3 New Products Aim To Boost Career Confidence Among Personal Trainers
LOS ANGELES -- AFAA, the world's largest fitness certification association, has announced this month the release of its three new programs aimed to help personal trainers and group exercise instructors secure confidence in their careers.
The three new programs are a response to the increasing demand for specialized fitness instruction in the industry, according to the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. Among those specialized services that have increased demand include training for special-needs clients, group exercise and online education tools.
Additionally, AFAA is offering some of its products at discounted rates during its February 2009 APEX event. They are the following:
Bone Health with the OsteoBall®
Access to this special-needs market has never been more affordable or easy as it is with AFAA's new "OsteoBall® Training for Bone Health" Home Study. The 8-CEU Home Study includes a manual, an OsteoBall® with pump, and an instructional DVD to learn a variety of resistance exercises. The OsteoBall® kit can be found at www.afaa.com/osteoball.
AFAA sizzles with Zumba®
Zumba®, the hottest new group dance-exercise trend in the fitness world, is now available for instructors who want to be introduced to the course at an affordable price. AFAA's new "A Taste of ... Zumba" Home Study is the answer to the industry's rise in demand for group exercise training at clubs nationwide and for instructors who want to learn the power of Latin-inspired dance workouts. The Home Study is available at afaa.com.
Resistance Training 2.0
Telexercise® is a dynamic online video course for fitness professionals. This online course provides more than 60 base moves and narrated demonstrations of gravity resistance, free weight and machine based exercises. The video clip narratives (more than 180) cover the proper set up, execution, cueing and spotting, as well as offering modifications and progressions for each exercise. This course also addresses the application principles required specifically for fitness instructors to safely and effectively instruct and safeguard their healthy adult clients.
About AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America)
AFAA is the world's largest fitness and TeleFitness® educator. Since 1983, AFAA has issued over 300,000 certifications to fitness professionals from more than 73 countries around the world. Each year, health clubs and studios host over 3,000 educational workshops across the nation. AFAA provides a comprehensive written and practical examination accredited by Vital Research. AFAA is proud to be granted full status with the National Board of Fitness Examiners (NBFE) and is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). AFAA is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The DETC is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education, and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). This meets IHRSA's 2005 recommendation for fitness certification organizations.