Group Exercise Director

455 2nd Street, S.E. Suite 301
Charlottesville , VA 22911
United States

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No Travel

Job Description

The Group Exercise Director is responsible for overseeing acac’s Group Exercise Program (including land-based classes, mat Pilates, and special Group Ex events or programs) and for managing the Group Exercise Instructor team. The Group Ex Director is also responsible for engaging and collaborating with other Directors at acac as needed.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

Group Exercise Team

  • Provides strong leadership with excellent communication skills and problem solving abilities
  • Hires and trains all Group Ex instructors
  • Collaborates with counterpart and Marketing department to develop and maintain an adequate Group Exercise schedule to meet member needs
  • Manages and updates sub list and web site in order to maintain current and accurate instructor list
  • Conducts periodic meetings with instructors
  • Conducts annual evaluations for instructors
  • Creates a culture in which the instructors feel and exhibit urgency to satisfy members
  • Ensures that instructors are in proper acac uniform when teaching
  • Keeps instructors informed about club activities, including activities outside their area, and ensures that they are able to promote all acac activities
  • Approves payroll and submits approval to Payroll manager by requested deadline
  • Collaborates with HR team to ensure new team members have provided appropriate new hire paperwork
  • Ensures new team members attend an acac Launch
  • Ensures instructors are properly certified

Group Ex Studios/Facility

  • Maintains studios and equipment in safe, working, and clean condition
  • Coordinates with Facilities Director to ensure routine maintenance, cleaning, and repairs
  • Purchases and maintains supplies necessary for successful facility operation
  • In collaboration with counterpart, performs regular evaluation of Group Ex policies and updates as needed


  • Delivers and receives daily information internally and externally via personal contact, ACAC Webmail and/or ACAC voicemail
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with acac members/guests in order to make all members/guests feel welcome
  • Keeps members informed of events and activities and encourage member participation
  • Develops and implements programs that are consistent with acac’s mission and which will increase member participation
  • Serves as main point of contact related to all Group Ex questions

Group Exercise Classes

  • Oversees the operations and staffing for all Group Ex classes
  • Ensures classes are properly covered and instructors present in emergency situations
  • Tracks member usage in classes
  • Actively promotes all programs and strives to increase member/guest participation
  • Ensures instructors are aware of Group Ex programs and policies so that they may handle questions from members/guests knowledgeably
  • Purchases and maintains all needed supplies to ensure continued program success


  • Establishes and operates within an accurate budget for the Group Ex Department
  • Strives to increase gross and net revenue year-to-year
  • Creates financial plans for new fitness programs to be reviewed by the General Manager; plans should clearly outline the purpose/goal of the program, target member/guest audience, minimum/maximum participants, dates for programs, as well as any fees to be charged
  • Keeps up to date payroll and expense summaries and ensures they fall within the established budget


  • Reports milestones, achievements, and other outcomes at regularly scheduled meetings with General Manager
  • Manages and directs all necessary administrative functions and assigned resources including maintenance of records in an orderly and confidential manner
  • Follows prescribed administrative procedures and protocols when purchasing supplies
  • Attends meetings and training as required
  • Coordinates with other acac Directors and Managers to ensure an overall high level of success for the club
  • Collaborates with Marketing Director to ensure marketing material is up-to-date and accurate; develops creative ideas that will market acac programs and increase participation
Job Requirements

High school diploma or GED required
College degree preferred
Experience leading or supervising teams
Previous experience in setting and working within financial budgets
Current AFAA certification
Current CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications a plus
Superior customer service skills
Excellent communication skills to work positively with different populations
Must be extremely organized and prepared to teach classes
Must enjoy training, motivating, and communicating with people
Able to work varied shifts, including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays
Able to successfully demonstrate proper exercise techniques and use of equipment
Able to be creative in finding the best teaching methods to accommodate different populations
Proficient computer and internet skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Able to actively participate in classes
Must be in excellent physical condition to teach classes
Willing and able to respond immediately and appropriately to multiple or unexpected situations or emergencies
Safety and customer service oriented
Courtney Valladares
455 2nd Street, S.E. Suite 301
Charlottesville 22911
United States
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