I don’ t have any degree in physical education, I have passion and go to all the group classes my gym offers, one thing I can’ t understand is how and where do you learn how to plan the routine for the class , how to choose the music and so on,is it really just enough to study the material the ACE or other agency gives you?
I personally don’t believe that book knowledge is sufficient to learn how to teach and lead a group fitness class.
It takes a lot of practice to learn how to choreograph a class, teach and lead a class as well as choose music and prepare for a class that you wish to teach.
Having said that, I teach the American Council On Exercise Group Fitness Instructor course. One of the reasons I teach the course live, is so that the student has the opportunity not only to learn the theoretical aspects of group fitness, but to also have an opportunity to put what he/she has learned into practice.
If you are in NY and are interested in taking the course, please feel free to contact me.
All the best!