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This live training will be one day and your certification will be received at the end.

Virtual (Live) Training - Zoom
Saturday, July 13th 9am-6pm EST

take the online course

Complete the Chair One Fitness online instructor course from the comfort of your home and move at your own pace.

It's Easy:

  1. Enroll
  2. Enjoy the Course
  3. Submit video assessment
  4. Boom! You’re an INSTRUCTOR. 

certify your entire team of professionals at one time!

Chair One Fitness Certified Instructors
Want to certify your entire team to teach Chair One Fitness?
Rec. Therapists, Fitness Directors, Activities Professionals - This is a great option to certify your entire team or staff!

Fill out the form below to learn how we can help. Someone will contact you within 48 hours.

Already registered?

Log in to complete your online course.


Becoming a member of our Instructor Portal will maintain your certification without having to re-certify each year (as long as your membership is active).

Additional benefits of an Instructor Portal membership include:

  • Flexible payment options of $25 per month or $175 for a year (paid up front)
  • Discounts on merchandise and Booster Classes 
  • Exclusive Chair One Fitness choreography (single song choreography videos you can use to mix & match to create a routine) – new videos added every other month
  • Access to marketing resources and teaching tools (class flyer templates, business card templates, social media graphics, song breakdown chart, etc.)
  • Your information listed on the FIND AN INSTRUCTOR sections on our website
  • Free access to our 30-minute On Demand workout catalogue (full 30-minute workout videos – more added every other month)

A link to join our Instructor Portal will be sent to you upon successful completion of your Instructor Certification course.

crossing the finish line?

Completed the online Instructor Certification course and ready to submit your video? Click the button below to Cross the Finish Line and be one step closer to your certification.

The final thing you have to do is submit a video of you doing Chair One Fitness choreography to the song "Cheerleader".

When recording your video, we are looking for:
  • The original choreo from the training video
  • A good introduction
  • Pop of color in your attire
  • Directional and descriptive verbal cues
  • Visual cues
  • Encouragement (“Good job” and other forms of student encouragement)
Have Any Questions?

We've got answers

Chair One Fitness a comprehensive chair-based dance fitness program. You can become an instructor or enjoy or On Demand workouts.

Our program was created for individuals who have complications standing during a fitness regimen. This includes senior citizens, people with balance deficits, injuries, disabilities, or suffering from obesity.  It is designed to keep individuals mobile and to ensure they remain progressive in daily function and/or recovery. This program delivers a fun, musically driven, interactive, full body workout that uplifts people through dance and fitness movements.

The Chair One Fitness Instructor Training is designed for any person who wishes to provide fitness classes to people of all abilities. Included in the training:

-Chair One Fitness Instructor Manual

-Chair One Fitness Certificate of Completion

-Continuing Education Units/Credits depending on organization

-License to teach Chair One Fitness classes.  License does not expire for Instructor Portal members. as long as Portal membership is active. License expires after 1-year for non-members.  (Portal membership is not included in training cost.)

There are three options to become a Chair One Fitness Instructor.  In-person classes (if they are available in your area), live virtual training (via Zoom) or our Complete Online Course.

  • View upcoming dates and register at the top of this page
  • All trainings are 9 hours and include a lunch break
  • For Zoom trainings, you will be sent all the materials you need via email ahead of the class date
  • For the Complete Online Course, you have 60 days from registration to complete the training

Yes, a participant must be 18 years or older to attend any Chair One Fitness Instructor certification training.

The Chair One Fitness certification will not expire for those who join the Chair One Fitness Instructor Portal, as long as their membership is active. For non-members the certification will expire after one year.  Portal membership is not included in the cost of the certification class.

After the cost of registration, the only additional cost is if the instructor takes advantage of the Instructor Portal.  Monthly ($25/mo.) and Yearly ($175/yr.) options are available.

Those who complete the Live Zoom Instructor Training have the opportunity to receive their certificate of completion that same day. Those who take the Complete Online Course have the luxury to move at their own pace, but in order to receive their certificate of completion, they must “Cross the Finish Line” by submitting an assessment video.

Yes! The demand is high! Our senior population is currently one of the fastest growing as “Baby Boomers” are now being called the “Silver Tsunami.” There is also an increasing demand for inclusivity – to provide fitness and wellness options to all people no matter their age, size or ability.

Chair One Fitness is a Pre-Approved course for many organizations. Members of those organizations will receive 8 CEUs/CECs unless noted below:

NCCAP – National Certification Council for Activity Professionals

NCTRC – National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification

NASM – National Academy of Sports Medicine

AFAA – Aerobic and Fitness Association of America

NCCDP – National Certification Council for Dementia Practitioners

APNCC – Activity Professionals National Credentialing Center (formerly NAAPCC)

ISSA – International Sports Sciences Association

NZSDRT – Diversional and Recreational Therapist in New Zealand

CANFITPRO – Canadian Fitness Professionals, Inc. (4 CEUs)

AUSActive (10 CEU’s)

We do not provide music; however all of our songs can be found on iTunes, YouTube and other popular platforms.

If you know of a facility that might be interested in hosting a Chair One Fitness Instructor Training, ask the potential host to email [email protected].

Requirements to Host a Training:

-Minimum of 25 people

-Must provide facility and chairs

-Must provide table for check-in

-Must actively promote training

Retake the Chair One Fitness Instructor Training. By retaking the Chair One Fitness Instructor Training, you’ll not only renew your certificate, you’ll get a fresh perspective on teaching our classes.

If you choose to sign up for the Instructor Portal membership upon completion of your training, your certification won’t expire as long as that membership is active.

During the Chair One Fitness Instructor Training, we have an entire section dedicated to preparing you to teach both in-person and virtually. After completing the Instructor Training, you can begin teaching whenever you feel comfortable and ready. Every instructor is an independent contractor, which gives you the freedom to set your own schedule, rates, terms, agreements, etc. at any facility you choose.

If you have a conflict, we highly recommend that you take an Instructor Training at another time when you are able to stay for the duration of the class. Your Lead Educator will cover a lot of very important information, and to ensure you will be prepared as an instructor, it is important for you to attend the complete duration of the training.

Additionally, there are attendance requirements for receiving full CEU credit as well.

You can transfer your registration to another training within 1 year of the original training date.  For help doing this, please email [email protected]


If you are unable to attend your training, you have two options:

1. You can request a refund within the first 24 hours of purchase.   A $75 USD cancellation fee will apply for all cancellation requests. 

2. You can transfer your registration to another training within 1 year of the original training date.

To proceed with either option, please email [email protected]

You should wear comfortable clothes that are easy for you to move in, along with extra clothes in case you sweat and would like to change. Bring a towel and water. Although we provide a downloadable instructor manual, bring a notebook and pen to take additional notes.

Chair One Fitness On Demand workouts are pre-recorded 30-45min classes that you can work out with from just about anywhere.

You can select high intensity or low intensity.  You can work out to music genres you love.   You can also choose to work out with your favorite instructor!

On Demand workouts are perfect for at home, personal use or at a community with residents/members.

Get more information and try On Demand workouts for free here.

Yes! Anyone over the age of 18 can become an instructor if they demonstrate the ability to effectively and safely lead a class upon successful completion of the training. This training will serve as a great credential for fitness professionals, activities professionals, recreational therapists, and more!

You don’t have to be a fitness professional to become certified though.  As we stated, anyone over 18 can become an instructor.  Potential instructors are asked to complete an assessment after training to demonstrate their ability to effectively and safely lead a class upon completion of the training.  If you’re a mom, a teacher, a fitness enthusiast, a human… this is for you!

No, only a Chair One Fitness Lead Educator can train someone to become an instructor. If someone on your team is interested in teaching, they must register for and complete the Chair One Fitness Instructor Training through Chair One Fitness.

As sad as we are to see you go, we understand when things have to end.  We do need you to speak briefly with someone from our Membership Team to properly end your subscription.  Please call (510) 707-6476 or email [email protected] to request cancellation and talk to someone from our Membership Team.

Please note that all requests can take up to 14 business days to process.  Membership can be canceled at any time.  Pro-rated refunds are not given, except on Yearly memberships that are canceled within a 14 day window from renewal date.

Once you end your membership, you will have to recertify yearly by retaking a Chair One Fitness Instructor Training course.  You will also lose access to:

  • Chair One Fitness choreography and music videos
  • Instructor resources
  • 30 minute On Demand workout catalog
  • Marketing resources
  • Merchandise discounts (and first selection on new merch)
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