Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Educational Opportunities offered by Fitness Services with University Recreation. We provide interactive learning opportunities throughout the year. Whether you are interested in becoming a group exercise instructor, personal trainer, or interested in expanding your fitness knowledge, we have a variety of courses that will strengthen your understanding of fitness and wellness.

To register online, please visit the UREC Shop.  If registering in person, visit the Membership Office during their hours of operation. You will be contacted via email to discuss any details pertaining to the class before the first class meeting.

If you are interested in employment with University Recreation’s Fitness Services you will need to complete the training specific to your area of employment interest.  For example, if you would like to teach cardio or strength classes, you will need to complete the Instructor Training Course.  Employment is contingent upon completion of training; however, employment is not guaranteed.

Fall 2021 Offerings

Mat Pilates Training Course (for students)

This eight-week course will prepare UA students to teach mat Pilates classes for UREC. Students will learn how to effectively prepare and teach a mat Pilates class learning effective communication, safety, and modifiable class sequences. Students will also learn how to utilize props specific to Pilates training and venture into other mind-body formats such as barre and yoga to influence a well-rounded teaching approach. The class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting September 7 – October 30 from 12 – 2 p.m. in Miles at the Student Recreation Center. Attendance is mandatory and completion of the course does not guarantee a position on staff.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Learn to create and teach a basic mat Pilates class for a wide variety of participants.
  • Develop strong communication skills to create an inclusive and engaging environment for patrons.
  • Understand anatomy and muscle movement for a well-balanced mat Pilates class.
  • Learn barre and yoga principles to provide variations in class formats.
  • Potential employment opportunity as a group exercise instructor with University Recreation

Dates: September 7 – October 28, Tuesdays/Thursdays, 12 – 2 p.m. Miles Studio (SRC)

Price: $70.00 – no refunds or prorations, free to UREC employees

Course Capacity: 15

Registration ends September 3, 2021.

Personal Training Prep Course

Want to become a certified personal trainer? This ten-week blended learning course teaches all the necessary skills to become an effective personal trainer AND pass the personal trainer certification.

Learning outcomes include:

  • personalized program design
  • client assessment
  • exercise instruction and proper form
  • anatomy and physiology of exercise

Dates: September 8 – November 12, Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Price: $99.00

Registration has closed as the course is at maximum capacity.