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.

 

Spring 2021 Offerings

Instructor Training Course

This eight-week course will prepare UA students to teach cardio and strength group exercise classes. In addition to the course, students will be mentored by a current instructor and can audition to teach for University Recreation the following semester. Attendance is mandatory and completion of the course does not guarantee a position on staff.

Outcomes:
• Learn appropriate exercises and intensities for a variety of class formats
• Develop practical skills to teach to a wide variety of participants
• Potential employment opportunity as a group exercise instructor with University Recreation

Dates: January 21 – March 11, Thursdays, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm in Studio B (SRC)

Price: $70.00 – free to UREC employees

Registration ends January 19, 2021.

ONLY 14 SPOTS AVAILABLE!

Yoga Instructor Training Course

This eight-week course will prepare UA students to teach yoga classes for UREC. Students will learn how to effectively prepare and teach a basic yoga class learning effective communication, safety, and modifiable vinyasa poses.  Attendance is mandatory and completion of the course does not guarantee a position on staff.

Outcomes:
• Learn to create and teach a vinyasa style yoga class for a wide variety of participants
• Develop transformational language to create an inclusive and engaging environment for patrons
• Understand anatomy and muscle movement for a well-balanced yoga practice
• Potential employment opportunity as a group exercise instructor with University Recreation

Date: January 19 – March 11, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 – 2 p.m. in Miles Studio (Student Recreation Center)

Price: $70.00 – free to UREC employees

Registration ends January 19, 2020.

ONLY 14 SPOTS AVAILABLE!