Fitness Formula Clubs (FFC) is now enrolling students for the Group Fitness Instructor Program.

Program Details

FFC has teamed up with the American Council on Exercise (ACE) to provide a 32-hour Group Fitness Instructor Program.

Based on the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Handbook, this course hosted by FFC and will help participants gain practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary for the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification exam. Many organizations require a NCCA-accredited fitness certification like ACE for job placement or to be completed within a set time period after employment. Add to your credibility and marketability today!

This course presents a comprehensive system of guidelines for instructing safe, effective and purposeful exercise, essentials of the instructor – participant relationship, the principals of motivation and an overview of the group fitness instructor’s professional role.

Key topic areas include:

  • Understanding Human Movement
  • Anatomy Overview
  • Design A Class Blueprint
  • Communication And Teaching Techniques
  • Appropriate Music Selection
  • Building Rapport
  • Teaching To Special Populations
  • Stage Management
  • ACE Code Of Ethics
  • Professional and Legal Responsibilities, Scope of Practice, and Business Strategies for Group Fitness Instructors


FFC Union Station
444 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60661

Program Times & Dates

Classroom Times
Saturdays starting October 15, 2016,from 11am to 3pm. (FFC Union Station)

Workshop Times
Thursdays from 7pm – 8:30pm starting October 20


$1500 Program Fee
Payments Plans available.  Options show in registration form prior to completing purchase.

Cost Includes:

  • 32-hours of classroom instruction
  • NEW***4-week internship at the conclusion of the classroom instruction. Internship start December 12th.
  • Specialty Workshops – Format Fundamentals/ Warmups and Cool Downs, Musicality and Cueing , Bridging Entertainment and Fitness, The Audition, CPR/AED
  • Complimentary Membership during the Program (3 months)
  • 5th Edition ACE Group Fitness Instructor Handbook Set with Study Guide & Sample Test
  • IDEA ClubConnect Membership during the length of the program
  • ACE Exam Voucher
  • CPR/AED Certification

Employment Opportunities

Upon completion of the FFC GFI Certification Program, participants can interview for a position as a Group Fitness Instructor with FFC. Proof of successful passing grade on the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification exam is required for all hired Instructors within three months of hire date.