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AFAA Group Exercise: The Practical Way

$ 1,200.00

This online video workshop focuses on practical techniques for teaching group exercise classes. No matter what format a fitness instructor is teaching, the skills inherent for overall successful group instruction remain the same. AFAA Group Exercise: The Practical Way™ focuses on what it takes to be an effective, safe, and outstanding group exercise instructor. Participants will experience a variety of exercise modalities and will learn practical techniques for teaching a variety of group exercise classes successfully and with confidence.

The course includes:

  • Online course materials
  • Downloadable workbook
  • Online supporting video
  • Final online exam

Course Content:

The AFAA Group Exercise: The Practical Way Online course looks at 12 key components in leading a group exercise class:

  • Leadership and preparation
  • Exercise selection, evaluation and modification
  • Class formats
  • Warm-up
  • Cueing
  • Music usage, selection and speed
  • Cardiorespiratory training
  • Instructor orientation
  • Resistance training
  • Flexibility training
  • Class wrap-up

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of AFAA’s Group Exercise: The Practical Way, you will be able to:

  • Identify and understand group leadership responsibilities, and apply knowledge of the general components of a group exercise session to create effective group exercise classes.
  • Apply exercise selection, evaluation, and modification techniques utilizing the AFAA 5 QuestionsTM and Exercise Continuum.
  • Design, demonstrate, and lead safe and effective warm-ups for a variety of group exercise modalities.
  • Apply appropriate exercise guidelines, methods, and proper movement execution for cardiorespiratory, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility training in order to create a variety of effective group exercise classes.
  • Integrate the areas of instructional technique, cueing, and music usage within a group exercise class setting.
  • Incorporate professionalism in your practice by following the AFAA Code of Ethics and related legal guidelines.

Exam Format:

  • Online multiple choice exam
  • 15 questions
  • 3 attempts at the exam
  • 70% passing score
  • 90 minute time limit
  • 365 days to complete

Remarks: All online material can only be accessed using desktop or laptop computer. iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone or Android devices are not supported.

Additional information


AFAA (7.0), NASM (0.7)

Course Format:

Online Self Study