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Fitness Leadership

Do you have a passion for fitness?

Become a YMCA Fitness Leader and share your love and passion for fitness, health and wellness with others in your community!


Choose Your Fitness Path

Our Fitness Leadership courses take you through all the theoretical and practical information needed to become a certified YMCA Fitness Leader, including anatomy, physiology, movement principles and exercise design.




Personal Training – Course: 40 HRS

Develop the knowledge and skills to work one-on-one with clients to create tailored exercise programs.

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Group Strength- Course: 35 HRSGain the knowledge and experience needed to effectively instruct classes such as bootcamp and cross training.Small icons for fitness page5 Cardio – Course: 35 HRSLearn to instruct choreography classes such as Hi-Lo or Step, through a mix of classroom & studio time.Cardio Icon
Aquatic Fitness- Course: 35 HRSLearn water and movement principles for teaching vertical aquatic fitness classes in both deep & shallow water.Aquatic Fitness Icon Cycle- Course: 35 HRSGain the skills needed to lead group cycle classes, monitor participant intensity and help build their cardiovascular endurance.Cycle Icon Yoga – Course: 48 HRSLearn the principles of instructing Hatha yoga classes, with a focus on intro level program delivery.Yoga Icon


For program dates, times and costs click here , then click on Leadership Programs.



Get started today!

Ready to start on your path to becoming a Fitness Leader at the YMCA? Contact one of our five locations and get in touch with a Fitness Leader today! Email, call or come on down and visit us in person.

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Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot Shawnessy YMCA
Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA South Health Campus YMCA
Saddletowne YMCA

Phone or Visit

Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot 403-547-6576 8100 John Laurie Blvd NW
Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA 403-269-6701 101 3 Street SW
Saddletowne YMCA 403-237-2393 180-7555 Falconridge Blvd NE
Shawnessy YMCA 403-256-5533 400-333 Shawville Blvd SE
South Health Campus YMCA 403-956-3900 4448 Front Street SE