AFLCA Courses

Become a Fitness Instructor in Calgary

Want to become a fitness instructor? In 2021, Calgary JCC is offering Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA) certification courses taught by AFLCA Master Trainer, Lana Asuchak.

Become a personal fitness trainer and earn the skills you need for an exciting career in your preferred field of work. With our advanced certifications, take advantage when opportunities arise!

Foundation in Physical Activity and Exercise

A minimum 24-hour course covering basic fitness principles and a variety of activity experiences. Course topics include: anatomy, physiology, movement mechanics, training and conditioning, nutrition, leadership, and health and fitness. The Exercise Theory course is the prerequisite to all specialization courses.

COMING FALL 2022

 

Older Adult

A minimum 20-hour course covering topics specific to leading fitness classes for the aging population. This course provides an overview of the changes which occur in the body as it ages and the considerations required when planning and leading fitness classes for older adults. Topics covered include: nutrition, physiology of aging, sociology of aging, common disorders, and risk management.

COMING FALL 2022

 

Resistance Exercise

A minimum 20-hour course covering topics such as leadership, muscular strength, muscular endurance, circuit, introductory weight training programs, monitoring fitness centre, and/or weight room orientation. In addition, the following areas will also be included: techniques and precautions, exercise analysis, design, anatomy program design, specialty background, safety considerations, training methods, and resistance training with women, older adults and youth.

COMING FALL 2022

 

Group Exercise

A minimum 12-hour course covering topics specific to leading group exercise classes. Topics included are: leadership, trends and media, history, legal responsibility and accountability, class components, music, movement and cueing, developing movement combinations, exercise analysis, and special populations. This course MUST be combined with at least one practical designation course: Choreography, Step, Spin, Portable Equipment or Mind/Body.

COMING FALL 2022

 

Portable Equipment

A minimum 8-hour course covering topics specific to leading group exercise portable equipment classes. This practical based course will cover specific information for planning and developing portable equipment classes. Topics include: use of portable equipment, evolution, research and guidelines, class structure and content; planning, class components, use of music, leadership and choreography, equipment exercises, movement combinations, instruction, and cueing.

*May include, but not limited to the following: free weights, body bars/barbells, stability balls, tubing/resist-a-bands, BOSU, steps, medicine balls, foam rollers.

COMING FALL 2022

 

Spin

A minimum 8-hour course covering topics specific to leading group exercise cycling classes. This practical based course will cover specific information for planning and developing recreational indoor cycling classes. Topics include: bike set-up and safety, pedaling, cadence, posture, class structure and content; class components, music, leadership and choreography design, movement combinations, cardiovascular conditioning, instruction, and cueing.

COMING FALL 2022

 

Mind Body Designation – Barre

Learn how to integrate Barre into your group fitness classes. This (minimum) 16 hour course offers an integrated approach to learning how to deliver exercise classes that focus on the mind and body connection. Delivered by qualified Fitness Alberta Trainers with experience in Barre mind-body disciplines, you will learn skills and knowledge including alignment and safety; how to plan class components, movement combinations and safe progressions.

COMING FALL 2022

 

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