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Aerobics & Fitness Association of America

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Primary Group Fitness Certification

Dates:  Saturday October 25th 8AM-6PM
AFAA's Primary Group Exercise Certification is designed to equip those seeking to become certified as group exercise instructors with the competencies needed to design safe and effective group exercise programming for the general healthy population.

This gold standard, fully-accredited (both exam* and program**) and globally recognized certification course is appropriate for instructors who teach free-form and/or pre-choreographed programs.

The following topics are covered in advance of the included one-day certification review and practicum workshop:

*Basic Anatomy, Kinesiology, Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology
*Nutrition and Weight Management
*Group Exercise Program Design
*Essentials of Teaching (Basic Exercise Standards & Guidelines, Motivation, Choreography, Cueing, etc.)
*Exercise- selection, technique, alignment and performance with or without equipment
*Injury Prevention, Emergency Response and Special Populations
*Other Modalities (Aqua Fitness, Indoor Cycling, Dance Fitness, Step, etc.)
*Business Skills and Legal Responsibilities (Substitute teaching, Law and Exercise)

The certification review and practicum workshop is designed to allow participants to review and apply what they've learned prior to taking the written and practical examinations towards the conclusion of the workshop. (Both exams are included in the $299 workshop registration fee).

Upon successful completion of the AFAA Primary Group Exercise certification course, participants will be able to:

*Apply the principles of anatomy, exercise physiology, nutrition and kinesiology to the design and delivery of group exercise classes.
*Formulate the appropriate response(s) for safety issues such as injury prevention, preexisting conditions, special populations, and emergency response protocol in a group exercise setting.
*Outline and appropriately apply the AFAA fitness training recommendations according to the Basic Exercise Standards and Guidelines in group program formats.
*State and appropriately apply the AFAA 5 Questions when evaluating exercise selection and technique.
*Integrate the areas of instructional technique, cueing, music usage, exercise sequencing and choreography within a free-form or pre-choreographed group exercise class setting.
*Incorporate professionalism in his/her practice by following the Code of Ethics and related legal guidelines.

Depending on prior education or experience, AFAA recommends no less than 1-3 months of dedicated pre-study before attending the certification workshop.

To register & for more information please visit www.afaa.com

 

G.E.A.R. Indoor Cycling Workshop

Date: Sunday October 26th 8:00am-6:00pm 

This one-day onsite workshop includes the latest research on cycling biomechanics and physiology, as well as a variety of drills and techniques with an emphasis on long-term safety, injury prevention and results. G.E.A.R.? combines theoretical knowledge, practical training and creative ideas for designing a safe and effective indoor cycling class that is new and exciting. Be adventurous and G.E.A.R. up!

To register & for more information please visit www.afaa.com

 

Personal Training Certification

Dates: October 17th 1:30-9PM, 18th 8AM-6PM & 19th 8AM-6PM ** MUST attend all three days. 
AFAA's Personal Trainer Certification is designed to equip those seeking to become Personal Trainers with the competencies needed to design safe and effective exercise programming for the apparently healthy population.

This fully accredited (both exam* and program**) and globally-recognized certification program concludes with a three-day certification workshop. Facilitated by an experienced and degreed fitness professional (BA/BS; MA/MS or PhD), the workshop will review and provide practical instruction in the following areas prior to the proctored administration of the included written and practical exams (both exams are included in the $499 workshop registration fee).

*Anatomy and kinesiology
*Fitness assessment testing procedures (3-minute step-test, sit-and-reach, push-up, abdominal crunch, and body composition screening with skin-fold caliper measurement)
*Program Design
*Nutrition fundamentals and weight management
*Special populations and medical considerations
*Listening, leadership, and motivational skills
*Wellness programming and screening guidelines
Upon successful completion of the AFAA Personal Trainer Certification course, participants will be able to:

*Design and implement an exercise program for specific client situations and goals (e.g. obesity, hypertension, muscle gain, sedentary, other), based on currently accepted industry protocols
*Assess and deliver appropriate response(s) for safety matters such as injury prevention, preexisting conditions, and emergency response
*Comprehend and integrate exercise science subject matter (i.e. physiology, nutrition, kinesiology, and more) at rest and during exercise
*Facilitate triage protocol within initial and ongoing assessments, health risk analysis, and liability concerns
*Define and describe program modifications for special populations (e.g. older adult, hypertension, diabetes, asthma, obesity, basic orthopedics, youth, pregnancy, and more).
*Communicate using verbal/non-verbal, open-ended vs. close-ended questioning, and cueing techniques to motivate individuals regarding exercise
*Incorporate professionalism in his/her practice by following the Code of Ethics and related legal guidelines
Depending on prior education or experience, AFAA recommends no less than 1-3 months of dedicated pre-study before attending the certification workshop.

*Participants MUST attend all three days.

To register & for more information about these certifications visit  www.afaa.com

BEACHBODY

Turbo Kick Certification

Date: October 5th 9AM-5PM

To register or for more information please visit www.turbokickevents.com

 PiYo Live Certification

PiYo® LIVE combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility of flowing yoga movements. You'll use your body weight to perform a series of continuous, targeted moves to define every single muscle—big and small.

To register or for more information please visit www.beachbodylive.com/piyo/

 

YogaFit

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Dates:  Check Back for SPRING 2014!
*Participants MUST attend both days

To register & for more information about this workshop visit  www.yogafit.com

  

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