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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 September 4, registration opens June 1. This FIT course will meet Tuesday/Thursday 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. 

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 two day course will take place October 12 from 3:00 pm-6:30 pm and October 13 9:00 am-12:00 pm. 

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 August 31

UREC Fitness Instructor Training (FIT)

Sep 4 - Nov 15 in SRC Room 144 (Classroom)
[T] 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
[Thrs] 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 Tuesday's for theoretical content in the classroom and Thursday'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 October 5

UREC EXPRESS Fitness Instructor Training (FIT)

Oct 12 - Oct 13 in SRC Room 250A (Conference Room)
[F] 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 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 October 12 from 3:00 pm-6:30 pm and October 13 9:00 am-12:00 pm 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.