Want to become a Fitness Leader? We can help!
In partnership with the Provincial Fitness Unit we proctor monthly exam sittings and may host AFLCA certification courses, when needed. To find out information regarding dates and times about any of the courses listed below, please visit the Provincial Fitness Unit website or contact us. Our information is listed below.
Do you need to write your exam? All exams take place in room J229, on GPRC Grande Prairie campus, starting at 5:30 pm but you need to Register Online with the Provincial Fitness Unit a minimum two weeks prior to the scheduled date to write any ALFCA exam at GPRC.
- Wednesday, Jan 30th, 2019
- Wednesday, Feb 27th, 2019
- Wednesday, Mar 27th, 2019
- Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
- Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
- Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
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COST: $325 + GST
Participants must take this course prior to the others: Resistance Training, Group Exercise, Aquatic Fitness, and Older Adult Fitness. This course is 24 hours of instruction and is required to become a certified AFLCA group exercise leader. Content includes anatomy, physiology, components of fitness, movement mechanics, nutrition, and leadership.
Group Exercise Fundamentals
COST: $210 + GST
A minimum 12-hour course covering topics specific to leading group exercise classes. Topics included are leadership, trends and media, history, legal responsibility and accountability, class components, music, movement and cueing, developing movement combinations, exercise analysis, and special populations. This course may be combined with a specialization practical designation course such as Choreography, Step, Cycle, Portable Equipment or Mind/Body.
Portable Equipment Designation
COST: $ 165 + GST
A minimum 8-hour course covering topics specific to leading group exercise portable equipment classes. This practical based course will cover specific information for planning and developing portable equipment classes. Topics include the use of portable equipment, evolution, research & guidelines, class structure & content, planning, class components, use of music, leadership & choreography, equipment exercises, movement combinations, instruction and cueing. *May include, but not limited to: free weights, body bars/barbells, stability balls, resist-a-bands, BOSU, steps, medicine balls, foam rollers.
COST: $ 270 + GST
A minimum 20-hour course covering topics such as leading, shaping, toning, circuit, introductory weight training programs, monitoring fitness centre, and/or weight room orientation. Topics covered include techniques and precautions, exercise analysis, design, anatomy program design, specialty background, safety considerations, training methods, nutrition and drugs and resistance training with women, older adults, and youth.
COST: $ 165 + GST
A minimum 8-hour course covering topics specific to leading group exercise cycling classes. This practical based course will cover specific information for planning and developing recreational indoor cycling classes. Topics include bike set-up and safety, pedalling, cadence, posture, class structure, and content; class components, music, leadership and choreography design; movement combinations, cardiovascular conditioning, instruction and cueing.
COST: $ 165 + GST
To re-certify & maintain your certification status, during the course of your 2-year membership, you must attend an 8-hour recertification course. All specialty areas (Group, Resistance, Aquatic, and Older Adult) are welcome. Topics include anatomy review, industry trends, research updates, and practical time in cardio, core, and stretch.
A full refund, minus a $20.00 administration fee, will only be issued 5 business days prior to the course start date. A Be Fit For Life Center credit, minus a $20.00 administration fee, will be issued to anyone required to withdraw from an AFLCA course (for any reason) 1-4 business days prior to the course start date.
*Please Note: Refunds or credits will not be issued for non-attendance.
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