Healthy Lifestyles & Principles (HLP) is very unique to the YMCA training system and therefore is the prerequisite for all Health & Well Being courses. For those staff taking advantage of the Equivalency courses for Foundations of Group Exercise & Foundations of Strength & Conditioning, the new HLP must be taken before the equivalency will be accepted by the Y-USA and placed on transcripts. Thus HLP + the equivalency = the Instructor Level of either Foundations of Group Exercise or Foundations of Strength & Conditioning. Once this instructor level is achieved, staff will then be allowed to apply as a trainer candidate in either course as long as they meet all other trainer requirements set forth by Training & Leadership Development.. The Trainer level may not be taken concurrently as the Instructor level regardless of using an equivalency.
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