Exam Preparation Course
February 4-May 3, 2014



Description: The ACE Group Fitness Instructor Course is designed to give students the required knowledge and skill set to help pass the ACE group fitness instructor exam and to safely and effectively lead group exercise classes.

The following areas will be covered:

  • Applied sciences
  • Exercise programming
  • Group instructional methods
  • Group leadership methods
  • Professional role and responsibilities
  • Practical, hands-on fitness scenarios

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February 4-May 3, 2014
(No classes held March 12-March 28)

*Tuesdays 6-8pm (Feb. 4-March 11)
UW-L Centennial Hall, Room 1401
*Science based portion of class; combined with personal trainer prep course

**Saturdays 10am-1:30pm (March 29, April 12, April 26, May 3)
UW-L Recreational Eagle Center, Aerobics Room
1601 Badger Street, La Crosse WI, 54601

**Practical portion of class

Tammy Zee, M.S., RYT, ACE
Tammy is the Group Exercise Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. Tammy is also the owner and manager of Tammy Zee's Yoga & Pilates Studio in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Tammy holds a masters degree in Exercise Sport Science/Human Performance. She is certified by the American Council on Exercise in Group Exercise and is certified by by the American Aerobic Association/International Sports Medicine in Group Exercise, Kickboxing, Pilates, Yoga, Cycling, Pre-Natal Fitness and Water Exercise. Tammy is a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200 level and is currently working on the 500 hour level in Yoga Therapy and she has 15 years experience instructing yoga. She also works for the La Crosse County Health Department as a Yoga Personal Trainer to assist those with mental illness. Tammy is certified in ZUMBA, Turbokick and Hip Hop Hustle. Tammy has 28 years experience in the fitness and health industry working with all age groups in which 25 of those years have been with the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. Tammy also has 17 years experience working as the Group Exercise Director at a local health club in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Tammy is a group exercise presenter and leads workshops in all areas of group exercise through out the U.S. Tammy also has experience training professional dancers and fitness competitors. Tammy has trained/certified/mentored hundreds of group exercise instructors through out the U.S, Her passion is sharing her knowledge with others to help them be the best they can be!

Barb Schaefer
Barb is the Group Fitness Director at the La Crosse Area Family YMCA, North Branch. She is certified in several fitness disciplines such as Zumba®, Step, Cardio, Pilates, Water Exercise, Total Body Conditioning, Strength Conditioning and Active Older Adult classes.  She has been affiliated with the La Crosse Area YMCA for 4 years, and is in charge of several Outreach fitness programs, as well as specialized programs for different populations at the YMCA. She is also a certified LiveStrong coach at the Y, helping cancer survivors gain strength and wellness. Barb has helped develop a training/mentoring program for new certified fitness instructors at the YMCA and has been active in the fitness industry for the past 33 years, at one time owning and operating her own fitness studio. She holds a degree in Psychology from UCLA, along with several post graduate classes and has presented at the La Crosse Vital Aging Conference and attended various fitness conferences around the United States.

Current UW-L Students: $199.00
Non UW-L Students: $249.00

*Cost does not include exam fees or course books

ACE Group Fitness Instructor Manual Set, 3rd Edition. Order your study materials through ACE by calling our Educational Services Representatives at
888-825-3636 x784 or online at


register today button
does not include fees for exam or textbooks
Space limited to 40 registrants!