Fitness Staff Needed

The Department of Campus Recreation  Fitness program is  now accepting applications for qualified and certified Group Fitness Instructors/Personal Trainers.

Are you not currently a certified instructor or trainer but want to learn more about becoming one? The Fitness department regularly hosts certifications and workshops where individuals can become certified. A listing of all Workshops/Certifications for the Spring  semester soon! 


Group Fitness Instructor

Group Fitness Instructors are responsible for providing patrons with safe, fun, and effective group fitness programming across various formats.  The Group Fitness program targets 30,000 participants in more than 2,000 classes yearly.  Instructors must have a working knowledge in the latest fitness trends and hold a certification from one of the following organizations and a basic Adult CPR/AED certification: 

  • Primary Group Fitness Certification: American Council on Exercise (ACE), Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA),  National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA)
  • Indoor Cycling: Spinning, Schwinn, Stages 
  • Yoga: Yoga Alliance or YogaFit 
  • Specialty: TRX, Zumba, Barre, Pound

Please note this is not an exhaustive list of all accepted certifications, just formats or specialties that our program usually offers.  Feel free to contact us if you are certified by an organization not listed and want to potentially teach Group Fitness at UK! 


Personal Trainer

Trainers are responsible for providing clients with safe, fun, and effective training sessions to help clients reach their specific goals.  The Personal Training Program conducts more than 2,500 sessions yearly through individual, partney, and small group training.  Applicants need to have experience in conducting fitness assessments, designing/implementing progressive training sessions, superb time management and customer service skills.  Qualified applicants must hold a certification from an NCCA accredited organization. Examples include (but are not limited to): 

  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • National Exercise Trainer Association (NETA)


Hiring Process

  1. Go to the Job Posting Here and apply for the position.  The direct link is:
  2. Once an application is submitted and reviewed, a member of the Fitness Leadership team schedule an initial interview.
  3. Interview sessions will include a formal interview panel session, and a hands-on skills demonstration session to exhibit competency



Hiring Questions?  Please contact Lindsay Thomayer, Fitness Coordinator at 859-218-2056 or