Education and Certification

Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Sports and Fitness Technologies, Denver Technical College

Certified Exercise Physiologist for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM/EP)

Certified Fitness Trainer for the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (ACSM/NCPAD)

Certified Personal Trainer with the National Strength and Conditioning Association NSCA


Brian is recognized as one of the top experts in the health and fitness industry who knows the difference between quakery and what really works, He has been featured in Esquire magazine, The Rocky Mountain News, Denver Post, Colorado Parenting magazine, He and his client's successes have been featured on CBS national news, KUSA Channel 9News, KCNC News4, as well as other television stations nationwide. Brian has become a trusted voice in an industry where so many claims are not backed by sound science.

 Brian J. Barkley

Owner of Functional Conditioning

Brian has been helping people lose weight, increase strength, improve posture along with adding flexibility for over 16 years. His commitment to fitness started in his twenties when he realized that nobody gets to be twenty something forever. Brian hit the books, earning his degree in Sports and Fitness Technologies from Denver Technical College. Quickly, he worked his way up to Fitness Director at the Cherry Creek Athletic Club. In October of 2001, Brian started Functional Conditioning giving access to quality fitness advice to everyone regardless of income.