Certifications and Workshops

American Red Cross

Group Fitness 

Outdoor Pursuits

Adult CPR/AED Certification Les Mills BODYPUMP Wilderness First Aid
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Barre Above  
CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Certification Pink Gloves Boxing  
CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Recertification

Yoga Foundations Specialty Certification

First Aid Certification    

American Red Cross

Register for any American Red Cross certification course at the Rec Center front desk. Class sizes are limited.

Adult CPR/AED Certification

  • Monday, April 1
  • 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • $70 (includes Adult Ready Reference Card and certificate)
  • Rec Center, EG-18

The Adult CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for victims about 12 years and older. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult CPR/AED valid for two years.

 CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

  • Sunday, April 7
  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • $110 (includes handbook, mask and certificate)
  • Rec Center, EG-18

This course teaches those with a duty to respond how to care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants. Ideal for police, fire, EMS, nurses and other health care professionals. Certifications are valid for two years.

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Recertification*

  • Monday, April 15
  • 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • $90 (includes certificate)
  • Rec Center, EG-18

CPR recertification courses allow you to refresh your memory, renew your skills and stay up to date on the latest techniques. Designed for those whose credentials are still valid but near expiration, our abbreviated CPR renewal courses take less time than the standard CPR classes and allow you to maintain certification for an additional two years.

*Participants must have and bring their current Adult CPR Certification card to class.

First Aid Certification

  • Monday, Feb. 4
  • 5:30 – 9 p.m.
  • $70 (includes Adult Ready Reference Card and certificate)
  • Rec Center, EG-18

The First Aid course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants. Red Cross first aid certification courses are OSHA compliant. Certifications are valid for two years.

Group Fitness

Contact Patti Dowd with any questions relating to group fitness certifications.

Les Mills BODYPUMP® Initial Training

  • Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24
  • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Rec Center, EG-106
  • $299 (Staff use code UNIV150)
  • Register

This program-specific workshop will set you up with the tools you need to become a certified LES MILLS BODYPUMP instructor. You'll receive the latest program release, program manuals and hands-on guidance from a certified national trainer. Using light weights and lots of repetition, BODYPUMP gives you a total body workout. Instructors will coach their class through the scientifically proven moves and techniques, pumping out encouragement and motivation, all set to great music.

 Barre Above®

  • Sunday, March 3
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Rec Center, EG-24
  • $249.99 early registration rate, $269.00 after
  • Register

Join the movement taking the country by storm and begin teaching your own barre classes anywhere! Fusing the best of Pilates, yoga, aerobics and elements of the strengthening exercises dancers do, Barre Above® delivers a results-driven workout that is not only fun and dynamic but it will sculpt your students' bodies and keep them coming back for more!

  • Flexible formats for all fitness levels
  • No licensing fees
  • Complement any instructor's teaching style
  • Can be taught on or off the barre
  • Optional ongoing choreography

CECs: 12.0 AFAA, 1.2 ACE, 1.2 NASM, 12.0 SCW

Pink Gloves Boxing Tier 1 and Tier 2 Training Camp

  • Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday
  • Rec Center, EG-106
  • $199 ($169 host club discount), plus equipment kit ($39-$75)
  • Register

Training camps are a grueling, challenging, and fun experience where attendees learn:

  • Proper boxing form and technique
  • How to hold boxing mitts
  • Advanced punch combinations (this is a ton of fun!)
  • How to successfully run a Pink Gloves Boxing class

CECs: AFAA Credits: 13 CEUs; ACE Credits: 1.6 CECs

Yoga Foundations Specialty Certification*

  • Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Rec Center, EG-24
  • $349.99 early registration rate, $399.00 after
  • Register by emailing NETA@netafit.org. Staff may call Customer Service at 1-800-237-6242.

Intensive, two-day training provides hands-on experience in teaching beginner yoga formats focused on alignment, safety, variations and breathing techniques.

Key topics:

  • An in-depth breakdown of 20 basic yoga poses
  • Basic Pranayama (breathing)
  • The 8 limbs of yoga
  • Anatomy and physiology of the nervous and respiratory system
  • Basic principles of teaching asana (tell, show, do)
  • Motivational and inspirational cueing

CECs: ACE 2.0, AFAA 15, NASM 1.5, NETA 20

*Yoga Foundations can be taken as a stand-alone certification to teach yoga classes and/or can be taken as the first course working toward the advanced 200 Hour Yoga Program

Outdoor Pursuits

Wilderness First Aid Certification

  • Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Register by Friday, March 8
  • Fee: $150 for students; $160 for others

Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one — and maybe even save a life.

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Rec Center Semester Hours
Monday – Friday
5:45 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Rec Center Summer Hours*
Monday – Friday
5:45 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

*Hours subject to change