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ZumbaTeams Up With The Athletics And Fitness Association Of America (AFAA) For One-Of-A-Kind Offering

April 22, 2021

Instructors Around the World Will Get and Maintain Their AFAA Group Fitness Instructor Certification Faster, More Easily, and at a Low Monthly Price 

April 19, 2021 (Miami, FL): ZumbaⓇ, the largest branded fitness company in the world, announced today it will be partnering with the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), one of the top fitness certifying organizations in the US, to allow its global community of instructors (Zumba® Instructor Network // ZIN™) to easily get and maintain their Group Fitness Instructor Certification at a low monthly subscription rate. This is the first time AFAA has ever offered a program like this, which covers certification and recertification content for one low price, making it easier than ever for ZINs to access the accredited certification program and tools. AFAA has also built the offering so that the training takes 25% less time, because it gives ZINs credit for what they already learned in their Zumba Instructor Training (Basic 1).  

“Our main goal at Zumba is to support our instructors to be the best fitness professionals they can be, which empowers them to lead classes more successfully,” said Zumba CEO Alberto Perlman. “Partnering with AFAA means we are able to deliver on this, and we’re proud they have collaborated with us to create this exclusive offering that will cost our instructors less money and take them less time to complete; truly a win-win!”  

 The first-of-its kind package includes:  

  •  AFAA Group Fitness Instructor Certification (AFAA-GFI) Course and Certification
  • 5 bi-monthly online courses per year to complete recertification credit requirements
  • Recertification Renewal Fee Covered
  • 1 additional online AFAA/NASM fitness or wellness course per year to further development

“Zumba revolutionized the fitness industry by blending super-charged aerobics with a dance-infused, pulse-pounding Latin beat,” said Laurie McCartney, President of the Fitness & Wellness segment for Ascend Learning. McCartney oversees AFAA and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), providing industry-leading certifications and specializations for fitness professionals. “By working together, we’ve made it faster, more convenient and more affordable for ZINs to get and maintain their accredited Group Fitness Instructor Certification through AFAA, which will help expand their career opportunities and better empower them to transform more lives around the world!” 

Only ZIN™ Members qualify for this offer. To become a Zumba Instructor visit: https://www.zumba.com/trainings  

About Zumba Fitness, LLC: 

Founded in 2001, Zumba® is the largest branded fitness company in the world – reporting more than 15 million weekly participants, in 200,000 locations, across 186 countries. Zumba blends contagious world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography for an effective workout that empowers participants to become their best selves – mind, body and soul.  In addition to its original Zumba program, the company offers 10 Zumba specialty classes – from aquatic-based to those specifically designed for active older adults and children. In 2016, Zumba launched its first non-dance, HIIT workout STRONG Nation™, where music acts as the main motivator. The Zumba lifestyle is rounded out by the company’s many consumer product offerings, including video games, original music, activewear and footwear, and interactive Fitness-Concert™ events. For more information about Zumba’s programs and products, or to find a live or virtual class, visitzumba.com. Follow us onFacebook andInstagram

About AFAA: 

The Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) has led the way in certifying group fitness and personal trainers for over 35 years. AFAA pioneered the first nationally standardized guidelines for fitness professionals and has prepared over 350,000 instructors and trainers in 73 countries. AFAA’s Group Fitness Instructor Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Learn more at www.afaa.com.