What are group fitness courses?

If you are looking for a way that you can make a positive impact on a great many people at the same time then group fitness training is something that you really should look into. From Zumba to strength training and spinning, there is something in this area for every gym goer.

‘Group exercise’ simply means that a body workout is led by an instructor or trainer in a group setting. You can find a group exercise class to fit any and all of your fitness needs. Whether you are looking for group exercises for seniors or are brand new to the gym—group exercise is a smart way to get healthy with your peers. And as research shows, that may be the best way to do it.

There are a number of benefits of group fitness.

Exercising releases endorphins, which are ultimately the human body’s built-in, non-addictive, safe drug. These create a sense of euphoria that, in turn, lowers stress and symptoms of depression, while at the same time assisting you to sleep and improving self-esteem.

Exercise reduces your blood pressure and makes your heart stronger while – at the same time – burning fat and boosting your physical appearance. And while you do use up quite a lot of calories exercising, it still has the effect of boosting your energy levels in your daily activities.

Group exercise blends all of these benefits with the fun of being part of a group. There are important advantages to exercising as part of a group as opposed to going it alone. These include the motivation of being bolstered by those around you, the effortless social aspect of group dynamics as well as the ability to choose different exercises based on your goals.

Where can I study group exercise courses in South Africa?

If you want to study group exercise courses in South Africa your best option online is to have a look at Trifocus Fitness Academy’s wide range of fitness education programmes.

Which course is best for group exercises?

There are a number of courses that are available for you to study group exercise. First you need to decide whether or not you want to study online or in a classroom setting. After this, if you decide on a classroom setting see which courses are available in the province that you live in.

Why should I get a group fitness certification?

Having a group fitness instructor certification on your CV, especially alongside a specialised certification, tells group fitness directors that you have received additional training. These could be in cueing, participation engagement, anatomy, movement, heart rate monitoring as well as many other skills. The certification legitimises an instructor’s skill set. It shows dedication to the fitness industry and knowledge of all the skills to be successful in your career.

How long do group exercise courses take?

The duration of each of our group exercise courses varies. You have up to two years to complete your course. You can take your fitness studies at your own pace. The average student finishes a Trifocus Fitness Academy course within a 4 – 18 month period.

Are group fitness courses accredited?

All of the group fitness courses at Trifocus Fitness Academy are accredited.


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