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 just 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 online member portal.  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 Student Instructor Training Course.  Employment is contingent upon completion of trainings; however, employment is not guaranteed.

Fall 2018 Educational Class Offerings

Intro to Tai Chi

Explore the meditative body movements of Tai Chi an ancient Chinese discipline.

  • Sundays, 3-4pm, Miles Studio at the SRC
  • September 9 – October 7
  • $10
  • Registration closes on September 7th 

To register online, please visit the online member portal.

Stiletto Hip Hop

This class will focus mostly on hip hop, but other dance styles will be incorporated. The goal of the class is to create an atmosphere of confidence, exploration and creativity. If you are not confident with the idea of dancing in heels or outside of your comfort zone this may not be the class for you.

  • Thursdays, 8:30-10pm, Studio B at the SRC
  • September 13 – October 18
  • $10
  • Registration closes on September 12th

To register online, please visit the online member portal.

Instructor Training Course

This course will prepare students to teach cardio and strength classes for UREC.

  • Fridays, 1-3pm, Studio B at the SRC
  • $70
  • September 14 – October 19
  • Registration closes on September 13th

To register online, please visit the online member portal.

Intro to Contemporary Dance

This class will focus on the fundamentals of contemporary dance while drawing inspiration from other dance styles such as modern, hip hop, ballet, and Latin dance. Participants will explore improvisation techniques, allowing each person to find their own style, flare, and voice. This class strives to create a comfortable, safe, and inclusive environment where everyone can express themselves. In this class participants will be able to build a support system and find confidence in their own bodies. Come dance with us!

  • Tuesdays, 8:30-10pm, Studio B at the SRC
  • September 18 – October 23
  • $10
  • Registration closes on September 17th

To register online, please visit the online member portal.

 

Contact information:
email at: urecgroupexercise@ua.edu