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Aerobics & Fitness Association of America

Learn from the pros!

AFAA is the world's largest fitness and Telefitness educator, having issued more than 250,000 certifications in personal training and group fitness instruction in a variety of formats. AFAA also offers specialty workshops including Practical Yoga Instructor Training, Kickboxing, Practical Pilates, and more.

University Recreation is proud to host some of these high quality workshops and certification exams. Events are open to anyone interested in taking their fitness experience to the next level either as a hobby or career.

Workshops come with a one-year AFAA membership (or membership extension) and subscription to American Fitness magazine and supporting materials such as a workshop manual or study guide.

Group Exercise: The Practical Way

Designed as a complementary precursor course for AFAA's Primary Group Exercise Certification and as an introduction to the fundamentals of group exercise, AFAA's Group Exercise - The Practical Way® course introduces those skills which are necessary to be an effective, safe and outstanding group exercise instructor such as: leadership and presentation, class formatting, safe and effective warm-ups, cool-downs, cueing and music usage, as well as exercise evaluation and modification. Participants will experience a variety of exercise modalities and will learn practical techniques for teaching a variety of group exercise classes successfully and with confidence.

Primary Group Fitness Certification

Host Site Discount Opportunity!

To receive the 25% host site discount for the workshop and/or certification, send the information below to Lauren Wilkinson at no later than August 30.  This will add you to the discount list that is sent in to AFAA. Once your information has been received, participants will receive an email confirmation from UREC staff and can then register by calling 1-800-923-2346. Participants must register by phone to receive the discount.

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If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Wilkinson at