How to become an AG Fitness Instructor

How to Become an AntiGravity® Fitness Instructor

Types of AntiGravity Fitness Instructors:
There are basically two categories of AntiGravity Fitness Instructors:
1) A Certified AntiGravity Fitness Instructor is a person trained to teach various classes to the public. There are five (5) Levels of Certified AntiGravity Instructors which are explained below.
2) A Star Instructor Trainer is someone that teaches a person to become a Certified AntiGravity Fitness Instructor. There are One Star, Two Star, Three Star and Master Instructor Trainers which will be explained below.

AntiGravity Fitness Programs:

There are two general categories of programs in Anti Gravity Fitness:
1) The Primary Programs are the main focus of AntiGravity Fitness. They are the classes that most Certified AntiGravity Fitness Instructors actively teach to the public. The Primary Programs are:
AG Fundamentals 1 & 2
AG Suspension Fitness 1 & 2
AG Aerial Yoga 1 & 2

2) The second general category is the Specialty Programs. These programs are unique expressions of the principles of AntiGravity Fitness and serve the special interests and needs of the public. The Specialty Programs are:
AG Restorative Yoga
AG Pilates 1 & 2
AG Training for Kids

Where to Begin – Become a Certified Level One AG Fitness Instructor:
Step One is to be trained in AntiGravity Fundamentals 1 & 2. This a total of four (4) days with two days for AG Fundamentals 1 and two days for AG Fundamentals 2. These four days, along with an online Readiness Assessment and an online Self-Test, prepare you to teach classes to the public. Completing AG Fundamentals 1 & 2 means you are a Certified Level One AntiGravity Fitness Instructor who is capable of presenting three solid class variations of AG Fitness techniques which includes a powerful Decompression class. You can see more information about AG Fundamentals 1 & 2 by clicking on the “AntiGravity Fundamentals” icon in the Discover AntiGravity Fitness section of the Homepage.
OK, now to break it down and make sure it is clear:
a. Upon payment in full of your course fee, you are sent a file or link containing some educational materials and documents. These are simply meant to help you understand some basic concepts and get you better prepared for the classroom experience.
b. Upon studying this information, you must take a Readiness Assessment test online. This test should ideally be taken prior to attending the AG Fundamentals 1 & 2 courses, but may also be taken during or even after the course. You have a maximum of six months in which to complete all course requirements.
c. You must attend all hours of the AG Fundamentals 1 & 2 courses.
d. You must show knowledge of the materials by taking an on-line Self-Test which will focus on safety and teaching presentation.
e. When you have successfully completed b), c) & d) you will become a “Certified Level One AG Fitness instructor”. Only then will you show up on our official AntiGravity Fitness website as “active”.

Keep Going & Keep Growing as a Certified AG Fitness Instructor:

Once you have become a Certified Level One AG Fitness Instructor, you can continue to go deeper into AG Fitness and expand the types of classes you can offer to the public. You can find information about these different types of classes by clicking on the various icons in the Discover AntiGravity Fitness section on the Homepage. Below are the steps to other levels and the techniques you will be offering to the public:

Certified AG Fitness Instructor, Level Two:
AG Fundamentals 1 & 2
AG Aerial Yoga 1 & 2
OR
AG Suspension Fitness 1 & 2

Certified AG Fitness Instructor, Level Three:
AG Fundamentals 1 & 2
AG Aerial Yoga 1 & 2
AG Suspension Fitness 1 & 2

Certified AG Fitness Instructor, Level Four:
AG Fundamentals 1 & 2
AG Aerial Yoga 1 & 2
AG Suspension Fitness 1 & 2
PLUS
Any 1 Specialty Course 1 & 2
(NOTE: If your choice is Pilates, you must be certified in conventional Pilates Mat to attend this course.)

Certified AG Fitness Instructor, Level Five:
AG Fundamentals 1 & 2
AG Aerial Yoga 1 & 2
AG Suspension Fitness 1 & 2
PLUS
Any 2 Specialty Courses 1 & 2
(NOTE: If your choice is Pilates, you must be certified in conventional Pilates Mat to attend this course.)

On Becoming a Star Instructor Trainer:
Star Instructor Trainers are acting at a Leadership level in AntiGravity Fitness and are responsible for presenting courses designed to teach certain persons to become Certified AG Fitness Instructors. There are only a limited number of Star Instructor Trainers. Becoming a Star Instructor Trainer gives a chance to profoundly increase your knowledge of AG Fitness techniques while also generating more income. You will not only be able to keep presenting classes to the public but also teach courses creating new Certified AG Fitness Instructors. There is even the possibility of offering one day “mini-retreats” at your center or studio.

Where to Begin - Become a 1-Star Instructor Trainer:
Becoming a 1-Star Instructor Trainer is the first step. A 1-Star Instructor Trainer is responsible for preparing new AG Fitness Instructors to present AG Fundamentals 1 & 2 to the public. To apply to become a 1-Star Instructor Trainer you must be an active Certified Level Two AG Fitness Instructor. This means you are actively teaching the public classes in AG Fundamentals 1 & 2 AND either classes in AG Aerial Yoga 1 & 2 OR AG Suspension Fitness 1 & 2.
There is a four (4) day course required to prepare you to become a 1-Star Instructor Trainer. In this course, you will revisit the AG Fundamentals One & Two experience and explore all the elements so as to be able to teach novice instructors. Teaching new instructors requires a much higher level of understanding than presenting classes to the public. This four day course is both demanding and very satisfying to any person wanting to grow professionally.
At the completion of the four day training, the presiding Instructor shall grant participants either an “Independent” status or a conditional “Co-Presenter” status.
a) An “Independent” status indicates that you are now fully enabled to present AG Fundamentals 1 & 2 Instructor Trainings in your designated geographical area. The great majority of all participants in the One Star Instructor Trainer program are granted “Independent” status. Any practitioner with a reasonable level of skill, patience and determination is expected to succeed in the “Independent” status once completing the program.
b) The “Co-Presenter” status indicates that you may present AG Fundamentals 1 & 2 Instructor Trainings in your designated geographical area BUT that you must Co-Present the training along with an authorized senior AG Fitness Instructor Trainer. The “Co-Presenter” policy acts to insure that new 1-Star Instructor Trainers are given the full support of AG Fitness in launching their new responsibilities. The status of 1-Star Instructor Trainer “Co-Presenter” may be requested by the new 1-Star Instructor Trainer recognizing that they can significantly benefit by the additional support of an authorized senior AG Fitness Instructor. Alternately, the “Co-Presenter” status may be required at the discretion of the presiding program Instructor following participation and completion of the 4 day program. Following the experience of being a “Co-Presenter” of an AG Fundamentals Instructor Training, the authorized senior AG Instructor is then permitted to grant “Independent” status to the new 1-Star Instructor Trainer if the new 1-Star Instructor Trainer has now successfully demonstrated the leadership, safety and skill levels required by the position. If the authorized senior AG Instructor deems that the new 1-Star Instructor Trainer has not yet acquired the leadership, safety and skill levels required by the position, then the new 1-Star Instructor Trainer shall maintain the “Co-Presenter” status. The “Co-Presenter” status can be maintained for a maximum of three co-presented trainings. If the new 1-Star Instructor Trainer does not succeed in obtaining “Independent” status after three co-presenting courses, she must retrain in the 1-Star Instructor Training program again if she chooses to continue as a 1-Star Instructor Trainer. The costs related to having an authorized senior AG Instructor act as a Co-Presenter are to be assumed by the local organization with which the new 1-Star Instructor Trainer is associated. In the event that a new 1-Star Instructor Trainer maintains the “Co-Presenter” status for three trainings and chooses to take once again the four day 1-Star Instructor Training program, the fee for the program itself shall be discounted by 50%.
Typically, the four day 1-Star Instructor Trainer course takes place at an AntiGravity Advanced Training Institute.


Keep Going & Keep Growing as a Star Instructor Trainer:

2-Star Instructor Trainer:
A 2-Star Instructor Trainer teaches novice instructors locally at AG Basic Training Centers for AG Fundamentals 1 & 2 and leads Mini-Retreats for the public; and for advanced courses teaches at AG Advanced Training Institutes. A 2-Star Instructor Trainer must, as a prerequisite, be an active Certified Level Three AG Fitness Instructor.

A 2-Star Instructor Trainer is responsible for preparing Certified AG Fitness Instructors to present the following courses to the public:
AG Fundamentals 1 & 2
AG Suspension Fitness 1 & 2
AG Aerial Yoga 1 & 2

A 2-Star Instructor Trainer is also able to present the following to the public:
AG Fundamentals 1 & 2 Classes
AG Aerial Yoga - One Day Mini-Retreat
AG Suspension Fitness - One Day Mini-Retreat
AG Aerial Yoga 1 & 2 Classes
AG Suspension Fitness 1 & 2 Classes
There is a four (4) day course required to prepare you to become a 2-Star Instructor Trainer. In this course, you will revisit the AG Aerial Yoga and AG Suspension Fitness experience and explore all the elements so as to be able to teach novice instructors.
As is the policy in the 1-Star Instructor trainer program, in all Star Instructor trainer programs, it is the responsibility of the presiding program instructor to evaluate the program participants and at the end of the program grant them either “Independent” or “Co-Presenter” status. This Support System is described in detail above in the 1-Star Instructor Trainer. Please refer to that section for clarification.

2-Star Instructor Trainer, Pilates Specialist:
A 2-Star Instructor Trainer, Pilates Specialist teaches novice instructors locally at AG Basic Training Centers for AG Fundamentals 1 & 2 and leads Mini-Retreats in Suspension Fitness for the public; and for advanced courses teaches at AG Advanced Training Institutes. A 2-Star Instructor Trainer, Pilates Specialist must, as a prerequisite, be an active Certified Level Two AG Fitness Instructor with AG Suspension Fitness AND have completed AG Pilates 1 & 2.
A 2-Star Instructor Trainer, Pilates Specialist is responsible for preparing Certified AG Fitness Instructors to present the following courses to the public:
AG Fundamentals 1 & 2
AG Suspension Fitness 1 & 2
AG Pilates 1 & 2

A 2-Star Instructor Trainer, Pilates Specialist is also able to present the following to the public:
AG Fundamentals 1 & 2 Classes
AG Suspension Fitness 1 & 2 Classes
AG Suspension Fitness - One Day Mini-Retreat
AG Pilates 1 & 2 Classes
There is a four (4) day course required to prepare you to become a 2-Star Instructor Trainer, Pilates Specialist. In this course, you will revisit the AG Suspension Fitness and AG Pilates experience and explore all the elements so as to be able to teach novice instructors.
As is the policy in the 1-Star Instructor trainer program, in all Star Instructor trainer programs, it is the responsibility of the presiding program instructor to evaluate the program participants and at the end of the program grant them either “Independent” or “Co-Presenter” status. This Support System is described in detail above in the 1-Star Instructor Trainer. Please refer to that section for clarification.

3-Star Instructor Trainer:
A 3-Star Instructor Trainer teaches novice instructors locally at AG Basic Training Centers for AG Fundamentals 1 & 2 and leads Mini-Retreats for the public; and for advanced courses teaches at AG Advanced Training Institutes. A 3-Star Instructor Trainer must, as a prerequisite, be an active Certified Level Four AG Fitness Instructor with AG Restorative Yoga training.
A 3-Star Instructor Trainer is responsible for preparing Certified AG Fitness Instructors to present the following courses to the public:
AG Fundamentals 1 & 2
AG Aerial Yoga 1 & 2
AG Suspension Fitness 1 & 2
Any 1 Specialty Course 1 & 2 (*Not for Specialty Program in AG Pilates, see AG Pilates information provided)

A 3-Star Instructor Trainer is also able to present the following to the public:
AG Fundamentals 1 & 2 Classes
AG Aerial Yoga 1 & 2 Classes
AG Suspension Fitness 1 & 2 Classes
AG Aerial Yoga - One Day Mini-Retreat
AG Suspension Fitness - One Day Mini-Retreat
Any 1 Specialty Course 1 & 2 Classes (*Not for Specialty Program in AG Pilates, see AG Pilates information provided)
There is a two (2) day course required to prepare you to become a 3-Star Instructor Trainer. In this course, you will revisit the Specialty Course of your choice and experience and explore all the elements so as to be able to teach novice instructors.
As is the policy in the 1-Star Instructor trainer program, in all Star Instructor trainer programs, it is the responsibility of the presiding program instructor to evaluate the program participants and at the end of the program grant them either “Independent” or “Co-Presenter” status. This Support System is described in detail above in the 1-Star Instructor Trainer. Please refer to that section for clarification.


3-Star Instructor Trainer, Pilates Specialist:

A 3-Star Instructor Trainer, Pilates Specialist teaches novice instructors locally at AG Basic Training Centers for AG Fundamentals 1 & 2 and leads Mini-Retreats in Suspension Fitness for the public; and for advanced courses teaches at AG Advanced Training Institutes. A 3-Star Instructor Trainer, Pilates Specialist must, as a prerequisite, be an active Certified Level Three AG Fitness Instructor with AG Suspension Fitness AND have completed AG Pilates 1 & 2).

A 3-Star Instructor Trainer, Pilates Specialist is responsible for preparing Certified AG Fitness Instructors to present the following courses to the public:
AG Fundamentals 1 & 2
AG Suspension Fitness 1 & 2
AG Aerial Yoga 1 & 2
AG Pilates 1 & 2

A 3-Star Instructor Trainer, Pilates Specialist is also able to present the following to the public:
AG Fundamentals 1 & 2 Classes
AG Suspension Fitness 1 & 2 Classes
AG Aerial Yoga 1 & 2 Classes
AG Suspension Fitness - One Day Mini-Retreat
AG Aerial Yoga - One Day Mini-Retreat
AG Pilates 1 & 2 Classes
There is a two (2) day course required to prepare you to become a 3-Star Instructor Trainer, Pilates Specialist. In this course, you will revisit the AG Aerial Yoga and explore all the elements so as to be able to teach novice instructors.
As is the policy in the 1-Star Instructor trainer program, in all Star Instructor trainer programs, it is the responsibility of the presiding program instructor to evaluate the program participants and at the end of the program grant them either “Independent” or “Co-Presenter” status. This Support System is described in detail above in the 1-Star Instructor Trainer. Please refer to that section for clarification.

Master Instructor Trainer:

A Master Instructor Trainer teaches novice instructors locally at AG Basic Training Centers for AG Fundamentals 1 & 2 and leads Mini-Retreats for the public; and for advanced courses teaches at AG Advanced Training Institutes.
A Master Instructor Trainer has maintained Three Star status successfully for 3 years and satisfies a personal assessment by CCH. Furthermore, a Master Instructor Trainer must every year complete CEU'S in topics directly related to AG Fitness. General topics such as Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Exercise, Psychology, Nutrition, Wellness, etc are all possibilities. Evidence of such CEU'S must be submitted to the AG Fitness HQ, NY.)
A Master Instructor Trainer is responsible for preparing Certified AG Fitness Instructors to present the following courses to the public:
AG Fundamentals 1 & 2
AG Aerial Yoga 1 & 2
AG Aerial Yoga (One Day Mini-Retreat presented locally)
AG Suspension Fitness 1 & 2
AG Suspension Fitness (One Day Mini-Retreat presented locally)
AG Restorative Yoga 1 & 2 ---OR--- AG Pilates 1 & 2 ---OR--- Any 1 Specialty Course 1 & 2

A Master Instructor Trainer is also able to present the following to the public:
AG Fundamentals 1 & 2 Classes
AG Aerial Yoga 1 & 2 Classes
AG Suspension Fitness 1 & 2 Classes
AG Aerial Yoga - One Day Mini-Retreat
AG Suspension Fitness - One Day Mini-Retreat
AG Restorative Yoga Classes –OR--AG Pilates 1 & 2 --OR-- Any 1 Specialty Course 1 & 2

Guest Instructor Trainer: (teaches at AG Advanced Training Institutes)
Presents Trainings in special subjects associated with AG Fitness practices

The hours of most trainings are generally 9:00AM to 5:00PM, with a midday lunch-break (subject to the discretion of "AntiGravity® Fitness” and the "Instructor Trainer").


Qualifications: Applications are by written request and should ideally be accompanied with a formal recommendation from a qualified AntiGravity® licensee.
1) Must speak, read and write English confidently.
2) Must be computer literate and internet proficient.
3) Must be willing to agree to and sign a comprehensive non-compete agreement.
4) Must carry a current first-aid certification.
How to become an AG Fitness Instructor