Fitness Programs offers year-round programming designed to improve your physical well-being AND strengthen your fitness expertise.

Join us for fitness programs, certification courses, instructional workshops, and more. It’s not just about getting fit; it’s about sharing, learning, and growing together through exercise and wellness.

Ready to take the next step? Register online on the UREC Shop. We’ll reach out via email to discuss the class details before we kick things off.

Fitness Programs

Group Exercise Instructor Training Course

Utilize your passion for fitness with UREC’s free, eight-week Instructor Training Course (ITC). Designed exclusively for UA students, this program equips prospects with essential skills in planning, cueing, and teaching group fitness classes. The course will cover basic anatomy and kinesiology, along with the art of motivational interviewing your participants to understand their goals. Additionally, this course serves as preparation for testing to receive a nationally accredited certification, setting students on the path to a rewarding fitness career. Join us at UREC to unlock your potential, inspire a healthier community, and achieve your fitness goals. Upon completion, ITC participants will be considered for a spot on our very own Group Exercise Staff.

ACE PT Certification Prep Course

Get ready to take your passion for fitness to the next level with our ACE Personal Training Certification Preparation Course at the University of Alabama’s Recreation Center! This eight-week program is designed to equip both students and community members with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the world of personal training.

Throughout the course, you’ll delve into the fundamentals of anatomy, exercise physiology, and program design. Our expert instructors will guide you in mastering motivational techniques to connect with clients and understand their fitness goals. This comprehensive training not only prepares you for the ACE Certification test but also sets the stage for a fulfilling career in the fitness industry.

Key Features:
• Duration: The course spans eight weeks, providing a thorough and immersive learning experience.
• Preparation for ACE Certification: This program serves as an intensive preparation for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification test. Successfully completing the course will position you for success in the certification exam.
• Cost: Available at an exclusive rate of $99 for University of Alabama students and $150 for non-students and community members.
• Employment Opportunities: Following completion of the course and successful ACE certification, participants will have the opportunity to apply for positions at the Recreation Center. Take the first step towards a rewarding career in fitness!

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to invest in your fitness education and potential employment at the University of Alabama’s Recreation Center. Join us in this transformative journey to become a certified personal trainer and make a positive impact on the health and well-being of others. Unlock your potential, inspire a healthier community, and achieve your fitness goals!

ACE Prep Timeline

Sign-Up Open: 1/5/2024 – 2/6/2024
Prep Classes: 2/7/24 – 4/3/2024. Course meets every Wednesday, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Those with a UREC membership can sign up for ACE PT Certification Prep Course.
Non-members sign up for the ACE PT Certification Prep Course.