Group Fitness

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Join the Campus Recreation Team!

Teaching group fitness is fun and rewarding!  Campus Recreation offers a semester-long Instructor Training Course for those interested in learning to become a Group Fitness Instructor.  Previous teaching experience is not required, but participation in a variety of group fitness classes is recommended.  Participants must be enthusiastic about group fitness!

Instructor Training 

About the Course

Fit Instructor TrainingLearn the basics of teaching group fitness classes (in all different formats and varieties) in a lecture/workshop and team teaching format.  Upon completion of the program training instructors will be prepared to take a national certification exam.  Successful completion of the program will provide an opportunity to interview and audition for a Campus Recreation Group Fitness Instructor position.  This program is only open to current NIU students.

 includes the following:

  • 10 hours classroom training and lecture, including materials
  • 10 hours supervised teaching practice
  • 10 hours independent participation in group fitness classes
  • Team teaching in the group fitness program 

*Participants must also purchase an Unlimited Group Fitness Pass or have an Annual Unlimited Group Fitness Pass.

How to sign up:

The next workshop will be in Spring 2016.

Space is limited! Advanced registration is encouraged.

Already have experience teaching Group Fitness classes?

You may apply by sending your resume to Leanne Kulchawik, Coordinator for Fitness & Wellness, at