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Group Fitness Instructor Certification

Group fitness classes are a popular and effective way for people to achieve their fitness goals. They provide a fun, supportive, and social atmosphere where participants can get a great workout and build lasting relationships with their fellow class members. 


As a certified group fitness instructor, you’ll have the skills to create a dynamic, high-energy class that motivates and inspires your participants to achieve their fitness goals. 

Get your certification


Looking to jump-start your career in the fitness industry as a group fitness instructor? Look no further than the IFTA Group Fitness Instructor Certification. Our program is designed to provide you with all of the knowledge and skills you need to lead safe, effective, and engaging group fitness classes, whether you’re an experienced fitness professional or just starting out.


With our comprehensive study guide and downloadable video review, you’ll cover all of the essential topics that you need to know, including anatomy and physiology, exercise programming, safety considerations, and teaching techniques. Our program also includes two downloadable videos that provide instruction on correct exercise form and safety issues for typical group fitness workouts.

Group Coaching

Approved for Continuing Education from: NASM, AFAA, ACE, ISSA, Canfitpro, CPTN, AOTA, NSCA and more.

What you will learn in the
Group Fitness Instructor Certification

Anatomy and Physiology

You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of how the body works, including the muscular, skeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems. This knowledge will help you design safe and effective exercise programs that take into account each client’s unique body and health status. 

Exercise Science and Principles

Learning the scientific principles behind exercise and fitness, such as the principles of specificity, overload, and progression, is important for developing safe and effective group fitness programs. This includes understanding the benefits and risks of different types of exercise and how to design workouts to achieve specific goals.

Choreography and Cueing

You’ll learn about the science of exercise, including the different types of exercise and how they affect the body. You’ll also learn about different workout protocols and how to design customized workout plans that help clients reach their fitness goals. 

Music Selection and Timing

You’ll understand the role of nutrition in health and fitness, including the different types of nutrients, the principles of healthy eating, and how to develop personalized nutrition plans for clients. This knowledge will help you give clients well-rounded advice that takes into account both exercise and nutrition.

Safety and Injury Prevention

You’ll learn how to demonstrate and instruct clients on proper exercise technique, including form, safety, and modifications for individual needs. This knowledge will help you ensure that clients perform exercises correctly and safely, reducing the risk of injury and maximizing results.

Group Fitness Formats

Understanding the different types of group fitness formats, such as dance-based classes, strength training classes, and cardio classes, is important for designing and leading a variety of group fitness classes. This includes knowledge of the basic principles, techniques, and movements involved in each format.

Recognised Certification by Singapore's Health Promotion Board


1. Why should I choose the IFTA Group Fitness Instructor Certification program?

Our program is recognized by Singapore’s Health Promotion Board (HPB) and is designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed as a group fitness instructor. With our online, self-study program and expert instruction, you’ll be able to study at your own pace and gain in-depth knowledge of the fitness industry. And with our comprehensive curriculum and supplementary materials, you’ll be able to develop the skills you need to stand out in a crowded job market and make a real difference in people’s lives.

2. Will there be assessments at the end of the course?

You will be required to complete the study guide  and email to IFTA after going through the downloaded videosA written test will then be emailed to you.

3. Is the program online or in-person?

Our program is entirely online and self-study, so you can study at your own pace from the comfort of your own home. You can sign-up for our 2-hour online tutorial to better understand the topics to be tested.

4. How long does the program take to complete?

The program is self-paced, so you can complete it as quickly or as slowly as you like. On average, most students complete the program within 3-6 months.

5. Do I need to purchase any additional materials?

The program includes the study guide and downloadable videos, but if you do not have the textbook, you may choose to order it through our website or other outlets such as Amazon.

6. Will I be able to find a job as a group fitness instructor after completing the program?

While we cannot guarantee employment, the demand for qualified group fitness instructors continue to grow. Our program is designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed as a group fitness instructor and stand out in a crowded job market. In addition, our program is recognized by Singapore’s Health Promotion Board (HPB), which can help you build credibility and attract more clients. We also provide guidance on business and marketing for personal trainers, which can help you launch and grow your own fitness business.

7. Is there a renewal requirement for this certification?

At IFTA, we require recertification every two years to ensure that our trainers stay up-to-date with the latest research and developments in the science of exercise. As the field of fitness and wellness evolves, it’s essential for trainers to stay relevant and continue learning about the latest trends and best practices in the industry.

8. How do I recertify my group fitness instructor certification?

To recertify your IFTA Group Fitness Instructor Certification, you’ll need to complete continuing education units (CEUs) by taking additional courses, attending workshops, or engaging in other forms of professional development. We offer a variety of CEU options through our online platform and live workshops, so you can choose the best fit for your schedule and interests.

9. How many CEUs do I need to recertify my group fitness instructor certification?

To recertify your IFTA Group Fitness Instructor Certification, you’ll need to complete 16 CEUs every two years. This ensures that you stay current with the latest research and trends in the field and continue to provide your clients with the highest quality of service.

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