FITNESS INSTRUCTOR SPECIALIST

GROUP FITNESS IS RAPIDLY GROWING!

The canfitpro Fitness Instructor Specialist (FIS) program will teach you to facilitate amazing workout classes! Learn to lead bootcamp, dance, step, martial arts, and traditionally inspired group fitness classes. 

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Take 25% off off our PTS, FIS and HWL courses to get you ready for the reopening of the fitness industry. Use code RELAUNCH21 at check-out!
Take 25% off off our PTS, FIS and HWL courses to get you ready for the reopening of the fitness industry. Use code RELAUNCH21 at check-out!

Harness the power of group fitness to enhance your earning potential.

Why?

The role of a Fitness Instructor Specialist has evolved to include innovative modalities. What never changes? How fun and motivating group classes are! The industry needs more certified professionals to meet the demand of health clubs, community centres, gyms, and recreation facilities. These days, there are also many online class opportunities for you to teach! 

Who

Group Fitness is a low-cost, low-risk way for participants to increase physical activity while building community. Social connections help us stick to regular exercise. As a Fitness Instructor Specialist (FIS), you will lead safe and effective exercise programming. You will also facilitate a group dynamic that enhances participant mental and emotional wellbeing. This is important work. And, there’s money to be made as a certified Fitness Instructor Specialist – either as a full-time career or as a part-time passion. 

As a group fitness expert, you will assist participants in a fun and motivating setting. A qualified Fitness Instructor Specialist can lead groups in various formats of cardiovascular conditioning, muscle strength and endurance training, stretching and relaxation. A canfitpro certified FIS uses music as a class motivator, keeps current on the latest fitness trends, and can give general advice about healthy living. 

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canfitpro is proud to have our Fitness Instructor Specialist (FIS) program reviewed and approved by EuropeActive and our certified members eligible to be included in the EREPS register.  The verified qualifications and skills of our fitness professionals provides confidence for consumers, employers, and fitness professionals.  Working collaboratively, each organization, is committed to enhancing the education, skills, and abilities of those in the fitness industry.

canfitpro certification meets, or exceeds, the established international standards in the fitness industry.

GET THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO START CHANGING LIVES

canfitpro provides a variety of learning opportunities including virtual and in-person 25-hour courses with a PRO TRAINER. Get started as soon as you purchase your certification package with the FIS self-directed education. Choose to fast-track your learning with the FIS course, facilitated by an expert PRO TRAINER. All certification packages come with a comprehensive manual to further develop your knowledge. 

The more you prepare for your certification, the faster you’ll find success. canfitpro will get you there. 

BECOME CERTIFIED IN 4 STEPS

1

Choose your Learning Experience:

Self-Directed Learning, with coaching from a PRO TRAINER during a Virtual or In-Person Course
or
On your Own, completing the Course Material without a Coach to Prepare for Exams 

2

Register and Start Learning!  

Read the Manual
Develop your Theoretical Knowledge and Practical Skills
Study and Prepare for your Exams 

If the Full Certification is chosen: attend your In-Person or Virtual Course with your PRO TRAINER and build your high performance skill-set through practical learning, expert advice, feedback, coaching, career and networking opportunities.  

3

Pass your Theory Exam

4

Pass your Practical Exam and Submit your CPR

This training will increase your knowledge and confidence to lead group classes. You’ll learn:

  • Aspects of fitness, wellness, and basic training principles
  • Fitness theory: skeletal, muscular, neurological, cardiovascular, and pulmonary systems
  • Kinesiology/anatomy in action and bioenergetics
  • Components of a fitness class from the warm-up to the cool-down
  • Musicality: phrasing, cueing, and appropriate music selection
  • Leadership and motivation skills
  • Injury recognition and prevention
  • Multiple class formats and the business of group exercise
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The FIS course was so much fun and I feel like Carlie was extremely knowledgeable on everything that came up through out the days that we were together. I loved her method of teaching and felt like it was very valuable to have her. I'm excited to take my exam and begin to teach classes and continue to build my fitness career with canfitpro!  I have been and will continue to recommend this course to my friends 🙂  Thank you!

Taylor T

canfitpro has given me the skills and knowledge I need to pursue a fitness leadership position that allows me to make a positive impact to people's lives!

Tessia Orlandi

The canfitpro group fitness instructors certification course was fantastic! It provided so much information in order to become a better instructor, with tons of access to resources. After taking this course, I feel more confident in my field of work.

Niki W.

I had had other workshops and courses, but nothing like canfitpro that gave me the self­reliance of giving the first step into the fitness training world.

Marilyn E.

The canfitpro fitness instructor course was great. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to instruct any type of fitness class. The instructor was knowledgable and attentive. I appreciated the opportunity to practice what we learned at the end of the course in front of the other students, it was great practical experience.

Jillian Roemer

The canfitpro Personal Training Specialist course gave me the Tools to move forward with my career as a Zumba instructor. I feel more confident when my students ask me questions about their general health. I also feel more confident when I give my class. I learned to understand my students and their point of vue, therefore it makes me a better teacher.

Julie Malenfant

SAVE TIME & STUDY EFFECTIVELY FOR EXAMS

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR SPECIALIST STUDY PREP

There’s a lot to learn to successfully complete the Fitness Instructor Specialist exams. To guide you, we offer a Study Prep Online Course to streamline your studying efforts.

Included to Help You Complete Exams Successfully:

  • Modules to highlight essential information from each chapter
  • Video lectures
  • Study cards
  • Chapter quizzes
  • Mock exams and practice questions

To register, simply add the “Fitness Instructor Specialist Study Prep” to your package.

THE FITNESS INSTRUCTOR SPECIALIST EXAMS

We recommend that candidates attempt the Theory Exam approximately 3-5 weeks after taking the course. Before attempting your Practical Exam, we recommend you log 20 hours of practice teaching with a live group. This gives adequate time to prepare for the exams.

The Theory Exam:

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Short answer questions

The Practical Exam:

  • An actual group fitness class, evaluated by your PRO TRAINER, either in-person or virtually
  • Assesses theoretical knowledge, rapport building, and practical application of fitness theory
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FEES

Early Bird Member*
Regular Member
Early Bird Non-Member*
Regular Non-Member

Full Certification

Online Course, In-Class Course,
Course Manual, Study Guide, Exam

$509

$609

$607**

$707

Exam Challenge

Online Course, Course Manual,
Study Guide, Exam

$354

$454

$452**

$552

FIS study prep

$129

$159

*Early Bird Rates apply to registrations received more than three (3) weeks prior to the scheduled start date of the event.
**The Non-Member Rates include a one-year canfitpro Professional membership.

Regular
Express

shipping

$0

No charge – may take up to 10 business days to arrive

$25

Arrives within three (3) to 
four (4) business days

FEES

Full Certification

Online Course, In-Class Course, Course Manual, Study Guide, Exam

Early Bird Member*

$509

Regular Member

$609

Early Bird Non-Member*

$607

Regular Non-Member

$707

Exam Challenge

Online Course, Course Manual,
Study Guide, Exam

Early Bird Member*

$354

Regular Member

$454

Early Bird Non-Member*

$452**

Regular Non-Member

$552

*Early Bird Rates apply to registrations received more than three (3) weeks prior to the scheduled start date of the event. 

**The Non-Member Rates include a one-year canfitpro Professional membership. 

FIS study prep

Member

$129

Non-Member

$159

shipping

Regular

No charge – may take up to 10 business days to arrive

$0

Express

No charge – may take up to 10 business days to arrive

$25

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