Fitness Instructor Training Program (FIT)

The most complete training program in Canada!

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Recently revised and improved, FIT is a personal training and group fitness certification program recognized across Canada.

The YMCA offers a variety of training programs for fitness enthusiasts seeking an accredited, reliable and complete instructor certification.

  • Fitness Instructor Training (FIT)
  • Continuing Education Workshops and Certifications
  • Heartsaver® CPR AED with Child Module or with Child & Infant Modules

Why choose a YMCA certification?

The YMCA is the undisputed leader in fitness instructor training. FIT is the first fitness instructor program to be recognized across Canada. In fact, our FIT certification surpasses industry standards. With a wide selection of fitness specializations, our participants receive the most complete training available today!

 The highest standards

  • Instructors must frequently update their skills.
  • Instructors have access to a wide selection of continuing education workshops.
  • Instructors must renew their certification regularly (every two years).

An ideal learning experience

  • Programs include theoretical and practical training.
  • Courses are taught by experienced leaders in the fitness field.
  • Certifications give you access to employment opportunities at YMCAs of Québec fitness centres and YMCAs across Canada!