How to become a group fitness instructor in 5 steps
As an ACE Certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor, you'll elevate your mission of movement by leading more people — and making a significant impact on the health and well-being of countless class participants. Whether you're new to the health and fitness training world or a full-time instructor looking to grow your expertise, our NCCA-accredited certification will prepare you to effectively design and deliver safe and memorable experiences in any modality.Get Started
Get moving on your career by taking the first step to becoming a Group Fitness Instructor. Choose the study program that works for you.
Our most popular and comprehensive study experience, bringing the core concepts of group fitness to life. Enjoy everything in the Pro Plus and Pro Essentials Study Programs, plus a certification exam retest voucher, hard copy and digital versions of our manuals and a total of three practice tests.
Ideal for the candidate who is looking for a robust study experience or who has little to no experience as an instructor.
An in-depth and well-rounded study experience for both new and veteran instructors. Enjoy everything in our Pro Essentials Study Program, plus an additional practice test and hard copy manuals instead of digital manuals.
Perfect for the candidate with working knowledge of fitness principles or with some experience as an instructor.
A self-guided study program with the basic foundational material you need to pass the exam. Receive personalized help and support from our highly knowledgeable ACE Study Coaches and our robust Resource Center.
Best suited for the candidate with extensive knowledge in fitness principles or experience as an instructor.
Why Choose ACE?
ACE educates, certifies and supports more than 75,000 health and fitness professionals, health coaches and allied health professionals. Earning our NCCA-accredited certification means that you’ve met the highest industry standard for health and fitness professionals — and that you've made movement your mission. At ACE, we go above and beyond to support our health and fitness professionals throughout their careers, through education, training, partnerships and advocacy.
Explore your options for starting or furthering your career in the fitness industry as a group fitness instructor.
Group Fitness Careers
- Indoor Cycling
ACE Digital Classroom
ACE Group Fitness Instructor Manual eBook
- Boot Camp
- Sports Conditioning
- LesMills BODYPUMP™
- Group Strength
- Tai Chi
- Indoor Cycling (Spinning®, Schwinn®, LeMond®)
- Kickboxing (Turbo Kick®)
- Aqua Fitness
- Mixed Martial Arts
- Pole Fitness
- Kettlebell Conditioning
- Mixed Martial Arts