Would you like to help others with their health and wellness success? Become a YMCA Fitness Leader and share your love and passion for fitness, health and wellness.

YMCA fitness instructor courses include all the technical fitness requirements you need to be a Certified Fitness Leader within your chosen stream. Each course includes in-classroom fitness theory, fundamentals, applied learning, peer teaching plus post-classroom learning assignments and an apprenticeship.

Prerequisite: must have participated in that type of fitness regularly, current or previous participation accepted. Prior to registration, you must be approved by a YMCA Canada Fitness Trainer or a YMCA Fitness Supervisor (please see Member Services for more detail).

First Aid Instructor

Standard First Aid and AEC Instructors/Examiners teach and evaluate first aid skills in both aquatic and non-aquatic environments. Candidates are required to present lesson topics and teach during this course in order to complete it. Candidates will earn the Instructor award for the Current First Aid awards they hold themselves. This is a 16 hour course. Prerequisites: LSI, Standard First Aid...

Fitness Instructor Course (FIC)

Would you like to help others with their health and wellness success? Become a YMCA Fitness Leader and share your love and passion for fitness, health and wellness. These fitness courses include all the technical fitness requirements you need to be a Certified Fitness Leader within that stream. Each course includes in-classroom fitness theory, fundamentals, applied learning, peer teaching plus...

Lifesaving Instructor Recertification

This is a recertification course for LSI instructors. Prerequisites: Must have previously held these awards.

Lifesaving Instructor Course

Lifesaving instructors are trained to teach and evaluate the three Canadian Swim Patrol Program awards, as well as the Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Lifesaving Fitness and Distinction awards. Instructor Candidates are trained in aspects of learning as well as various approaches required to teach water rescue, first aid and related aquatic skills in the Canadian Lifesaving Program....

National Lifeguard Instructor Clinic

The National Lifeguard (NL) Instructor/ Examiner clinic prepares candidates to teach and evaluate NL courses. Candidates learn specific strategies designed to train lifeguards in advanced rescue techniques, public relations issues, and first aid, as well as how to present material that will prepare lifeguards for any major aspect of supervising the public in an aquatic setting. Candidates are...

YMCA Swim Instructor

Lifesaving instructors are trained to teach and evaluate the three Canadian Swim Patrol Program awards, as well as the Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Lifesaving Fitness, Distinction awards and CPR-C/AED. Instructor Candidates are trained in aspects of learning as well as various approaches required to teach water rescue, first aid and related aquatic skills in the Canadian...