Become a Certified Pietra Fitness Instructor
Are you passionate about helping people improve their overall health? Would you like to inspire others to dive deeper into their Catholic faith? Do you want everyone to experience the life-changing benefits of Pietra Fitness workouts? Become a certified Pietra Fitness instructor. You’ll not only help men and women strengthen their minds, bodies, and souls, but also enrich your own mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.
The P-FIT Experience
At Pietra Fitness, we believe in building solid foundations. Our whole-person workouts are based on this concept—and so is our Pietra Fitness Instructor Training (P-FIT). That’s why P-FIT is not just another go-at-it-alone certification program. It’s a 9-month online group training program that integrates spiritual and intellectual formation, at-home study and practice, and monthly video study sessions with Pietra Fitness instructors from across the country.
What You Will Learn
The comprehensive P-FIT curriculum consists of twelve modules, in which you will learn . . .
- What makes Pietra Fitness different
- Christian meditation
- Why your body is a cathedral
- Proper breathing
- Basic human anatomy and nutrition
- Ways in which the body moves
- How to lead a Pietra Fitness class
- Components and format of a Pietra Fitness class
- Good posture and proper alignment
- Stretching techniques
- Modifications, including how to use props
- Bodily prayer
- How to incorporate music into your practice
- How to master your instructor voice
- What to do before and after class
- Seated poses
- Standing poses
- Prone Poses
- Healthy mind-body-soul connection
- How to manage your Pietra Fitness business
- Pietra Fitness’ position on Yoga
To supplement the twelve modules and for a deeper spiritual formation, P-FIT also incorporates two catechism studies from the Holy Family School of Faith entitled Prayer & Spirituality and Virtue: The Pursuit of Happiness, as well as daily meditations from In Conversation with God by Fr. Francis Fernandez.
What It Includes
The P-FIT certification program includes the following materials (shipping is free!):
- P-FIT Training Manual
- Study guides and review worksheets
- Monthly video conferencing sessions and
- Online practice classes
- In Conversation With God set
- San Damiano Crucifix to use in every class and while you study
- Prayer card
- Continued support from Pietra Fitness
- Pietra Fitness Gentle, Level 1, and Level 2 DVDs
- Posture Conferences halfway through training
- Online exam
- Online monitored practical exam(s)
- Pietra Fitness instructor certificate*
- First year’s license to lead Pietra Fitness classes+
*You must pass both the online exam and practicals and provide proof of current CPR/AED certification.
+You must get re-certified each year if you plan to keep teaching Pietra Fitness classes.
P-FIT gives you the best of both worlds: the flexibility to study and practice on your own, and a community of Pietra Fitness instructors to connect with and hold you accountable throughout your nine months of training.
You will complete one to two modules per month in preparation for the monthly video study session. During each of these sessions, certified Pietra Fitness instructors, special guests, and other qualified professionals will dive deeper into specific topics from the modules you focused on that month. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and meet other men and women from all over the country who are also going through training.
Just as Jesus rested and grew in Mary for nine months, let him do the same in you for these life-changing nine months of training, after which, like Mary, you will be prepared to bring him into the world.
Training Schedule for 2020
All video study sessions are done online through Zoom on the third Saturday of the month from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (ET). Posture Conferences (sessions that focus on poses) and the final exam are included in these study sessions. These conferences and the final exam are mandatory. If it is necessary to miss one or more of the mandatory sessions, you will need to make them up with a one-on-one session, which is $75 per make-up session.
The practical exam is an online video conference with one of our veteran Pietra Fitness instructors during which you will lead a 1-hour Pietra Fitness class for one participant for each level that you wanted to be certified in. We suggest scheduling your Practical soon after the last group study session, but you have until the end of November 2020 to have this completed.
Video Study Session
|January 18, 2020||Modules 1 & 2|
|February 15, 2020||Modules 3 & 4|
|March 21, 2020||Module 5|
|April 18, 2020||Module 6|
|May 16, 2020 (MANDATORY)||Module 7: Includes Posture Conference|
|June 20, 2020 (MANDATORY)||Module 8: Includes Posture Conference|
|July 18, 2020 (MANDATORY)||Module 9: Includes Posture Conference|
|August 15, 2020||Modules 10 & 11|
|September 19, 2020 (MANDATORY)||Module 12 & Final Written Exam|
Upon completing P-FIT, you will be fully equipped to lead Pietra Fitness classes with confidence!
How Much It Costs
The entire P-FIT program, including all the materials, is $1,200. This cost is less than many other specialized fitness certification programs, yet you get so much more—mentally, physically, and spiritually. Payment is due before you begin training, but let us know if you need to set up a payment plan.
If you live outside the US, please contact us for P-FIT pricing.
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