Dedication is one of the qualities that distinguish the best fitness instructors. Becoming a kickboxing instructor can help to elevate your fitness training business.
The best fitness trainers and instructors always strive to become better educators. They dedicate themselves to pursuits that will lead to professional improvement.
They also know that personal training isn’t a static thing. It’s an ever-evolving field that requires learning new approaches and skills. This includes adding kickboxing to your personal training repertoire.
But what does that entail exactly? Let’s talk about the 5 steps you need to follow to become a kickboxing instructor.
1. Figure out the Type of Kickboxing Workout You Want to Teach
What type of kickboxing teaching do you want to do? You have to figure this out before you get your kickboxing certification.
Do you want to get certified for cardio kickboxing? Or is your goal to teach students how to spar and learn self-defense techniques?
You know that personal training is a lot different from group classes. The goals are different, as are students’ expectations. You need to factor in these things before becoming certified.
With our Kickboxing Fitness Trainer Program, you are going to learn real kickboxing technique that you can apply to an amazing cardio kickboxing workout while teaching students self-defense techniques and how to fight – but without having to actually get in a ring and make contact.
2. Make Sure Your Foundation Is Solid
Are you starting from zero and you want to be a certified fitness trainer? If so, it is a good idea to consider getting an associate bachelor degree in personal training.
A degree in a related area such as fitness and health, exercise science, or kinesiology will also work. You can also get a general personal trainer certification from one of the larger organizations like ISSA. The important thing is to have a solid foundation in exercise training.
However, you can get certified as a kickboxing trainer, which is a specialty designation, with background in any kind of fitness, including: kickboxing, boxing, self-defense, and general fitness training.
You can also join our program for 20 CEUs with ISSA.
3. Do Your Research
There are many certifying organizations to choose from. But you can’t choose one on gut feel alone. You have to do your research so you can be sure it’s the best one for your career goals.
If you want to proper kickboxing form and teach self-defense techniques then you should get certified with our Kickboxing Fitness Trainer program.
Also, you should contact an organization that will provide the right certification units, for instance the 20 certification units that we provide for ISSA-certified trainers
Finally, don’t forget about the materials you need to study. In our case, we provide you with a manual with photos illustrating techniques, a DVD with videos demonstrating proper technique and exercises, and marketing guides.
4. Study the Materials
Put the materials you’ve bought to good use. Learn them and if you know other instructors who have done the course, get in touch with them to learn from them, too.
Ask them a lot of questions about the certification process. Do everything you can to prepare. This includes knowing the kickboxing training program you’re getting certified for by heart – especially in terms of running a safe and effective kickboxing fitness program that emphasizes proper form and yet is still a blast.
5. Get Your Certification
Once you’ve decided that Specialty Fitness Institute is the right certifying organization for you, submit the requirements. For our Kickboxing Fitness Trainer program, you complete a multiple choice test, and we work with you closely to make sure you know how to design a safe and effective program. That way, you complete the process.
It may take some time before you get your certification. With our kickboxing fitness certification program, it takes 2-4 weeks. Once you pass your exam, it takes only a day or two for us to get your Certification in the mail to you!
While you are completing the process, you can also think about marketing your fitness practice and building your fitness trainer brand. You can also work on your networking skills and attend fitness conventions.
So You Want to be a Kickboxing Instructor?
There are no shortcuts to becoming a kickboxing instructor. You have to have a clear vision of what you want to teach. And you have to make sure you have a solid foundation for teaching.
You also can’t slack off when it comes to studying. Learn everything you can about kickboxing, especially proper form. Many other programs do not teach proper form for punching or kicking. Doing this will ensure your students won’t injure themselves.
When you’re ready, get your certification. And then become the best kickboxing trainer you can be.