The Independence Parks and Recreation Department at the Sermon Center and the National Exercise Trainers Association, a non-profit fitness professional association, are co-sponsoring the following nationally-recognized workshops:

Group Exercise Certification: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 23. Potential and current fitness instructors will learn basic academic and practical application of teaching group exercise. No college, science, or teaching background required. Workshop registration includes a full-day review, written exam, 2-year certificate and membership.

Re-Boot Camp: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 24. This newly revamped Boot Camp workshop combines power, function, agility, speed, cardio and high intensity interval training. Indoor or outdoor, equipment or no equipment, this class covers it all, including a variety of ways to structure your workouts to keep them fresh.

To register for either or both of these workshops call 800-237-6242 or register online at Workshop fees apply.

All workshops will be held at the Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion Ave., Independence. For more formation, call Jodi Wynn 816-325-7377.