Zumba Partners with AFAA for One-of-a-Kind Offering 


Zumba instructors around the world will get and maintain their AFAA Group Fitness Instructor certification faster, more easily and at a low monthly price.

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 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 Alberto Perlman, the CEO of Zumba, in a press release. “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.
  • Five bi-monthly online courses per year to complete recertification credit requirements.
  • Recertification renewal fee covered.
  • One additional online AFAA/ National Academy of Sports Medicine (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, the president of the Fitness and Wellness segment for Ascend Learning, in the release.

McCartney oversees AFAA and 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,” said McCartney.

Only ZIN Members qualify for this offer. To become a Zumba instructor, visit zumba.com/trainings.

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