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INSTRUCTOR (GFI) COURSES

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For over 35 years, AFAA® has provided generations of instructors with practical skills and hands-on experience needed to inspire and motivate the world to move toward happier and healthier lives.

Our new AFAA-CGFI certification is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.

Start your journey by learning:

How to design, choreograph and teach a group fitness class.

Essentials of exercise and physiology.

Training on modalities, aquatic exercise, kick-boxing, circuit training, dance, yoga and pilates.

Foundations of nutrition and weight management.

How to adapt for special populations, like pregnant and senior participants.

Business skills and professional responsibilities.

Become a Certified Group Fitness Instructor, guaranteed!

AFAA will help you achieve your dreams - a Job Guarantee is included in 3 of our programs!

 

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  • Digital Issue of American Fitness Magazine

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  • Learning Flashcards

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  • Group Fitness Instructor Hardcover Textbook

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  • Learning Flashcards

  • Job Guarantee Upon successful completion of your AFAA-GFI exam, AFAA guarantees that you will get a job within 90 days or the cost of the Job Guarantee will be refunded to you. Terms and conditions apply to the Job Guarantee can be found in the Candidate Handbook.

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  • Content Learning Videos

  • Exercise Video Library

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  • Digital Issue of American Fitness Magazine

  • Learning Activities

  • Learning Flashcards

  • Job Guarantee Upon successful completion of your AFAA-GFI exam, AFAA guarantees that you will get a job within 90 days or the cost of the Job Guarantee will be refunded to you. Terms and conditions apply to the Job Guarantee can be found in the Candidate Handbook.

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  • NCCA Accredited Exam

  • Group Fitness Instructor Digital Textbook

  • Content Learning Videos

  • Exercise Video Library

  • Practice Exams & Quizzes

  • Digital Issue of American Fitness Magazine

  • Learning Activities

  • Learning Flashcards

  • Job Guarantee Upon successful completion of your AFAA-GFI exam, AFAA guarantees that you will get a job within 90 days or the cost of the Job Guarantee will be refunded to you. Terms and conditions apply to the Job Guarantee can be found in the Candidate Handbook.

  • Certification Exam Retest

  • Group Fitness Instructor Hardcover Textbook

  • Access To Fitness Experts Gain access to our AFAA coaches, who can help answer questions and offer assistance during the course.

  • Recertify for Life AFAA Recertify for Life gives AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructors the opportunity to avoid renewal fees, and receive extra benefits.

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Confirm your eligibility by calling in today for the ONLY NCCA accredited Group Fitness Certification offered 100% online.

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Call (800) 446-2322 to add the hardcopy of the GFI textbook to the Basic or Self-Study programs, or to learn more about our new remote proctoring option.

 

Note: Purchase of AFAA certification preparation materials is not required in order to become eligible to sit for the Group Fitness Instructor exam, and does not guarantee a passing score on the exam. To purchase just the NCCA accredited CGFI exam click here. To view the CGFI candidate handbook click here.

Get all the support you need.

From start to finish you'll have access to email, phone and chat support from AFAA specialists. Plus, you'll enjoy ongoing support as part of AFAA's extensive community of Group Fitness Instructors.

Get Started Now! You have 180 days from your enrollment date to take the certification exam. Additionally, a valid photo ID and CPR/AED certification are required at the time of your exam. For more information about the exam, click here.

The Practical Way  Upon earning your GFI certification, The Practical Way will provide a strong foundation for you to build your future as a Group Fitness Instructor. These brand new post-certification activities empower you to excel in the exciting group fitness community and fully prepares you to hit the ground running with your very first class.

What’s the difference between Group Fitness and Group Exercise?  Group Fitness, Group Exercise and Group Ex are different ways of describing the same thing, a wonderful community experience that makes people healthier and happier. So call it whatever you like. Our mission is to help train instructors to lead the greatest classes possible, and that’s what our Group Fitness Instructor is all about. Interested in how to become a Group Fitness Instructor? Learn more.

Why is AFAA® the best choice?
  • History
    Since 1983 AFAA has led the industry on Group Fitness instruction
  • Workshops
    Receive valuable hands-on training from an industry expert
  • Continuing Education
    Bolster your career and broaden your skills with specializations in Yoga, Indoor Cycling and more

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