Upcoming Certifications and Workshops

The following are nearby certification trainings and workshops. This list is not all-inclusive. Please review the description section below and visit the organization's website for other locations and specific details about the certification. The instructor is responsible for covering the cost to certify and maintain their certification.  

You may also get a general Group Fitness Certification through self-study, online preparation, or offered through KU Recreation Services. Having a Group Fitness Certification generally allows an instructor to teach more than one type of class without having to get multiple specialty certifications. Note: Attending a workshop or earning a certification does not guarantee hire. For more information email KU Fit.

If you apply to be a KU Fit instructor, please email KU Fit.

Offered at Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center (ASRFC)

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Self-Study Certifications 

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The American Council on Exercise (ACE) offers NCCA accredited certifications including one to lead group fitness classes. ACE gives a knowledge base of exercise science that allow you to understand how and why we move, leading you to properly program and design classes. 

Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Group Ex Instructor Certification teaches how to “design, choreograph, and teach a class.” This program gives you the basics of instructing your own class and being knowledgeable about exercise and movement. 

Find or register for a 2-day training.

BodyPump Certification requires attending a 2-day training on Saturday from 8:00 am-6:00 pm and Sunday from 8:00 am-6:00 pm.  100% participation is required.  No late arrivals or early departures.  

Certification Training Cost: 

$290, no refunds. Includes DVD of the workout, CD with the music, choreography notes of the workout.

 SPECIAL NOTE: Your music and choreography will be mailed, and your tracks assignments emailed approximately 14 days before the training.  You must memorize your tracks 100% prior to the training.


Register for the 2-day training and create an instructor portal account.

  • Make an instructor account
  • Make sure to sign the online agreement prior to registering for an event
  • Enter billing information under Account Settings tab
  • Find training under Events tab using the map tool
    • Look for the training
    • Follow directions to register*
  • If already a Les Mills instructor:
    • Go to the Les Mills website
    • Log into instructor Account and register under the Events tab

NETA offers several specialty certifications including indoor group cycling, kettlebell, Pilates Mat, Yoga, Sculpt Yoga, and Barre. Learn more about a certification, fees, length of training (1- or 2-day), materials for training, CECs and more by clicking the link above.

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Attend a 1-day, 8-hour POUND Pro Training.


Early bird $249, regular $289, day of $315. Includes the official POUND Pro Training Guide, 8 complete tracks of choreography, 1-month FREE access to The Label, POUND's online instructor network, certificate of completion, a set of Ripstix, and the permission to rock!

CECs awarded with this course: 

0.8 ACE, 7 AFAA, 3 canfitpro, 7 NASM

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Attend a 1-day, 8-hour training.


$355. Includes online certification exam, printed course manual, digital study guide, education support, full day training with a Spinning Master Instructor, and downloadable certificate of completion.

CECs awarded with this course: 


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Attend a 1-day, 8-hour training (some courses have prerequisites).

Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center does not have Rip Training equipment.


$295 non-refundable. Includes comprehensive digital TRX course manual, product discounts, invitation to join the TRX directory

CECs awarded with this course: 

0.8 ACE CEC's, 0.8 NASM, 8 AFAA, 0.7 NSCA, 4 canfitpro

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Attend a 1-day, 8 hour training Zumba Basic 1 training.


Depends on registration date.  Includes Basic Steps Level 1 review DVD, Basic Steps Level 1 mash-up DVD and CD, Rush DVD, Basic 1 electronic instructor manual, certificate of completion

CECs awarded with this course: 



Please research the certifications carefully to fully understand all of the conditions and requirements.

CEC's = continuing education credits (the credits count towards a certification that you already have)

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) accepts ACE CEC's