JG FIT (Fitness Instructor Training) Fitness education for aspiring Personal Trainers and Fitness Instructors.
The JG FIT Program will help prepare you to be an excellent Personal Trainer or Fitness Instructor. It is the perfect program to help you prepare for any of the Nationally accredited certification exams such as ACE, NASM, ACSM, and NCSA. Our modules include lectures and practical exercises to help you learn in ways that can’t be accomplished if you only study a book or online study guide. We offer convenient weekend programs.
JG Fitness Instructor Training Program Modules
Module 1: Functional Anatomy 101
This 2 day, 10-hour module is the foundational workshop for JG FIT and a perfect course for those studying fitness and/or pilates. Delivered in an easy to understand format, you will learn the basics about how the body is put together and what makes it move. Specific emphasis is placed on the most commonly used terms, the bones and bony landmarks, and the muscles you need to know and understand when studying fitness and/or Pilates. This is the perfect prerequisite workshop for the STOTT PILATES certification program, prepping for a fitness or pilates exam – or for anyone who just wants to understand the musculo-skeletal system. This course includes materials and a syllabus, but please be prepared to take notes.
*Materials include: JG FIT Manual Anatomy Section.
Other suggested reference materials include: ACE Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals. Flash Anatomy Flash Cards, Muscles, by Bryan Edwards Publishing. Illustrated Essentials of Musculoskeletal Anatomy, by Sieg and Adams.
Module includes reviews and quizzes and other learning tools.
Module 2: Kinesiology 101
This 1 day, 5 hour workshop is packed with fundamental knowledge and principles that all movement specialists need to know. It’s the perfect adjunct to Functional Anatomy 101 but is also a stand alone workshop. At the completion of this workshop you’ll have a great understanding of the following principles:
- Learn the mechanics of movement and understand the laws of motion.
- Review of the skeletal system, important bony landmarks.
- Important terminology in biomechanics.
- Various movements and the ideal range of motion of the major joints of the body in the lower and upper extremities and torso.
- Which muscles are involved in various movements at the major joints.
- How to determine which muscles are firing during specific exercises.
This workshop is perfect for anyone preparing to take their STOTT PILATES Certification or other Personal Trainer or Group Fitness exam, and for those who want a deeper knowledge of how the body works. This course includes materials and a syllabus, but please be prepared to take notes. You’ll get a combination of a lecture and a lab to help you fully understand the principles of applied kinesiology.
*Provided materials include: JG FIT Manual – Kinesiology Section.
Other suggested materials, but not required, include Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals, and Muscles Testing and Function, Anatomy of Movement, by Blandine Calais-Germain.
Module includes practical component.
- Early Course Registration Special
Sign up and pay in full for an Intensive STOTT PILATES course at least 3 weeks prior to the course start date and save $200. If you sign up and pay in full at least 3 weeks prior to an Advanced STOTT PILATES course, save $50.
- Workshop Conference Specials
Early Bird Special! Sign up for our May Workshop Conference (May 5-7) by March 31st and receive a 10% Early Bird discount.
How do I enroll?
Fill out the on-line application form. Call the Instructor Trainer Hotline at (562) 598-8585 if you have questions. We’re happy to help.
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