After getting my Zumba® license, I wanted to make sure I had all the knowledge I needed to run my classes the way they should be run. I decided to pursue getting my AFAA Certification as a Group Fitness Instructor. This was not an easy task, as I had no medical background, so all the terms for muscles, bones etc., were all new to me. I broke up all of the chapters and modules and began learning all this information bit by bit over the course of 13-15 weeks (I also work full time). I started around March and tested on August 4th. I passed!!!! Now, the reason why I look so happy in this photo is because this test IS NOT EASY. Many people do not pass on their first try and have to retake, so props to me, because during the test I wasn't so sure I would pass! One amazing source I would highly recommend is joining is AFAA Study Group on Facebook, which was full great information and camaraderie among those studying for the test. I also bought the whole package on the AFAA site (book, free retest, practice tests etc.). Note, if you got your Zumba® license first, they offer steep discounts on the certification so you can save a lot of money. Now that I have that out of the way, I feel educated and equipped to run my classes in a safe manner.
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