We have around 25 dedicated and highly-qualified Friskis instructors in Brussels. What they all have in common is that they enjoy being in the middle of a group of participants to convey the message of joyful training, fun and pleasure while getting fit.
Friskis Brussels regularly organises instructor tests to select potential instructors. The successful candidates then follow a high quality instructor’s education programme in Sweden.
The first “step” of their training is theoretical, focusing on anatomy, physiology, leadership as well as the Friskis&Svettis concept and values. The second “step” is more practical. They learn how to put together a class, how to use the music and rhythms in indoor classes and how to use different movements for outdoor classes. Both “steps” include 1-2 training classes per day. The whole process, from selection test to becoming an instructor takes eight to ten months.
After these two steps, the future instructor has to put together a one-hour class, with his/her own music and movements. He/she has to present his/her class to a certified graduator who takes the final decision if the person is qualified to become an instructor. Every third semester, each instructor passes a so-called “quality control” where the instructor receives feedback on his/her class from an experienced and specially- trained follow-up coach, in order to keep up to the set standards.