Group Exercise Instructor

Group Exercise Instructor Training Program


Program Details:

Program Information

 Phase I

Phase II

 Phase III

About the Instructor 

Maria PontilloMaria Pontillo is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy and certified group fitness instructor with over 10 years of expertise in the health and fitness industry. Holding a B.S. in Health Science from Florida State University (FSU), a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Florida International University (FIU) and multiple group fitness certifications, Maria Pontillo has dedicated all of her life to fitness and health. Maria is dedicated to promoting fitness, healthy living and injury prevention. Teaching 10 to 15 group fitness classes per week has empowered Maria to have a genuine impact on the group fitness community. Maria has been featured in various media outlets for her fitness and physical therapy expertise and was even chosen from nearly 3,500 candidates as one of Fitness Magazine’s Face of FITNESS Finalist Spotlights. Maria is the current Group Exercise Program Coordinator at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Recreational Complex where she enables thousands of gym members to accomplish their fitness goals through various fitness programs. Maria remains active in her local community by participating in local 5K runs and obstacle races in addition to volunteering at various charity workout events, and attending continuing education courses at national fitness and physical therapy conventions. After a vigorous 10 hour workday, Maria is proud to live, breathe, and embody fitness.

For more information, contact Marcela Sandigo at or (954) 262-7018.