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Certification Training

ACE Personal Trainer Exam Prep Course

Taking the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certification Preparation Course is the first step to becoming a certified personal trainer. Balancing foundation knowledge and practical skill, this course will prepare you to become a Personal Trainer with Campus Recreation and take your certification exam. Exam cost is NOT included in this course or does not guarantee passing the exam. Register at myrec.uh.edu

Course Information:

  • June 20 -July 20, 2022
  • Mondays and Wednesday
  • 3:00 - 6:00 pm
  • $175 for class and books
  • $45 class only
  • 8-week course

Participants will be prepared to work with Campus Recreation as a Personal Trainer at the conclusion of the course. 

Schwinn® Indoor Cycling Classic Certification

Course Information:

  • Saturday, July 30, 2022
  • 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • CRWC open to the public
  • $250.00

#RideRight anywhere & everywhere with the industry’s most up-to-date, respected, and progressive indoor cycling instructor training course.

Get the tools you need during this power-packed day to become a successful and sought-after instructor!

This critically acclaimed certification, based on the Schwinn® Cycling Coach’s Pyramid™, allows you to work smart, breakthrough barriers, fill your room with riders and shine in the studio and will be facilitated by Schwinn Master Trainer Lucy Waite

The course also covers proper bike fit, cycling science, class design, music, communication skills & motivation techniques. Takeaways include: • Eight complete class design plans ready to use • A comprehensive manual • Certificate of Completion worth 0.8ACE CECs/8.00 AFAA CEUs, 0.8 NASM.

For education, and questions contact Becky at 360-213-5716 or email bmuck@corehandf.com.

Register NOW, seats are limited for this class. The course fee is $250.00


Fitness Instructor Auditions

The Fitness Program at Campus Recreation is looking for enthusiastic group fitness instructors! Experience is preferred but not required. Develop a 10-minute group fitness class of your choice and start your part-time fitness career with us.

  • July 21 - 4:00 - 6:00pm
  • July 22 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • July 28 - 4:00 - 6:00pm
  • July 29 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

If you can not attend in-person auditions, please submit a video audition and 45-minute workout for each format you would like to audition for by Sunday, July 31, 2002, by midnight CST. Note: Video submissions are not required for cycling, F45, and aqua group fitness. 

Please direct all questions and video auditions to the Assistant Director of Fitness, Scott Berkowitz smberkow@central.uh.edu, or the Fitness Coordinator Dani Willis dwillis3@central.uh.edu 

Fitness Professional Interests Meeting

Interested in becoming a Group Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer? Join us for an interest meeting to learn how to become an instructor or trainer and how you can work for Campus Recreation during this process. 

Fitness Instructor Training

Interested in leading group fitness classes but don't know where to start? Join us monthly to learn how to teach different fitness formats: 

  • September 23 - The basics of teaching group fitness. This will prepare you to teach a variety of formats and eventually get certified as a general group fitness instructor. 
  • October 21 - How to instruct dance fitness classes. This will prepare you to create and follow choreography and teach workouts to the beat of the music. This workshop will help you learn how to get certified in dance formats such as Zumba. 
  • November 18 - Form and technique for strength and interval-based classes. This will prepare you to teach classes using weights and intervals to elevate heart rate. This workshop will help you learn how to get certified as a general group fitness instructor.