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Are you passionate about health and fitness? 

With a YMCA fitness certification, you'll get everything you need to succeed as a trainer. Program modules will equip you with the skills and flexibility to teach an engaging class while adjusting to suit varying abilities. 

Modules Offered

Start with our basic training, and then pick which specialty course (or courses) you would like to take. There is a minimal fee of $20 for each specialty module taken. The following modules are offered (next training dates to be determined). 

  • Fitness Theory
  • Yoga
  • Cycle
  • Aquafit

Please reach out to us

If you’re interested in getting certified to lead fitness classes at the Y, please reach out to us. The contact information for each centre is listed below.

+ H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre

Jennifer Bulcock
250-491-9622 ext. 430

+ Kelowna Family Y

Michelle Moffatt
250-491-9622 ext. 238

+ Kelowna Downtown Y

Collin Polmear
250-491-9622 ext. 502

NOTE: You will be required to take classes during the course as well as teach classes after the course before becoming YMCA-certified.

Become a YMCA Volunteer

When volunteering with the YMCA of Okanagan, you will learn from a skilled team, while contributing to the growth and potential of those attending, and yourself. Many of our volunteers have gone on to become full-time staff members, so there is room to grow with us.

Mariely’s Y is Community

When Mariely first moved to Kelowna, she was having a tough time finding a job and community that supported her language learning goals. Once she found the YMCA, she started volunteering, had the opportunity to learn more and connect with a community.