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Group Exercise Instructor

Job Type: Part-Time

Positions Summary:

This position is responsible for instructing safe and effective group exercise and/or related classes for a wide range of participants and members.

Essential Functions:

  • Plans and instructs group exercise and/or related classes, following industry standards and guidelines.
  • Arrives and sets up 7-10 minutes before class and cleans up after classes and protects health, safety, and welfare of participants by keeping fitness area safe.
  • Reports any equipment problems.
  • Maintains current certifications, and provides updates to certifications to the Wellness Director and/or Assoc. Wellness Director.
  • Represents the NSYMCA in a positive manner. Discusses and promotes all YMCA programs and follows YMCA policies and procedures.
  • Maintains a well-groomed appearance and adheres to professional dress attire.
  • Attends all required meetings and training.
  • May perform fitness testing and orientations.
  • Secures a substitute if unable to attend scheduled shift.
  • Responsible for judging appropriate levels for all participants.
  • Develops rapport with members and responds to member questions related to fitness.
  • Coordinates the use of facilities for program activities and events.
  • Ensures safe and effective workouts. Responds to and reports accidents and incidents.
  • Any additional job duties as assigned.


Must have a current certification from an NCAA National Accredited Program for Group Exercise. Obtain state-approved First Aid and CPR Certifications as well as AED. Must have a basic knowledge of fitness and equivalent work/education experience. Must have a minimum of 10 hours of practical experience as a Group Exercise Instructor. Ability to lead a group exercise class, ability to motivate and educate members with an enthusiastic attitude.

Physical Demands:

Sufficient strength, agility, and mobility to perform essential functions and to supervise program activities.

Please email all inquiries and resumes to [email protected]