About Gray Institute®

Gray Institute is  the world’s foremost authority of Applied Functional Science®. This information and education is delivered in a variety of formats, including the institute’s video library, exercise library, live events, certifications, mentorship program, online modules, DVDs, and other functional products and equipment. Gray Institute exists to influence the lives of others through movement. Whether you are a movement practitioner or consumer, you will be able to take your knowledge to the next level with Gray Institute! 

Gary Gray Speaking in front of a Group

What Is Applied Functional Science®?

Applied Functional Science (AFS) is the common thread to all that Gray Institute delivers. AFS is based on scientific truth – not theory – that strategically links to the most effective and efficient techniques for the individual. AFS influences and enhances the entire Movement Industry – performance/training and conditioning, prevention, and rehabilitation.

AFS is the convergence of sciences that allows for purposeful movement. The convergence of Physical Sciences (the world we live in), Biological Sciences (the miracle of the human body), and Behavioral Sciences (the power of the mind and spirit) is the DNA of AFS. For the Physical Sciences, the truths of Environment, Gravity, Ground Reaction Force, Mass, and Momentum are considered and leveraged. For the Biological Sciences, the truths of Motion, Reaction, Proprioceptors, Muscles, Joints, Task, Specificity, and Mobility/Stability are considered and leveraged. For the Behavioral Sciences, the truths of Success, Encouragement, Locus of Control, Empowerment, Relevance, and Significance are considered and leveraged.

Our History

Gray Institute is internationally acclaimed for its innovation, development, mastery, and delivery of Applied Functional Science®. While many others and other organizations teach “function,” Gray Institute is both the authentic source and foremost authority.

Gray Institute originated with Gary Gray, referred to as the “father of function.” Gary’s ability to understand Human Biomechanics and look at the body as a Chain Reaction® launched a second-to-none institute known as Gray Institute.

Gray Institute has influenced the lives of thousands, both directly and indirectly. The institute’s video library, exercise library, live events, certifications, mentorship program, online modules, DVDs, and other functional products and equipment have revolutionized the Movement Industry. Gray Institute has prided itself on constantly learning more, applying more, and upping its standard of delivering information to the masses. The institute exists to equip both individuals and professionals with information to ultimately enhance the lives of others.