As the demand for qualified aerobics instructors grew, Candy created one of the first nationally accredited certification centers in the country that concentrated on practical training. Her cutting-edge World Fitness Association has trained and certified thousands of instructors over the last 27 years. Her center is one of only three in the nation that offers such an intense level of practical training. Unlike others that certify trainers in a day, weekend, or even online, her students spend weeks training, studying, gaining on-the-job experience, and enjoying premier job placement. Students of all ages learn group fitness instruction, personal training, yoga fitness, cardio kickboxing, water aerobics, CPR, nutrition, and more.
World Fitness Association is also open to the public as an exclusive aerobics studio, an alternative to the big, impersonal health clubs. This 4,500 square-foot center offers classes in cardio-kick, yoga pump, stretching, Pilates, ballroom dancing, salsa, spinning, weight training, personal training, nutrition consulting, and so much more. Classes are taught by the best in the industry, including the energetic, hands-on Candy.
Her original ideas changed the course of fitness history. Years ago she saw a doctor measure a heart rate as the patient climbed up and down on a box. Candy built a low bench, added moves to music, and created the first step aerobics class.
A man once phoned her about his invention called "heavy hands." She put on the hand-weights, added moves to music, and invented the first body shaping class. Her ski instructor led students in stretching before hitting the slopes. Candy put stretch moves to soft music and created the first stretch aerobics class. Surrounded by swimming pools in south Florida, she added fluid moves to music and started the first water aerobics class.
It's no wonder they call her Florida's First Lady of Fitness. Candy's original ideas became the foundation of fitness in Florida and beyond. But wait until you hear her latest get-fit-and-have-fun idea.
"Women want to feel alive and sexy," she said recently. "Bring your sexy back!" says the advertisement. "Cardio strip and pole dancing-the fun, sexy way to get in shape." Her center has introduced a woman-only cardio strip class for fun and fitness. How Candy is that!? Clothing remains on, in case you wondered.
On any day at World Fitness Association, some want to bring their sexy back and dance for fun. Some want to lose weight, strengthen, and tone. Some want to look and feel better. And some want to become highly trained, certified instructors. Regardless of age or conditioning, Candy Colby and her staff at World Fitness Association are poised to create healthier, happier, stronger people. Meanwhile, Candy continues to innovate, motivate, teach, and inspire. Her boundless energy, genuine sparkle, and ever-ready smile means her classes are always packed. As her instructor creed says, she's on a quest to be the best!
World Fitness Association
2747 E. Oakland Park Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306