Group Fitness Instructor
Want to build a relationship and trust with a large number of clients?
Are you dissatisfied with your current job and are thinking about a new career?
You have a passion for fitness, but you are not sure if it is the right choice for you?
Thanks to our education, you can profile yourself as a fitness trainer. You don’t need previous experience! You will learn everything you need to be a successful group fitness instructor on the course itself. If you are already a trainer, our courses will clarify all ambiguities and improve your existing knowledge.
If you want to learn to create your own choreography, to adapt the training to a different population such as pregnant women, the elderly population, as well as to teach a class to a large group of people offering a diverse, safe and effective experience, this training is the right choice for you!
What do you gain by completing this course?
Internationally recognized certificate Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), an organization with more than 35 years of experience and leadership in the fitness industry. (www.afaa.com). The AFAA certificate is fully accredited by EREPS, as NCCA and represents the gold standard in the certification of group fitness instructors.
How does an online course work?
The advantage of the online course is that you can listen wherever you want and when you want, at a time that suits you.
You have the right to access the course for one year.
The education includes: a digital book, presentations, video presentations, a script with exercises and their modifications, a database of recordings with exercises, examples of ready-made trainings, as well as a final test.
The course is in English, with the fact that under each video presentation you have transcript (also in English) which makes it much easier to understand.
The exam is in the form of a test in which you recognize the correct answers.
What will you learn in the course
Chapter 1: The Group Fitness Industry
Learn about the state of health and fitness today. This understanding will provide insight into why your pursuit of a career in fitness will help you become so influential in improving the lives of others.
Chapter 2: Foundations of Exercise Science
Helping others reach their fitness goals requires the knowledge to analyze the basics of human movement thoroughly. Biomechanics and the interactions of the muscle action spectrum provide you with the language of exercise science and a foundational understanding of the human body.
Chapter 3: The Human Movement System
Armed with the basics of biomechanics, you can now begin to learn the functions of the Human Movement System (also referred to as the kinetic chain). The kinetic chain is comprised of three different, yet intimately interwoven, systems that allow our bodies to move. The knowledge related to these systems and their interactions will help you guide the individuals you work with to move safely and effectively.
Chapter 4: Integrated Fitness
Integrated fitness is the foundation for the successful development of any fitness program, combining multiple types of exercise to help participants achieve their goals. Through the application of the various components of integrated fitness, you can design safer, more effective fitness classes.
Module 5: Teaching Basics
Using the principles of integrated fitness, you may now begin to piece together the five components of a workout for a unified class flow. Through an in-depth exploration of each of the five components (intro, movement prep, the body of the workout, transition, and outro), you can identify the various considerations for the most popular formats, including training intensities and appropriate exercise selection.
Module 6: Teaching Multi-training and Exercise Technique
One precious resource for an aspiring Group Fitness Instructor is a vast inventory of exercises that might be useful across multiple formats. Additionally, instructors should be familiar with the appropriate technique for each exercise they offer, as well as be prepared to offer modifications to accommodate participants’ needs.
Module 7: Class Planning and Preparation
After understanding integrated fitness, the components of a workout, and appropriate exercises across popular formats, instructors can apply their knowledge in the classroom. Thoughtful class planning allows instructors the opportunity to refine the intended outcomes of their classes by selecting elements such as music, equipment, and movement options to best suit their intended goals.
Module 8: Adapting to Class Dynamics
Instructors must do more than simply plan for their classes. They must also be prepared to encounter unexpected variables the day-of. Knowing how to respond to numerous situations, from surprise visitors to medical emergencies, will help you in your efforts to provide a safe and inclusive experience for everyone. Diligent classroom set-up can help avert complications before they begin.
Chapter 9: Communication and Learning
While in-depth knowledge of proper exercise execution and workout design is essential for all Group Fitness Instructors, the test of a genuinely successful instructor lies in connecting with participants through their preferred learning styles and active cueing. Generally speaking, the best way to connect with participants is by providing participant-centered instruction that acknowledges individual needs while still serving the group.
Chapter 10: Inclusive Instruction for Special Populations
Participant-centered instruction requires an understanding of the various levels of conditioning that may affect an individual’s performance in a group workout. By understanding the various considerations and modifications available, you can provide support for every participant without singling them out or sacrificing the quality of a workout.
Chapter 11: Class Engagement and Motivation
Effective instructors do more than offer safe movement experiences. They connect with their participants, which engages and motivates them to continue returning time and time again. By motivating every participant in a way that empowers them to meet their goals, you’ll build value for your participants.
Module 12: Professional and Legal Responsibilities
As with any career, there are legal, ethical, and professional expectations for certified Group Fitness Instructors. Included in these expectations is the need for continued educational and experiential development, as well as methods for self-care to help you sustain and thrive.
Module 13: Nutrition
Achieving optimal health and fitness goes beyond human movement, it also encompasses nutrition. Nutrition is an evolving and quickly changing science. As new research is conducted, new information provides fresh insights that may influence the work you do as a Group Fitness Instructor. This module will provide you the basic nutritional information you will need for discussions with participants, as well as to benefit your health and well-being.
Want a job you can do from home? as part of the AFAA-GFI course, you now receive bonus NASM Fundamentals of Virtual Coaching content for free. You will learn how to coach clients online. You’ll learn everything from setting up equipment, creating digital programs, taking payments and more! The course includes 5 in-depth lessons, 1o short videos and much more.
After the completion of the course, you will take an online final exam from the comfort of your own home, or wherever you prefer to take tests. The test consists of 120 multiple-choice questions The exam is timed and cannot exceed 90 minutes. The exam is timed and cannot exceed 120 minutes
Experiences of our students
"I am very satisfied with the way the course is organized, the order of learning is clear and what is expected from the participants. I also like how different topics are approached, as well as the scope of the course which includes many aspects not only fitness but also human anatomy and movement. Even for someone who encounters this topic for the first time, it is very nicely processed and easy to understand. Although I had experience with group training before this course, now I definitely have more knowledge and self-confidence to continue doing this job. 🙂 "
Frequently asked Questions
The Group Fitness Instructor course is worth 15 AFAA CEU points and 1.5 NASM CEU points.
You need to know English. The course is in English, with a transcript below each video presentation (also in English) that makes it much easier to understand. It will not be a problem for you to follow the lectures if you have studied this language before.
You can start online course whenever you want. You determine the time when you will attend classes depending on your free time. You can access the content from your phone, tablet or desktop, wherever you are.
You will have 1 year from the day of enrollment to access the course content. You will get access to the exam separately from the content and you will also have one year from the day of enrollment to take your final exam. Also, you will have a total of 3 attempts to pass the exam.
The final exam is administered online. It is all multiple-choice questions and can be taken on your personal computer or mobile device, upon completion of the course content. It consists of 100 multiple-choice questions and 90 minutes for completion. You must score a 70% or higher to pass, and you will have 3 attempts.
Don’t worry! You’ll have 3 attempts within one year to pass the final exam. If you do not pass the first time, you can pause, go over the areas you were not sure about again, and then try again. You can also buy additional tests at a price of 249 euros.
The certificate is renewed every two years at a price of 199 euros, or you can pay for lifetime certification after two years at a price of 449 euros.
In order to recertify, you must complete 15 AFAA CEUs (continuing education units) as well as maintain a current CPR and AED certifications (worth 2 AFAA CEUs). You can collect CEU points through various educations, seminars and conferences that are accredited and recognized by AFAA.
You need a total of 15 AFAA CEU points to renew your certification which includes the mandatory first aid certification which carries 2 AFAA CEU points.
The price of education is 399 euros, with the option of paying in three monthly installments.
The training includes NASM digital book, presentations, video presentations, video and script with exercises and their modifications, examples of completed trainings, knowledge tests, exam preparation questions, as well as NCCA accredited exam.
After completing the course, you will receive an internationally recognized certificate!
GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
46.600 RSD (399€)
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