Health & Fitness Workshops
The YMCAs of Québec offer a multitude of Health & Fitness workshops in order to help facilitate up-to-date certifications for all our fitness instructors. These workshops are open for all.
Recertification and keeping up-to-date
In order to maintain their F.I.T. certification, the instructors of The YMCAs of Québec are required to participate in workshops, for a minimum total of 16 hours, over a two-year period. Two of these workshops or six hours must be taken from the YMCAs of Québec Health & Fitness Workshops Calendar. Refer to recertification form for full recertification requirements. Instructors with outside certification must also maintain their certification by attending continuing education workshops.
If you are working as an employee in the Fitness Department, you are entitled to take two (2) free workshops a year. Paid instructors should register with their supervisor for their workshops at the centre where they receive their paycheques. If you are a volunteer, you are entitled to take 3 free workshops a year at each centre where you volunteer. Please register for those 3 workshops with your supervisor at each centre.
In order to retain your free workshop for another date, please advise your supervisor at least 48 hours before the workshop if you wish to cancel. Being 15 minutes late may result in non-admittance to the workshop and loss of the workshop.
Fees for additional workshops are the following:
The YMCAs of Québec’s members, welcome staff and instructors: $25
Non-members and outside instructors: $50
Please note that prices do not include taxes.
These fees may be paid at the member service desk of your Y centre by cash or credit card.
Detailed workshop information and registration forms can be obtained from your Program Director. Registration will begin 4 weeks before the workshop. To confirm your attendance to these workshops, the registration form must be given to your supervisor as soon as possible prior to the workshop. If you do not attend the workshop without advising your supervisor, you forfeit this free workshop. Registration may be sent by e-mail or given in person.
Instructors Teaching Outside the Y
For instructors teaching outside The YMCAs of Québec, please contact the centre at which the workshop is being held for more details and to obtain a registration form.
Please consult the latest Health & Fitness Workshops Calendar here.