Become a Personal Trainer

PFT is a 10-week non-credit course that prepares you to become a personal trainer. The class meets twice per week for 1.5 hours each class and includes lecture, discussion, work time and exercise. You will learn the fundamental skills of personal training and gain experience coaching a mock client through an initial package and 3 training sessions based on their individualized goals. Upon completing the class, you will be able to take the American Council on Exercise (ACE) personal trainer exam to obtain your nationally accredited certification. Following the class, you will also have the option to apply for a personal training position with Campus Recreation.

Offering Spring 2021

PFT Info Session

November 18th from 5:30-6:30pm via zoom. If interested, please email taylor.sidore@colostate.edu

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Become a Group Class Instructor

FIT is a 10-week non-credit course that prepares you to become a group class instructor. The class meets online once per week over Zoom for 2.5 hours and includes lecture, discussion, work time and exercise. You will learn the fundamental skills of class instruction and gain experience teaching both strength and cardio class formats as well as cycle for those who are interested. Upon completing the class, you will be able to take the American Council on Exercise (ACE) group fitness instructor exam to obtain your nationally accredited certification ($199 exam cost not included). Following the class, you will have the option to audition for an instructor position with Campus Recreation.

Cost: $70 plus an optional $80 to purchase study materials directly from ACE

Fall 2020 Offering:

Wednesdays, September 16th through November 18th, 5:15-7:45pm on Zoom

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“The biggest success of being a personal trainer is helping my clients be able to move better overall. When a client comes back to me and says they biked to classes, or were able to work with no pain, or they could lift a heavier box when helping a friend move is a win. Being a personal trainer is continuously filled with successes and wins and I absolutely love that aspect of my job!” -Courtney Therrien