If your clients can’t move pain-free, THEY WON’T WANT TO TRAIN.






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Mobility has been a hot topic for years, and for good reason: the majority of clients want to improve their flexibility, move more comfortably for hobbies and day-to-day living, recover better from their training and reduce the risk of injuries. As a Pain-Free Mobility Specialist, you’ll learn how to assess clients efficiently, implement customized warm ups, coach around common pain points and incorporate the most effective mobility methods INTO workouts instead of just working on mobility alone.


When you choose the Pain-Free Mobility Certification, you’ll get access to:

  • Evidence-based content presented in a systematic and easy-to-apply format
  • Cutting edge digital learning on our exclusive platform that supports multiple learning styles AND allows you to ask questions and get support from the instructor team
  • Additional resources like downloadable templates, sample programs, direct-to-training blueprints and a complete exercise library

The Pain-Free Mobility Certification is pre-approved for:

  • NASM 1.6
  • ACE 1.6
  • ISSA 12
  • Canfitpro 4
  • NSCA (self-submission accepted)
  • Many other certifications (our team will provide whatever info you need to submit)


    After completion of the course, you’ll take a short online exam from home of 30 questions. The exam is not timed and you can use your notes. To pass, you need a score of 80% or higher. You have multiple attempts to pass. And once you’ve passed the exam, you’ll be able to immediately download your certificate.

  • Dr John Rusin – the founder of the Pain-Free Performance Specialist Certification. John is a DPT with many years of experience with elite and professional athletes in all 8 of the major US sports leagues as well as Olympic athletes, pro bodybuilders and powerlifters. He is also a prolific writer for publications like the NSCA journals, Men’s Fitness, T-Nation, Bodybuilding.com and Muscle & Strength.
  • Clifton Harski – PPSC COO and 10 year Master Instructor for Animal Flow and various Kettlebell certifications. Clif’s background in training is rooted in gen pop training and group fitness including many years leading the Fitwall studio brand. He is also the Head Coach for the Functional Kettlebell Training program which blends strength training, bodyweight movement, mobility and athleticism. 
  • Logan Dube – PPSC’s Director of Education and the Head Coach for our Coaching & Mentorship programs. Logan has been a full-time fitness educator for 8 years teaching programs like CPT, CES, TRX, Kettlebell, TP Therapy, Therapeutic Fascial Mobility and Bulgarian Bag. Prior to that, Logan worked for over a decade as a personal trainer, fitness instructor and yoga teacher.

Section 1 Flexibility vs Mobility

The principal framework of PPSC is to get strong. Too many people think and train as if mobility and strength are opposites. This section highlights the difference between flexibility and mobility, highlights important mobility considerations and lays out how we assess, improve, maintain, modify and create nuance with Pain-Free Mobility for all clients, all goals and all levels. 

Section 2 Baseline Assessment

Not all movement limitations stem from a lack of mobility. Participants will learn this important tool that allows trainers to assess within scope of practice and program specific to the ranges needed to train safely and effectively.

Section 3 Soft Tissue Work

Proper application of soft tissue includes understanding pattern overload, the cumulative injury cycle, local vs global restriction and the different techniques that can be applied in pre, post and beyond training with tools like the foam rollers, trigger point balls, and vibration & percussive devices.

Section 4 Stretching Techniques

In this section we discuss and demonstrate the different types of stretching: static & dynamic – active, passive, PNF, isometrics, banded, assisted, ballistic and resisted/loaded. Participants will identify the massive opportunities to program and coach up mobility across the training session by incorporating some of the techniques into exercises you are already programming.

Section 5 Mobility-Based Corrective

Soft tissue and stretching along is minimally effective. But pairing up corrective exercises that explore ROM, increase motor control and improve movement patterning can make a huge difference. In this section participants will learn how to regress & progressive important correctives as well as how to modify around common pain points like knee, wrist, hip and low back pain, lack of mobility and body size/shape accommodations.

Section 6 Intra-Session Methods

We use these methods the most and yet they are chronically underused in the industry as a whole. Set yourself apart by learning about and implementing things like tempo manipulation, proper superset sequencing, long range variations and smarter recovery modalities.


Section 7 Myofascial Meridians

Level up your understanding of movement and the fascial system by learning about the 12 meridians (also known as anatomy trains.) This can be very useful knowledge for understanding and providing solutions for common aches, pains, postural issues and movement limitations.

Section 8 Unconventional Modalities

In this section we discuss biomechanics, tensegrity and myofascial fitness. This advanced look at mobility training creates opportunities for long-term client retention and high-performance training via tools like KBs, Bulgarian Bags, steel mace, Indian clubs, full body movement, stretch-based movement and sport, dance, martial arts, etc.

Section 9 Programming

Bring it all together in this final section and build your confidence working with clients of all levels and goals across the entire lifespan.

PPSC is the ground-breaking training system adopted by top brands and top trainers all over the world to elevate their training, increase results and put their client’s health first. Where other mobility certs either address cool moves for people who are already flexible or offer “only stretch” type systems, the Pain-Free Mobility Certification delivers a framework to assess, program, coach and modify traditional mobility techniques AND ways to incorporate mobility-focused training methods during the workout that will improve mobility for clients of all levels and goals. This ends up being a much more practical approach for personal trainers who are typically working with clients 1-3 times per week.

There are about 12 hours of curriculum content plus additional resources that will help you implement what you’ve learned immediately. While you can choose your pace of learning, trainers typically complete the course in 1-4 weeks.

You can watch these lessons on your own time.

Plus you’ll have access in a learning portal to ask the instructors questions.

Yes! Even if you commit to watching just 1 hour of video a week, you’ll complete this course in approx 3 months. And during this time, you’ll be able to implement the things you’re learning right away so your clients will notice a difference and you’ll deliver better results immediately.

After you’ve watched the content videos, you’ll be able to take the short exam. It’s online, can be done from home whenever you want (it’s NOT proctored) and you’ll have just 30 multiple choice questions to complete with no time limit. You need 80% or higher to pass and you have a few attempts to do this. We have never had a trainer not pass the exam!

No. Once completed, you will maintain this credential for life. AND you’ll be able to access any updated content or future resources that are provided inside the exclusive and private education platform.