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!
Good answers. I agree that since your immediate focus is on group instruction, that is perhaps the initial certification you should acquire. But, as Karin suggests, that’s not the end of your continuing education. Age-group related certificates, perhaps personal training certification if you want to expand your opportunities, continuing education throughout your career is what will set you apart as a fitness professional.