Office of Student Life

Recreational Sports

Become an Instructor


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!

Apply to Join Our Team

Applications are currently closed and will reopen July 2024.

The training and hiring of new instructors via BuckeyeFIT takes place at the start of each fall semester. All students interested in being a part of BuckeyeFIT must attend an Information Meeting prior to submitting an application. At this meeting, our Group Fitness Team will review the audition, training and hiring process in more detail, including specific date/time commitments for the semester.

Spring 2024 Information Meetings

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For questions, contact the Group Fitness Team at