If I take the Trx group specialization course Am I able to teach a Trx group fitness class or need to get an accredited group trainer certification. I already am a personal trainer through AAPTE and have the ACE orthopedic fitness specialization and Trx specialization. I would like to teach a Trx group fitness class however am trying to find the most cost effective way of being able to teach the Trx group fitness class.
Have you taught group fitness before?
I see two routes you could take.
Since you already have the TRX specialization (STC, I assume?), you might want to get a general group-ex certification to flesh out your knowledge of how to manage a group class, versus one on one training. I would suggest this if you feel like your TRX skills are strong (particularly your understanding of form and cuing), but you haven’t taught group-ex.
The other route is to take the GTC and skip the group-ex cert. With your other certifications and trainings, I would guess that a gym would hire you for group TRX. I would be more likely to suggest this if you’ve taught group-ex before. Managing a group of clients is a lot different than training one on one.
My path was the opposite of yours – I started out as a group-ex instructor, then got my TRX training. It was before the GTC even came out, so I have the STC and the sports medicine trainings. 6 months after that, I got my personal training certification.