XPT Performance Breathing Certification

XPT Performance Breathing Certification

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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 situation. 

“Every breath you take is a step towards optimization or dysfunction. You are going to breathe anyway, so why not start there as the foundation for long-term lifestyle optimization?” ~ PJ Nestler | XPT Performance Director


Breathing is the foundation of life. It 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.


“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

This online course includes ~15-18 hours of pre-recorded lectures, study material, and guided practicals that you can take at your own pace. Course  access date ends 2 months from the start date.


XPT Performance Breathing®  FAQ’S

Who is the Performance Breathing course for?

This course was originally designed for health and 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 immediately applicable to their work. However, individuals from all backgrounds, including school teachers, business executives, and recreational athletes, have found the course easy to understand and game-changing for themselves, their colleagues and family.

Do I have to be a trainer to take this course?

You do not need a training or medical background to take this course. Although 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.

How do I start the course?

After purchase (or within 24 hours) you are sent access to the online course, along with a username and password for login. If you did not receive this information, please check your spam folder. If you still cannot find it, please email admin@xptlife.com

How do I access your  XPT Performance Breathing®  Manual?

Once you purchase the certification, you will receive the Performance Breathing Manual within 24 hours.  The manual can only be viewed through our secure transmittable link.  The manual cannot be downloaded to protect XPT copyright and IP.  We encourage you to take notes during your online course and use the manual as reference.  You will have access to it yearly with your renewal.

Is there a time limit to complete the course? Is this course live?

From the date of purchase, you will have 60 days  to complete the course. The estimated duration to complete the material is approximately 15-18 hours, although you can take it at your own pace within the 60-day window. If you need more time, simply request it support@xptlife.com.

What happens to the course content after the course is completed?

Once you complete the certification, you will no longer have access to the course materials, Your additional coach resource materials will be provided in your XPT Coaches Portal.

What is in the coach portal?

After the course is completed you will continue to have access to the coaches portal on the same learning platform which has all of the practical videos, various methods and assessment videos, 75+ research articles, and additional coach guide resources. You will also always have access to the most updated version of the coaches manual, and any continuing education materials posted here in the Coaches Network group.

All of these benefits will continue as long as you keep your certification status/membership current (annual renewal). The only material that can not be accessed after the course are the specific course lectures. Those will not be available when the course is completed. But everything in those lectures can be found in your coaches Breathing manual and the practical videos.

What is my status after I complete the certification?

You have the right to always say you are Certified in XPT Performance Breathing®.

How do I maintain my certified status?

To maintain your breathing certification through XPT, there is an annual membership fee. This provides continued access to the Coach Portal, Coaches Group, and rights of a certified coach, plus free access to the XPT+ App with over 50 breathing routines.

To continue to have access to coach materials after 1 year, you must keep your membership current.

Why does the platform show that I’m only 33% or 66% done even though I’ve completed the course?

The Performance Breathing course is part of a learning plan.  The course itself is one-third of the learning plan.  Even though you are 100% complete with the course, you won’t show 100% done with the learning plan because you have access to the content portal and content forum for the next 12 months.  You have completed your course when you complete the Performance Breathing Certification and receive your grade and certificate.

When / how do I receive my XPT Performance Breathing Coach certificate?

Once you have completed the course, you are granted an accreditation as an XPT Performance Breathing Coach and are provided a certificate which is downloadable in your coach portal immediately following completion.  You can download the certificate by clicking the medal icon next to the course name.

How does it work after completing the course regarding teaching and adding it as another service to my breathwork business?

Your rights as an XPT Breathing Coach allow you to say you are certified, include your certification on any professional documents (resume, website bios, etc.), and apply the methods and principles you’ve learned into your daily practice with your clients, friends, family, or yourself.

If you wish to teach / market XPT Classes here are the rights: XPT Performance Breathing® Coach Certification Renewal (xptlife.com)

Does the XPT Performance Breathing Course have continuing education credits (CEC’s)?

To receive CEC’s through Nasm, Ace, AFFa, you must submit the information each organization requests.


Course Title: XPT: Performance Breathing
Provider Number: 12,198
CEU's 1.6


Course Title: XPT: Performance Breathing
Course Number: CEP196487
Approval Year: 2023
CEC's: 1.1


Course Title: XPT: Performance Breathing
Provider Number: 12,199
CEU's 15

What is the difference between your course and other similar breathing courses?

There are dozens of breathing courses out there, and a few of them are excellent. Our course differs from others out there in a few ways.

  • Many courses are focused on one specific method or dimension of breathing, while XPT Performance Breathing covers the whole spectrum of breathing methodologies
  • Performance Breathing is designed to provide the foundational principles to understand all breathwork practices so coaches can understand the why and not just the how that supports our techniques
  • Performance breathing provides a simplistic breakdown of complex physiology allowing even the most novice user and advanced coaches to comprehend the principles and use the methods
  • Performance breathing has an assess, correct, teach and adapt approach, which provides the tools to scale and adapt breathing methods to every person’s needs instead of trying to fit every individual into a single methodology