For over 30 years AFAA has offered instructors the practical skills and hands-on experience to inspire and motivate people towards happier and healthier lives.

Our GFI Certification exam is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

We offer an industry-first Group Fitness Instructor Job Guarantee* with our All-Inclusive course.

Updated benefits include free certification exam retest and live workshop, money-saving pro discounts, and free one-year American Fitness magazine subscription.

Helping others and doing a job you love—the perfect gig!

Be a vital member of the fitness community as an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor. We offer GFI courses to meet every need and budget, from Self-Study and Premium Self-Study to an All-Inclusive course with a wealth of great benefits.

To become a Certified Group Fitness Instructor, you need to take the certification exam and pass within 180 days of your enrollment date.

Group Fitness Instructor Job Guarantee, an industry-first.

We stand behind our Group Fitness All-Inclusive course with a Job Guarantee*.

Our Group Fitness Instructors Love Us. You’ll Love AFAA, Too.

"It's not about the moves. It's not about how fit you are. It's about sharing love and kindness and leaving with a smile on your face. That's what group fitness is for me."

Jo Walker AFAA Certified

You're energized and eager to be a Group Fitness Instructor.

This is your moment, live your dream!

Take advantage of reduced rates in December before prices increase up to 50% starting January 1, 2018. Choose the right course for you.

From a cost-efficient Group Fitness Instructor Self-Study to a deluxe All-Inclusive package with lots of support, we offer courses to cover every need.


Group Fitness Instructor




Value $299

Learn at your own pace with a group fitness digital book/study guide, accredited certification exam and chat/phone/email support.


Group Fitness Instructor

Premium Self-Study



Value $399

Provides the flexibility of the Self-Study course, plus a valuable GFI textbook and a live group fitness workshop.


Group Fitness Instructor




Value $499

Offers a wide variety of Premium Self-Study resources, plus a free certification exam retest and Job Guarantee (terms apply).*

Discounts cannot be combined with any other offer.

Be practical. Be a dreamer.

Be a Group Fitness Instructor.

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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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