|Laura Ribbins, Managing Director of Fitness Connection, is a certified trainer in a number of disciplines.Courses and Workshops are held throughout the year and are described below. |
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
Instructor Certification. AFFA is a professional organization that promotes safety and excellence in exercise instruction. Their standards and guidelines for safe and effective exercise have been acknowledged worldwide as the recognized standard of practice for fitness professionals.
Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)
Aquatic Fitness Instructor Certification
AEA is the global resource in aquatic fitness and the certification is recognized in over 30 countries worldwide.
International Sports and Conditioning Associations (ISCA)
We can offer certification in the following courses:
Certifications Boxing: Is an interval training program incorporating the sport-specific techniques used in boxing to provide a high level of conditioning for both aerobic and anaerobic systems of the body. This course can be designed for one on one sessions or group.
Kick Boxing: Is an interval training program incorporating the sport-specific techniques used in boxing, martial arts and kick boxing to provide a high level of conditioning for both aerobic and anaerobic systems of the body. The training incorporates lectures and techniques, punching, footwork, punch mitts, kicks and the jump rope.
KBox Round II: Incorporates the basic and advanced boxing skills for punching, footwork, mitts, thai pads, the heavy bag, the kicking shield and the jump rope.
Personal Training: Included will be information on cardiovascular fitness, strength training, flexibility training, basic fitness assessment and prescription, motivation techniques, and related business issues.
Pilates Mat level I: Provides an in depth overview of the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to teach a safe and effective Pilates Mat Class.
Yoga Ball: Provides practical information and techniques for teaching yoga postures and poses using stability balls. The training includes program theory and guidelines, practical sessions of hands-on technique work, and program development information.
Whether you are simply an avid fitness enthusiast and would like to enhance your own knowledge in the area of personal training and fitness or your interest lies in a Personal Fitness Training career path, this course is definitely for you!
The workshops will involve a combination of lectures, discussion groups and hands-on practical training. At the end of the course, all participants will be tested with both a written and practical exam. You will walk away from the course with a greater understanding of fitness and personal training, and an internationally recognized certification in Personal Training from ISCA.
ISCA's Personal Trainer's Course
AEA's Aquatic Fitness Professional Exam
Pre-registration is required!
Call 949-8485 or e-mail [email protected] if you are interested!
NOTE: If you are interested in one of the courses or workshops listed above, and you do not see one scheduled, please call us and we will try to organize one.
Become a Starfish Swimming Instructor!
The Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI) is the largest privately held aquatic safety and professional development training organization in world for aquatic training.
Completion of this program allows you to teach people of all ages and abilities to swim for pleasure, fitness, or competition—and teach them correctly. Fitness Connection is a SAI approved training facility.