• 73+ Countries around the globe with AFAA instructors and trainers

  • 35+ Years of fitness training experience

  • 350,000+ Fitness instructors and trainers prepared

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Take your fitness passion to a whole new level as a Group Fitness Instructor (GFI)

For over 35 years AFAA® has offered instructors the practical skills and hands-on experience to inspire and motivate people towards happier and healthier lives.

Our GFI Certification exam is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

We offer an industry-first Group Fitness Instructor Job Guarantee* with select programs.

Updated benefits include free certification exam retest and live workshop, money-saving pro discounts, and free one-year American Fitness digital magazine subscription.

Helping others and doing a job you love—the perfect gig!

Be a vital member of the fitness community as an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor. We offer GFI courses to meet every need and budget, from Basic, Self-Study and Premium Self-Study to an All-Inclusive course with a wealth of great benefits.

To become a Certified Group Fitness Instructor, you need to take the certification exam and pass within 180 days of your enrollment date.

Group Fitness Instructor Job Guarantee, an industry-first.

We stand behind our Group Fitness Instructor programs with a Job Guarantee*.

Our Group Fitness Instructors Love Us. You’ll Love AFAA, Too.

"It's not about the moves. It's not about how fit you are. It's about sharing love and kindness and leaving with a smile on your face. That's what group fitness is for me."

Jo Walker AFAA Certified

You're energized and eager to be a Group Fitness Instructor.

This is your moment, live your dream!

Choose the right course for you.

Group Fitness Instructor



Learn at your own pace with a group fitness digital book/study guide, accredited certification exam, content learning videos, exercise video library, practice exams & quizzes, and chat/phone/email support.

Interest-free payment plans available

Group Fitness Instructor



Provides the flexibility of the Basic program, plus receive a digital issue of American Fitness magazine, learning activities, learning flashcards, and a job guarantee.

Interest-free payment plans available

Group Fitness Instructor

Premium Self-Study


Includes all of the Self-Study program resources, plus certification exam retest, Group Fitness Instructor Hardcover textbook and access to fitness experts.

Interest-free payment plans available

Group Fitness Instructor



Includes all of the Premium Self-Study program resources, plus lifetime recertification.

Interest-free payment plans available


Be practical. Be a dreamer.

Be a Group Fitness Instructor.

Complete and submit this form to get more information and to receive exclusive offers.

Why is AFAA® the best choice?
  • History
    Since 1983 AFAA has led the industry on Group Fitness instruction
  • Workshops
    Receive valuable hands-on training from an industry expert
  • Continuing Education
    Bolster your career and broaden your skills with specializations in Yoga, Indoor Cycling and more

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