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Participating in fitness classes is as popular as ever and today's consumer expects quality leadership. Group Exercise provides participants with the knowledge and practical skills required to lead safe, effective and motivating group exercise classes. This Certification Module is based on NFLA performance standards and guidelines.

Group Exercise Fundamentals

This is the first step in obtaining the Group Exercise Certification. This 12-hour course covers a variety of topics specific to leading group exercise classes. These include: leadership, legal responsibility and accountability, class components, music, movement and cueing, program design, safety, leadership and exercise analysis. This course must be combined with at least one specialty course. Group Exercise Fundamentals and specialty courses may be taken separately or as a combined offering.

Group Exercise Speciality Courses

Leaders must complete one or more Group Exercise Specialty Courses to fulfill the requirements of the Group Exercise Certification:

1)  Total Body Conditioning (8 hours) This practical based course includes use of portable equipment combined with cardio classes such as Bootcamp, Circuit Training, HIIT and Muscle Sculpt. *May include use of, but not limited to the following: free weights, body bars/barbells, stability balls, tubing/resist-a-bands, BOSU, and medicine balls

2)  Step & Choreography (8 hours) This practical based course specific information for planning and developing choreography and step based classes. Content includes class structure and content, planning, class components, designing combinations, use of music, leadership and choreography; movement combinations using 32 count phrasing, instruction and cueing. May include, but not limited to high, low, moderate impact, combination, dance-based classes, step, cardio kickboxing.

3)  Group Cycle (8 hours) This practical based course includes bike set-up and safety, pedaling, cadence, posture, class structure and content, music, leadership and choreography design; movement combinations, cardiovascular conditioning and cueing.

4)  Fitness Yoga – Design safe and effective yoga including breathing techniques, strength and overall fitness. The Fitness Yoga will be granted upon completion of an approved yoga teacher training course.

Upcoming Courses - Group Exercise Fundamentals

Full attendance is mandatory for proper training and education

Group Exercise Fundamentals 
Date: October 12 and 13, 2018
Times:  Friday: Oct. 12 – 6:00 p.m. – 10:p.m.
             Saturday: Oct. 13 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Saskatoon Field House
Cost: $184.00 – course fees and $55.65 Group Exercise Fundamentals Manual

For more information or to register call the Saskatoon Field House at (306) 975-3354


Group Exercise Specialty Course: Group Cycling
Date:  Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Saskatoon Field House
Cost: $114.50 in course fees and $29.25 Group Cycling Manual

For more information or to register, call the Saskatoon Field House at (306) 975-3354


Group Exercise Specialty Course: Total Body Conditioning 
Date:  Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Saskatoon Field House 
Cost: $108.25

For more information or to register, call the Saskatoon Field House at (306) 975-3354.


Group Exercise Fundamentals with Total Body Conditioning 
Date: November 30 - December 2, 2018 
Times:  Friday: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
            Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
            Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Total Body Conditioning) 
Exam Date: TBD
Location: Body Connection Fitness and Massage, Regina
Cost: $346.50, plus $52.50 for practical exam fee 

Space is limited to five (5) students. Full attendance is required for certification. For more information or to register, email bodyconnectionsregina@hotmail.com


Group Exercise Specialty Course: SPRA Group Cycling

Date: Sunday, Jan 13, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: YWCA of Regina – 1940 McIntyre Street – Gym

Cost: $143.75 (Registration cost is $114.50 plus $29.25 manual). Price includes GST. 

Instructors must have successfully complete SPRA Exercise Theory and Group Fundamentals prior to participating.

For more information or to register please email: bodyconnectionsregina@hotmail.com


Group Exercise Fundamentals 
Date: February 1-2, 2019
Times:  Friday: Feb 1 – 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
             Saturday: Feb 2- 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Saskatoon Field House
Cost: $184.00 includes course fees and $55.65 Group Exercise Fundamentals Manual.

For more information or to register call the Saskatoon Field House at (306) 975-3354


Group Exercise Specialty Course - TBD
Date:  February 3, 2019
Time: Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Saskatoon Field House
Cost: TBD

For more information or to register call the Saskatoon Field House at (306) 975-3354.


Group Exercise Fundamentals & Total Body Conditioning

Body Connections Fitness and Massage, Regina

February 15-17, 2019


Group Exercise Fundamentals 
Date:  May 3-4, 2019
Time:  Friday: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
           Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Saskatoon Field House
Cost: $184.00 includes course fees and $55.65 Group Exercise Fundamentals Manual

For more information or to register call the Saskatoon Field House at (306) 975-3354.


Group Exercise Specialty: TBD
Date:  May 5, 2019
Time:  Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Location: Saskatoon Field House 
Cost: TBD

For more information or to register call the Saskatoon Field House at (306) 975-3354.