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.