NCC and NETA Co-Sponsor Nationally Recognized Fitness Certification Workshops

Northwest Iowa Community College and the National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA), a non-profit fitness professional association, are co-sponsoring the following nationally-recognized workshops:

Saturday, January 11, 2020
Workshop Fee: $349

Created for those interested primarily in leading exercise and fitness in a group setting.
NETA’s Group Exercise Instructor Certification is one of just a few in the United States that have earned NCCA accreditation. NETA’s curriculum is continuously updated to keep you on the cutting edge of the group fitness certification industry, promote safe and effective teaching strategies, and help you develop the critical skills required to become an effective group exercise instructor. NETA’s interactive Group Exercise Certification study program takes you step-by-step through everything you need to become an effective instructor. You will gain the knowledge to create amazing classes for your clients.

Topics include: Anatomy, Kinesiology, Physiology, and Nutrition
Cueing, Choreography, Communication, and Music Skills
Components of Physical Activity and Fitness
Obtaining a NETA Group Exercise Instructor certification demonstrates to potential employers your commitment to the profession and is valid for two years from the date of issue.

Sunday, January 12
8:00am-5:00 pm
Workshop Fee: $199

In this 1-day, NETA Specialty Certification you will learn the fundamentals necessary to design safe and effective multi-level Barre Connect classes. Leave with a deep understanding of the science, technique, and 4 main components of Barre Connect. Discover how to connect the components of Ballet & Dance Technique, Yoga Postures, Functional Strength Exercises, and Cardiovascular Training to create a FUN, total body workout.

Saturday, March 14, 2020
8:00am-3:00 pm
Workshop Fee: $199

NETA’s new indoor group cycling certificate covers all of the basics of teaching cycling classes including getting started, setting up the room, managing a variety of situations (dealing with new and experienced participants, late arrivals, broken equipment, etc.) Participants learn the many body positions for a safe and challenging ride, contraindications, terminology, class formatting, music selection, cueing and more. A special section has been added to determine exercise intensity.

Sunday, March 15, 2020
8:00am-1:00 pm
Workshop Fee: $129

Fusion-classes have continued to gain popularity, as they offer participants the benefits of two formats in half the time. Ride and Renew combines the benefits of an intense cycling workout with counter-balancing yoga poses to restore the body. Learn the effects that high-intensity interval training via cycling has on the body, and how to both maximize the benefits and counteract the stressors through the combination of cycle and yoga. Completion of either of the Indoor Group Cycling Specialty Certification OR Yoga Foundations Specialty Certification OR experience in one of the formats is highly recommended prior to taking this workshop.

Event Location:
Northwest Iowa Lifelong Learning and Recreation Center
600 College Drive, Sheldon, IA
Local Contact: Greta Giese – 800-352-4907

Greta Giese, Director of the Lifelong Learning & Recreation Center, said, “We make it a priority to have certified, quality instructors on staff to work with our participants and members at the LLRC. We are excited to partner with NETA to offer great educational opportunities to fitness professionals in Northwest Iowa.”

To Register: Call 800-237-6242 or Online at:

NCC and the Lifelong Learning and Recreation Center – STRONG MIND…STRONG BODY!