How To: Become a certified aerobics instructor

Become a certified aerobics instructor

Aerobics are a super fun way to get rid of some calories and lose weight. If you really enjoy your classes, maybe you should consider taking up a healthy career as an instructor! This video will give you the steps you need to make your new job happen!
You Will Need
• A computer with internet access
• Aerobics classes
• First Aid and CPR certification
• Study materials
• Teaching experience
• Gym access (optional)

Step 1: Get certification information
Find certification information on the web from national organizations such as the American Council on Exercise, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, or the American College of Sports Medicine.

Step 2: Experience aerobics
Experience a full range of aerobics by taking different types of classes, including step, water, kickboxing, and high- and low-impact aerobics.
Most gyms have day passes if you want to try out different classes.

Step 3: Learn CPR
Enroll in a CPR and first aid class to get certified. This training is usually required to receive certification in aerobics instruction.

Step 4: Study
Study anatomy, exercise physiology, and kinesiology. Most certification programs have a written exam covering these areas.

Step 5: Get teaching experience
Get teaching experience by organizing a class at home or by co-teaching at a gym.

Step 6: Apply for certification
Apply for certification to be an aerobics instructor. Once you're certified, you can start looking for a job that will bring you a lot of satisfaction and earned income.

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