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
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 October 2-4, 2020
Experience Fit Fest online! Get ready for one of the most fun, exciting, intense, and rewarding weekends in the fitness industry!
Due to COVID-19 our live Fit Fest event is cancelled. We look forward to returning to campus in 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 July 16, 2020 – In consideration of the COVID-19 outbreak and suspension of live CPR/AED classes throughout the U.S., NETA will temporarily accept online CPR/AED certifications completed between March 15, 2020 and September 30, 2020. This exception applies only to NETA certifications that are due for renewal on or before September 30, 2020, are currently within the 180-day reinstatement grace period, or initial Group Exercise Instructor or Personal Trainer certifications earned between March 15, 2020 and September 30, 2020. Beginning October 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, whether completed in-person or via remote skills verification with a qualified and authorized instructor. 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.
The American Red Cross has discontinued both the 120-day certification extension and the Provisional Certification that were previously available during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ARC does provide some helpful COVID-19 Guidance Resources on their website. Please contact the ARC directly with questions regarding CPR/AED certifications issued by the ARC.
The American Heart Association is providing 120-day extensions for CPR/AED certifications with recommended renewal dates between March 2020 and June 2020. Effective July 1, 2020, the AHA has resumed normal timelines for CPR/AED certification renewal. For more information, please see the AHA’s Updated: Interim Guidance on Card Extensions during COVID-19 Outbreak.
The Health & Safety Institute (HSI) is providing a 120-day extension of legitimately issued American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) certification cards (and other HSI brand certifications) due to expire between April 2020 and August 2020. On August 1, 2020, HSI will return to the normal authorization and certification periods. For more information, please see the HSI’s COVID-19 Update: Reauthorization and Certification Cards.