Fitness Instructor Training (F.I.T.) Program

Interested in trying out in 2014-15?

Email Anne Garrett at to receive updates on tryouts, which are set for Autumn 2014. 


The University of Washington’s Fitness Instructor Training (F.I.T.) program prepares students to lead group fitness classes on campus. Students learn the fundamentals of anatomy, exercise science and group fitness instruction in a structured and supportive setting. Students also gain experience in public speaking, group leadership, and professional conduct. Students in a wide variety of academic majors have been successful in the F.I.T. program.

The F.I.T. program has a selective admissions process consisting of a résumé and cover letter submission, a tryout and an interview. The program is a commitment of approximately 5-10 classroom/practice/study hours per week for two academic quarters, typically Winter and Spring. Those who successfully complete both quarters of preparation may begin teaching at the IMA in Summer quarter. Pay starts at $15 per hour.

The next tryout is set for Autumn Quarter 2014. Date and time TBD. While group exercise participation experience is highly encouraged, no teaching experience is necessary. New instructors teach the classes Ab Lab, ABSolute Conditioning, Cardio Kickboxing, and Total Toning, so the best way to prepare for tryouts is to take these courses or similar courses at the IMA. 

If you have questions or would like to be contacted when registration for the 2014-15 tryouts open, please contact Anne Garrett, Fitness Coordinator, at or 206-543-1717.

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