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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.
To register, contact our Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0
For more information email Cathy Bjorndalen or call 403-888-0443.
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, September 10: 9am – 5pm
Saturday, September 11: 9am – 5pm
Sunday, September 12: 9am – 5pm
Total Hours: 24
Cost: $259 | Code 8159
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, September 17: 2 – 6pm
Saturday, September 18: 9am – 5pm
Sunday, September 19: 9am – 5pm
Total Hours: 20
Cost: $299 | Code 8161
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, September 24: 2 – 6pm
Saturday, September 25: 9am – 5pm
Sunday, September 26: 9am – 5pm
Total Hours: 20
Cost: $299 | 8163
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, October 1: 2 – 6pm
Saturday, October 2: 9am – 5pm
Total Hours: 12
Cost: $195 | Code 8160
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, October 3: 9am – 5pm
Total Hours: 8
Cost: $119 | Code 8162
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, October 17: 9am – 5pm
Total Hours: 8
Cost: $119 | Code 8164