Become a Group Exercise Instructor

Find a job that will keep you in shape as you motivate others to reach their fitness goals. As a member of our national team of more than 5,000 24 Hour Fitness group exercise instructors, you can help improve people’s lives one class at a time!

Our mission is to make fitness a way of life for everyone and our employees are the key to fulfilling that mission. Their dedication sets the tone, their drive yields results for themselves and for our fitness club members and their passion inspires positive change.

We are always looking for dedicated, knowledgeable and passionate group exercise instructors to join our team. You can complete your application right now, online.

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Group Exercise Instructor Education

We've teamed up with leading group fitness educational organizations to assist you in getting the training you need to get started.

Whether your passion is Zumba, Turbo Kick, indoor cycle, aqua, or strength classes, 24 Hour Fitness provides top-quality instructor training courses designed by leading organizations.

Choose from comprehensive courses in which talented and skilled educators share their valuable knowledge and tips to help you fine-tune your teaching skills and techniques. You can learn more about our educational partners and the leaning opportunities provided below.

Aerobic and Fitness Association of America

The Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) is the world's largest fitness and TeleFitness® educator. Since 1983, AFAA has issued more than 250,000 certifications to fitness professionals from 73 countries around the world.

AFAA provides a comprehensive written and practical examination accredited by Vital Research. The organization is an affiliate of the National Board of Fitness Examiners (NBFE), and a member of the National Organization of Competency Assurance (NOCA).

With AFAA, you can choose from a variety of certifications and specialty workshops.

Learn more about the services AFAA offers.

Les Mills™

Experience the opportunity of a lifetime by advancing your career with Les Mills™! Become a star performer, packing classes with your passion, skill and the support of the world’s leading group fitness exponents.

Our instructor training is not just informative, it’s inspirational. You’ll cover the 5 key elements of training - choreography, technique, coaching, connecting, and fitness magic. It’s the only training out there to transform your raw talent into a world-class performance, every time.

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Beach Body

As the creator of Turbo Kick®, PiYo™, and Hip Hop Hustle™, Beach Body trains more than 35,000 instructors per year. Turbo Kick provides the best of two worlds – group exercise and martial arts – and represents the combined efforts of many talented and devoted individuals.

PiYo™ is a class that combines Pilates, yoga, strength training, physical conditioning, and dynamic balance in an up-tempo, non-spiritual environment. Hip Hop Hustle™ consists of easy-to-learn hip-hop dance moves perfectly choreographed to high-energy, motivating music. It’s the ultimate cardio challenge!

Find out more about Beach Body instructor training.

Schwinn® Cycling

Schwinn® Fitness, the leading provider of indoor cycling education, trains thousands of instructors around the world each year to become top-notch “Cycle” coaches. Don’t miss the opportunity to take the industry’s finest and most comprehensive indoor cycling instructor training, now conveniently held at select 24 Hour Fitness locations.

Get trained now as a Schwinn® Cycling Instructor!

willPower & grace®

willPower & grace® is a sweaty, dynamic fusion of the fitness industry’s most popular (and most effective) group exercise programs. This workout is the ideal cardiovascular solution for mind-body practitioners. It's equipment-free; barefoot, and infused with positive, strengthening philosophy.  Furthermore,  cardiovascular barefoot training develops ankle, knee and hip stabilization to facilitate good movement and prevent injury. Over time willPower & grace®will help you stand taller, walk with greater confidence, and function with agility.

Find out more about willPower & grace® instructor training programs.


YogaFit® has been a Leader in Mind Body Fitness Education since 1994.The YogaFit® style tightens and tones the entire body, enhances balance, improves flexibility and builds core strength.  This is achieved by combining traditional fitness training, focused breathing and strength building through yoga poses. The result is a mind-body workout that improves health, athletic performance and mental acuity in people of all ages and fitness levels. It truly is yoga for everybody and every body.

Learn more about YogaFit instructor education.


Zumba® fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms with easy-to-follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program. The goal is simple: to want to work out, to love working out and to get hooked. Zumba® fanatics achieve long-term benefits in one exhilarating hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements.

Learn more about Zumba’s instructor training programs.

Workout Music

Nothing gets you through a group exercise class or a tough workout like motivating music. It can get you to the top of that hill, through a kick butt interval and even extend your workout five more calorie burning minutes! Whether you are an instructor in search of new music for your group exercise class or a fitness enthusiast looking for high energy workout music, Dynamix Music has it all. They are your one stop shop for all your workout music needs.

Learn more about what Dynamix Music has to offer.