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

GEL: Group Exercise Leader - ZM F22

  • 30 Sep 2022
  • 6:00 PM
  • 22 Oct 2022
  • 9:00 PM
  • Zoom & MSVU
  • 11


Group Exercise Leader (GEL)

Deadline to register is September 20th, 2022

Learn to teach choreography-based aerobics & strength training (portable equipment) in large class formats.

This program focuses on the components of your fitness class, use of music, cueing, teaching methods, choreography and leadership skills. In addition to basic floor aerobics, students will also receive specialization training in the use of portable equipment for group exercise classes.


This is a hybrid course. Please pay careful attention to which sessions are online via Zoom and which are in person. You are expected to attend all 4 of the following sessions:

 Zoom  Friday, September 30th, 2022 6:00 to 8:00pm
 Zoom  Friday, October 7th, 2022 6:00 to 8:00pm
 Zoom  Friday, October 14th, 2022 6:00 to 8:00pm
 In-person @ MSVU
 Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 9:00am to 5:00pm

The in-person day will be held at Mount St. Vincent University (166 Bedford Hwy, Halifax) in the McCain Building, room 302.

Fee: $250.00
Fee includes: manuals, materials, exams, certification, insurance, and NSFA/NFLA  membership.

Payment:  You can pay online via PayPal (this website will take you to the PayPal interface when you complete the registration information) or you can pay by cash or cheque. The NSFA does not accept any credit cards or e-transfers.  Payment must be received before the course begins.

Course Conductor(s): Judi Harvey

For course conductor biographies, please see our Staff & Board page.

Exams: A written and practical exam are required to complete this course. Full certification also requires completion of Exercise Theory and a 1st Aid & CPR certificate.  No certifications will be issued without ET and 1st Aid/CPR completed.

We book a Provincial Exam Day in January and June every year for students to write any NSFA exam at Mount St. Vincent University.  If you cannot attend either of those exam dates, a 1-on-1 session with an exam proctor can be booked after your course is finished. We can also do exams online via zoom if we do not have an exam proctor in your area.

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

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