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How to help your athletes and fitness clients achieve the results they want
by integrating the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical aspects of training.

I thoroughly and highly recommend this course. Accessing Karsten's vast knowledge and experience in the art of exercise instruction is invaluable.
Jacqueline Zavits, BSc.
CPTN-CPT, Biomed Sc., RPC(c)

The FPM Body-Mind Specialist offers science-based yet extraordinary practical tools to
master the following common scenarios encountered by strength coaches
and personal trainers with their athletes or fitness clients.

  • No specific goal or have a seemingly unrealistic goal.

  • A "hard worker" but shows little or no progress.

  • Various excuses or explanations for why they can’t succeed and tend to back out of challenging sessions.

  • Not fully engaged during the sessions and you are looking for a way to motivate them.

  • You say all the "right things" to him/her during exercise instruction, but s/he does not seem to "get it."

  • S/he seems stubborn and it is difficult to motivate him/her for changes in the training program.

  • You can see that something is wrong with the technique, but you are not sure what to say or do about it.

  • You don’t have a lot of time to create written training programs, yet you want to help your clients achieve the best possible results (faster!).

Photo on left: 

I AM Strong Hybrid, Lifters Gym Koege, Denmark.
Representatives from The University of Copenhagen and The Danish Navy.

We are more like flickering flames than chunks of meat.
Candace H. Perth, Ph.D

Traditional strength and conditioning and fitness training approach the body as, primarily, a biomechanical and biological entity that also requires a good mindset to function optimally. 

The FPM Mind-Body Specialist represents the beginning of a paradigm shift in strength and conditioning and fitness by employing cutting-edge science to understand the body-mind primarily, as energy and consciousness and secondarily, as a biomechanical and biological entity. 

The FPM Mind-Body Specialist consists of two 8-hour days of training that can be attended in any order. (online or live workshops available)

To achieve the status of specialist, an optional multiple choice exam is required to be completed after both days of training are completed.

This interactive and mind-opening day alternates short lectures with written and practical exercises. You will never look at your training in the same way again. 

Walk away from this workshop with the tools to help your athletes or fitness clients: 

  • set motivating and realistic goals using the S.M.A.R.T.R. process.

  • achieve faster results by overcoming excuses with the Excuses Be Gone paradigm.

  • overcome plateaus and experience results faster by aligning thoughts, beliefs and emotions with the characteristics of the Zero Point Field – called the secret force of the Universe.

  • be more engaged and motivated during each session through immediate improvements in strength from the Matter Over Mind Protocol.

  • How to reduce fatigue and improve recovery with clever questioning.

  • 1-page client handout with 7 steps to “Train as if I already am What I desire To Be.”


How to increase motivation, change beliefs and reduce fatigue after a set: 

Download an excerpt from the I AM Strong Manual

This was exactly what I hoped it would be
and I can't wait to start using it!

- Darren Grandel, CPTN-CPT.M, CYS, CPRCS -

Great course, eye opening, interesting
finds and concepts.

- Kam Karimi, CPTN-CPT -

Karsten's vast knowledge is incredible.
 I learned so many things I canapply to
myself, clients and life in general!

- James McKell, CPTN-CPT -

Does it surprise you see The Art of Exercise Instruction in a mind-body program? This new version of the Art of Exercise Instruction redefines the exercise instruction process through the integration of several of mind-body concepts with the ‘classic’ physically based instruction process. 

Walk away from this workshop with the tools to: 

  • Increase the athlete’s and fitness clients motivation for and understanding of each exercise by optimal use of 4 Steps of Exercise Instruction.

  • Teach any exercise faster and be confident and effective in analyzing and correcting any movement error with a unique and systematic 6 Step process.

  • Help the athlete or fitness clients to faster results by correcting movement errors more effectively with 5 major correction movement correction strategies – including mindfulness practices.

  • Help the athlete and fitness client to faster results just by the way that you are observing them with optimal use of the observer effect and somatic coaching principles.

  • And more ...

The best trainers and coaches never stop refining the 4 steps of exercise instruction. Learn more.

Download an excerpt from The Art of Exercise Instruction Manual

The Art Of Exercise Instruction has been the most influential to my success as a coach. It should be required learning for all potential training candidates in any organization.
Joshua Kahn, CPTN-CPT.M
Toronto, ON

How do I become an
FPM Mind Body Specialist?


Attend an interactive virtual class

Leverage the knowledge you already have
through questions and discussions. 

Expand your knowledge through short targeted lectures, feedback and responses to your questions.

Apply new knowledge to assignmnets with current clients and receive feedback in follow up sessions.

See the virtual schedule.

*Don't see the course you want to attend?
Contact us
to schedule your request.


Engage in a hands-on workshop that is 80% practical application. 
Receive immediate feedback on your form, technique and execution of skills.

Are you interested in completing
I AM Strong
or The Art of Exercise Instruction
in a one-on-one or closed group setting?

Contact us to schedule and discuss your specific interests

Can I learn anything from the
FPM Mind Body Specialist? 

 Take this quiz to find out! 

 The questions are pulled from the certificationexam and you will receive your result right away. 

 There is no charge.

MBS free quiz

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All information contained on is intended for use by individuals who are healthy, injury-free adults aged 18 years and older who possess sound knowledge and skill execution of strength training exercises and their application and a thorough understanding of proper exercise technique and their application. We urge you to exercise care and caution when attempting any of the exercises, combinations, tips and strategies mentioned and to seek competent help and counsel from trained medical or fitness experts before beginning any new exercise program, or if you have any questions about your health. and Karsten Jensen are neither responsible nor liable for any harm or injury resulting from use of the information described herein.