Become a Group Fitness Instructor!
Spring 2020 Group Fitness Interest Meetings & Audition dates:
- Interest Meetings: Come learn what it takes to join our group fitness team!
- Thursday, April 2nd at 6pm, location: 201B Table Rock, PSU
- Friday, April 3rd at 5pm, location: 417 Beacon Heights, PSU
- Auditions: Slots will open following our interest meeting
- Friday, April 24th 4-7pm @ Quinn Recreation Center
- Saturday, April 25th, 12-5pm @ Quinn Recreation Center
- Follow us on Instagram @appstatefitness for live updates.
The UREC Group Fitness Instructor/Assistant 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.