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Performance Breathing® Certification for Equinox
March 13-14 2020 | Equinox | Marina Del Rey
The most comprehensive guide to breathwork in existence. Harness the power of the breath to influence the mind, enhance fitness, control stress & emotional states, and improve health and performance. Understand and master breathwork across a full spectrum of techniques and learn core principles that will reshape the way you look at breathing for every … Continue reading "XPT Performance Breathing® Certification for Equinox"

Advisors, Coaches, Guests:

PJ Nestler

XPT PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR | PJ is a human performance specialist with over a decade of experience preparing top athletes for competition, and a life mission to help athletes and coaches realize their true potential. Over the past 12 years, Coach PJ has trained dozens of athletes from the UFC, NFL, NHL and MLB. In his current role as Director of Performance for XPT, Coach PJ is responsible for researching, developing and teaching educational curriculum's around XPT's Breathe-Move-Recover philosophy. 


  • Belisa Vranich
  • Dr. Andy Galpin
  • Patrick McKeown
  • “XPT delivers top-notch breathing instruction – from Laird’s breath-led meditations and intricate patterns of breath holds to PJ’s spot-on instructions on the mechanics and anatomy, I was in heaven. Whether it’s breathing to control stress or as part of recovery, XPT is cutting edge when it comes to integrating the science and performance of breathing as a key component of being an optimized human.” ~ Dr. Belisa Vranich | BreathingClass Founder and author of “Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve your Mental and Physical Health”
    “The XPT team has world-class understanding and experience in breath work. The methodologies they teach are both highly-effective and innovative. Without question, this is a massively importance piece to the human performance” ~ Dr. Andy Galpin | Director BioChemistry & Molecular Exercise Physiology Lab and advisor to XPT
    “As recent as five years ago, breathing was seldom considered as a performance strategy. Now, it is top of the agenda for many high performance coaches, elite athletes, law enforcement and military personnel. Performance Breathing is a major focus of XPT, encompassing the best techniques from around the world to improve recovery, resilience and performance. Attend XPT and incorporate scientifically based strategies to improve sleep, focus and exercise performance. It’s a game changer!” ~ Patrick McKeown | author of The Oxygen Advantage and advisor to XPT


Breathing Foundations

The science of breath
Breathing assessment & dysfunction
Functional breathing mechanics
Breathing to influence the mind & control emotional states
Managing stress

Performance Breathing ®

Preworkout breathing activation
Maximize performance by shifting out of stressful states during intense exercise
Breathing & bracing to improve mechanics and stabilization

Master breathing mechanics to optimize efficiency
Pre-competition breathing protocols
Enhance recovery by downshifting post workout

This course includes....

->8 hours of pre-recorded lectures and study material
->8 hours of in-person hands-on learning and practical application at Equinox

Additional Resources:
15+ Performance Breathing methods
50+ research studies
Assessment tools
Programming strategies
Guided breathwork sessions
Access to online coaches network

Why you need this course....

Breathing is the foundation of life. How we breathe influences every system and cell in the body and everybody is doing it thousands of times per day. However, many of us never put conscious thought into our breath, and never learn how to do it properly. We end up taking thousands of dysfunctional breaths per day and never even know it. In this online-only course, you will learn why optimal breathing is so important, how to assess functional and dysfunctional breathing in various situations, and how to teach and prescribe dozens of breathing methods designed to enhance your physical and mental health, performance, and longevity.

Frequently Asked Questions.

  •   Who is this course for?
    This course was originally designed for health & fitness professionals to improve the health, performance and longevity of their clients. Doctors, physical therapists, yoga instructors, personal trainers, performance coaches, athletes, military and first responders have all found the material to be extremely practical and able to use immediately.We have also had school teachers, business executives, recreational athletes and people from every background who have found the course easy to understand and game-changing for themselves, their colleagues and family.
  •   Is there a time limit to complete the course?
    You will receive access to the online materials 20 days prior to the start of the in person course. you must complete the online learning before attending the in person practical sessions. If you fail to complete the online modules you will not be admitted to the in-person sessions.
  •   If I’m an XPT Level 1 coach, should I take this course?
    As a Level 1 coach, the majority of this material will be review from what you’ve seen in the Level 1 course. You are welcome to take this course as a review and to pick up some new material and coaching tips, but the bulk of the material you have already seen. (If you were certified between March 2018-October 2018 there is a significant amount of new material and reframed approaches reflected here)
  •   Do I have to be a trainer to take this course?
    You do not need a training or medical background to take this course. While this material was originally designed for fitness and health professionals working with clients, we break down complex scientific topics into easily digestible bits so anybody can understand and benefit from the material. You will have plenty of time to review lectures and take the course at your own pace to ensure you leave with a firm grasp on the information.

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