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

GEL - Group Exercise Leader (ZM F24)

  • 09 May 2024
  • 6:00 PM
  • 26 May 2024
  • 5:00 PM
  • online via Zoom, In person day location MSVU Fitness Room
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Group Exercise Leader (GEL)

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.


Zoom Thursday, May 9th, 2024  6:00-9:00pm
Zoom Thursday, May 16th, 2024  6:00-9:00pm
Zoom  Thursday, May 23, 2024  6:00-9:00pm
In-person at MSVU Sunday, May 26, 2024  9:00am-5:00pm

Fee: $399.00
Fee includes: Textbook, workbook, materials, exams, certification, insurance, and NSFA/FLC  membership.

Payment:  The NSFA now takes credit cards. Payment must be received before the course begins.

Course Conductor(s): Keri Hardman and Maryann Peacock

Venue: ZOOM Video Call.  Please have a camera with video and audio enabled.


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. The written exam is normally done on the in-person day. If that is not possible or doesn't work for you, please contact to book a 1-on-1 exam with a proctor. 

**Please note, all students in GEL must also complete Exercise Theory and have a current 1st Aid & CPR certificate before this certification will be issued.**


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

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