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Martial Arts Fitness Instructor Certification

Martial Arts Fitness Instruction

Many personal trainers and fitness professionals have some experience with martial arts. From mixed martial arts fighters to kickbox aerobics practitioners, the one common unifying theme is fitness. Becoming fit for martial arts is a very detailed niche or sport specific training. ASFA's certification in Martial Arts Fitness helps teach personal trainers and fitness professionals about dynamic speed and balance training, proper nutrition and many other aspects involving martial arts fitness.

Even if you are not experienced in martial arts yourself, learning the fitness training and nutritional aspects of making the modern warrior is a marketable skill that will help distinguish you and you can be proud of.  

ASFA® makes taking your Martial Arts Fitness Instructor test convenient.  By using ASFA's online system, you can take your test online when it is convenient to you.  Do you want to be part of making the modern martial artist?  Are you ready to step up to the challenge of ASFA's Martial Arts Fitness Instructor continuing education certification?

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Dancing Your Way Into Fitness--Dance & Hip-Hop Aerobics Certification

Dance/Hip-hop Certification

Due to high demand, ASFA® is proud to offer Dance and Hip-hop Aerobics Instruction Certification!

ASFA® is always looking for new and exciting ways to help you expand your fitness career in group exercise settings. Dance and Hip-hop Aerobics has gained popularity in the fitness industry due to its emphasis on toning, coordination, rhythm, and just having fun!  

Maybe it's time for you to expand your group fitness offerings to your clients and become a certified Dance and Hip-hop Aerobics Instructor!

ASFA's® certification in Dance and Hip-hop Aerobics is complete with texts and manuals from Human Kinetics.  

If you are looking for a way to step out of the ordinary with your group fitness classes, or just want to have fun and keep the beat-- Dance and Hip-hop Aerobics is the right certification for you. Click the link below to get started today--24/7 convenience, pay only if you pass! 

Dance/Hip-hop Certification

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Functional Fitness Certification: Get Fit!

Functional Fitness Instruction Certification

ASFA® has listened to your requests and now offers a Functional Fitness Certification! The current trend in fitness is moving towards making your workouts more applicable to everyday tasks. What better reason to workout than making your everyday life easier and more enjoyable? Functional fitness is not just an up and coming trend; it is a method of fitness that emphasizes improving your quality of life.  

The best part about functional fitness workout routines is that they can be highly individualized for any client. What is functional for a twenty- year-old male trying to improve sport performance, is not the same as functionality for a forty-five year old woman who would like to tone and at the same time make carrying her briefcase less of a task.

Functional fitness is the wave of the future for the fitness industry. ASFA® is proud to provide a Functional Fitness Certification so that trainers and fitness professionals can specialize in making daily chores easier and improving quality of life.

 

For a list of all of our certifications, just click: Fitness Certifications

To see our Personal Training Certification, just click: Personal Training Certification

Master Trainer Certification - Taking Your Training to the Next Level

Master Personal Training Certification

Most professionals working in the fitness industry have a basic fitness certification. Whether that certification is in Personal Training, Group Fitness & Bootcamp Instruction, Cycling Instruction, Kettlebells or any of ASFA's many other qualifications, you can step your game up to the next level with ASFA's Master Training Certification.

Becoming a Master Trainer lets clients know that you have mastered your craft and are at the very top echelon in the fitness industry. At the same time, becoming a Master Trainer distinguishes you from your peers and makes you a more qualified choice for clients.

ASFA® is proud to offer the Master Training Certification for those who want to be the very best in their field. No matter what your current certification, becoming a Master Trainer could assist your qualifications and marketing. Is it time to set yourself apart from the crowd? Take your game to the top level with ASFA's Master Trainer Certification!

For a list of all of our certifications, just click: Fitness Certifications

To see our Personal Training Certification, just click: Personal Training Certification

Golf Fitness Instructor Certification - Getting Ready for Summer

Golf Fitness Instruction Certification

As the weather turns, many personal trainers and fitness professionals are noticing that gym populations are dwindling and more and more potential clients are either staying home or pursuing outdoor activities.

Golf is one of the most popular outdoor activities that demands physical fitness for optimal performance. As the baby-boomers age, the population of golf players keeps growing.  And golfers, young and old, can be intense about improving their game. This creates a perfect opportunity for fitness professionals to specialize in a sport that is in high-demand with ASFA's Golf Fitness Instructor Certification.

ASFA® is proud to provide a course in Golf Fitness for fitness professionals to continue their education and at the same time specialize in the niche market that can be highly rewarding and profitable.

You can take your ASFA Golf Fitness Instructor certification online anytime from the convenience of your own home. Get ahead of the fitness seasonality by specializing in Golf Fitness Instruction today!

For a list of all of our certifications, just click: Fitness Certifications

To see our Personal Training Certification, just click: Personal Training Certification

Spring Into Action with a Group Fitness Certification

As Spring weather is finally here, many clients and gym patrons will start doing more of their workouts outside. Most personal trainers know that as the weather gets warmer and more manageable outside, gym numbers start to dwindle off from their post-New Year's rush highs. The question is, are you in a position to take advantage of the seasonal change? Have you done your preparations to be sure that your clientele is boosted by the change in weather? Or, have you been too busy with the New Year's rush crowd to optimize your training and marketing strategy for the next season?

Either way, ASFA® provides you the opportunity to take your Group Fitness & Bootcamp certification from the convenience of your own home, online - when you have the time. Continuing your fitness education through ASFA's cost-efficient Group Fitness & Bootcamp certification is a great way to optimize your clientele and marketing, while learn new cutting edge skills.  

Maybe today is the day that you should get prepared for the good weather and enhance your resume with ASFA's Group Fitness & Bootcamp instructor certification.

For a list of all of our certifications, just click: Fitness Certifications

To see our Personal Training Certification, just click: Personal Training Certification

Yoga Instruction Certification - Flexibility and Focus

Yoga Certification

After many requests, ASFA® is proud to offer a certification in yoga!  Developed over 6,000 years ago, yoga is a fitness method and lifestyle that has been in style for millennia.  ASFA® has received many requests to offer a certification in yoga for continuing education to fitness professionals.  

After reviewing your requests, ASFA® now offers a complete yoga certification, including texts and manuals from Human Kinetics.  Many fitness professionals want to use yoga methods to assist in client flexibility and focus.  Still others wish to improve the mind/body connection and hold classes.  With ASFA's yoga certification, you can continue your fitness education and provide valuable resources for your clients.

Is ASFA's yoga certification right for you?  Do you think that your clients could benefit from added flexibility and focus?  Are you looking to hold group classes that emphasize postures and breathing techniques?  If any of the above fit your description, or you are curious to expand your niche in the fitness industry, you can take our independent study course and yoga examination by clicking the link below.  

Yoga Certification

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Youth Fitness Training Certification

Youth Fitness Certification

ASFA® is proud to offer the Youth Fitness Instructor Certification.  Although, many personal trainers focus on sport specific and senior populations, one of the largest growing fitness markets is  youth fitness.  Considering the childhood obesity epidemic, youth fitness is a great way to be qualified where your clients need it most.  Imagine the rewards of helping a young person lose the weight he/she wants and become more healthy lifelong.  Or, perhaps, training that young high school or middle school athlete is more up your alley.  Either way, there is a large scale demand for youth fitness.

With the abundance of after-school distractions including television and video games, the youth of America is significantly more over-weight and obese than it was in previous generations.  There are few fitness specializations and markets that have a more impressionable population.  Is it time for you to continue your fitness education by learning more about the fitness and dietary needs of the youth market?  Is it time to specialize in a field that can make a lifelong difference from a young age?  

Youth Fitness Instruction is a fast growing and rewarding market that most fitness professionals would be proud to participate in.  ASFA has made your entrance into specializing your focus to youth fitness convenient and at your fingertips.  You can take the Youth Fitness Instructor Certification test anytime from the convenience of your own home.  What are you waiting for?  Specialize in making a difference today!

Youth Fitness Training Certification

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To see our Personal Training Certification, just click: Personal Training Certification

Martial Arts Fitness Certification: Get Certified!

Martial Arts Fitness Instruction

American Sports and Fitness Association® is proud to offer the Martial Arts Fitness Instruction Certification. In the fitness industry, there are always trends and fads. However, martial arts, has been around for thousands of years.

In true definition, there has always been some form of martial arts and martial training for militaries, law enforcement, and others. Though there are many styles and origins of martial arts, they all have several key factors in common. The most prevalent of these factors is the physical conditioning required to compete or participate in combative and martial methods. ASFA® offers the Martial Arts Fitness Instructor Certification to fitness professionals with a specified need to teach fighting arts. Whether you are instructing martial arts classes or providing a unique training opportunity for members of the military or law enforcement, physical fitness is of the utmost importance.

In the last decade, martial arts popularity has skyrocketed with the advent of mixed martial arts televised coverage. Now, many athletes make their living by competing in mixed martial arts. Much like more mainstream sports such as baseball and basketball, martial arts competitions are receiving a great deal of media coverage and attention.  

So what does this mean to you as a certified fitness professional?

The answer is simple. The more popular martial arts becomes, the more demand there is for martial arts specific conditioning. Now, martial arts conditioning is not only sought out by military and law enforcement professionals, but by enthusiasts who wish to compete in martial arts or just love watching the competition. Maybe it is time for you to think about specializing in martial arts fitness and become a Martial Arts Fitness Instructor.

Martial Arts Fitness Certification

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Master Trainer - Your Next Challenge

Master Personal Trainer Certification

The title Master Trainer is bestowed only on those who have taken the next steps in their fitness careers. Most jobs require a certificate to work as a personal trainer. However, once you are in the door, you are competing for clients with every other certified personal trainer that works at your place of employment. The question you should ask yourself is:  'What makes a client choose me?'

In many cases, the answer is simple. Clients tend to choose the most qualified trainer for their needs. If you specialize in sports, then you might not be chosen by an elderly client. If you specialize in senior fitness, then you might not be chosen by an athlete. So, what should you specialize in? There are so many niche markets, that specializing in all of them is very time intensive. ASFA recommends moving from personal trainer to advanced trainer and/or master trainer. By advancing your credentials in a broader area, you may distinguish yourself as a master trainer and obtain more clients in niche markets.

Of course, specializing in niche markets by continuing your education in specialty fields is a very valuable tool. Still, to distinguish yourself first as a master of your craft in the broader field of personal training and then continue on to specialty niche markets can be invaluable for your marketing and education.

Is it time for you to take the next step in your fitness career? Is it time for you to become a master of your craft?

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To see our Personal Training Certification, just click: Personal Training Certification

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