Canadian Fitness Education Services (CFES) Group Fitness Certification Course

Event Details

This event finished on 14 March 2020

Perfect for those looking to begin or broaden their leadership in the fitness industry, this course teaches the practical skills and professional ethics required to be a successful group fitness instructor.

Attendees will learn how to program plan for all class sections and fitness levels in a safe and caring atmosphere, as well as proper use of space, group formations and/or choreography skills. Stability ball, step, and free weight exercise ideas/techniques in both high and low impact situations will also be taught. This course will provide ample teaching opportunities throughout the course itself and supplemental practicum components.


Kim Froom, CSEP CPT, CFES Educator & owner of Active Lifestyle Consulting


Feb 29/March 1 (Saturday/Sunday), March 7/8 (Saturday/Sunday), March 14 (Saturday)

*Participants must attend all sessions to complete the program*


12:00 to 5:00 p.m.


GYM building/Hangar Fitness Studio 1


Base Course Fee:

$375.00 includes course materials and instruction.

Additional Fee’s and Assessment:  Please note that upon successful completion of the course, attendees will be required to schedule a practical assessment with the instructor; additional fees (approx. $125) will be required for the courses practical component.

Students will be required to book and pay individually for their CFES Exam (approx. $75.00 UBCO Students / $125.00 Non-UBCO Students).


Register in person at the Recreation Customer Service Desk in the GYM building.

Register online. Processing fees apply when paying online. Want to avoid the fees? Come visit us in person.


Course materials, components, or about CFES in general: Contact Kim, course instructor at

Registration, how to find us, or general questions about UBC Okanagan: Contact Jennifer, course administrator at