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Be a Fitness Instructor or Trainer

- Nova Scotia,  Newfoundland & Labrador -



For full details on the certification process, please visit nsfitness.ca/certifications


About YOU

  • Looking for a career change
  • Looking for a post-retirement career or side-hustle that pays well
  • Don't want a desk job
  • Want to work in a fun environment
  • Have skills/experience in music or dance (applies only to those doing GEL, OAL, & AEL)
  • Want to be an entrepreneur or freelancer
  • Have a love for helping people
  • See yourself as a teacher or educator
  • Want to work flexible hours so you can have time with your kids or grandkids, or time to travel
  • Want to be qualified without having to go to university or college
  • Are open minded and excited to work with a diverse clientele
  • Are mentally and physically capable of getting and maintaining a 1st Aid & CPR certificate and of taking charge of others during an emergency
  • Are committed to being a life-long learner, doing annual professional development for your fitness career.

About US

  • Teach the technical skills you need to teach safe and effective fitness programs
  • Offer national and international certifications
  • Teach you to use holistic teaching practices
  • Teach you to use inclusive practices for all fitness clients (within your scope of practice)
  • Are pro LGBT+ with our members and our teaching practices
  • Believe in multiculturalism and being a positive organization for all persons of colour
  • Do not discriminate regarding age or body size with our members AND promote a body-positive approach to exercise education - there is no cut-off age or size for teaching fitness
  • Are open to new ideas for courses, certifications and continuing education credits
  • Can do exams & evaluations for certifications anywhere in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Are non-profit; we want to make money with you, not off of you
  • Consider you a member, not a customer.




The Nova Scotia Fitness Association is a non-profit organization.

We acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people.  

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