Equinox Education

Get World-Class Training and Become a World-Class Teacher

Group Fitness Prerequisites

Becoming a group fitness instructor is a life-changing career and a path that carries with it both privileges and responsibilities.

During GFTI you will learn from world-class instructors who have mastered the knowledge and skills to lead the industry. With their vast experience, they will teach you how to enhance lives by inspiring and creating superior health and fitness classes.

The GFTI program is suitable across disciplines, professions and for all levels of fitness. All that is required is a desire to learn and the willingness to commit to the transformational learning and mentoring process. From a professional perspective, this course is designed for group fitness instructors at the entry level as well as current professionals who need to refine their competitive edge in a diverse marketplace. Although no formal experience is required to enroll, it is helpful if you review the following recommended criteria.


  • One year regular fitness experience prior to start of course
  • All fitness levels and all disciplines welcome
  • All body types and those with physical challenges welcome

Requirements and Expectations

This curriculum will immerse you completely as a student, budding teacher and will transform your life. As you consider your participation in the program, truly evaluate your life and make time for this training in your life. To get the most out of this experience, truly dive in and bring every ounce of your passion and dedication to the training. and be clear in your desire to spend the time and dedicate then next few months to your fitness and to understanding the career of group fitness. Plan to take advantage of the free Equinox membership* and get into the best shape of your life.

*Valid for the duration of your training