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certifications & continuing ed
Updated 9/6/14

certifications & continuing ed


Saturday, October 4, 9am-4pm

Register Here: http://werqfitness.com/instructor-training/

WERQ Instructor Training prepares Certified Fitness Professionals to teach the wildly addictive cardio dance fitness class – WERQ®. Dubbed the freshest dance fitness class on the planet, WERQ®  has high standards for the community of WERQ Instructors. Instructors must take WERQ Training in full including the ENTIRE master class (participation is required, Age 18+).  In this 6-hour training course, trainees will learn the principles of WERQ and how to cue this WERQout so that participants can follow along easily.  After completion of the training, WERQ supplies its Instructors with fresh choreography each week through WERQforce membership and with helpful resources to continue to development as a WERQ Instructor.

Cost: $199

YogaFit Instructor Training (Level 1)

Saturday and Sunday, November 8-9, 8am-6pm

Register Here: https://webportal.orderwave.com/yogafit/default?a=viewTrainingDetail&i=3709

YogaFit Instructor Training gives instructors the tools to create inspiring vinyasa yoga classes that are founded on flow yet grounded in the safety of exercise science. The learning includes physical execution, transitions, and modifications to traditional yoga poses with an emphasis on effectiveness and safety. Dynamic vinyasa sequencing, flowing class formats, and transformative language for communicating the mind/body connection have made this the most popular vinyasa yoga style in the world today. While most attendees have experience as either yoga students, teachers, therapists, or as fitness professionals, there are no prerequisites, only the desire to learn and commitment to attend. Level 1 includes an innovative and experiential learning environment guided by a talented and experienced YogaFit Master Trainer, a YogaFit Level 1 DVD and Active Volume 3 CD (first-time participants only), and a comprehensive training manual.

Cost: $399 (Early Bird), $429 (Regular), $459 (Late)

Can I teach for Purdue Rec Sports once I’m certified?

Becoming a group fitness instructor is a life-changing career that carries both privileges and responsibilities. To teach for Purdue Rec Sports, we prefer our instructors to obtain foundational group fitness instructor education and/or certification, before obtaining a specialty certification such as INSANITY.  Therefore, each spring semester Purdue Rec Sports offers a Group Fitness Instructor Course, free of charge to selected applicants.  This twelve-week intensive program provides in-class theory and hands-on practical training to prepare you to teach every non-specialty class on our Group X schedule.  Upon graduation, instructors will complete a semester-long mentorship program the following fall semester.