Fitness Giant Launches Nationwide Event To Boost Economy, Job Confidence
LOS ANGELES -- AFAA, the world's largest fitness educator, announced this month that it will offer its distinguished personal trainer certifications at lower prices during a special nationwide event in February 2009.
The Aerobics Professional Exposition, also known as APEX, is the industry's answer to maintaining a strong job force of personal trainers, group exercise instructors and kickboxing instructors during this economy. The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America aims to fulfill club's demand for high-quality personal trainer staff with this event.
The goal of February 2009 APEX is to make high-quality certifications affordable through its hallmark $99-a-day-per-program workshops. Certification costs, which include study materials and exams, range in the hundreds, according to industry surveys.
AFAA certifications are widely recognized within the industry and highly desirable at major clubs. AFAA certifies in personal training, group exercise, Step aerobics and Kickboxing. In addition to those certifications, AFAA educates and trains people within other desired specialties that include Pilates, Yoga, Indoor Cycling, Injury Prevention and more.
APEX is scheduled to go from Feb. 6-8 at more than 20 U.S. cities, including major cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas and Orlando. Additional international locations such as Germany, Italy and the Philippines are also available.
Early registration is recommended for special discounts in AFAA's new products. Those new programs include "A Taste of ... Zumba" Home Study, a package that introduces instructors to the dance-fitness phenomenon created by Zumba® Fitness; the "OsteoBall® Training for Bone Health" Home Study, the complete guide to training clients with bone and joint conditions; and Telexercise® Resistance Training, AFAA's new online exercise resistance training program.
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.