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Additional fees are applicable and registration is required for the following Certifications.

Fitness & Yoga Certifications

Cycle Certification
Fitness Instructor Certificati...
Yoga Certifications
Personal Trainer Certification
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Cycle Certification Mentorship

You’ve taken the course but now need to hone your skills through some supervised ‘hands on’ teaching before you attempt your practical? Let us help you. This membership will give you access to all our cycle classes (providing space is available) and an opportunity to apprentice and team-teach with our instructors. Weekly feedback will be provided in order to assist you in preparation for the practical. This membership is valid for 4 months from the time of purchase. Approval is required to join this program, please contact Lynne Skilton-Hayes at 519-824-4120 ext. 52670 for approval.

Member Fee - $55 | Non-Member Fee - $85

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Personal Trainer Certification Mentorship

We will provide you with hands on practical experience and help you acquire the practice hours required to prepare for your practical and complete the process of becoming a personal trainer. This program grants you 20 hours of time in our Fitness Centre to practice train and/or shadow our trainers on the job. This membership is valid for 4 months from the time of purchase. All hours must be used within that period. Approval is required to join this program, please contact Lynne Skilton-Hayes at 519-824-4120 ext. 52670 for approval.

Member Fee - $60 | Non-Member Fee - $100

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Fitness Certification Tutor - 1 Session

If you've completed your Fitness Certification course and feel like you could benefit from some extra help, we can help. Meet 1-on-1 with one of our Certification Course Tutors who will provide you with the additional support you need.  Please contact Lynne Skilton-Hayes for approval & to register @ 519-824-4120 ext. 52670 or lskilton@uoguelph.ca. 

Member Fee - $25 | Non-Member Fee - $30

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Fitness Certification Tutor - 5 Sessions

If you've completed your Fitness Certification course and feel like you could benefit from some extra help, we can help. Meet 1-on-1 with one of our Certification Course Tutors who will provide you with the additional support you need. Please contact Lynne Skilton-Hayes for approval & to register @ 519-824-4120 ext. 52670 or lskilton@uoguelph.ca. 

Member Fee - $100 | Non-Member Fee - $130

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Yoga Teaching Certification

This is a 200-hour certification course with an intensive focus on Classical Yoga. With over 30 years of teaching experience, your instructor will help you learn the benefits of the physical components of yoga, as well as the mental and spiritual benefits. If you are looking for a yoga course that will teach you how to engage the mind and body as well as understand the philosophy behind the practice of yoga, this is the course for you! This certification continues through both the Fall & Winter semester (no classes during the month of December). Payment Plan available during the registration process.

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19252 - September 9, 2018 to April 23, 2019

  • Sunday(s) from 6:00PM to 10:00PM
  • Tuesday(s) from 6:00PM to 10:00PM
  • Dates event isn't occuring:
    • Sunday October 7, 2018
    • Tuesday October 9, 2018
    • Sunday December 2, 2018
    • Tuesday December 4, 2018
    • Sunday December 9, 2018
    • Tuesday December 11, 2018
    • Sunday December 16, 2018
    • Tuesday December 18, 2018
    • Sunday December 23, 2018
    • Tuesday December 25, 2018
    • Sunday December 30, 2018
    • Tuesday January 1, 2019
    • Sunday January 6, 2019
    • Sunday February 17, 2019
    • Tuesday February 19, 2019
    • Sunday April 21, 2019
  • Fee: $2,938.00
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Fitness Instructor Certification

Become a group fitness instructor! Help people achieve their goals in a fun and motivating group setting with music. This 32 hour course affiliated with the canfitpro national certification program will be split into two days of theory and two days of in-class practical training. This course offers extensive theory information and good practical application of that theory. Competency is determined in two stages: a written exam and a practical assessment which will be booked for a later date. This is a 4 day course over 2 weekends.

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19248 - September 29, 2018 to October 14, 2018

19675 - January 26, 2019 to February 3, 2019

Cycle Instructor Certification

The University of Guelph has developed its own Group Cycle Certification course. The principles of conditioning will be applied by incorporating details around set-up, class format, applied anatomy and kinesiology. Learn the do's and don'ts, precautions of cycling and the basics to coaching participants through this type of workout. Certification includes a written exam and a practical assessment to be booked for a later date.

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19247 - October 14, 2018

19674 - January 20, 2019

Fitness Instructor Certification Mentorship

You've taken the course. Now what? This program will allow you to receive guidance and feedback as you prepare for the 'in class' practical evaluation. This program allows you to practice-teach with our instructors. In addition, there will be 6, one-hour, weekly sessions with our certification course instructor. Each week focus will be placed on the different components of designing a class.

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19249 - October 17, 2018 to November 21, 2018

19676 - February 6, 2019 to March 20, 2019

Personal Trainer Certification

This applied comprehensive 36-hour course is designed to give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to work with clients in a one-on-one or small group setting. We are affiliated with the canfitpro national certification program. Course content includes physiology, anatomy, applied kinesiology, energy metabolism, principles of conditioning, postural assessment and correction, health screening, goal setting and programming. Competency is assessed in 2 stages: a written exam and a practical assessment which will be booked for a later date. This is a 4-day course over 2 weekends.

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19250 - November 10, 2018 to November 18, 2018

19677 - March 23, 2019 to March 31, 2019

Weight Trainer Supervisor Certification

This 16-hour course will focus on developing practical teaching skills for exercise instruction to prepare you to be a Fitness Centre Staff or enhance your own personal interest in the fitness realm. Topics covered include: anatomy, physiology specific to weight training, cardiovascular, flexibility and strength training theory & guidelines, principles of conditioning, equipment & exercise analysis, technique correction, spotting techniques, typical roles and responsibilities of a weight room supervisor.

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19678 - January 12, 2019 to January 13, 2019

AQX Aquafit Instructor Certification

Numerous Canadian cities have adopted AQX as the aqua fitness leadership training certification model, including the University of Guelph. AQX graduates are eligible for OFC certification, which is recognized throughout Canada & Internationally. This active theory and practical skills course (two pool sessions per day) leads to becoming a certified aqua fitness instructor. The key focus is practical skill development with adequate theory to support best practices. Certification is earned by 100% course completion, 80% on open book theory exam, practice teaching with a Mentor and successful completion of a practical teaching exam (all included within the course fee). Course fee also includes AQX Manual.

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20327 - March 22, 2019 to March 31, 2019

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