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Personal Trainer Certification

POUND Workshop

Pilates certification



*The earlier you register on, the earlier the workshops can be confirmed! Minimum needed for each workshop = 2.

**These workshops are sufficient training to work as an instructor for EKU. Double starred (**) workshops do not result in a certification.

None upcoming



(POUND, TRX, Group Exercise, and Personal Trainers are in greatest need at EKU):

*This is not an all-inclusive list. Please check the organization websites for other locations and dates.

  • Group Exercise Certification--September 7, 2019 in Louisville, KY
  • Zumba Basic Certification--September 8, 2019 in Columbus, OH
  • Yoga Strong Specialty--September 14-15, 2019 in Plymouth, IN
  • Intermediate Yoga Certification--September 14-15 or October 12-13, 2019 in Akron, OH
  • Indoor Cycling Certification--September 21, 2019 in Louisville, KY
  • Barre Specialty--September 21, 2019 in Akron, OH
  • Restorative Yoga Certification--September 21, 2019
  • TRX Functional Training-- September 22, 2019 in Louisville, KY
  • Zumba Basic Certification--September 22, 2019 in Lexington, KY
  • 101 Ways to Bootcamp Workshop--September 22, 2019 in Louisville, KY
  • Zumba Basic Certification--October 4, 2019 in Dublin, OH
  • Zumba Basic Certification--October 12, 2019 in Louisville, KY
  • Group Exercise Certification--October 12, 2019 in Newport, KY
  • Indoor Cycling Certification--October 13, 2019 in Newport, KY
  • Prenatal Yoga Specialty--October 20, 2019 in Akron, OH
  • TRX Advance Group Training--November 9-10, 2019 in Louisville, KY
  • Metabolic Training Workshop--November 16, 2019 in Columbus, OH
  • Zumba Basic Certification--December 7, 2019 in Loveland, OH
  • ACE Small Group Training Workshop--December 8, 2019 in Cincinnati, OH



*Click the website to see more about each course and package options! 

**Group Fitness and Personal Trainer Certifications are more beneficial than specialty or specific certifications in that you are not limited to instructing in only one format.

***This is not an all-inclusive list. Any NCCA Accredited Organization is accepted


  • Personal Trainer
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Kickboxing


  • Personal Trainer
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Exercise Physiologist

AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America)

  • Personal Trainer
  • Group Fitness Instructor

ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association)

  • Personal Trainer
  • Group Fitness
  • Strength & Conditioning

NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine)

  • Personal Trainer
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist

NCSF (National Council on Strength & Fitness)

  • Personal Trainer
  • Strength Coach
  • Sport Nutrition

NFPT (National Federation of Professional Trainers)

  • Personal Trainer

For more information contact Lauren Smith at 

Want to know what the spring group fitness workshops are about? Check out the video by Samantha Pierie
Kickboxing, Cycle, HIIT, Bootcamp, and Core!

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