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Group Fitness Leader Certification for Personal Trainers

Prerequisites

CPTN Certified Group Fitness Leader candidates must:

  • Be an adult age 18 or older.
  • Hold an active Certified Personal Trainer distinction.
  • Hold current Adult CPR Level C and minimum of Emergency First Aid certifications.

Description

The CPTN Group Fitness Leader for personal trainers begins with a 2-day workshop designed for personal trainers to transfer their skills to a unique, large group setting, where they will be able to plan, teach and organize groups in a structured environment, for example, teaching in a gym, studio, or weight room.

Future Fitness Leaders Will:

  • Develop strong teaching skills in teaching bootcamp, Tabata/HIIT, circuit training, total muscle conditioning and Hi/Lo choreographed class.
  • Learn verbal/non verbal communications.
  • Understand musicality (i.e. cueing to different types of music, tempo and applying music that is appropriate for the different teaching modalities listed above).
  • Practice cueing to phrases and appropriate directional changes.
  • Design phrased combinations.
  • Create, build and break down choreography.
  • Learn how to motivate participants by adopting different methods of teaching.

Required Texts

  • CPTN, (2020). CPTN Group Fitness Leadership (3rd Edition) Manual. CPTN Inc.

Requirements

  • Passing Grade: Theory Exam – 75% / Practical Exam – 75%

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