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AFAA Group Fitness Instructor (Voucher Included)   

Train to become an AFAA-certified group fitness instructor. This unique online course will teach you industry-recognized methods for leading group fitness classes.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC. Macs are only compatible using the Chrome browser.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.Safari is not compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:

  • AFAA Principles of Group Fitness Instruction, Jones & Bartlett Learning

Please note: You will receive a digital book if the physical book is on backorder.

From gyms to fitness studios, more people are taking group fitness classes. There's a good reason for that; group fitness offers expert instruction in a positive environment. This online course will prepare you to become a certified group fitness instructor. Earning this credential from the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) verifies that you can safely and effectively teach group fitness classes.

This course includes a voucher with enrollment. The voucher is prepaid access to sit for the certifying AFAA GFI Exam upon completion of the course and eligibility.

  1. The Group Fitness Industry
  2. Foundations of Exercise Science
  3. The Human Movement System
  4. Integrated Fitness
  5. Teaching Basics
  6. Teaching: Multi-training and Exercise Technique
  7. Class Planning and Preparation
  8. Adapting to Class Dynamics
  9. Communication and Learning
  10. Inclusive Instruction for Special Populations
  11. Class Engagement and Motivation
  12. Professional and Legal Responsibilities

What you will learn

  • Demonstrate comprehension of fundamental scientific concepts related to exercise science
  • Design a well-structured and balanced fitness class or workout for a diverse group of participants that is both safe and effective
  • Demonstrate comprehension of key instruction and presentation skills necessary for effective group instruction
  • Demonstrate key traits of professionalism as a group fitness instructor
  • Demonstrate the key skills and knowledge required to be a competent group fitness instructor

How you will benefit

  • Pass AFAA Group Fitness Instructor certification test and earn a nationally accredited certificate
  • Certification exam cost is included with course enrollment
  • Walk into any gym in the nation and be employable as a group fitness instructor
  • Allow them to run private group fitness classes

This is not an instructor facilitated course; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.

  • AFAA Group Fitness Instructor (Voucher Included) 
  • Fee: $695.00 
    Dates: 10/1/2023 - 12/31/2023
    Times: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Sessions: 0
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  • AFAA Group Fitness Instructor (Voucher Included) 
  • Fee: $695.00 
    Dates: 1/1/2024 - 3/31/2024
    Times: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Sessions: 0
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