Group (A) Individual Conditioning (B)
Group Fitness Certification Path (A)
Part I: Fundamentals of Group Fitness
This course qualifies a candidate for all Group Fitness Streams. Aspects common to all fitness classes taught in a group setting are discussed including:
Leadership Components of a group fitness class
Class planning YMCA membership standards Communication Music
Part II: Group Fitness Streams
Upon successful completion of Part I: Fundaments of Group Fitness, candidates are able to take any of the courses in the different group fitness streams. Why stop at just one or two?
Group Resistance Training Group Cycling
Group Choreography-based Group Core Strength & Stretch
Individual Conditioning Certification Path (B)
Level I Conditioning Centre Guide:
This course is designed for those interested in volunteering in the fitness centre as a “Conditioning Centre Guide” and also serves as a prerequisite for the Level II course. Emphasis is on basic components of fitness, the stages of change and understanding and building relationships with YMCA members.
Basic Theory is not required. Level I is not a certification on its own.
Level II Basic Training Instructor:
The purpose of this course is to train candidates to work with individuals in the fitness centre and create safe, basic, and balanced programs enabling our members to reach their health and fitness goals. Topics covered include:
Equipment and training modalities
- Program design
- Exercise analysis
- Resistance training principles
- Working with youth, older adults and pre and post natal
- Special populations and chronic disease and exercise
- Basic Theory and Individual Conditioning Level I are prerequisites for this course.