Group X Instructor Training Program


Interested in becoming a Group X Instructor for UREC? Apply to join our Spring Instructor Training Program!

Course Description:

This is a semester long program that provides UWM Students the opportunity to gain knowledge and practical experience in teaching the basic components of a group exercise class. This experience is designed to allow students to learn from and be mentored by current instructors, program assistants and the Program Director.

Spring 2020 Program Information:

  • Informational Meeting: Friday, November 22, 3:00-4:00pm, in Klotsche RM 104.
    • Come dressed to participate in an exercise class (athletic shoes and clothing that allows for full-range of motion).
  • Application Deadline: December 12
  • Program begins January 24
  • January 24 – March 7 –  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 3-May 2 – Participate in 8 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.
  • May 5-May 9 – Interviews/Auditions
  • May 12-May 16 – Job offers made

Application 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. Payment due by January 3.
  • Apply here, by December 12

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

 For more information about the program, contact Sara Luelloff at