Certificate in Fit Ready


Want to start a healthy lifestyle but not sure where to begin? Ever feel like if you knew more about Recreation's Fitness/Wellness program offerings and fitness, in general, you'd be more inclined to participate? Now is your opportunity to learn everything you need to know to start your fitness journey. UWF's Fit Ready Certification is a semesterly offered program that allows you to take control of your educational experience. Choose 4 out of 6 offerings and learn all of what UWF fitness has to offer and how to safely start your exercise journey. At the end of the course, you will feel confident when coming to participate in an exercise by yourself or with a group in the UWF fitness environment. You will have the knowledge it takes to safely lead a healthier lifestyle. You will also receive your UWF Fit Ready certificate acknowledging your achievements in health and fitness. Lastly, you will experience a sense of pride knowing how to efficiently create your own workout program, participate in group fitness classes, monitor nutrition, and make positive changes in your life. Questions? Contact Jennifer L. Johnson at, 474-2814.

  • Creating a Workout Plan
  • Group Fitness Sampler
  • Introduction to Fitness Center/Exercise (Required)
  • Introduction to Fitness/Wellness Lecture (Required)
  • Introduction to Group Fitness
  • Kettle Bell/TRX Workshop
  • Nutrition
  • Putting a workout plan into action
  • Resistance Band Basics
  • The Importance of Mobility, Stability, and Flexibility

Course Outline

Fitness Center Introduction / Introduction to Exercise (Required)

Course Description: In Intro to Fitness Center and Exercise (machines), you will take a tour of our facility and learn everything that UWF Recreation has to offer as you start your healthy lifestyle journey. At the end, we will review exercise equipment in the facility and demonstrate how to properly utilize the equipment. In addition we will discuss what muscle group each machine targets and why that's important.

Introduction to Group Fitness

Course Description: Does the idea of working out in a group sound like a good idea? Believe it or not group fitness is how many people build self-efficacy, confidence, strength, and endurance. Not to mention you learn a ton! This intro class will go over classes offered, the group fitness schedule, group fitness studios, as well as offer a small sample class at the end. Wear your workout gear and get ready to have fun!

Exercise Programming

Course Description: This class will provide the essential tools and information you need to create your own workouts! In this one hour course you will learn how to develop SMART goals, conduct your own personal fitness assessment, create a personalized workout program, and measure your progress. You will be able to utilize the information in this presentation to further your fitness knowledge and apply it to your own journey of obtaining a healthy lifestyle.

The Importance of Mobility, Stability, and Flexibility (Practical)

Course Description: This class will consist of a practical learning experience in the University of West Florida Fitness Center so please wear proper workout attire!  You will learn how to properly warm-up before lifting and why warming up is vital to injury prevention.  You will also learn the roles that mobility and flexibility play in your everyday lives outside of the gym. The session will be concluded with effective myofascial release techniques paired with stretching to keep your body flexible and recover from your workouts faster!

Intro to Fitness/Wellness Lecture

Course Description: In the Intro to fitness/wellness you will learn about everything that UWF Recreation has to offer as you start your healthy lifestyle journey.  The class will cover the amenities and programs such as personal training and group fitness classes offered in the REC center.  This workshop is necessary to complete the Fit Ready Certification and the building block of the upcoming workshops.

Putting a workout plan into action

Course Description: This class will provide the essential tools and information you need to create your own workouts! In this 90 minute course you will learn how to develop SMART goals, conduct your own personal fitness assessment, create a personalized workout program, and measure your progress. After creating your own workout plan, we will move to the fitness center where you will be able to put your plan into action with expert supervision and guidance. *Please wear workout attire and athletic shoes to this workshop

Group Fitness Sampler

Course Description: Does the idea of working out in a group sound like a good idea? Believe it or not, group fitness is how many people build self efficacy, confidence, strength, and endurance. Not to mention you learn a ton! This intro class will include 3 sample workout classes, POUND, HIIT, and YOGA. These classes will give you an insight on different styles of training and how to make exercising fun! *Please wear workout attire and athletic shoes to this workshop

Nutrition

Course Description: Have you ever heard the myth that living a healthy lifestyle is 50% exercise and 50% nutrition? The reality is that a healthy lifestyle consists of 100% nutrition and 100% exercise. Nutrition plays a crucial role in living a long and happy life.  In this course we will cover the basics of nutrition including the roles of macronutrients, macronutrient percentages based on a healthy diet, timing of meals, and swapping calorie dense foods for calorie “enriched’ foods.  At the end of this workshop you will understand why nutrition is an important factor and how to incorporate healthy decisions in your everyday life.

Kettlebell/TRX Workshop

Course Description: Kettlebells and the TRX are two of the most versatile pieces of training equipment. This workshop will provide hands-on demonstrations on the multiple exercises that can be done with both kettlebells and the TRX.  The workshop will also include upper and lower body workouts so be prepared to workout and have fun doing it! *Please wear workout attire and athletic shoes to this workshop

Resistance Band Basics

Course Description: Resistance bands provide some of the simplest yet effective workouts and can be done in the comfort of your home or office! In this workshop, you will learn the variety of movements that can be performed with resistance bands. You will also receive in-depth training advice from certified personal trainers on how to use resistance bands and implement them into your current training program. *Please wear workout attire and athletic shoes to this workshop