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!
Thanks so much for the feedback! My plan is to offer mobile group fitness classes (parks, churches, neighborhoods). I don’t have formal fitness education (except for a cycle certification I got years ago), but I have been in the industry my whole life. My parents owned several gyms. My cycle certification taught me nothing about “fitness” but just about cycling, so I guess that my hesitation with group fitness certifications. Harris, I think you hit the nail on the head for me! I feel I need to educate myself on the actual exercise/muscle/modifications before I move forward, and then get the group certification.
Thanks for the info!