How to become a HIIT instructor—here's what you need to know
If you're interested in becoming a HIIT instructor, chances are you've already experienced the benefits of a HIIT workout firsthand, or you know how buzzy high intensity interval training is among athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
HIIT is a proven way to build strength and endurance in really efficient ways—that's why it's an essential part of my ultramarathon training—and for that reason it's a smart career move to add this specialty to your resume.
That said, you don't need to be resume building—or even be a fitness professional—to benefit from HIIT instructor training, because the benefits from becoming a HIIT instructor go way beyond resumes and explosive movements.
In fact, HIIT instructor training, or HIIT & Flow Teacher Training, as we call it, is my absolute favorite thing to do, and for reasons that have absolutely nothing to do with the workout itself.
Before I tell you why I love HIIT instructor training so much, let me back up and tell you what's involved.
In a nutshell, HIIT & Flow Teacher Training is a 35-hour program that trains you to be a HIIT instructor and brings you into community with people who love to challenge themselves.
Why teaching future HIIT instructors is my favorite thing
You might think I love leading HIIT instructor trainings so much because HIIT & Flow is the workout I developed.
NOPE. Of course, I love HIIT & Flow with my soul, but that's another story.
Training new HIIT instructors is my favorite thing because of the chemistry and community that develops in our cohorts. HIIT instructor trainees come from all sorts of backgrounds, but what they share is a commitment to personal growth and community support.
If I could live in those cohort discussions, I would. They fill me up with so much feel-good community spirit, they drench me in sweat during practice teaching sessions, and they remind me every day of the power of movement to heal, challenge, and connect.
Plus, I learn so much from HIIT instructor trainees. They're always introducing me to new ways to think about movements, putting their own creative spin on the format, and inspiring me to freshen up my own teaching and cueing. It sounds cliche, but it truly is a program in which we all gain so much from each other.
Curious about what goes down in a HIIT instructor training?
Let's talk nuts and bolts–what's actually involved in becoming a HIIT instructor.
Our HIIT & Flow Teacher Training is a 35-hour program that takes place over 6 weeks, and most of it is on your own time.
In those 6 weeks, you'll complete ...
- 2-3 hours per week of self-paced coursework. You'll learn from videos, written content, and of course get to deep dive into HIIT & Flow classes as you learn everything from HIIT moves to anatomy to professional growth.
- Live weekly discussions on Zoom. In those sessions, you'll move with your cohort, discuss the material, and get to practice teaching. Our weekly live meetups are consistently a highlight for our trainees, even those with extreme Zoom fatigue.
- A LOT of HIIT & Flow :)
You'll also get...
- Personalized, 1:1 feedback on your work
- Practice teaching in small groups within your cohort
- Phone and email support
- Supportive new friends who will inspire and encourage you to grow
- 15 AFAA and 1.9 NASM Continuing Education Credits
How to get certified as a HIIT instructor
After completing your 35 hours of coursework, there's just one final assignment to earn your certification: teaching a short class on video. If that sounds intimidating, don't worry!
By the time you get to this point in the training, you'll have all the tools and practice you need to feel successful at this final task.
Who is HIIT instructor training for?
Everyone. You. Your best friend. Literally anyone who is committed to personal growth and likes to challenge themselves, and wants to connect with a community that lifts them up.
Wanting to teach fitness classes is not a prerequisite for the personal growth you'll experience in this program.
Our HIIT training is designed to give you the best of both worlds: coursework you can tackle on your own schedule, and weekly live discussion and movement sessions to connect and learn from each other.
Even if you're not sure you want to teach, you'll gain skills, confidence, and strength from this program.
Ready to commit to some serious personal growth?
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