Are you interested in becoming a certified Group Fitness Instructor? Join our 8-week long prep course to help prepare yourself! During these 8 weeks, you will learn how to prepare and implement exercise programming, various teaching techniques and strategies to enhance exercise instruction, apply the principles of exercise science, human anatomy, and biomechanics to movement design and exercise instruction and so much more!

course description

This course is designed to provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills in preparation for a national certification exam in group fitness instruction. Topics include guidelines for instructing safe, effective, and purposeful exercise, essentials of the instructor–participant relationship, principles of motivation to encourage adherence in the group fitness setting, effective instructor-to-participant communication techniques, methods for enhancing group leadership, and the group fitness instructor’s (GFI’s) professional role.


  • September 18 -November 13, 2023
  • 8-week hybrid course with in-person classes held on Tuesday’s at 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Other online materials/assignments given weekly via Canvas module.

registration & cost

  • Opens: August 21 / Closes: September 8
  • If there is a waitlist, the instructor of the course will reach out to the waitlist to give further information
  • $20 per person (50% off for current RecWell student employee)
  • Payment must be made at time of registration at the Kaplan Center Welcome Desk.
  • REFUND: If the participants go through the first week of class and decide it is not for them, they can receive a full refund. Once the first week passes, there will be no refund.


All course materials will be provided by the instructor. All study material will be uploaded online so the students can access the information when needed.


  • Athletic clothing to each in person class
  • Notebook or electronic device for notes

course CancelLation

If only one person signs up for the course, the prep course will be canceled. The person who signs up for the course will receive a full refund.

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Contact Jacqueline Blabon

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