Fitness Events and Certifications

Upcoming Cerifications:

LesMills BODYPUMP - November 4th and 5th 8am-6pm

Want to change the world?  Sign up for this 2 day Certification Training and help to create a fitter planet!

REQUIREMENTS:  Les Mills has gone green!  As a result, you will need access to a computer & internet to download your digital training materials (music, video & choreography) as well as all future quarterly materials.

PREWORK:  Once signed up, you will receive an e-mail 2 weeks prior to the event letting you know that your training materials are available for downloading from our instructor portal. (We'll include instructions on how to download your music, video, and choreography notes. Don't worry, it's really easy!) Take the next 2 weeks to learn the release and the 2 tracks you will be assigned to present at training. 

CERTIFICATION NOTE: Les Mills instructors are the best in the world.  In order to maintain the amazing quality of our instructors, we have a bit of a more rigorous certification process than most organizations.  Attending training does not guarantee certification.  After passing training, instructors need to submit an assessment video in order to show that they’re teaching a safe and effective class. There are a few minimum requirements that need to be met in order to certify.  Please understand that submitting the video also does not guarantee certification.  The complete certification process will be fully explained, and all the tools you need to be successful will be provided to you during your training weekend, but if you have any questions about this prior to attending training, please feel free to contact us at or by calling 844-LES-MILLS

*Sign up for certificaiton at (must create an instructor account before registering) 


YogaFit Props - Novmeber 17th 8am-6pm

Tight shoulders, hamstrings or hips can prevent even the most seasoned student from experiencing comfort and ease while doing yoga or even moving through the world. By reducing muscular effort and encouraging proper alignment, effective use of yoga props—blocks, blankets, bolsters, straps and even chairs—helps everyone to feel successful and enjoy the full benefits their practice.


YogaFit Level Two - November 18th and 19th 8am-6pm

*Level One Prerequisite*

Dive deeper into YogaFit’s transformational language in Level Two to effectively communicate what you know. Using physical cues, mental imagery, and positive affirmations, you’ll learn to foster a safe, nurturing environment for all students, regardless of their experience or ability. 

*Sign up for both YogaFit certifications at

Upcoming Preparation Courses:

Certification  Semester  Registration
ACE Group Fitness Exam Prep Course  Fall 2017 Closed
ACE Personal Training Exam Prep Course Spring 2018 Will Open in January

CLOSED- ACE Group Fitness Exam Prep Course - Fall 2017

Want to learn how to become a Group Fitness Instructor?  Sign up for the Group Fitness Instructor Study Course.  Participants must pay $60 fee in order to participate.  Payment can be made online or in-person at the Recreational Services office in Belk 108 before the course begins (Week of 9/5).  If interested in participating in the course, please email Tori Lord at and include your availability throughout the fall (include class schedule and other commitments). Study materials can be purchased at select Group Fitness Instructor Certification. For questions please contact Tori Lord.

CLOSED - ACE Personal Trainer Exam Prep Course - Spring 2018

Want to learn how to become a Personal Trainer?  Sign up for the Personal Trainer Certification Study Course.  Participants must pay $60 fee in order to participate.  Payment can be made online (registration link live in Spring 2018) or in-person at the Recreational Services office in Belk 108.  Study materials can be purchased at - select Personal Trainer Certification. For questions please contact Liz Newcomb.

Organizations We Recommend to Get Certified Through: 

American College of Sports Medicine

American Council on Exercise

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America

National Academy of Sports Medicine​

National Strength and Conditioning Association



Note: UNC Charlotte Recreational Services Department is not responsible for taking any certification payments or registrations. We can provide directions to the facilities by calling the Recreational Services phone number.  Please contact the certification body directly for registration questions and payments.