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 Spring FIT course has been underway since January 14, 2019, meeting Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 PM. Stay tuned for our Summer and Fall courses.

*FIT will not meet on January 21 and 23 (for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) & February 18 and 20 (Presidents 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 runs March 1 and 2, 2019. Registration is now open below.

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 February 26

UREC EXPRESS Fitness Instructor Training (FIT)

Mar 1 - Mar 2 in SRC Room 250A (Conference Room)
[F] 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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.