Become a Fitness Instructor

 

12 Week Fit Course:

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 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! Check back for Fall 2019 training dates!

 

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.