This is from the Silver Sneakers page:
To become a SilverSneakers group exercise class instructor, one must:
Be at least 18 years of age.
Maintain current CPR certification.
Hold a two or four year degree in health, exercise science, recreation or physical activity related field or maintain a nationally recognized certification (for example, ACE, AFAA, YMCA).
Attend a SilverSneakers instructor training workshop for the specific SilverSneakers class one would like to teach.
So it would seem that as long as your certification is a ‘nationally recognized one’ you are good. You would probably have to contact them directly to find out how they define ‘nationally recognized’
Im sorry I know this post is for senior fitness but I just made this account and am still new.
I am from butte MT. and I was wondering if anyone knows of a reasonably priced but good hard and pushy One on One personal trainer that will keep me in check and on my way to complete my goal? I am a little socially awkward and don’t do well in big groups and sadly can’t loose weight on my own. Any information is helpful. Thanks
Hello Tracy Wickham,
Congratulations on your senior fitness cert. I do not see if you are a certified trainer; you will want to do that if you aren’t already. You could speak with ACE and IDEA who would be happy to help you get certified with the program that is right for you and you may check out the list of choices:
IDEA Health & Fitness Association
10455 Pacific Center Court
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: (858) 535-8979, ext. 7
Toll-free: (800) 999-4332, ext. 7
Fax: (858) 535-8234
Live chat: offline
The American Council on Exercise
4851 Paramount Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.