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 lead Group Fitness classes for NIU Campus Recreation.  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:

  • 4 weeks lecture/practical sessions
  • 4 weeks shadowing a current Group Fitness instructor

*Participants must also purchase a Fit Pass.

How to sign up:

The next workshop will be in Spring 2016.

We will have informational meetings in February. Check back for more information soon!

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