Group Fitness Leader Certification Preparation Part 1 Workshop
The CPTN Group Fitness Leader workshop will provide an opportunity for future fitness leaders to understand, develop and implement the different components of a group workout. This course will facilitate the development of strong teaching skills in areas such as verbal/non-verbal communications; the understanding of musicality, cueing, and phrasing; and the creation of choreography.
This workshop will also provide an opportunity for personal trainers to be able to transfer their skills in a unique large group setting, where the trainer will be able to plan, teach and organize large groups in a structured environment, for example, teaching in a gym, studio, or weight room. Group classes such as circuit training, boot camp, and muscle conditioning classes will be explored.
This workshop is developed according to the existing National Fitness Leaders Alliance (NFLA) Performance Standards for Group Fitness Leaders, and the certification process will adopt the existing NFLA theory and practical examinations. With the support of the Ontario Fitness Council and the adoption of the NFLA Standards, certification as a CPTN Group Fitness Leader will allow for transferability across Canada, access to CPTN’s membership benefits and OFC’s registry.
- Part 1: The theory component, which covers anatomy, physiology, biomechanics of movement, and the principle of fitness. Note: If you are already a CPTN-CPT or have already completed The Art & Science of Personal Training course, you will not need to attend the theory course held in weekend one. You will be required to attend the workshop in weekend two which will teach the Group Fitness Leader participants how to develop and teach cardiovascular, muscular conditioning and stretching classes using music. Cueing to the music and transitional moves for a variety of fitness class formats will also be taught.
- Part 2: The practical component which will be based on leadership theory and practical applications. The practical workshop is designed to deliver safe, effective and enjoyable fitness programs using a variety of fitness class formats.
- Completion of the NFLA theory and practical exam with a grade of 75% or higher (theory exam is completed online, practical exam is performed in person)
- Current Adult CPR (Level C) and minimum of Emergency First Aid certifications.
- Must be an adult 18 years or older
Part 1: Silvia Isachsen & Dr. Bill Luke, (2012). Fitness Theory Manual, Hemlock Printers Ltd. (Included with Part 1 registration)
Part 2: Carol Kennedy-Armbruster and Mary Yoke, (2009). Methods of Group Exercise Instructor, Human Kinetics (Not included with registration)
Future fitness leaders will be able to develop strong teaching skills in the areas of verbal/non verbal communications; understanding musicality (i.e. cueing to different types of music and tempo); cueing to phrases and directional changes; and designing phrased combinations. Future leaders will be able to create, build and break down choreography. They will also learn how to motivate participants by adopting different methods of teaching.
Colleen Holmes, CPTN-CPT, CES
Colleen has developed and trained Ontario's Elite Service Industries Professionals (Police and Pre-service fire) for Ontario's number one college for the service industry sector-Conestoga College in Kitchener Ontario. Private clients and students have been placed within various Fire departments and Police stations across Canada. She inspires passion, compassion and a drive to excel. She demands nothing less than the best for each of her students and clients, and encourages the ability to alter ones mind, body and soul in a direction of a dream career fulfilled with a life time success. Collen is the Professional Relationship Chair for CPTN and along with the help of her colleagues created the CPTN Online Video's for Personal Trainers. For more information please visit www.redrockfitness.ca.
Maria Hui, B.A., CPTN-CPT.M, CPTN-OFC, NCCP
Marie is a seasoned veteran of the fitness industry with roots in group exerciser, personal training and pilates. As an employee of the University of Toronto she held the positions of Weight Room Strength Performance Manager, Personal Trainer and group exercise instructor. She was also the facilitator of the FPHE Mini Health School, instructor for the PAC 300 Principle of Fitness Level 2 course and the Cyclefit coordinator.
Tammy Starr, Hons.BPHE
Tammy's a 25 year veteran of the fitness industry with roots in ringette, pilates and group fitness. She is currently the Fitness and Lifestyle Programs Assistant, School of Kinesiology & Health Science, York University.
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