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Primary Group Exercise Certification

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AFAA is the world's largest fitness and TeleFitness® educator. Since 1983, AFAA has issued over 350,000 certifications in 73 countries, including personal trainer certification and group exercise instructor certification (both available onsite at local facilities and online at www.afaa.com).

Each year, health clubs and studios host over 3,000 educational workshops nationwide, and this directory has been designed to locate one nearest you. Please start your search by selecting the certification type in which you are interested, and then select the desired state and city as listed on the following pages. The system will then return a list of the 10 closest workshops to that location.

With so many workshops available each month, we are confident you will find one near you. However, if you don't find something suitably close, AFAA also offers a variety of certifications and CEU workshops online.


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Scheduled Kickboxing Certification Workshops For GRANITE CITY, Illinois
GRANITE CITY, Illinois Kickboxing Certification Class Information

KICKBOXING CERTIFICATION

WHAT IS IT?

AFAA’s Kickboxing Certification is designed to equip those seeking to become kickboxing instructors with the competencies needed to design safe and effective programming for the general healthy population.

This gold-standard certification program is based on a self-study model that covers the following topics in advance of the included one-day certification review and practicum workshop:

  • Biomechanics, physiology and research
  • Kickboxing skills and technique
  • Class format
  • Teaching skills and choreography
  • Special populations
  • Injury prevention
The certification review and practicum workshop is designed to allow participants to review and apply what they’ve learned prior to taking the written and practical examinations towards the conclusion of the workshop. (Both exams are included in the $239 workshop registration fee).

Upon successful completion of the AFAA Kickboxing certification course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the principles of anatomy, exercise physiology, nutrition and kinesiology to the design and delivery of kickboxing classes.
  • Integrate safety, correct technique, and proper alignment into kickboxing classes to ensure sound training decisions
  • Use proper technique for punches, kicks, use of equipment and combination-building
  • Use appropriate instructional techniques for the level of participants to provide a safe, effective, and enjoyable program
  • State and appropriately apply the AFAA 5 Questions when evaluating exercise selection and technique.
  • Assimilate and apply the AFAA fitness training recommendations according to the Basic Exercise Standards and Guidelines for kickboxing as they relate to industry standards
  • Formulate the appropriate response(s) for safety issues such as injury prevention, preexisting conditions, special populations, and emergency response protocol in a kickboxing class setting.
  • Incorporate professionalism in his/her practice by following the Code of Ethics and related legal guidelines
Depending on prior education or experience, AFAA recommends no less than 4-6 weeks of dedicated pre-study before attending the certification workshop. The following recommended materials are available at afaa.com to help you successfully prepare:
  • KickBoxing: A Manual for Instructors ($39.00)
  • Study Guide (included with workshop registration)
  • Practice Test for Kickboxing Certification ($20.00)
  • KickBoxing Skills & Choreography Workshop (Practical skills development workshop. Offered online or onsite; $129)
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS & PREREQUISITES:
  • Possess Current CPR and AED Certification (proof must be received before certification will be issued)
  • Be at least 18 Years of Age
  • Early Registration
  • Pre-Study
  • Familiarity with Kickboxing Techniques (the Kickboxing Skills & Choreography Workshop is a useful precursor to the certification workshop)
  • Prior Group Exercise Experience Recommended (those with no prior experience are strongly advised to take the Group Exercise (GX): The Practical Way workshop or complete the Group Exercise Essentials: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities online course prior to registering for a certification workshop).
WHAT DOES IT COST?
The workshop fee is $239* (less a 10% discount for current AFAA members. Corporate affiliate discounts may not be combined).


This fee includes:

  • One-Day Certification Review and Practicum Workshop
  • Kickboxing Certification Study Guide
  • Written and Practical Certification Exams
  • One-year AFAA membership ($68 value) or membership extension to current members and a print or digital subscription to American Fitness magazine (does not include postage to addresses outside the U.S.)
  • AFAA certified instructor certificate and I.D. card (upon successful completion of both written and practical examinations). CPR/AED certification required before certificate is issued.
  • 5 CEUs for AFAA certified professionals
  • If you have a disability and require special accommodations at an AFAA workshop, please call 800-446-2322 x213 in advance
AFAA certified professionals who wish to register only for CEU credit pay a workshop fee of $85. Receive 5 CEUs.

* Fee does not include the recommended Kickboxing: A Manual for Instructors ($39.00 plus shipping)




The following list is a guide to certifications that are close to GRANITE CITY. Please note that these dates and events may change due to weather and other factors, so please be sure to check our updated workshop locator for the latest information. For more general information about AFAA's programs and services, please visit our home page at www.afaa.com.

10 Closest Scheduled Workshops to 62040
Workshop Location
G.E.A.R.: Indoor Cycling
11/16/2014
(8.3 miles) SOUTHERN IL UNIVERSITY EDWARDSVILLE
6 HAIRPIN DR./STUDENT FITNESS CTR
EDWARDSVILLE, IL 62026
Primary Group Exercise Cert. v4
11/15/2014
(8.3 miles) SOUTHERN IL UNIVERSITY EDWARDSVILLE
6 HAIRPIN DR./STUDENT FITNESS CTR
EDWARDSVILLE, IL 62026
G.E.A.R.: Indoor Cycling
11/16/2014
(8.3 miles) SOUTHERN IL UNIVERSITY EDWARDSVILLE
6 HAIRPIN DR./STUDENT FITNESS CTR
EDWARDSVILLE, IL 62026
Primary Group Exercise Cert. v4
11/15/2014
(8.3 miles) SOUTHERN IL UNIVERSITY EDWARDSVILLE
6 HAIRPIN DR./STUDENT FITNESS CTR
EDWARDSVILLE, IL 62026
Personal Trainer Certification v4
11/7/2014
(12.2 miles) LIVRITE FITNESS CENTER
5900 N. ILINOIS ST. SUITE 1
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL 62208
Personal Trainer Certification v4
11/7/2014
(12.2 miles) LIVRITE FITNESS CENTER
5900 N. ILINOIS ST. SUITE 1
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL 62208
G.E.A.R.: Indoor Cycling
1/11/2015
(13 miles) BARNES JEWISH HOSPITAL / WELLAWARE CENTER
600 SOUTH TAYLOR AVE SUITE 110
SAINT LOUIS, MO 63110
Primary Group Exercise Cert. v4
1/10/2015
(13 miles) BARNES JEWISH HOSPITAL / WELLAWARE CENTER
600 SOUTH TAYLOR AVE SUITE 110
SAINT LOUIS, MO 63110
Primary Group Exercise Cert. v4
11/8/2014
(26.4 miles) WELLBRIDGE
998 S. WOODS MILL RD.
TOWN AND COUNTRY, MO 63011
Primary Group Exercise Cert. v4
11/8/2014
(26.4 miles) WELLBRIDGE
998 S. WOODS MILL RD.
TOWN AND COUNTRY, MO 63011

GRANITE CITY, Illinois Kickboxing Certification Registration
To find the upcoming Kickboxing Certification workshops in the GRANITE CITY area, please access AFAA’s certification and workshop locator service and enter your zip code and certification or workshop.

Useful information about GRANITE CITY, Illinois:
City Name: GRANITE CITY
Population: 138,312
Number of Households: 60,135
Male Population: 66,849
Female Population: 71,463

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