Hello Mary Jansen,
Certification, as you know, is the minimum education required to show proof of competence in a field; therefore, I suggest a Group Fitness Instructor cert for “the best training for step aerobics teachers.” I am grateful for my group fitness cert.
I understand your feeling; but, ultimately, you may need another cert if you want to do the best job for your clients. The group certification course will address step class as well as many other options. As always, experience, coupled with your education, is the best teacher.
Here are two links for you to start searching:
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.
He there Mary,
To elaborate on Natalie’s reply above: AFAA group fitness certifications are a great education and can open job opportunity doors. Not sure if Reebok still offers their step certification but that could be a possibility later.
A little late comer to the party, but if you already have a certification…perhaps consider studying the great instructors:
Gin Miller’s “Step Reebok: The Video 1992” is phenomenal. Her instructions and choreography are simple/safe/fun, yet effective! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT3XM7W-xAw
Keli Roberts is another instructor who had exceptional videos for step: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh711DXTNhQ
Hope you’ve been working at your routines!