Group Fitness Instructor Study Programs
Study materials for the ACE Group Fitness Certification come in two options – both of which offer you an exam voucher and a variety of study materials to help you prepare. The Premium program, which includes our self-paced study system, ACE Academy, ultimately offers the best value for those new to the industry or fitness professionals who do not already hold an NCCA-accredited Group Fitness Instructor Certification. As an added bonus, when you choose our Premium option, you get free shipping on your order.
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Group Fitness Instructor Certification Exam
If you already have extensive background in group fitness and an in-depth knowledge in anatomy, kinesiology and physiology, you can elect to take the exam without purchasing any of the study materials. Find out more about the exam and our eligibility requirements by clicking below.
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Premium Payment Plan
When you choose our Premium Program, you have the option to divide the total cost into four monthly payments of $74.75. No interest or finance charges will apply, and you’ll get all the materials shipped to your house after the first payment is processed.
ACE Group Fitness Instructor Manual
More than any other certification provider in the industry, ACE prepares group fitness instructors to design effective classes in a wide range of formats, for participants at all levels of fitness. A must-have resource for any instructor, the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Manual offers valuable information on motivational and cueing techniques, the principles of class design, creating a positive fitness experience, progressions and regressions for multi-level classes, legal guidelines and more. The text also includes a companion DVD by award-winning group fitness instructor Lawrence Biscontini, who offers his expert advice on exercise and movement selection, sequencing, choreography, program modifications and music.
Master the Manual
Test your knowledge of the Group Fitness Instructor Manual (3rd edition) with a comprehensive workbook complete with chapter-by-chapter questions that help you identify weaknesses in knowledge and practical experience. Use this study guide to apply information after you read each manual chapter. Exercises include multiple-choice questions, matching and diagram labeling to challenge your ability to recall vital information, and more in-depth questions to test your practical application of that knowledge.
Purchase a Computer-based Testing (CBT) exam registration voucher with your study materials so you have everything you need to prepare and sit for the ACE Certification Exam. Good for 6 months from purchase date, simply follow the instructions to redeem and schedule an exam at a testing center near you. Vouchers are electronic. When purchased they will be automatically added into your account. You will not receive a voucher in the mail or email.
Exam vouchers are non-refundable and non-transferable. The voucher is electronic (nothing will be mailed to you).
Determine your level of preparedness for the Group Fitness Instructor Exam with a hard-copy sample test comprised of 60 multiple-choice questions representative of what you’ll experience on exam day. ACE recommends using this study aid about a month prior to the exam in order to allow sufficient time to review material, if needed. You can also use it to gauge your progress throughout the study process.
Our self-paced study system for the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification Exam valued at $355 includes 12 weekly guided e-mails with reading assignments, two online practice tests, our exam review course and access to experts in our ACE Resource Center.
12-Week Guided Email Series
Stay on track while you study for the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Exam with guidance from our fitness experts and convenient weekly communication that lead you through the ACE Group Fitness Instructor (3rd edition).
Prepare for the Group Fitness Instructor Certification Exam using our online practice tests. Each 60-question, multiple-choice sample test allows you to assess your knowledge in an interactive format you can access from home. Please note this is only a practice exam and not the actual Group Fitness Instructor Certification Exam. The questions, which mirror the difficulty level of those on the exam, help candidates identify areas where they are performing well and others where they need further review.
Online Exam Review
Our online exam review for the ACE Group Fitness Instructor exam is comprised of pre-recorded lectures, interactive learning activities and quizzes designed to help you maximize your understanding of key principles. The 5.5-hour course guides you step by step through the required knowledge and skills you’ll need to not only pass the exam but apply in your group classes later on.
If free shipping is included with your study program, you are eligible to receive all of your materials via Fedex Ground shipping. Please note this service is only available in the 50 U.S. states. Standard shipping charges will apply to residents of U.S. territories and countries outside of the United States.
Essentials of Exercise Science Flashcards
Known as a great on-the-go study tool, you can use this spiral-bound deck of flashcards as a valuable and creative way to study for the exam. Valued at $35, the set makes it easy to have a study buddy or loved one quiz you for added learning.
Good for 6 months from the purchase date of your study program, our electronic exam vouchers allow you to easily register for an exam administered at a site near you without any additional cost. To redeem, you will simply follow the instructions in your My ACE Account that you create upon checkout. You will not receive a voucher in the mail or email. Exam vouchers are non-refundable and non-transferable.
ACE's Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals
A core study material for both the ACE Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor certification exams, ACE's Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals covers foundational knowledge of exercise science needed to develop and deliver safe and effective exercise programs. The text, which many professionals use as an on-the-job resource throughout their careers, covers human anatomy, exercise physiology, the fundamentals of applied kinesiology, nutrition basics and the physiology of training. It is not meant to serve as a comprehensive resource of exercise science information, but instead serves as a text of core content universal to all fitness professionals.
Access to ACE Resource Center
If you can’t find the answer to a question you run across during your studies, don’t worry. Contact the ACE Resource Center for help or to assist in planning your exam prep strategy via email at resource@ACEfitness.org, on Live Chat or by phone at (888) 825-3636, ext. 796 Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST).