Certifications and Workshops

American Red Cross

Group Fitness

More coming soon! Primary Group Fitness Certification
   AFAA Practical Yoga


Primary Group Fitness Certification

  • May 2
  • 8:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • BU/CJ affiliated participants $187.85 (BU ID), AFAA members $260.10; All others $289.00
  • Rec Center, EG- 106

For group exercise instructors whose training and educational background has prepared them to take the AFAA Primary Group Exercise Certification exam, this course is a review of AFAA's Basic Exercise Standards and Guidelines, anatomy, exercise science, exercise evaluation and exam criteria. The program format includes practical application of group exercise, study guide overview and question and answer sessions. The day concludes with written and practical exams.

Registration: www.afaa.com or 1-877-968-7263

Directions only: Patti Dowd 607-777-2958, email: pdowd@binghamton.edu

Practical Yoga

  • May 3
  • 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • BU/CJ affiliated $73.85 (BU ID required), AFAA members $116.10; All others $129.00
  • Rec Center, EG- 24

This program will teach participants how to confidently lead a safe and challenging multi-level yoga class in a variety of settings. The course curriculum combines AFAA's traditional methods of teaching group exercise and its new, "Sunrise Yoga Format". You will learn and practice the various asanas and gain understanding of the other key elements of success: tone, setting, meditation, breath and all the teaching skills necessary to be a successful yoga-based fitness instructor. Bring a sticky mat.

Registration: www.afaa.com or 1-877-968-7263

Recommenced Prerequisites: Primary Group Exercise Certification, Yoga Essentials I & II

Directions only: Patti Dowd 607-777-2958, email: pdowd@binghamton.edu


Please Note:

  1. In order to participate in a fee-based Specialty Wellness Program, participants must register in advance. No registrations will be taken at the time of the program, or at the program location.
  2. Students, faculty, staff and Rec members MUST have a current University or Rec ID card to enter the Rec center. All others will be issued a card for facility entrance.
  3. Programs are filled on a first come, first served basis. Most programs have a minimum and maximum occupancy. Programs may fill quickly, so please register early. Some programs have a registration date cut off as well. No one will be allowed to register after the cut off date.
  4. No Day Passes or Week Passes are available for these programs.
  5. Parking on campus requires a permit or use of a metered spot.  Participants without a parking permit will be issued a pass valid during class time only.
  6. Individuals must register in person at the Rec Center Front Desk unless otherwise noted. Please call 777-PLAY for more information.

Last Updated: 4/23/15