Group Fitness Instructors work closely with the Group Fitness Coordinator and Group Fitness Student Directors of the Leach Recreation Center and Fitness & Movement Clinic. Instructors have the opportunity to gain experience in the following areas of exercise leadership and practical concepts through instructing classes relating to Spinning®, Step, Barre, Yoga, Strength, Circuit and a variety of other group fitness formats.

Rolling Applications: Apply Anytime!

For Applications, contact Lynn Grasso, Assistant Director for Fitness –


GFIT: Group Fitness Instructor Training

Group Fitness Instructor Training is not currently being offered but will be in Fall 2023.

In 5-weeks learn the skills needed to teach a variety of group fitness class formats to include: Step, Kickboxing and Strength!  After completing the GFIT prep course, audition for a position on our team.  Sessions provide theoretical and practical training in preparation for taking a national certification exam.  We do not offer an official certification.

For more information, visit the Group Fitness page.

Job Details

  • To educate and instruct participants incorporating safe and sound physiological principles, for the purpose of improving cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, and body composition.
  • Be able to instruct participants in the proper technique and safety features in a group fitness class.
  • Be familiar with proper posture, correct alignment, exercise selection, supervision, cueing, and motivational techniques
  • To teach and emphasize the 5 components of fitness: Flexibility, Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, and Body Composition.

Position Requirements

  • Full-time FSU Students (enrolled in classes during the semester they are seeking employment).
  • Professional and Nationally Accredited Certification(s) are REQUIRED for all Primary Group Exercise, Yoga and Pilates Instructors. Prior teaching experience is a plus!
  • Must be able to work well with supervisors, employees, and participants.
  • Personable, approachable, helpful and energetic.
  • Teachable, dependable and highly motivated to encourage others; hard worker.
  • Passionate team player.
  • Good communication skills.

Required Certifications

  • A nationally recognized certification (i.e. AFAA, ACE, RYT-Yoga).
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid.  Successful candidates will be given up to 1 month to complete these certifications.  Courses are available through the Campus Recreation Department (Aquatics). 


If you have any questions, please call us at 850-644-0547 or email us.  You can also stop by the Leach Center or FMC during normal operating hours to talk with our staff about our job opportunities.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Campus Rec team!