Be a Fitness Leader

in Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland & Labrador!

For full details on the certification process, please visit our Certifications page.

For Courses dates, times, locations, & prices, please see our Events & Courses page.

About YOU

- Looking for a career change
- Looking for a post-retirement career or side-gig 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, ADE, ICE, & AEL)
- 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 & excited to work with a diverse clientele
- Are mentally & physically capable of getting and maintaining a 1st Aid & CPR certificate & 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 you the technical skills you need to teach safe & effective fitness programs
- Offer national & 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-LGBTQ+ with our members & our teaching practices
- Believe in multiculturalism & 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 age or size cut-off for teaching fitness
- Are open to new ideas for courses, certifications & 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
- You are 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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