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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 an instructor. Program modules will equip you with the skills and flexibility to teach an engaging class while adjusting to suit varying abilities. 


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. 

  • Fitness Theory
    • Must be completed before moving on to specialty courses listed below
  • Strength
  • Cycle
  • Yoga
  • Aquafit

Please reach out to us

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

+ H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre

Emily Wallace
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.

Mariely’s Y is Community

"Volunteering really is worth it. It’s such a great feeling to be able to give back to the community while investing in yourself as well. Not only did I get to keep active at the Y, but I also got to connect with others and help them reach their fitness goals in a fun way!"

Become a YMCA Volunteer

When volunteering with the YMCA of Southern Interior BC, 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.