Group Exercise Instructor

Become a Group Fitness Instructor:  Help More People and Grow a Loyal Following

If you are enthusiastic, and you love to teach group exercise classes, this program is for you. This course is the best way to advance your career as a group exercise instructor. You will learn muscular anatomy, how to teach group exercise classes that will include a warm-up, cardiorespiratory section (low-high), sculpting, cool-down and stretch, and much more.


Teaching a fitness class to a group of people is so fun. I get excited each day when the class begins to fill and I get in front of the class.  It’s rewarding for me and great from the entire group!” – Karen Barton, Palm Springs, CA


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What you receive in this complete group fitness training course

1. Comprehensive digital manual (easily printed) in PDF format to study at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home. Included in the manual:

  • Detailed training videos of key concepts of teaching group exercise classes
  • Easy-to-follow video text segments giving you tips, strategies and specific teaching methods throughout the video training
  • Muscular Anatomy as it pertains to various group exercise classes
  • How to put a group fitness class together – including music, choreography, body sculpting exercises, stretching, and more!

2. Training video with Group Exercise Instruction technique videos.

3. Audio training lesson on group fitness principles and practices.

4. Non-proctored exam to complete when you are ready.


What are my career options? How will I make a living with this credential?

The great thing about becoming a Group Exercise Instructor is that you have endless career and business opportunities. Some primary careers include: Working with clients at a gym, health club, fitness center, spa or resort. You can train and coach your clients indoors or outside. You can also operate your own facility. You can train and coach clients one-on-one in their home, your home, or your office. Many experts with this credential train in groups to help more people and earn more money per hour. In addition, you can seek out alternative (and frequently very lucrative career opportunities) as a blogger, writer, podcast host, author, online content provider, online video host or publisher of digital education products. You can also offer your services online to individuals, small groups or large groups. You can use fun online communication/collaboration platforms such Skype, Google Hangout or iChat for your training/coaching services. You can become an expert for authority websites such as WebMD, eHow and Livestrong.  You can become a frequent expert guest on podcasts, radio shows, TV talk shows, news programs or in industry publications. The list of opportunities is truly endless.  Nothing is hold you back. So, go make a difference today!

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How will I get clients?

This is actually much easier than you may be thinking right now. Here are some examples: Facebook is an excellent resource. An account is free and building a fan page takes less than 5 minutes. You can advertise to very specific groups of people who want and need your services. Of course, you can also use Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and your other favorite social media platforms.  It’s 100% FREE. Create and post a press release about your business launch. It’s simple and free to syndicate your press releases across the web. Creating a blog for your business is very fast and essentially free. We have resources for your online marketing needs here. You can make training/coaching videos and post them to Youtube. When you offer this valuable free help, people get to know you and learn to like you. In return, they want to know more and they are directed back to your Facebook fan page or blog for details.  Of course, you can post your videos to all video sites for an even greater reach. Adding your business to Yelp is also a great idea.  It gets ranked high on Google which makes your job even easier. Make sure you also add your business profile to Google Local.  That’s another free and easy way to get clients. As for off-line client-getting strategies, you can do any of the following: attend local charity events, speak at community events, do a lunch-and-learn at a local business, volunteer for a local charity, distribute door hangers, post flyers, add a graphic/banner to your car, and the list goes on and on.  Once you get started, you’ll see how easy it is to do.  Now that you know what you need to do, you just need to implement and the clients will come in on a regular basis.

Group Exercise Instructor Course Details

Author: Fitness Expert/Award Winning Fitness Professional Norma Shechtman, BS, MS, MA has talents and expertise that are well documented, ultimately leading to the Fitness Professional of the Year Award. Previously, Norma was nominated as one of the top three fitness professionals in the world. She holds a bachelors and masters degree in education and a masters degree in kinesiology. Norma holds certifications in Pilates, personal training, group fitness, kickboxing, indoor cycling, water fitness and many others. In addition, Norma travels the world presenting the latest training information to fitness professionals.

Continuing Education Units: NESTA 1.5 CEUs, Spencer Institute 1.5 CEUs, ISSA 15 CEUs

Recertification Requirements: None. Certificate does not expire

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of group fitness.

Learning Format: Comprehensive digital manual (easily printed), detailed training videos, and non-proctored exam. 100% Online accelerated format.

The only technology you will need is an Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash video player.
Both of these are installed on 98% of all computers.
If needed, they are FREE: Get Adobe Reader or Get Adobe Flash player

Online training materials are Microsoft Windows and Mac compatible.

Exam Requirement: Passing a 100 multiple choice, non-proctored written exam with 70% or higher. Three attempts at the exam are given. Results are given at the end of the exam.

Retest Fee: $95 retest fee applies if the passing requirement is not met at the end of the third exam attempt.

Completion Time: Approximately 3-4 weeks (must complete within one year of purchase)

After successful completion, you will earn the title of “Group Exercise Instructor” on your certificate.

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