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Become a Fitness Instructor

Are you interested in becoming a UREC Group Fitness Instructor? If so, our Fitness Instructor Training (FIT) course is your first step to teaching group classes and inspiring active, healthy living. The next course begins on January 14, 2019, registration opens December 1. This FIT course will meet Monday/Wednesday from 3:30-5:00 p.m. This course includes a combination of 6 weeks lecture and 12 weeks total practical application and is designed for those with no prior experience in group fitness. *FIT will not meet on January 21 & February 18

If you hold a current national certification and experience instructing, check out our Fitness Instructor Training Express course.  A national certification includes a general (ACE Group Fitness, AFAA, etc) or format specific certification (Les Mills Body Pump, INSANITY, Aqua Zumba, XPOLE, etc). This  course will take place March 1-2, 2019. 

Our FIT course is a combination of lecture and practical application that will cover the basics of group exercise instruction including:

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

View our syllabus for more details. 

 

Registration Ends January 10

UREC Fitness Instructor Training (FIT)

Jan 14 - Apr 26 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 Monday's for theoretical content in the classroom and Wednesday's 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 manual, text book rental, and enrollment into one Session I fitness class of your choice as a shadow. Please note that completion of this course does not guarantee employment.
 
 

Registration Ends February 26

UREC EXPRESS Fitness Instructor Training (FIT)

Mar 1 - Mar 2 in SRC Room 250A (Conference Room)
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$40
 
 
Learn the basics of group fitness instruction with UREC's Fitness Instructor Training (FIT) program. In order to register for this Express FIT course, you must have a current national certification and experience instructing. This includes general (ACE Group Fitness, AFAA, etc) or format specific (Les Mills Body Pump, INSANITY, Aqua Zumba, etc). This two day course will take place March 1-2, 2019 in the SRC Conference Room and will cover theoretical content and hands-on practice in instructing. 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 manual, text book rental, and enrollment into one Session I fitness class of your choice as a shadow. Please note that completion of this course does not guarantee employment.