Most of us have had our lives turned upside down, which has left us wondering what the next few weeks, and even months, will look like. Some of us have more work and life stress than ever before, while others feel lonely or like we don’t have enough activities or tasks to fill our days. But, we can all ask ourselves one question – “When all of this is over, will I be a better version of myself?” If we use this time to slow down and focus, it could be the perfect opportunity to grow our knowledge, try something new, or connect with other professionals virtually.
Hopefully one (or more) of the following ideas to grow will inspire you to make the most of the moment:
Join a Live Online Workshop
Due to COVID-19, all April onsite workshops have been postponed. To support our customers during this time, NETA will be offering a variety of LIVE virtual certification and CEC workshops. Please continue to check our website for additional updates.Online Live Workshops
Virtual Fit Fest June 5-7, 2020
Experience Fit Fest online! Get ready for one of the most fun, exciting, intense, and rewarding weekends in the fitness industry!
Thank you to Kent State University for being a long-time host of NETA’s Fit Fest. Due to COVID-19 our live Kent OH Fit Fest event is cancelled. We look forward to returning to campus in June 2021.
Have you always wanted to attend a Fit Fest but never had one in your area? Take advantage of our first VIRTUAL Fit Fest and earn continuing education credits and specialty certifications with LIVE interactive workshops from the safety of your home. Bring our team of top-notch presenters to your living room as you share ideas and learn from fitness professionals from across the country. NETA’s Fit Fest events bring fitness professionals together from all over the region to obtain their certifications, advance their careers with new specialty areas, earn CEC’s, connect with their peers, and leave feeling energized and excited. Register for a single session or multiple workshops as needed to achieve your goals and make maximum impact.
Most workshops provide NETA, ACE, AFAA and (NASM 3 hour CECs Only) , including new workshops featuring: Ride + Renew, Youth Fitness and Roller Reset. Space is limited…register early!Register Online
Home Study Courses
Work on Your CECs with Home Study Courses With topics from nutrition and weight management, behavior change & psychology, mind body, medical considerations and more, NETA’s home study courses are a great way to work towards your CECs. With over 120 home study courses in our store, you are sure to find a topic that interests you.
Ground Yourself with Yoga Take some time out of your day to relax with yoga. Here we share 3 calming yoga poses as well as some tips on how to teach the principles of Asana. Now can be a great time to slow down your classes and break down some of your teaching tips if you are choosing to teach virtually.
Looking to earn your Yoga Certification? Take advantage of Yoga Alliance’s temporary approval to earn your Yoga certification online. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Yoga Alliance has temporarily approved remote instruction as an acceptable form of contact hours from Registered Yoga Schools (RYS) effective immediately until June 30th. Live Virtual workshops will be added to the schedule weekly. Please continue to check the schedule on our website for updates. Click here to learn more.
Earn a Specialty Certification online! Use this time to hone in on your skill set to make you even more marketable! Our Specialty Certifications help you develop superior expertise in specialized disciplines and also provide continuing education credit (CEC) approved by NETA, ACE and AFAA. Workshops include interactive lectures, practical hands-on activities and a final online exam that allows you to earn your specialty certification. You can earn an online specialty certification from the comfort of your own home and on your time in: Barre Connect, Indoor Cycling, Kettlebell and Advanced Kettlebells, Senior Fitness, Wellness Coach and Corrective Exercise Specialist.
Join Our Private Facebook Group to Connect with Other Trainers NEW! NETA just launched a private Facebook group for trainers to connect with each other, provide tips, share ideas, and ask questions of fellow industry professionals. Join us!
Updated May 21, 2020 – In consideration of the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent cancellations of live CPR/AED courses throughout the U.S., NETA will temporarily accept online CPR/AED certifications completed between March 15, 2020 and July 31, 2020. This exception applies only to NETA certifications that are currently within the 180-day reinstatement grace period, or are due for renewal on or before August 31, 2020. Beginning on August 1, 2020, NETA will resume the standard CPR/AED requirement, which mandates completion of a CPR/AED course including a live hands-on practical skills evaluation. For those who complete an online only CPR/AED course during this time, NETA strongly recommends completion of a CPR/AED course including a live hands-on practical skills evaluation as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact NETA’s Director of Certification at 1-800-237-6242 Ext. 4726.
During this time, NETA recommends a Provisional Certification course with the American Red Cross. Participants are able to complete the online learning portion of the course now and receive a Provisional Certification, which may be submitted to NETA with a Certification Renewal Application. Then within 90 days, complete the in-person skills check with a Red Cross Instructor. After the skills check has been successfully completed, the participant will receive an official American Red Cross certificate for the class taken, which can then be submitted to NETA in order to update the Provisional CPR/AED Certification. For more information, please visit: https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/coronavirus-information/provisional-certification. In addition, the ARC has we recently enacted a free, online-only 120 day certification extension course. This enables a certificate holder to extend any base level certifications that expire between March 1st – June 30th that were acquired through instructor-led or blended learning classes taught in the community, full service, or AP/LTP channels. For more information please visit: https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/coronavirus-information/120-day-certification-extension-course
For American Heart Association certifications expiring beginning in March 2020, the AHA certification will be valid for 120 days beyond the recommended renewal date. For more information regarding the AHA’s interim guidance on certification extensions during the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit: https://cpr.heart.org/en/resources/coronavirus-covid19-resources-for-cpr-training.
The Health & Safety Institute (HSI) is recommending the expiration period of a legitimately issued American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) certification card (and other HSI brand certifications) be extended 120 days from the designated expiration date. For more information regarding the HSI/ASHI COVID-19 reauthorization and certification cards, please visit: https://emergencycare.hsi.com/covid-19-resources