Training Opportunities

Fitness Instructor Training

The Recreation Services, Fitness Program promotes and recruits instructors from the student community. For more information about becoming a fitness instructor, contact Ashley Artist, Fitness Coordinator, at aartist@iastate.edu

Fitness Instructor Training Program Details

The next Fitness Instructor Training Program will be held during the Fall 2018 Semester. We are currently well staffed and will be spending the Spring 2018 Semester focusing on continuing education for our current instructors to allow them to continue to grow their skills in all their areas of interest. We are still looking for specialty instructors with a Yoga or Zumba certification. If you hold one of these certifications please contact Ashley Artist, Fitness Coordinator, at aartist@iastate.edu, to set up an audition.

We will be hosting a YogaFit Level One: Foundations course on March 3rd & 4th, 2018. If you are interested in becoming a Yoga Instructor at ISU and have no prior experience or training we invite you to please attend this course. Following this course, an audition can be scheduled to apply for a position as a Yoga Instructor at ISU. This training course is open to all, but to be eligible for a position as an ISU Fitness Instructor you must be a current Iowa State student with at least 3 semesters remaining.

Register Here for YogaFit Level One: Foundations – If you are a student, please contact YogaFit for a discount code prior to registering.

Zumba Instructor Trainings are held regularly throughout the year by the Zumba organization. Click here to search for a training near you.

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Personal Trainer Training

The Recreation Services, Fitness Program promotes and recruits personal trainers from the student community. Personal Trainer training is available through the Department of Recreation Services. For more information about becoming a personal trainer, contact Nora Hudson, Assistant Director at nhudson@iastate.edu.

Personal Trainer Training Program Details

Dates: Tues. & Thurs. from 1/23/18 – 4/19/18 (12 weeks)
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Location: First Class is in 0185 State Gym
Cost: $50 plus materials (paid after the 1st week of classes/nonrefundable)

Details:  This program is designed to teach you everything you will need to know to become an ISU Recreation Services personal trainer, and to prepare you to take the ACE (American Council on Exercise) personal trainer certification exam if you aspire to do so in the future. The course will consist of a lecture portion and practical portion. Attendance on both days is required. At the end of the course, you will complete a practical and a mock assessment to determine skill eligibility to be hired as a personal trainer for ISU Recreation Services. Must be a current Iowa State student with at least 3 semesters remaining.

Register for Spring 2018 Personal Trainer Training Here.