i currently teach Zumba in Canada. I discovered that I love teaching fitness classes and would like to add more class types under my belt.
I do not work for a gym and I run my own classes. I am not interested in being employed by a gym. I would just like to offered my existing students other classes. I’m wondering if you would recommend getting a group fitness certification?
Thanks in advance for your opinions!
Some sort of group exercise certification is a must for most fitness formats, including those that you would design for yourself. Since you are in Canada, I believe that the certification available in your area is CanFitPro, right? If I’m correct, they have not only certifications but also very well-presented fitness conferences.
If you are already teaching Zumba, my suggestion would be to consider something that would complement that, but still be interesting to your clients. Could you convince them that some sort of weight training circuit would benefit them? If they’re already doing Zumba (cardio), in order to be healthy, two other things they might need are strength (weight training) or some sort of stretch / recovery / yoga format.
If you have access to the ZIN forum, there’s a current thread about other formats that people are teaching besides Zumba and how popular they are. You have to be logged into the forum, so it doesn’t do me any good to link it from here.