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 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).
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We're Looking for Personal Trainers!
Join our Team! The YMCA is committed to providing the fitness resources our members need to realize their goals. We're looking for motivated, skilled certified personal trainers to work with our members, help them stay on track and provide training for sports and events.
Group Fitness Classes
Working out is more fun with friends! Whether it's a registered or a drop-in program, the YMCA offers everything from Aquafit to Zumba! Grab a friend and join a class - you'll be glad you did.
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Certification can lead to employment opportunities at the YMCA and elsewhere. You'll also develop leadership skills that can have a profound impact on your future success.