NAFTA - National Aerobics & Fitness Trainers Association

Why NAFTA Group Exercise Instructor?

NAFTA Group Exercise Instructors™ are fitness professionals who teach, lead, and motivate individuals through intentionally-designed exercise classes. NAFTA GEIs are high-achievers inside and outside the group studio not only do they excel at planning effective, exercise science-based group sessions for different fitness levels, they also possess a wealth of motivational and leadership techniques that help their classes achieve fitness goals.

NAFTA Group Exercise Instructors™ provide safe instruction across many class types and equipment sets, from aerobics, to bicycles and beyond. Because of their excellent communication skills, NAFTA GEIs work in gyms and health clubs, as well as community, university, and corporate facilities whether there’s headset and a stereo system or just an open gym.

Things to Know

Before deciding to get certified and pursue your career, or part time work, as a group fitness instructor, here’s some things that we hope will help you to make your decision to make the next move into a professional service industry of fitness enthusiasts taking their passion to the next level!

Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Make an Impact During Class — and Beyond!

Do you love the energy of a group exercise class? Using a variety of teaching and motivational techniques to create a positive exercise experience, NAFTA Certified Group Exercise Instructors™ (GEI) are at the forefront of the group exercise movement. From coaching an individual through a tough session to providing healthy lifestyle support outside of class the personal impact you'll make is long-lasting.


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