ManTra – Exercise & Fitness Psychology

“Mantra” in Sanskrit stands for sacred, motivating utterances or techniques to train the mind. Our short specialist courses focuses on mental training to improve physical performance.

What Is Performance Psychology?

Exercise psychology is a discipline used to help people assess where they are at with regards to exercise, define an individualized exercise program, help people deal with the barriers and issues that restrict people’s participation in exercise and maximize a person’s enjoyment of exercise.

Performance psychology is a subdivision of psychology that examines psychological factors influencing optimal human performance. It focuses on domains such as sport, business and creative pursuits. Established principles of performance psychology are employed to assist professionals at the top of their game, produce superior results often under pressure of competition, role or spectator expectation. (Courtesy:

We have relied heavily on the techniques used in sports & performance psychology to try and develop a body of techniques that can be used in Exercise and Fitness. We give credit to Amruta Karkhanis Deshmukh for this development process.

Perhaps this is the only personal trainer course any where in the world that has a specific module for Exercise and Fitness Psychology. In 2016, we introduced with the following objectives –

  • Help the fitness professional better understand the mental make-up and personality of the client
  • Enable him / her to apply on clients performance psychology tools like motivation, goal setting, visualization, etc., to optimise mental and physical discipline that together will lead to successful and safe achievement of fitness goals.
  • Help in improving communication skills
  • Introduce fitness professionals to the larger world of sports and performance psychology.

Conducted by GĀYO FITNESS ACADEMY, this short course – Module 2.07 – is part of the Mumbai U – EREPS Level 4 Certificate Course for Personal Fitness Trainers (CCPFT).

This short specialist course is approved by International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) – USA for 10 CEUs.

ManTra is also a popular stand-alone course. You can attend it without enrolling to CCPFT.

Student Eligibility

Student –

  1. Must have passed 10 years of School Education
  2. Must be physically and medically fit
  3. Must have passion for fitness / sport
  4. Physically Challenged persons can apply if they have exposure to fitness / sport
  5. Course delivery is bilingual, however students ought to have working knowledge of English

Knowledge Delivery

Currently ManTra is BEING OFFERED AS BLENDED COURSE – that is, it comprises:

  1. Online WEBINARS (face-to-face) – 4 hours total Mental Retooling in Fitness & Sport – Part 2 by Amruta Deshmukh
  2. GUIDED home study / practice
  4. IN-PERSON (face-to-face) education & training – 8 hours


If you are enrolling to only ManTra specialist course, the fee is ₹2,150* including –

  • Gayo certificate,
  • book


Note: ManTra fee is included in the CCPFT fee. Students enrolled to CCPFT do not pay additionally for ManTra.

Learning Resources

  • eBOOK
  • Teaching: Bi-lingual according to State / Venue


Course End Assessment

  • Theory: 25 MCQs that will cover the Science of Strength Training: Maximum marks: 50
  • Moot Interviews: Maximum marks: 50

Total number of Learning hours

Course duration: Total 50 hours

  • Online face-to-face: 04 hours
  • Home Study & Practice: 38 hours
  • In-person Training: 08 hours

Notice board

ManTra specialist course starts soon! Here are the course dates!


ONLINE: Sep 25 & 26 (2 pm to 4 pm)

OFFINE (in-person): in each of the following cities in October / November (dates subject to COVID) –

  • Ahmedabad
  • Belgavi
  • Bengaluru
  • Chennai
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Kolkata
  • Kozhikode
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • New Delhi
  • Porvorim – Goa
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Siliguri
  • Thrissur
ManTra – Exercise & Fitness Psychology
Rs. 2,150