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.

Friday, February 25: 9am – 5pm
Saturday, February 26: 9am – 5pm
Sunday, February 27: 9am – 5pm
Total Hours: 24
Cost: $259 | Code 8461

Friday, April 1: 9am – 5pm
Saturday, April 2: 9am – 5pm
Sunday, April 3: 9am – 5pm
Total Hours: 24
Cost: $259 | Code 8466

 

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.

Friday, February 11: 2 – 6pm
Saturday, February 12: 9am – 5pm
Sunday, February 13: 9am – 5pm
Total Hours: 20
Cost: $299 | Code 8463

Friday, April 8: 2 – 6pm
Saturday, April 9: 9am – 5pm
Sunday, April 10: 9am – 5pm
Total Hours: 20
Cost: $299 | Code 8468

 

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.

Friday, March 4: 2 – 6pm
Saturday, March 5: 9am – 5pm
Sunday, March 6: 9am – 5pm
Total Hours: 20
Cost: $299 | 8465

Friday, May 6: 2 – 6pm
Saturday, May 7: 9am – 5pm
Sunday, May 8: 9am – 5pm
Total Hours: 20
Cost: $299 | 8469

 

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.

Friday, January 28: 2 – 6pm
Saturday, January 29: 9am – 5pm
Total Hours: 12
Cost: $195 | Code 8462

Friday, April 22: 2 – 6pm
Saturday, April 23: 9am – 5pm
Total Hours: 12
Cost: $195 | Code 8467

 

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.

Sunday, January 30: 9am – 5pm
Total Hours: 8
Cost: $119 | Code 8464

 

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.

Sunday, April 24: 9am – 5pm
Total Hours: 8
Cost: $119 | Code 8170

 

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.

Saturday, Mar 19: 9am – 5pm
Sunday, Mar 20: 9am – 5pm
Total Hours: 8
Cost: $299 | Code TBA

 

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Cathy Bjorndalen
Cathy Bjorndalen

Cathy Bjorndalen

Fitness Program Manager

(403) 537-8598

Cathy is a born and raised Calgarian who avidly participated in group fitness at the JCC in the early 1990s and also took her ALFCA training in 1993. After she…

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