I am starting a business teaching group fitness (specifically, but not limited to, teens), but I can’t decide what certification I should get. Does group fitness certifications teach you as much about proper fitness as Personal Training Certs? I want to learn as much as possible about fitness without going back to college!
this is not a question of ‘either / or’. Nor are they mutually exclusive. Nor does having a certification mean that you are at the end of all learning.
While there is of course a wide body of knowledge pertaining to fitness in general, the skills for group fitness vs. personal training are quite different. For example, a personal trainer working one-on-one has no need to worry about modifications for various fitness levels in classes.
Since you are planning to get into the business of group fitness, you obviously should have a certification in that specialty. However, since you plan to make that your business (and career?), you may want to contemplate over time to earn other credentials which may be additional certifications.