I am a “mentor” trainer for the Exercise Safety Association.
This is a very unique program offered exclusively by ESA whereby I can facilitate individuals in one-on-one training to become Certified GF Instructors!
ESA Info: ESA is a NATIONAL Group Fitness Certification Organization established in 1978 and headquartered in Orlando, FL. ESA publishes newsletters with current exercise information throughout the year, conducts educational research, and establishes safety guidelines and standards for exercise. ESA has a STAR America program for members that obtain 3 or more Specialty Certifications. Phone: 407-246-5090 Address: PO Box 547916 Orlando, FL 32854 Website: http://www.exercisesafety.com/
ESA's goal is to make it EASY and AFFORDABLE for individuals to become instructors and spread the educational training on health and fitness! Other fitness certification organizations such as AFAA and ACE can run from $333 - $580 in addition to the time commitment involved in attending the certification training classes. In this ESA “mentor” program you will receive the study materials and be doing the program in a self-study fashion with me as your personal trainer to answer questions and help with the practical application of the training. With ESA (unlike ALL the other programs) you NEVER lose your extra continuing education credits. They can be “saved” for your next renewal or can be put toward a “multi-year” certification renewal. Also, once you have your primary certification, ESA offers certifications in many other areas of fitness such as: Kickbox, Pilates, Yoga, Aqua, Step, Personal Training, Lateral Slide and Nutrition. One of the most important aspects of ESA to me is the high importance they place on safety! All their training emphasizes the proper and safest way to teach the exercises!
Lastly they are a very accessible and nice group of people to work with or work for!!
Group Fitness Studio Shoes- For my studio format classes (Step) I like the higher top style such as “Tenacity" or "Enhance" from RYKA! I have also started using their Running shoe (I'm normally a Nike girl) and I really like them! Because I am registered in Ryka’s instructor discount program they allow me to offer a “student” discount to you! Here’s how to order and get your discount!
-Go to http://rykafit.com/?ref=sloyalty&token=uyJRYBJQkYRS
**Click on the Students Register button and complete the enrollment form.
Dance Sneakers –I like the “Bloch” brand from DISCOUNT DANCE! I am enrolled in the Group Fitness Teacher Loyalty Program so my participants can enter the following code and get a 10% discount on their first order and 5% off subsequent order from Discount Dance. Does NOT have to be shoes!
-My discount code: TP52808
Purchase on line @ www.discountdance.com or phone @ 1-800-328-7107.
NOTE: When ordering on line the discount won’t show until you receive your confirmation e-mail..