Institute of Fitness Ghana

What You’ll Learn

What You’ll Learn

Kick-start your career as a group fitness trainer with an NCCA accredited qualification. Now it’s time to go the extra mile and advance your career path in the health and fitness sphere. Enrolling in this course is the perfect way to expand your qualifications and prepare for a successful, rewarding career as a group fitness trainer. This course will equip you with all the skills to train clients in a gym or even become your own boss as an independent group fitness trainer. From the moment you graduate, you’ll have a competitive edge over others in the field, because you’ll have a deeper understanding of the science behind fitness and training principles.

Boost your client base and revenue by training more people.
Design exercise programs that help successfully train all participants in a group training session.

Why Become a Group Personal Training Specialist?

How to design, choreograph and lead a group fitness class.

Training on modalities, including: strength and resistance, hiit and interval, boot camp, yoga, cycle and more.

Essentials of exercise and physiology.

Foundations of nutrition and healthy eating.

How to adapt for special populations, like pregnant and senior participants.

Business skills and professional responsibilities.


Chapter 1: Introduction to Group Personal Training
Understand the different types of group training based on volume, identify uses of the OPT™ model within group personal training, and describe instructor and client benefits.

Chapter 2: Basic and Applied Sciences
Define the components of the kinetic chain and learn to use strategies that maximize its functions in a group training setting.

Chapter 3: Group Exercise Selection and Technique
Determine exercise selection using client group size, understand common mistakes that group instructors overlook, and compare exercises used in groups with minimal equipment to exercises with common training modalities.

Chapter 4: Designing Group Personal Training Programs
Identify best practices in setting up group training programs based on volume, learn to use assessment protocols, and create group programs.

Chapter 5: Coaching and Cueing
Learn to determine and implement coaching techniques for various group sizes, and discover communication strategies and methodologies to increase participation.

Chapter 6: Building Your Business
Determine marketing strategies to create and retain group training clientele, develop pricing packages, and choose appropriate target markets.

After the completion of the course, you will take an online final exam from the comfort of your own home, or wherever you prefer to take tests, that consists of 100 questions. Each question will be multiple-choice. The exam is timed and cannot exceed 90 minutes. To pass, you need a score of 70% or higher. Don’t fret though, if you score below that, you have up to 3 attempts to pass.


You will have 1 year (365 days) from the day of enrollment to complete your final exam.

No, you do not need to renew theNASM Group Personal Training Specialization.

You will have 3 attempts to pass the final exam.

You can earn 1.9 NASM CEUs upon successfully passing the final exam.

The final exam is administered online within your student portal. It consists of 100 multiple-choice questions and there is a 90 minute time limit. You must get a 70% or higher to pass.

Why Choose US

As the gold standard in the fitness certification and specializations, IFG knows how to build successful fitness professionals. That’s because we create our certifications and specializations on the latest methods and evidence-based research from leading experts. 

The Group Personal Training Specialization is no different. It will give you the necessary skills to train small groups while increasing your client roster and paycheck. As part of the IFG family, we’ll help you fuel your passion for fitness while helping you build an even stronger career. Start changing more lives all at once with the Group Personal Trainer Specialization.

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