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Become a Group Fitness Instructor!

Missed the Meeting? No worries. We got you covered:

1. View the interst meeting (zoom recording) below.

2. Reference and download the Fall 2020 Outline below. Make sure to pay close attention to all mandatory training dates and times.

Download: Fall 2020 New Group Fit Instructor Interest Meeting & Outline


Position Summary:

The UREC Group Fitness Apprentice Instructor creates active, educational, engaging, and inclusive fitness communities for App State students through the instruction of fitness classes at various on-campus facilities. Instructors and Assistants use the latest concepts in exercise science, health promotion, psychology and education to construct transformational group exercise experiences aimed to generate student body adherence to a healthy lifestyle. Instructors/Assistants uphold the standards of instruction through regular evaluation and feedback, in-service meetings, and self-guided practice.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate a campus culture that appreciates the benefits of an active lifestyle by serving as a positive and friendly role model.
  • Lead safe, inclusive, fun, and effective fitness classes according to assigned schedule.
  • Design workout programs based on current research in the exercise and health sciences.
  • Be able to teach and modify exercises to a diverse population and fitness levels.
  • Maintain knowledge of and upholds facility and program policies and expectations.
  • Use both physical and verbal communication to accommodate various learning styles of participants.

Qualifications for Hire:

  • Prerequisite: Successfully pass a fitness audition with the Assistant Director for Fitness and Fitness Leadership team.
  • Preferred: National certification, such as ACSM, NSCA, ACE, NASM, etc.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Dedication to University Recreation and a desire to support its mission.

Students who do not current hold a nationally accredited group fitness certification may apply for a group fitness position, however, are required to take a mandatory in-house training course, pass a comprehensive non-certifying exam, and demonstrate skills through practical movement evaluations prior to teaching solo. 

Download: Nail the audition.


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