Exercise Instructor Training - Goldsboro, NC

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Bring Your Lunch


April 16, 2013


Wayne Co Services on Aging

Get Trained: Physical Activity is the Best Medicine

Get Trained: Physical Activity is the Best Medicine!

The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is a fun-filled, low-impact course that helps most people with arthritis increase their joint flexibility and find relief from arthritis pain and stiffness. Developed by experts, the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program features gentle, joint safe movements and can be adapted for various fitness levels.

Get Involved! Get certified to lead the class
Every class of the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is led by a certified leader/instructor. Instructors receive detailed training about arthritis, specific exercises, lesson planning, marketing and logistics. Sign up today!

Pre-Requisites for Leaders:
- Compliance with Leader/Instructor Statement of Understanding

- CPR certification

Other desirable abilities include:
- First aid certification is strongly recommended

- Empathy towards people with arthritis and related diseases gained through personal or professional experience

- Interest in working with groups of people with arthritis

- Experience in teaching exercise classes; skill in group process and instructional techniques

- Desire and ability to help others

- Strong belief in the value of physical activity

For the class:
Once accepted into the course, you will be mailed or emailed a pre-training booklet to be completed for to the workshop. Complete the booklet and bring it to the training. If you do not bring a completed booklet, you will be asked to leave the training.

Please wear comfortable clothes, you will be asked to perform the exercise during the workshop.

You will be notified when you are accepted into the course. If the course is full by the time your application is received, you will automatically be placed on a waiting list and notified by e-mail. Class size is limited.

You must attend the entire training.

To become officially certified, you must teach the class six times within six months.

In order to remain certified by the Arthritis Foundation, you must attend a re-certification training every three years.

Deadline for Registration 10 Days prior to training.

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