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Build an unstoppable body – in as little as 3 days per week
Build an unstoppable body – in as little as 3 days per week

Persist is the training plan that...

  • Shapes your body with workouts for every schedule
  • Gets you strong and fit as hell
  • Leaves burnout and injuries behind!
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"From 183 lbs and not happy with body comp to 169 and shredded!"
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"With proper nutrition and your workouts I have accomplished a look and a feel that I didn’t think I could get to! I’ll be 61 in December and never felt or looked better."
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"New PR Alert!" (Power Clean - 200#)
Chase C.
Chase C.
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"I’m up ~5 lbs of what must be muscle because pants fit tighter in the quads and shirts fit tighter in the chest. I’ve also noticed an increase in fitness."
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"I'm excited about the progress I've made, and it feels like less effort than the past. I LOVE working out now."

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Follow along to build a resilient body anywhere. Complete workouts include warmup, strength, and conditioning or a finisher.


Build Lean Muscle

Watch your strength and muscle grow! Use the nutrition resources for even faster results.

Is Your Fitness Stuck?

Are you doing lots of cardio, but not seeing a sculpted look?

Do high intensity workouts zap your energy – without real results?

Are you working hard enough to build muscle – without getting hurt?

To build a body that looks and feels younger every day, you need:

  • Enough reps and sets of each area…
  • Working hard enough to see change…
  • But NOT so hard you get hurt…
  • Without wasting your time on moves that won’t work (or will bore you to tears).

Designed By An Expert

Marcus Filly founded Functional Bodybuilding in 2017 after appearing 6x at the CrossFit Games. Looking for a way to heal nagging injuries and recover motivation, he combined classic bodybuilding methods with the fun of functional fitness.

Marcus has over 20 years experience as a professional athlete and coach, and has helped tens of thousands of athletes look good and move well.

Persist Includes...

🖐️ 5 Training Tracks – You’ll never get fit if you’re bored to tears. Persist combines the structure to get results with variety and fun. Never repeat the same workout twice

🏋️ Specialty Workshops – Including our new OLY BUILDING program combining bodybuilding with Olympic lifting

🧘  Built-in Mobility – Don’t let injury slow down your gains. Persist’s mobility routines keep nagging pains away, without taking tons of time.

👌  Personal Form Feedback – Get results faster when you hit perfect positions. Upload videos and get pointers from a real coach.

🗓️  Flexible Schedule – Follow daily programming 3, 4, or 5 days per week, plus optional recovery days. Or use the workout calendar to train whenever you like. You’ll find options for short and long workouts. 

✈️  Train Anywhere – Persist includes equipment options to build your body in conventional gyms, functional fitness facilities, home or hotel gyms, or with no equipment at all. Never miss a chance to get fitter because you can’t get to the gym.

A PUMP that shapes my body

When Friends Say "WOW!"

"I've had 5 different people come up to me and say, 'Wow, looks like you've been hitting the gym."

Scott Henniger

"Just podiumed a local comp. I feel lighter but I feel strong as hell." 

Matt Neid

"I'm a firefighter and having the options to access a variety of workouts/equipment is exactly what I need."

Zach Stover

"It's changed my life. I've never been able to train so consistently with zero injury and with these kinds of results."


"It blends a lot of principles I use with my physical therapy patients. My body is feeling great as I am getting stronger."

Kevin Lapham

Is Persist For You?

We asked thousands of people just like you what gives them confidence, and they said:

  • Liking how they look
  • Freedom from injuries
  • Feeling strong, powerful, and athletic in sport and life
  • Making progress week after week

So why are so many workout programs delivering…

  • “No Pain No Gain” intensity that beats you up and burns you out
  • No way to know if you’re pushing hard enough to make progress
  • Random workouts that only give random results?

Persist is perfect for:

  • Gym goers bored of body part splits
  • CrossFit junkies burned out on intensity
  • Home gym heroes with a few pieces of equipment
  • Endurance athletes who also want to get a pump
  • Desk jockies who want to finally get a pull-up
  • Anyone who wants to look good and move well!

“I am so stoked. My strength is by far the best it’s ever been. Not to mention my body is nimble and flexible and SOUND. Let’s go!!!!!! Functional fitness – this is it.” – Alison

“Persist gave me tools/habits/confidence. In one year I’m down 12 lbs and 4% bf. Progress has been slow (on purpose) but permanent.” – Quinn

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  • Bonus Ebooks + Nutrition
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  • Bonus Ebooks + Nutrition
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Persist Bonuses

Build muscle and aerobic fitness in even more ways with:

  • PUMP 40 – Muscle building workouts that take 40 minutes. Use the 8-week build or choose a workout any time. (Also available as a workshop in the app.)
  • AEROBIC 40 – The fun cardio companion to PUMP 40 – or use these 40-minute aerobic workouts on their own.
  • CARDIO 30/30 – If you love a quicker cardio workout, these 30-minute sessions build your aerobic engine in less time.
  • PRACTICAL PROTEIN – Build muscle and lose fat faster when you dial in your protein. Recipes, pantry guides, and practical tips for eating protein on the road!

Get all 4 Ebooks ($156 Value) with 94 workouts plus practical protein recipes as your gift with any Persist subscription! Simply sign up for the program and they’ll be delivered in email and the app.


Persist includes 5 tracks plus optional workshops and bonus Ebooks:

  • PUMP LIFT – build muscle with machine options (no conditioning)
  • PUMP CONDITION – build muscle with conditioning
  • PERFORM – build muscle with a functional fitness feel, including Olympic lifting and gymnastics
  • PILLARS – build muscle fewer days per week in shorter sessions
  • MINIMALIST – build muscle with dumbbells and a pull-up bar

You’ll also find 3 day full body versions of PUMP in the Workshops section. There are so many ways to build muscle, you’ll never get bored. Take our track quiz to find your perfect starting place, and explore as much as you like. Athlete support is always happy to make a recommendation for your next move.

Within Persist, you can train on your schedule with a variety of options:

  • 5 Days: The Perform, Pump Lift, and Pump Condition tracks are 5 days per week, plus optional active recovery.
  • 4 Days: Pillars and Minimalist
  • 3 Days: Pump Lift and Pump Condition also have full body split versions that are 3 days per week

You can also access past workouts on the calendar for even more flexibility to follow workouts at your own pace.

60 minutes or less for PILLARS or MINIMALIST, 60-75 minutes typically for PERFORM or PUMP. Each workout includes Short on Time notes if you need to get it in quicker. Persist also comes with the PUMP 40 E-book for 40-minute muscle-building sessions.

MINIMALIST uses dumbbells, a bench/box, and pull-up bar, or see the bodyweight-only workshop for alternatives. The other tracks use free weights such as barbells/plates, DBs, KBs, etc. and a rower, bike, or similar alternative. Substitution info is provided. PUMP LIFT also includes machine options found at conventional gyms.

Athletes who get the most out of Persist are comfortable following a written workout along with demo videos, and ask questions if they’re not sure. You’ll find a mix of muscle-building techniques like tempo, supersets, drop sets, etc. Detailed coach notes are provided, and athlete support is here to help! Persist also includes an on-ramp workshop (FBB 101) to introduce you to this style of training.

Cancel or switch plans any time through the My Account section of our website with zero hassle! After cancellation, your account will remain active until the day before your next billing date – no further action required.

Injuries suck – so we try to keep them away through thoughtful movement selection. Many participants have healed nagging injuries by using the warmups, cooldowns, and recovery flows designed by our in-house Physical Therapist. Additional mobility videos are also included in Persist’s video library. And athlete support can answer any questions that might come up.

Persist updates training weekly, so there’s always a new way to build muscle. If you miss a workout, you can skip it to stay with the group, or use the calendar feature to go back to it any time.

Of course! Functional Bodybuilding welcomes participants of all genders. We also have many couples in our community. Refer a friend to include your special someone and get a discount for both of you!

Marcus Filly founded Functional Bodybuilding in 2017 after competing in the CrossFit Games 6 times. He writes all the workouts drawing on his vast experience as an athlete, gym owner, and coach for 20+ years. Dr. Adam Fetter, DPT, assists with mobility work to keep your body humming.

Access Persist from any device using the Atom training platform. You won’t find Atom on the app store – you’ll get a link to access Persist immediately after signup, and you can then save Atom to your home screen for one-tap access to training.

Yes! In addition to Atom, you’ll receive a weekly pdf of training if you need to work out away from online access, or prefer not to have your phone with you.

Persist includes a bonus Nutrition Resource Library to teach you sustainable ways to fuel your training. No fad diets – our approach works with any eating style and is based on quantity, quality, and protein. You’ll also receive the Practical Protein Ebook for recipes and tips for getting more of the most important macro.

Join the Functional Bodybuilding Facebook group to chat with tens of thousands of fellow athletes in our active, moderated community. And post your scores in Atom to the Community Board for some friendly competition.

Persist will never leave you hanging. Use the chat bubble on this page to reach customer service any time. Within Atom, use the chat bubble to reach athlete support for any and all training questions, or just to get a high five! We usually respond within 24 hours, if not much sooner.

More questions? Use the chat bubble on this page to get in touch or search our article help library.

More Reviews

“Almost 7 weeks in the Pillars track. 9 pounds down. Going great with body recomp. This track was exactly what I needed. Giving me time for work, family, and other activities, not leaving me exhausted, and seeing results.” – Andres

“I have been following Persist for some time now. I’m showing results…Friends are beginning to ask me what I’ve been doing.” – Seth

“I started Pump while recovering from a knee injury. The most recent cycle I moved over to Perform and am SO thrilled to see the muscle stability and strength gained while doing Pump.” – Megan

You’ve got one of the best (depending on training goals, THE best) online training programs in existence. I love finding new stuff to do at 32 years old. I just feel Great. Just one more glowing review to add to the thousands already out there.” – Richard

“I haven’t done any CrossFit workouts for a year and a half, but have been following the Pillars track…Although toes to bar and cleans never show up there, it got me strong and fit to tackle 23.1 and I am pretty happy with my score!” – Gesa

I seriously have more progress after 2 months following PUMP than I had the last year and a half of ‘just doing something’ at the gym. Thank you for making me fall in love with the gym again.” – Dietert

“I’m 40 in a few months & I’ve been looking for a programme that incorporates elements of CrossFit that I have loved over the years…it’s just suiting me perfectly. I was picking up too many injuries & started to get a bit discouraged. The variety of exercise is great thanks again mate.” – Chris

“I’ve been doing the bro splits for a long time and at the start of the year I joined a CrossFit box instead. I enjoy parts of it but feel I’m under balanced in my physique. Functional Bodybuilding is exactly what I’ve been looking for.” – Andy

“A big thank you. Started doing your Persist program and it’s sparked the fire in me again. I’m developing a better relationship with myself because of it.” – Sioned

“I love CF but the lifestyle and body feel I get from Persist is so much better and I’m not crushed all the time. But it was fun to see that I could still tie one on when needed like I used to love doing. Cheers!” – Alex

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