The Instructor Training Course is a 10-week not-for-credit class during which time students will learn all the necessary information and skills to be a group fitness instructor. Students will be exposed to six different types of class formats: cardio, strength, dance, mind/body, cycle, and outdoor. The training course will consist of both in-person and online components including weekly presentations, master classes & evaluative feedback. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn in independent and group settings. This training course requires a significant time commitment from all participants both in and out of the classroom, and requires a certification if student becomes hired at RecSports. No experience is required.

registration and auditions

*registration opens october 23, 2020 at 12 am*

*auditions are november 16, 2020. audition time slots will be held in-person at 3 – 4 pm, 4:15 – 5:15 pm, 5:30 – 6:30pm @ southwest recreation center*

  1. go to rsconnect, log in with your gatorlink username and password
  2. click on group fitness classes
  3. click on gf instructor training course- group auditions
  4. choose a date that works for you and follow the steps to complete registration


registration for a group audition does not guarantee that you will secure a spot in the actual course.

if a candidate is not on campus due to covid-19 circumstances but would like to audition, accommodations can possibly be made by emailing note that all students in the course must be on campus for the spring 2021 semester.

costs are associated with the instructor training course. see course guide below for more information.

course details

*the instructor training course will run from january 12, 2020 through march 18, 2020 and meets at the below times weekly*

day time location
tuesday 3:30 pm – 5 pm SWRC Activity Room 1&3
thursday 3:30 pm – 5 pm SWRC Activity Room 1&3

note: this class will be hybrid and include both virtual and in-person components.

for any further questions please contact:
the group fitness administrative staff at

see group fitness instructor training course guide for more information.