Recreation and Wellness Center

Primary Function

Group Exercise Instructors are primarily responsible for conducting effective group fitness classes, educating patrons on basic fitness knowledge and maintaining a safe and enjoyable workout environment for class participants.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare appropriate warm-up, exercises, stretching, and cool down techniques for the specific class format being taught
  • Effectively explain and demonstrate proper exercise techniques, as well as modifications for different level participants
  • Identify different muscle groups and teach appropriate methods to strengthen and stretch specific muscles
  • Teach according to class goals
  • Present a neat, well-groomed, professional appearance and be in acceptable physical condition
  • If necessary, assist with class attendance check in for all classes
  • Record counts and class attendance at the conclusion of each class
  • Execute emergency procedures when necessary
  • Report any incident of injury, theft, or broken equipment to the Building Manager on duty
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings and trainings
  • Communicates effectively with the Fitness Coordinator, Fitness GAs, Fitness Leads, and peers


  • Complete a minimum of one semester as an RWC Fitness Attendant.
  • Must possess a current group exercise or specialty certification from a nationally recognized certifying body (i.e. AFAA, ACE, Mad Dogg Spinning, Yoga Alliance, etc.)
  • Must maintain current American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid certifications
  • Must successfully navigate the employee progression process
  • Possess team oriented ideals, willingness to work hard, and a drive to work independently.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and organizational skills.
  • Maintain a clean and safe workout environment.
  • Act in a professional manner and respect participants at all times.
  • Currently enrolled UCF student (per UCF HR policy, graduate students require background check)

Assumption of Risk Statement

Participation in Recreation and Wellness Center programs is completely voluntary. Individuals participate at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own health and safety. The University of Central Florida and the Recreation and Wellness Center are not liable for injuries sustained during participation in a Recreation and Wellness Center sponsored activity. It is strongly recommended that all participants consult a physician and/or have a physical exam prior to participation. The University of Central Florida does not provide personal accident/health insurance. Therefore, participants are urged to secure their own insurance. You may suffer physical and/or mental injury from participating in these activities.