
Be Well Personal Training
Maarten played a lot of sports in his teens/twenties/thirties (mainly basketball!) and was always interested in the human body. He eventually became a physical therapist.
A couple of years ago he found strength training for skill not for the looks. That was a big eye opener and now he’s is constantly learning, training and teaching how people can get more control over their bodies so they can enjoy life even more!
Gayle’s passion is coaching people how to move better while getting stronger and loves to find that spark in everybody when they achieve things they never thought possible. She believes that it’s essential to play. Her way of teaching ensures that you’ll reconnect with your body and mind to make the best progress for everything you want to achieve in life. Gayle is the head of GMB UK.
Mercedes is a climber and strength coach based out of the Seattle Bouldering Project. She specializes in online training programs and teaching group movement classes.
Ammar’s background is in martial arts, gymnastics, calisthenics, bar bell, and kettle bell strength training. He has been obsessed with movement and training and loves teaching and sharing his knowledge. He offers adults and kids classes and strives to keep his trainings practical and simple for his clients.
Garrett is an explorer at heart. His love of movement has been growing since his first breath but really began to evolve in 2004 when he discovered kettlebells and bodyweight strength training through the martial arts community. Today, Garrett believes that reconnecting to the natural world is crucial to truly thriving on this planet and is passionate about helping others reclaim their personal sovereignty through developing higher levels of self-awareness and physical autonomy.
Daniel was one of the original GMB clients and the first graduate of our rigorous Trainer Apprenticeship. He loves teaching workshops around the country and has a passion for practicing and teaching handstands and other types of mindful movement. His goal is to teach people how they can move better today than they did yesterday and have great time doing it.
Dynamic Movement Solutions
At 65 years old, Stephen brings vast experience and knowledge with regard to fitness, overcoming injuries, nutrition and health. Rather than ‘working out’, his emphasis is to explore mindful movement in ways that are safe, creative, fun and sustainable. He knows that a person of any age can get stronger, improve flexibility and move with greater ease and agility. Professionally, for over 30 years, he has provided chiropractic care in his family practice.
Millis Family Chiropractic
Wendy lives in a rugged area in Washington state which is a wonderful playground for every kind of outdoor activity a person can imagine. She has a degree in kinesiology, with an emphasis on wellness, which she uses in her job as fitness coordinator for the Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho. She loves sharing GMB with the fitness center – playing, laughing, and moving.
You are how you move and your current state of function creates your personal reality. Mike has been a Movement Coach since 1998 and helps folks redefine their personal reality by upgrading their functionality. He specializes in identifying the mobility prerequisites for the movement skills that foster physical autonomy.
I am a very active person that used to compete in sports at professional level, and I’m still trying to get the competition way of thinking out of my head. Then again, I want to keep some of it. Before GMB, I was a team handball player and trainer, certified in Olympic weight training, have done a couple of ultra-marathon running (55km) and consider myself a specialist in making interval training programs. My latest and greatest venture is yoga flow, for which I’m going for the instructor diploma. I love training with the GMB method every day when I exercise. Other things that I do to keep me and my family happy include skiing, hiking, playing with my 4 kids, learning new skills, training my mind, and keeping smiling.
Edith Maria is an experienced movement teacher, and for the past 10 years she’s taught and passed on her passion for movement in both classes, personal training, workshops and courses. Edith Maria currently works as a movement teacher, both within Dance, Gymnastics, Yoga, Pilates and Myofascial-training. She’s a certified Yoga and Pilates instructor, Rhythmical Gymnastics instructor, and recently she graduated as a movement Pedagogue/Therapist from a well-known movement institute (Gotvedinstituttet) in Copenhagen. She has a mixed training background both in Dance, Rhythmical Gymnastics, Pilates and Yoga, but her main focus has been Contemporary Dance, which she was about to pursue as a professional career, but discovered teaching was her real passion.
Edith Maria has an insatiable desire to constantly learn more, and she takes every opportunity to further educate herself with new courses and educations. Edith Maria loves to explore and challenge her own body’s potential, which in her own opinion, is essential to be able to convey bodily experiences to her clients.
JJ Thomas is a physical therapist and owns a private physical therapy practice in the Philadelphia, PA region. She is also an educator, and teaches advanced physical therapy techniques to colleagues throughout the country. As a physical therapist, JJ applies movement principles to the body as a whole unit, not just as a sum of its parts. This allows her patients to achieve optimal musculoskeletal health and recovery, and it is actually this approach that led her to The GMB Method. JJ finds that integrating the philosophies of The GMB approach into patient’s treatments helps facilitate faster recovery and greater resilience for her patients. As a GMB Trainer, JJ teaches classes that use these principles on the front end. This helps *prevent *injury and breakdown from happening in the first place, and builds foundations that foster the physical autonomy and intrinsic strength needed for peak performance, whether her clients are in a competitive sport or just tackling everyday life challenges.
Primal Physical Therapy
Luke enjoys nothing more than being a professional trainer. As a former strength & conditioning trainer of US Special Forces; he holds a SFG Level I Kettlebell certification, FMS Level II Correctives cert, GMB Trainer cert, and is currently in training for his 200 hour RYT (Yoga). He’s off his rocker, emphasizes low ego, a holistic approach to fitness, and having as much fun as humanly possible during the process of getting stronger.
I have been teaching and personal training for the past 25 years. As an instructor of fitness classes teaching boxing, kickboxing, boot camp, Tabata, progressive calisthenics, and body awareness. My goal is to continue to learn and teach to bring about dynamic and effective training to my clientele.
Eduardo is a personal trainer based in Chicago in the West Loop! Growing up an athlete and wrestling at the collegiate level, Eduardo has been exposed to many different styles of training. With a passion in kettlebell and bodyweight training, Eduardo’s mission is to help people reach optimal health and fitness levels so that they can present themselves in a way that inspires, impresses, and reflects a strong lifestyle. Always looking for a challenge, he now participates in indoor rock climbing and obstacle course racing.
Leon has enjoyed a life full of physical challenges from playing baseball to MMA and CrossFit. He has been involved with coaching and training for the past 15+ years, since earning his B.S. in Kinesiology. He has owned and operated his gym, Tacoma Strength for the past 6 years. Becoming a GMB trainer was part of the next evolution in the way Leon thinks about training, moving and being a better human being.
Stacey is a certified GMB Focused Flexibility Specialist and GMB Trainer. Stacey likes playing, mindful movement, bodyweight skills, mobility, and being able to do whatever random adventurous thing she desires. She loves helping people move beyond limitations to rediscover the fun and joy of physical activity. She trains for fun and function.
GMB Trainers Surpass Industry Standard
Most fitness systems hand out certifications like candy.
All you need is a free weekend and a couple thousand dollars, and you too can be a fitness expert – Wow!
We decided not to go down that path. Instead, we set out to improve on the certification process in the most fundamental way by replacing the “certification seminar” with a minimum of three months of apprenticeship.
It’s a much more time-consuming process for us and for our trainer candidates, but the result is that we can recommend the individuals on this page with pride.
If you’d like to join us, click below for all the details: