Fitness Certification - YMCA of Three Rivers Waterloo Region

Fitness Certification

Become a Fitness Leader the YMCA Way

YMCA Certified Fitness Instructors are in demand!

Instructors learn by doing.  Our courses area a combined apprenticeship and teaching experience where learning is an integrated component.  YMCA trainers will support you along way!

Pre-requisites:

  • Minimum of 50 hours participation within the last year in the desired discipline
  • Minimum 16 years of age

 

YMCA Canada Personal Training Certification

Earn your Personal Training Certification at the YMCA of Three Rivers! The personal training course is designed to certify you to coach exercise and set lifestyle goals.  

This course covers topics including strength and cardio exercises, equipment types, anatomy as it relates to strength and cardio exercises, planning, assessments and goal setting, and the role of a personal training instructor. 

Additional requirements: 
• 8 – 10 hours per week of on-line self-study 
• 1 – 3 hours per week of apprenticeship 
• 40 hours of classroom instruction 
• CPR-A (completed by the end of the course) 

Please note: 100% attendance is required for classroom instruction. 

Location Time and Dates Fee Register

Chaplin Family YMCA (Cambridge)

Saturdays

9:00am-5:30pm

October 15 - November 19


Members: $650 + HST  Non-Members: $780 + HST

 
Visit any of our Health and Wellness locations in person or email irina.broide@ytr.ymca.ca

 

YMCA Canada Aquafit Instructor

This national certification course will give participants the skills to deliver safe, effective and fun aquatic fitness classes to all ages. Class time, online resources, handouts, apprenticeship and practical evaluation are included in the course fee. 

This course will cover topics including fundamental movements and water exercises, anatomy as it relates to Aquafit classes, the energy system, music and cueing, and the role of an Aquafit instructor.

Additional requirements: 

• 4 – 6 hours per week of on-line self-study 
• 1 – 3 hours per week of apprenticeship 
• 21 hours of classroom instruction 
• CPR-A (completed by the end of the course) 

Please note: 100% attendance is required for classroom instruction. 

Location Time Fee Register

Guelph Y

Monday July 4th                         

Thursday July 7th
Friday July 8th

Monday July 11th

Members: $500+hst

Non-Members: $650+hst

 
Visit any of our Health and Wellness locations in person or email irina.broide@ytr.ymca.ca

 

YMCA Canada Group Strength Instructor 

Our cardio/strength course will certify you to design and deliver YMCA group fitness classes that fall into the category of cardio (eg. boxing, step, hi/low, dance, etc.) or strength (eg. bars and plates, high intensity interval classes, TRX, etc.). This course will cover topics including fundamental movements and cardio exercises, strength exercises, equipment types, anatomy as it relates to strength exercises & cardio classes, the energy systems, choreography and moving to music, class design and delivery, and the role of a cardio/strength instructor.

Additional requirement:

  • 4-6 hours per week on-line self study
  • 1-3 hours per week of apprenticeship
  • 32 hours of classroom instruction
  • CPR-A (completed by the end of the course)

Please note: 100% attendance is required for the classroom instruction.  

Location Time Dates Fee Register

A.R. Kaufman YMCA (Kitchener)

Thursdays

6:00pm - 9:30pm 

Saturday (May 7)

9:00am - 5:00pm 

April 21 - June 2 2022

 Members: $500+hst

Non-Members: $650+hst

 
Visit any of our Health and Wellness locations in person or email irina.broide@ytr.ymca.ca

 

Cycle Instructor Course

Participants will learn how to deliver safe and effective group cycling classes.  50 hours of Cycle participation within the last year is required.

Please note:  There is a 6-10 hour requirement of self-study and practice per week.  This course will be in classroom and on-line.

TBD

 

Yoga Instructor Course

Participants will learn how to deliver safe and effective Yoga classes.   Our Yoga course is designed to certify you in preparing and delivering Hatha Yoga classes.  This course will cover:

- The role of a YMCA Yoga Instructor
- Yoga history and philosophy
- Pranayama - breath regulation
- Asanas - Yoga poses
- Teaching skills
- Anatomy as it relates to Yoga
- Class design and delivery

Additional requirements:

- 10-12 hours per week of on-line self study
- 1-3 hours per week of apprenticeship
- 55 hours of classroom instruction - 100% attendance is required
- CPR-A - completed by the end of the course

50 hours of participation in Yoga classes within the last year is required.

Location Time Fee Register

A.R. Kaufman YMCA (Kitchener)

Thursdays

October 20, 2022 to November 24, 2022

6:00pm - 9:30pm 

AND

Saturdays 

(October 22, 2022, November 5, 2022, November 19, 2022)

9:00am - 3:00pm 

 Members: $800+hst

Non-Members: $990+hst

 
Visit any of our Health and Wellness locations in person or Register Online.