chinook logo

Become a Fitness Instructor

Are you interested in becoming a UREC Group Fitness Instructor? Our Fitness Instructor Training (FIT) course can be your first step to teaching group classes and inspiring active, healthy living.

The 12-Week FIT Course

FIT is a combination of lecture and practical application that covers the basics of group exercise instruction. We designed it for those with no prior experience in group fitness. Topics include:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Exercise Selection
  • Cueing and Choreography
  • Injury Prevention...and much more!

View our current syllabus for more details. 

Our Summer FIT course will begin on May 13, 2019, meeting Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 PM at the SRC. Stay tuned for our Fall courses.

*FIT will not meet on May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

FIT Express

If you have a current national certification and prior instruction experience, check out our FIT Express course. A national certification includes a general (Group Fitness from ACE, AFAA, etc.) and/or format-specific certifications (Les Mills, Zumba, XPole, etc.).

Our next FIT Express will run July 16 and 17 at the Chinook.

National Certifications 

Join UREC and these national certifications to take your fitness instruction to the next level!

Training Details Date Location
XPERT Pole Fitness: Register HERE February 23 & 24 Chinook 30
Les Mills Body Pump Instructor Training: Register HERE by March 8! March 23 & 24  SRC 256
Barre Above CEC Workshops: Register HERE (Student discounts available) March 29 SRC 256
Barre Above: Register HERE March 30 SRC 256
Pink Gloves Boxing: Register HERE March 30 & 31 SRC 245

 

Registration Ends May 12

UREC Fitness Instructor Training (FIT)

May 13 - Jun 24 in SRC Room 144 (Classroom)
[M] 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
[W] 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$40
 
 
Learn the basics of group fitness instruction with UREC's Fitness Instructor Training (FIT) program. Join us Mondays for theoretical content in the classroom and Wednesdays for hands-on practice in the studio. This training is required to work for UREC and prepares instructors for taking the ACE Group Fitness Instructor certification exam. After successfully completing the training and the subsequent shadowing process, participants can audition to lead group fitness classes for UREC. Registration fee includes the manual, textbook rental, and enrollment into fitness classes for shadowing. Please note that completion of this course does not guarantee employment.
 
 

Registration Ends July 15

UREC Fitness Instructor Training (FIT) EXPRESS

Jul 16 - Jul 17 in Chinook Recreation Center Room 25
[T] 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
[W] 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
$40
 
 
Learn the basics of group fitness instruction with UREC's Fitness Instructor Training (FIT) program. In order to qualify for the FIT Express course, you must have a current national certification and prior instruction experience. Aational certification includes a general (Group Fitness from ACE, AFAA, etc.) and/or format-specific certifications (Les Mills, Zumba, XPole, etc.). This two-day course will cover theoretical content and hands-on practice. It will take place on July 16 and 17, 4:30-7:30 PM at the Chinook. This training is required to work for UREC and prepares instructors for taking the ACE Group Fitness Instructor certification exam. After successfully completing the training and the subsequent shadowing process, participants can audition to lead group fitness classes for UREC. Registration fee includes the manual, textbook rental, and enrollment into fitness classes for shadowing. Please note that completion of this course does not guarantee employment.