Online training offers a convenient way to get your training and CE credit hours by allowing you to log-in and learn at your own pace and time schedule!
When you can't afford to take time off of work or attend a live workshop, online training and certification is a way for you to obtain new knowledge and skills to add to your toolbox. This training will provide you with working knowledge of teaching safe and effective strength training exercises, and you will learn when to institute exercise modifications and substitutions when teaching a group class or working privately with older adults. There are no aerobics, choreography, dancing or floorwork used as part of the training. Most of the exercises and stretches you’ll be learning will be performed seated in chairs.
Study time and exercise practice will vary and will depend on your familiarity of strength training exercises performed with dumbbells (like Squats, Lunges, Dumbbell Row and more). You will be required to read the Introduction manual, watch a few videos, interact through our state-of-the-art online training center, and practice the strength training exercises and stretches. There is a Practical and Written exam, however, these are optional and only required if you need your CEUs or contact hours recorded. For information on the online training course, CLICK HERE.
* Currently approved by ACE and NSCA. If you are certified through another national certification organization, you can petition to have this training apply towards any re-certification requirements.
This course requires the user to register online. There may be up to a 48-hour window after your registration is accepted and before you can start the online course. You will be emailed login and password info once your registration is approved.
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Getting Certified to teach
|I can't afford the certification and training fees. How do I get help with getting some of the costs covered?||Answer|
|Does Geri-Fit offer any internship programs?||Answer|
|If I am going to be teaching at a company-owned and managed location, do I need to obtain my own Professional Liability Insurance?||Answer|
|Besides insurance, are there any other requirements in becoming an instructor and teaching at a company-owned and managed location?||Answer|
|I've been teaching Silver Sneakers for years. Why do I still have to go through Geri-Fit training in order to each the Geri-Fit exercise program?||Answer|
|If I don't want or need the CECs or CEUs, is there any discount off the price of the course(s)?||Answer|
|How is the Geri-Fit distance learning course different than other older adult fitness certifications?||Answer|
|Do I have to bring weights to class for the participants to use, or do they bring their own?||Answer|
|I'm certified by YogaFit. Will Geri-Fit's recognized training programs apply toward my YogaFit recertification requirements?||Answer|
|Are any workouts included in the Advanced Strength Training Techniques for Older Adults continuing education course?||Answer|
|Am I able to give or share my user name and password with my friend or colleague?||Answer|
|How did Geri-Fit get started?||Answer|
|I am unable to log-on to Geri-Fit's training website. How do I regain access?||Answer|
|Getting Certified to teach||Index|
|Do all instructors need to go through training before becoming a certified Geri-Fit instructor?||Answer|
|Am I able to take Geri-Fit training even if I don't want to buy a license?||Answer|
|There are two methods in becoming a Geri-Fit® instructor: an in-person 1 day training, and online training. Which is the better way to learn?||Answer|
|How do I take the Practical Exam?||Answer|
|How long will it take for me to learn Geri-Fit's Advanced Strength Training Techniques online course?||Answer|
|Where can I teach once I get certified in Geri-Fit?||Answer|
|I am Zumba Gold certified. Does that qualify me to teach the Geri-Fit program?||Answer|
|What materials do I receive when taking the Geri-Fit online continuing education course?||Answer|
|If I don't pass the practical exam, can I take it again?||Answer|
|How do I obtain the Geri-Fit lesson plans?||Answer|
|What type of training will I receive when taking the Geri-Fit certification?||Answer|
|If I don't take the written exam and/or practical exam, can I still get 2.0 CEUs or CECs or contact hours recorded?||Answer|
|If I am an approved FLEX instructor, can I teach Geri-Fit under the Silver Sneakers health plans?||Answer|
|How do I obtain the Affidavit to get my Practical Exam graded?||Answer|
|I am a certified Yoga instructor but would like additional training in order to teach older adult fitness? Will your distance learning class accomplish that?||Answer|
|What are some of the skills needed to become a certified Geri-Fit instructor?||Answer|
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