Group X Instructor Training Program


This is a semester long program (offered every Spring semester) that prepares participants to instruct Group Exercise Classes: cardio based classes, muscle conditioning classes and kickboxing classes.

What our Program Participants have said:

“Group X instructor is the best job I’ve had. I love seeing participants come back to my class weekly, as well as seeing them improve. The training process wasn’t a “competition for the job”, instead everyone was accepting, friendly, and wanted me to succeed. The training process effectively eased you into teaching a diverse, modifiable class for all participants. All in all, I highly recommend becoming a group x instructor!”
– Danielle, Sophomore in Industrial Engineering

“From the Group X Instructor program, I learned how to illustrate the importance of fitness and how it can be achieved through a variety of diverse ways. While instructing, I’ve learned to adapt quickly, provide the understanding for why form and technique is important, and on top of all, let my personality shine through to make my class empowering, high-spirited, and fun.”
-Claire, Sophomore in Psychology

Spring 2019 Program Information:

  • Informational Meeting: Friday, November 30, 2:00-3:00pm, in Klotsche RM 104.
    • Thinking about joining, but not sure? Attend this meeting to learn more. No obligations to sign-up.
    • Come dressed to participate in an exercise class (athletic shoes and clothing that allows for full-range of motion).
  • This is a 12-week program training program that runs throughout the Spring semester.
    • January 25-March 8th: Weekly training sessions are held on Fridays from 2-4pm.
      • Attendance at each of the 6 training sessions is required to be eligible for the team-teaching practicum.
    • March 4-May 6 – Participate in 6 weeks of team-teaching.
      • Team-teach (1-2x per week) with an experienced UREC instructor/your mentor, to gain more practical knowledge and teaching experience to prepare you for the specific class you wish to teach.
  • At the completion of the training program, you will have the opportunity to audition to be hired as a UREC Group Exercise Instructor for the following semester.

Course Objectives:

  • To gain knowledge and practical experience in teaching the basic components of a group exercise class.
  • To become familiar with the responsibilities of a UWM Group Exercise Instructor.

Registration Information:

  • Must be a current UWM student.
  • Must be a UWM student for at least one full year post completion of the training program to be eligible to teach for UREC at UWM.
  • The program cost is $75.
  • Apply here.
 For more information about the program, contact Sara Luelloff at