Afaa Group Exercise Certification

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Afaa Group Exercise Certification

Group Ex Instructor Group Ex Instructor Share your love for fitness and be the person others look to for motivation and results as a Group Exercise Instructor. AFAA’s Group Ex certification will teach you how to craft fun, inspirational classes that people get excited to attend, all with science-backed movements and exercises designed to help participants enjoy getting fit. Group Ex is a great springboard into working in the fitness industry, whether you hope to become a personal trainer, augment your existing fitness skills and certifications, or simply have fun leading others in high-energy workouts. The Group Ex Program AFAA’s Group Ex certification teaches you how to be a fitness leader, from creating classes that keep people coming back for more, to quickly identifying and evaluating movement quality and using your knowledge of the body to incorporate the right exercises to correct imbalances. We combine digital learning with helpful study resources you can complete at home, at your pace, into a comprehensive learning system that prepares you for the exam. Through the course, you’ll learn: The essentials of the human body and exercise physiology How to design, choreograph and teach a class Training on modalities such as aquatic exercise, kickboxing, circuit training, dance, yoga and Pilates The foundations of nutrition and weight management How to adapt formats for special populations, including pregnant and senior participants Business skills and professional responsibilities as a Group Ex Instructor Along the way, you’ll have access to email, phone and chat support from AFAA specialists who are ready to help you become the type of instructor who inspires people to achieve their fitness goals. Plus, you’ll become part of AFAA’s extensive community of Group Ex Instructors, all happy to give you advice. Currently certified AFAA instructors will earn 15 AFAA CEUs upon the successful completion of this course. Certification Requirements Once you enroll, you’ll have one year from of your enrollment date to take the certification exam. Additionally, a valid photo ID and CPR/AED certification are required at the time of your exam.
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Afaa Group Exercise Certification

Group Ex Instructor Share your love for fitness and be the person others look to for motivation and results as a Group Exercise Instructor. AFAA’s Group Ex certification will teach you how to craft fun, inspirational classes that people get excited to attend, all with science-backed movements and exercises designed to help participants enjoy getting fit. Group Ex is a great springboard into working in the fitness industry, whether you hope to become a personal trainer, augment your existing fitness skills and certifications, or simply have fun leading others in high-energy workouts. The Group Ex Program AFAA’s Group Ex certification teaches you how to be a fitness leader, from creating classes that keep people coming back for more, to quickly identifying and evaluating movement quality and using your knowledge of the body to incorporate the right exercises to correct imbalances. We combine digital learning with helpful study resources you can complete at home, at your pace, into a comprehensive learning system that prepares you for the exam. Through the course, you’ll learn: The essentials of the human body and exercise physiology How to design, choreograph and teach a class Training on modalities such as aquatic exercise, kickboxing, circuit training, dance, yoga and Pilates The foundations of nutrition and weight management How to adapt formats for special populations, including pregnant and senior participants Business skills and professional responsibilities as a Group Ex Instructor Along the way, you’ll have access to email, phone and chat support from AFAA specialists who are ready to help you become the type of instructor who inspires people to achieve their fitness goals. Plus, you’ll become part of AFAA’s extensive community of Group Ex Instructors, all happy to give you advice. Currently certified AFAA instructors will earn 15 AFAA CEUs upon the successful completion of this course. Certification Requirements Once you enroll, you’ll have one year from of your enrollment date to take the certification exam. Additionally, a valid photo ID and CPR/AED certification are required at the time of your exam.
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Afaa Group Exercise Certification

I feel like my experience with the AFAA group exercise certification was a lot less intense than my NASM personal training certification. When I started to flip through the group exercise text book, I realized that I already knew a lot of the information from previously studying for my NASM CPT. I didn’t give myself much time to prepare (two weeks?), but I felt like this was adequate since I already had a good knowledge base. If the information is completely new to you, I think you could finish reading the book and feel prepared to take the test within a month.
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Afaa Group Exercise Certification

Along the way, you’ll have access to email, phone and chat support from AFAA specialists who are ready to help you become the type of instructor who inspires people to achieve their fitness goals. Plus, you’ll become part of AFAA’s extensive community of Group Ex Instructors, all happy to give you advice.
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Afaa Group Exercise Certification

Thanks Heather for this enormously helpful info! I take the AFAA workshop/test the end of September. I had to reschedule the date because I realized I couldn’t answer half of the questions on the practice test correctly! I studied hard and thought I had it all down. I am an RN and am a “gym rat”. But that didn’t help with the practice test, I flunked I found the organization of the AFAA study materials very disorganized. Also, many of the questions covered in the study guide were not included on the practice test. One of the questions in the Practice guide was not in the chapter. I had to find it online. Thank you for giving some organization and encouragement to this whole process!
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Afaa Group Exercise Certification

Whether the program is done online or onsite, AFAA recommends no less than one month of pre-study before taking the exam. For those taking the test onsite, there is an all-day review prior to the written and practical test at the end. The cost is $299 (there is a 10% discount for AFAA members). Prior to taking the test, there are a number of books and study guides that will need to be purchased. These can be bought on the AFAAtrainer.com website and should be studied months before the review workshop and exam.
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Afaa Group Exercise Certification

While the primary focus is on safety, the following are covered in the workshop: anatomy, nutrition, cueing, choreography and safe exercise evaluation. Unlike the AFAA certification you do not need a CPR certification to pass the test. Although, keep in mind that you may need it for whatever potential gym hires you.
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Share your love for fitness and be the person others look to for motivation and results as a Group Exercise Instructor. AFAA’s Group Ex certification will teach you how to craft fun, inspirational classes that people get excited to attend, all with science-backed movements and exercises designed to help participants enjoy getting fit.

Giving You The Edge Learn fitness, not fads. AFAA certifications give you everything you need to be everything they need. Community Join the world’s largest fitness community Respect The most accepted certification in the world Science Rooted in science and the latest research Results Proven science, curriculum and results This course met every expectation and provided what I needed. It provided me with more confidence and knowledge that confirmed and enhanced my teaching skills. Maya McLane The certification immediately opened doors for me! I am on my way to creating a prosperous career in the fitness industry. Rose Cooke
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When getting certified you have a choice of several national group exercise certification programs. We’ve found the best three to be ACE, AFAA, and NETA. All three offer fantastic programs so you will need to determine which one is the most convenient, cost effective and overall fit for you.
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Hello. Just found your blog after searching AFAA reviews. You mentioned about their Group EX being less intense than your PT. My experience is that any Group EX will be less intense. I’ve held about 5 Group EX certs and one PT. The PT would naturally be because generally, one is dealing with a client one on one and you have to know more about the muscle groups, more anatomy, etc. whereas (in terms of Group Ex classes), most members (esp with aerobics) only care about your moves, choreography and good music.
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Hello. Just found your blog after searching AFAA reviews. You mentioned about their Group EX being less intense than your PT. My experience is that any Group EX will be less intense. I’ve held about 5 Group EX certs and one PT. The PT would naturally be because generally, one is dealing with a client one on one and you have to know more about the muscle groups, more anatomy, etc. whereas (in terms of Group Ex classes), most members (esp with aerobics) only care about your moves, choreography and good music.

Conclusion By choosing a national certification like AFAA, NETA or ACE you will have the knowledge and the ability to train anywhere in the world. You will also be able to teach anywhere–it does not have to be in a gym. Note, if you choose to train a boot camp of some sort outside, you will need to learn the legalities of training in the parks and open lots in your area.

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