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27 Feb 2023

Part-Time Group Fitness Instructor

YMCA of the North – Posted by YMCA of the North Anywhere

Job Description

Lunge into a career!

The YMCA healthy living program is hiring enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals that are looking for an opportunity and have a passion for teaching group exercise classes!

Do you like to teach others?  Are you comfortable in the fitness studio and enjoy putting together exercise routines?  Do you want to help others meet their health and wellness goals? The YMCA Group Fitness Instructor role offers career development, a great mission to get behind, and is a FUN environment.

The YMCA Group Fitness Instructor role is more than a job and is a critical role at the YMCA.  A Fitness Instructor teaches youth and adults exercise techniques to be safe and have fun in a group workout setting.  In the exercise studio we have a passion for having a positive impact on all wellness journeys.

Our goal in the YMCA healthy living program is to provide kids and adults with a safe, fun space in the studio to thrive. If you want to make a positive impact on all ages, the Group Fitness Instructor role is the adventure for you. The Group Fitness Instructor will teach safe and healthy movement and provide options for all fitness levels and abilities.

Scheduled exercise classes may include; Kickboxing, Weight Lifting, High Intensity Intervals, Cycling, Dance, Yoga and Meditation, Water Exercise and more class types!

Apply today for the YMCA Group Fitness Instructor program and join our team of passionate fitness instructors!

Requirements and Opportunities:

Experience teaching group exercise classes
Work with diverse fitness abilities
Demonstrated customer service and communication skills
Set weekly schedule: 1 or more classes per week

Benefits include:

YMCA of the North membership
YMCA Program Discounts for your family

1.  Job Summary:

The Group Fitness Instructor instructs quality group fitness classes, provides excellent customer service to members in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that promotes member wellness in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.

2.  Essential Functions:

Lead quality group fitness classes, as directed by the Program Manager, to accomplish the YMCA mission and goals.
Conduct energizing, fun, safe, and educational classes.
Maintain working knowledge of fitness industry and YMCA trends to provide effective information and training to members.
Keep accurate class attendance records.
Be able to respond and follow YMCA policies and procedures in emergency situations.

3.  Relationships:

This position reports to the Program Manager who reports to the Director of Healthy Living.  The incumbent works closely with the other PT instructors, supervisor, member services, and building/maintenance staff.  The incumbent should address members by name and encourage participation in activities.

4.  Qualifications:


Required Certifications: CPR, AED, National Certification (ACE, NETA, AFAA, NASM) in group fitness instruction or YMCA Foundations of Group Exercise Certification
Certification in areas of expertise (Cardio, Strength, Yoga, Cycle, Mat Pilates, Dance, ForeverWell, Silver Sneakers, etc.)
Attend and successfully complete within 90 days of hire: YMCA Healthy Lifestyles
Demonstrated customer service and communication skills


1 year of experience teaching group fitness classes

5.  Work Conditions:

Ability to conduct classes and activities relating to fitness.  Must be able to perform all physical aspects of the position; including walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 50 lbs at a time.
Exposure to music volume ranging from moderate to loud.
Ability to recognize and react calmly and effectively in the event of an emergency.

6.  Additional Notes:

Supervisory titles may change depending on branch.

This job description represents the major functions of the position, but it is not intended to be all-inclusive.  The incumbent is also responsible for taking direction from branch representatives in completing projects or performing duties deemed necessary for the branch or Association’s success.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Pledge

The Y of the North is committed to the work and everyday practices of eliminating disparities and eradicating of unjust systems to become a multicultural, anti-racist and anti-oppressive organization. YMCA of the North team members and volunteers must exemplify the association’s mission, vision and values of caring, equity, honesty, respect and responsibility.


The YMCA of the North continues to develop plans and strategies to ensure team members and volunteers reflect the demographics of the communities we serve. We will continually conduct institutional racism and oppression review of our policies, procedures and practices in recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a multicultural, anti-racist and anti-oppressive work environment and culture that promotes equity and respect for the human dignity of all. We value and respect this diversity and choose to be inclusive through our acceptance of all.

How to Apply

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Part-Time.

Job expires in 24 days.

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