Instructor Training

We look for talented, dedicated and responsible individuals to lead our TigerX classes and personal training program.  MizzouRec’s Instructor Training will prepare you for your certification and help you feel comfortable in fitness and leadership roles, whether it be personal training, group fitness, yoga, pilates, or cycling. Training is for anyone wanting to expand their fitness knowledge, but the courses also fulfill a requirement to be considered for employment as a fitness instructor at the Rec. (Score!) 

During the Fall 2021 Semester, we will be offering all our courses as a hybrid on-line and in-person course! You can learn from a distance and opt to come in-person for extra hands-on learning! 

Group Fitness Instructor Prep Course

Learn the essentials for becoming a group fitness instructor. This course follows the guidelines found in the ACE (American Council on Exercise) Group Fitness Instructor Manual to prepare you to take the test to become a certified group fitness instructor. Both classroom learning and hands-on practice are utilized to perfect to cuing, counting, teaching and motivating a group fitness class. This course is for anyone interested in taking the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification test, wanting to learn more about group fitness, or those interested in fulfilling application requirements to become a TigerX instructor.

For more information, email tigerx@mizzourec.com

$89

(textbook not included)
*link to discounted materials will be provided at the first class

Min. 10/Max. 20
Enroll at our Member and Guest Services Desk or online

September 12-October 31

Sundays 5:00 PM – 6:50 PM
Legends/Studio A

Personal Trainer Prep Course

The Personal Trainer course helps you prepare for the ACE (American Council on Exercise) Personal Trainer Exam.  This course takes you through the ACE textbook and reviews key topic areas including exercise science, assessment, program design and implementation, program progression modifications, client adherence, and risk management issues. The course will prepare you to take the ACE Personal Trainer exam, a computer based test that is offered on campus;  and is for anyone interested in becoming certified through ACE or is looking for a deeper knowledge of personal training practices.

For more information, email personaltraining@mizzourec.com

$89

(textbook not included)
*link to discounted materials given to participants at the first class

Min. 12/Max. 24
Enroll at our Member and Guest Services Desk or online

September 21-November 11

Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Legends Room

Pilates Instructor Training Prep Course

Learn the principles of Joseph Pilates that build muscle strength, stamina, and elongation. Our instructor course will give you a thorough understanding of not only how to use the Reformer but how to progress exercises to produce maximum results for participants. The course will also discuss Pilates principles and how to use mat exercises to develop core and extremity strength, stability, flexibility, coordination and balance.  The course will teach correct form, along with ways to modify exercises for different populations.  This course is for anyone interested in having a deeper knowledge of Pilates or those interested in fulfilling the application requirement for a Pilates instructor with TigerX.

For more information, email tigerx@mizzourec.com

$89

(textbook not included)

Min. 6/Max. 20
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Course to be held Spring 2022

Indoor Cycling Instructor Training Prep Course

Learn the ins and outs of indoor cycling and how to design the perfect ride. Participants will learn how to properly set-up an indoor cycling bike, the basic movements and techniques of indoor cycling, and the different types of rides.  Practicing techniques including interval training, jumps, hills, sprints and more is a vital part of the class. Participants will also learn about the proper biomechanics of indoor cycling, how to measure effort, and how to design multiple rides. This course is for anyone who wanting to learn the basics of indoor cycling or those interested in fulfilling the application requirement for an Indoor Cycling instructor with TigerX.

For more information, email tigerx@mizzourec.com

$89

(textbook not included)
*link to discounted materials will be provided at the first class

Min. 6/Max. 12

Enroll at our Member and Guest Services Desk or online

September 12-October 31

Sundays 5:00 PM – 6:50 PM
Tiger Lair

Yoga Instructor Training Prep Course

Designed for experienced yoga students who would like to deepen their practice and instruct classes, this intensive 8-week course will train participants to create and lead dynamic multi-level fitness-oriented yoga classes.  Learn to teach more than 20 poses effectively with modifications and props. This interactive class will cover effective teaching skills, communication, cueing, sequencing, transitions, progressions, and class formats to enhance the mind-body connection.  This course is for anyone wanting to deepen their yoga practice, get an in-depth knowledge or yoga, or fulfill the application requirement for a Yoga instructor with TigerX.

For more information, email tigerx@mizzourec.com

$89

(textbook not included)

Min. 6/Max. 15

Enroll at our Member and Guest Services Desk or online

September 12-October 31

Sundays 5:00 PM – 6:50 PM
Studio B

 

 

Guidelines

Instructor Training Course members must adhere to all MizzouRec general facility guidelines and policies. Failure to comply with any MizzouRec policies could result in a range of disciplinary actions. Cases will be reviewed on an individual basis, however, singular offenses can be subject but not limited to verbal warnings and/or immediate removal or denial of entry to Instructor Training courses. Repeated offenses can be subject but not limited to written warnings, probationary periods, reimbursement for damages, and temporary or permanent suspension from all MizzouRec facilities/programs without refund. Additionally, depending upon severity of the situation, any violation of these rules could result in disciplinary action taken by the university, including the Office of Student Accountability and Care and MUPD.

GUIDELINES:

  • Members must show proof of course enrollment prior to first day of course. Members may enroll up to 1 week after the course starts, but the responsibility of making up missed content is on the individual member
  • Course enrollments are non-refundable & non-transferable
  • MizzouRec reserves the right to cancel courses due to low enrollment
  • Per the University and MizzouRec guidelines to the COVID-19 response, wearing a face covering is required during the entirety of Instructor Training Course regardless of vaccination status
  • Upon successful completion of the course, individuals are eligible to apply for our TigerX or Personal Training Position
  • Successful completion of the course does not guarantee you a TigerX Position, you would still have to apply through our Team Mizzou Recruitment Process and interview and audition for a position
  • Priority for hiring is given to TigerX Instructor candidates who can commit at least 3 academic semesters to teaching for the TigerX program
  • If hired, TigerX instructors must be certified by a nationally recognized certification agency by the end of their first semester teaching
  • The course is not a certification, nor for academic credit. Rather it prepares you to continue and prep for a National Certification.

For more information on the Fitness Programs Conduct Process, click here.