Most gyms will NOT allow any instructor to teach without the minimum of a group fitness certificate! (At least not in my City) It's a liability thing. We also need to have CPR/First aid certification too.
Fitness classes are NO JOKE and people do get hurt in them! What if someone had a heart attack in your Zumba class? Tripped fell, broke their ankle? Became dizzy and fainted? Would you know what to do? Did your Zumba B1 training teach you ANY of that????
Peoples lives and health are in your hands when they PAY you to teach them a fitness class of any kind... and it is YOUR responsibility to take good care of them while they are with you! :)
Edited by: FITGIRL15 at: 6/8/2012 (16:37)
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Once you are licensed, you can also be licensed to teach Zumba in the Circuit or the Curves Circuit with Zumba fitness. I own a Curves and am licensed to teach Zumba. Alot of the Curves hire Zin Instructors to teach there classes.
If you join ZIN (Zumba Instructor Network), there's a special website that you can access that has a section just for Zumba Instructor job listings by geographic location. There are also other resources about putting together a resume for your interview/audition. You can also print out ZIN business cards that let people know that you are officially licensed to teach Zumba.
I just completed my B1 training at the end of April and I am now looking into getting a national group fitness certification through either AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) or ACE (American Council on Exercise). ZIN members also get a discount on obtaining those certifications and there is more information about that process on the ZIN website.
The cost to stay a current ZIN member is $30/month (not included in the cost for the B1 training class - you can sign up to join ZIN at the training with a credit card and they'll take out $30 that same day and then once a month after that) and you'll also receive discounts on Zumba gear, other instructor trainings beyond B1 and cd & dvd with Zumba music and choreographed routines to use in your classes. Those alternate every other month I believe. I've just received a music cd for the month of May and I believe I'll get a dvd with choreography for the month of June, but I'm new to ZIN so not completely sure about that.
Edited by: LADYLEMON10 at: 5/20/2012 (20:07)
Kendra A. Lemon a.k.a "LadyLemon"
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Hey ladies I have decided to take the steps to get licensed to teach zumba. I know there are a couple of threads in here with questions without I have some different ons:) First, once you become an instructor how do you find work? Do you just go to guns and send a resume? Also if you did not complete certification for national group fitness thing sorry forgot what is was called. Have you had trouble getting into gyms. What are other options for using your license. Just want to be prepared. One more lol when you pay for basic class does that include the 30 a year or dies that start after class. Didn't know if it was pay per month or year. Thanks ladies
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