Group exercise certification


We believe in standards and professionalism for group exercise instructors. Our certifications are evidence-informed, nationally recognized, and internationally portable. Join our community of more than 2,000 Fitness Alberta professionals. 

All certifications require the Foundations in physical activity and exercise (formally exercise theory) as a prerequisite. Once you've completed your Foundations course you can choose the specialty that suits your needs. We offer four group exercise specialties: 

  1. Aquatic exercise 
  2. Fitness for the older adult
  3. Resistance exercise and,
  4. Group Exercise with one or more of the following designations:
  • Cycle
  • Step
  • Choreography
  • Mind-Body
  • Portable Equipment

Steps to certify in group exercise

Fitness Alberta takes you from exercise theory to applied learning. Find out the steps you need to take to become a Fitness Alberta certified group exercise instructor. 

Group exercise certification steps

Foundations in physical activity and exercise

This course is the prerequisite to all group exercise certification courses. Learn the foundations of anatomy, and exercise physiology.  Take group exercise fundamentals plus one or more of five designations that suit your needs and interests.  

Foundations course information and listings

Aquatic exercise specialty

Learn how to offer safe, effective group exercise classes in aquatic settings. 

 

Aquatic exercise specialty course information

Fitness for the older adult specialty

Learn how to deliver safe, effective group exercise classes to older adults at all fitness levels. 

Fitness for the older adult course information

Resistance exercise specialty

Learn how to deliver safe, effective resistance exercise classes. 

Resistance exercise course information

Group exercise specialty

 Take group exercise fundamentals plus one or more of five designations that suit your needs and interests.  

Group exercise specialty information and course listings

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