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Recreational Sports


Rec Sports Group Fitness is looking for passionate, energetic students that are eager to expand their knowledge of fitness and motivate others to reach their fitness goals. All new student fitness instructors must go through our in-house training program, BuckeyeFIT, prior to being hired. See below for more information on how you can join our team!  

What is BuckeyeFIT?

BuckeyeFIT is our group fitness instructor training program. This free, intensive training program occurs each fall and provides you with the knowledge, skills and practical application necessary to lead group fitness classes. You will learn the basic principles of exercise science and group fitness instruction, as well as specialized skills for teaching one of our core formats: strength, cycle, yoga, Pilates/barre or dance fitness. Throughout the course of your training and employment with Rec Sports, you will receive the hands-on instruction, evaluative feedback and peer-to-peer mentoring you need to grow and develop into a fitness professional and beyond!

Step One: Attend a BuckeyeFIT Information Meeting

In order to be considered for auditions, all students interested in being a part of this program are required to attend a BuckeyeFIT Information Meeting. At the info meeting, our Group Fitness Team will review the application, audition, training and hiring process in more detail, including specific date/time commitments for the semester. Follow links below to express your interest in attending one of our upcoming meetings!

Fall 2022 Information Meetings

  • Wednesday, August 31: 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Virtual) – Register here
  • Wednesday, September 7: 4-5 p.m. (RPAC Dave Griner Room) – Register here

Step Two: Pick a Format

To better focus your training process, BuckeyeFIT applicants will be required to choose which format they want to learn how to teach first: strength, cycle, yoga, Pilates/barre or dance fitness. If unsure which format to choose, we recommend connecting with one of our staff members at an information meeting or chatting with any of our current instructors after class. No matter where you start, once hired there is opportunity to grow and develop across all formats!

Step Three: Submit Your Application!

Register to attend a BuckeyeFIT Info Meeting for further instructions on how to submit your application.

For questions, contact the Group Fitness Team at