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Group Fitness and Personal Training (AFAA/NASM)
This 10 week Group Fitness and/or 10 week Personal Training Certification will provide you national certifications through AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America). This program is designed to teach you the skills you need to successfully enter these professions on a full-time or part-time basis. We will help you to change the lives of others while you make money doing what you love.
As a Group Fitness Instructor, you will be able to effectively lead any type of group exercise program. This program, which also includes CPR and First Aid certifications, is the first level of certification you will need order to start your new career. You can work in any type of fitness facility including: Assisted living and colleges, even working with children or working with kids involved with sports. Some types of group fitness include: Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, boot camp, interval training, step aerobics, water aerobics, Spinning, and more. As a Personal Trainer, you n choose to work independently with clients for yourself or choose to work at a fitness facility where they provide you the clientele. If you are looking to change one life at a time and work closely with a client, this is a great career. Most group exercise instructors are also personal trainers and do a little bit of both to supplement their income.
Some of the skills you will need include: Excellent communication skills, creativity, knowledge of nutrition and fitness do’s and don’ts which are taught in programs like ours. This is a career that is constantly changing, so continued education will be essential, which can be accomplished by attending conferences, online resources, health and nutrition materials such as magazines, reports, and books. You will be required to keep up with credits towards your certifications every year.
This program will provide you all the skills necessary to start teaching and training, passing the certifications, preparing your resume, and finding work. Choose to take Personal Training Certification or Group Fitness, or both.
If you complete the course with a satisfactory grade, you will receive a Certificate of Completion, a Letter of recommendation, a list of companies in the field with web site addresses and phone numbers, and we would be happy to provide personal references. Our instructors are professionals in the industry and can offer you the benefit of their knowledge and experience.
The goals of our certification programs are to provide job-specific training to enable students to be job-ready with our 16-week or 20 week online programs.
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