What is Foundation Training?

Foundation Training is a movement practice that teaches your body how to properly support itself and move as nature intended. This program is a systematic solution that enables one to reach, achieve, and experience incredible long-term health and wellness.

Who started it? 

FT was developed by chiropractor and movement expert, Dr. Eric Goodman, to heal his chronic back pain and avoid surgery for multiple disc herniations.

How does it work? 

Foundation Training uses a combination of powerful movements, intentional poses, and conscious breathing work to activate the muscles in your posterior chain. When practiced regularly, your pain diminishes, your resistance to injury increases, and your body comes to life.

Your torso, pelvis, and back side strengthen

Your hips reclaim their intended role as the epicenter of movement 

Your spine decompresses and space opens throughout your torso

Your breathing capacity and oxygen levels increase

Your muscles learn to correctly support your structure and posture improves

Your whole body becomes integrated and moves more efficiently

When these things happen, a cascade of healthful changes happen in your body and your life.


Foundation Training targets the source of pain- not just the symptoms- making it a long term solution for health. It brings the whole body, inside and out, into balance allowing you to function at your absolute best.

Why Foundation Training? 

Life in the 21st century all too often means living an extremely sedentary and immobile lifestyle- one that encourages too
much time spent hunched over screens, devices, steering wheels,and desks. Assuming these poor positions throughout the day without adequate muscular strength to resist and push back against gravity can lead to degeneration of our joints, inefficiency of our muscles, and unnecessary pain. Our habits of sitting  and curling forward, combined with the ever constant pull of gravity, cause a compression force on our bodies that is detrimental to every aspect of health. We modern humans must learn to live and move the way our bodies are designed or else we leave ourselves vulnerable to pain, illness, fatigue, and overwhelming general malaise.

Providing an Athletic Platform

For many of the world's top athletes and Olympic super stars, Foundation Training is a crucial part of their fitness. Collegiate and high school teams, coaches, trainers, and athletes of all types and abilities use Foundation Training to build structural strength, heal injuries, improve their game, and increase injury resistance.


Jeff Bridges


"My back doesn't just feel better, it feels strong. That’s a big deal. These exercises let you love with some real confidence."

Matthew McConaughey


"I thought my lower back would be my Achilles' heel forever. Foundation Training took that thought out of the equation. I feel strong and flexible, and my posture is better than it has ever been. This stuff is just plain good for you."

Derek Fisher

NBA All-Star

"I search for the best of the best when not comes to my fitness and conditioning. I have always been in great shape and take pride in maintaining a certain level of fitness, but in the time I have been working with[FoundationTraining] I have reached a new level of endurance, stamina and strength."

Meet our Foundation Training Expert


Dr. Jessica Calderón, DPT