About Gray Institute®

Gray Institute is the world’s foremost authority on Applied Functional Science®. Gray Institute has helped over 250,000 people accelerate their careers by becoming go-to movement professionals in their area of service. Our unique content is available in our webinars, mobile app, live events, certifications, specializations, GIFT mentorship program, and through other functional products and equipment.

Gray Institute was founded by Dr. Gary Gray and has been serving the needs of movement professionals since 1978.

Gary Gray Speaking in front of a Group

What Is Applied Functional Science®?

Applied Functional Science® (AFS) is the thread running throughout all that Gray Institute® delivers. AFS is based on science—not theory —that strategically leads to the most effective and efficient techniques for individuals. AFS influences and enhances the entire Movement Industry: performance/training and conditioning, prevention, and rehabilitation.

AFS is the convergence of the Physical (the world we live in), Biological (the miracle of the human body), and Behavioral Sciences (the power of the mind and spirit). The Physical Sciences considers and leverages the impact of Environment, Gravity, Ground Reaction Force, Mass, and Momentum. on the human body. The Biological Sciences consider and leverage the impact of Motion, Reaction, Proprioceptors, Muscles, Joints, Task, Specificity, and Mobility/ Stability on the human body. Meanwhile, the Behavioral Sciences consider and leverage the impact of Success, Encouragement, Locus of Control, Empowerment, Relevance, and Significance on the Human body. Together, these sciences form a powerful, scientifically-based, and context-specific approach to treatment that leads to better individualized outcomes.

Our History

Gray Institute® is internationally acclaimed for its innovation, development, mastery, and delivery of Applied Functional Science®. While “function” is common language in the movement industry, Gray Institute® is the authentic source and foremost authority on function. 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 millions, both directly and indirectly. The institute’s mobile app, exercise library, live events, certifications, specializations, mentorship program, online modules, video services, functional products, and equipment have revolutionized the movement industry. Gray Institute is driven by a pursuit of lifelong learning so we may serve as a guide to movement professionals around the world who rely on the truths found in Applied Functional Science. The institute exists to equip both individuals and professionals with information to ultimately enhance the lives of others.