Courses and Workshops

Fitness Instructor Specialist Certification Course

Working as a Fitness Instructor is incredibly rewarding.  Making a difference in the health and wellness of others through exercise, your role is to educate, motivate and create a fun, safe environment for participants.

There are so many types of classes these days – some “dance-y” with lots of choreography, such as hi/lo aerobics, step, latin dance inspired, etc.  Other classes such as boot camp, muscle conditioning, stretch/relaxation require little to no choreography.  Our industry has evolved beyond the typical 80’s style aerobics with bouncy instructors shouting “take it from the top”!  With Canada’s aging population there will be high demand for certified instructors to lead senior’s programming and there are opportunities to work with children, mom’s and babies and everyone in between.

Certifying with canfitpro is the best way to break into the fitness industry.  I am proud to be a PRO TRAINER for our national certifying agency.  canfitpro is an industry leader in affordable, attainable, and high-quality fitness certification. Recognized across Canada and around the world, you too can be a part of Canada’s largest organization of fitness professionals.

The Certification Process includes:

A 25-hour course which is a combination of classroom and practical learning covering topics such as:

  • Aspects of fitness, wellness and basic training principles
  • Fitness theory: skeletal, muscular, neurological, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems
  • Kinesiology/anatomy in action and bioenergetics
  • Components of a fitness class from the warm-up to the cool-down
  • Musicality: phrasing, cueing and appropriate music selection
  • Leadership and motivation skills
  • Special populations and injuries

The theory exam consists of 75 multiple choice questions and short answer questions. The practical exam which is an actual fitness class demonstration evaluated by your PRO TRAINER.  You have up to 6 months from the passing of your theory exam to complete the practical – lots of time to practice!

Once you’ve passed the exams and have a valid CPR certification, you can apply for positions in gyms, schools, with community groups, with individual fitness companies (corporate wellness, bootcamps and stroller classes, for example) or even run your own classes (with insurance).  Teaching is incredibly flexible (a great part-time job for moms and students or teachers on summer break!) and many companies offer free gym memberships, daycare, etc. to their instructors.

Testimonials From Beth’s Past Students:

Beth was always prepared, knowledgeable and never flustered with even the most challenging aspects of the course content.  Her use of projected slides was a great addition and helped me grasp all the concepts. – Melanie Orr

Beth made it easy to understand all of the course material.  The whole session was very interactive and fun. – Laura Melillo

Excellent trainer, very comfortable with all the information and very friendly and encouraging!

I love her!  She’s awesome.  She did a great job and I enjoyed coming to class every time.

Beth was A-MAZ-ING!!!  She has an infectious personality, is a great communicator and was a very effective trainer.

Beth has incredible knowledge of fitness and is an amazing instructor.  She made everything incredibly fun!  Amazing personality – I’d recommend her to everyone! – Aubrey Freedman


Contact to learn more about upcoming course dates.


oaks ‘n acorns Activity Studio
1856 Danforth Ave. (between Coxwell & Woodbine)
Toronto, Ontario

Fees & Registration:

Early Bird Price (register 3 weeks before course):
$508 + tax includes canfitpro membership, course, theory exam and practical exam

for more info… 416.835.9834

Click here to visit canfitpro to learn more and register.

Do you crave tools and strategies that will help you succeed? Do you need the support of a trainer, but at a fraction of the cost?

Learn more about Virtual Training and meet your Coach, Beth Yarzab of CareerFit Mom at these upcoming Info Sessions:

Info Sessions will include a demonstration of the program as well as practical tips to help you “fit” fitness into your busy schedule – prep now to stay fit during  the frantic pace of the holidays!

Pre-registration is required.

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