Group Exercise Instructor

Greater Wichita YMCA
402 N Market
Wichita, KS 67202
United States

Job Start Date
Application Closing Date
From $10 To $24.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description


GENERAL FUNCTION: Under the direction of the Program/Senior Program Director, the Group Exercise Instructor will be responsible for leading classes and giving general fitness and health education information to participants.



Education/Experience Requirements:

  1. Minimum age of 18
  2. Must have completed entry-level instructor training


Physical/Mental Requirements:

  1. Must be able to use weight and frequently perform the following physical activities; jump, climb, bend, stoop, kneel, twist, reach with hands, sit, stand for extended periods of time, walk, lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, have finger dexterity, grasp, perform repetitive motions, hear and have visual acuity to perform detailed tasks
  2. Must have ability to motivate people and communicate effectively; both orally and in writing
  3. Must possess problem solving, organizational and task management skills and have ability to make independent and sound decisions in a rapidly changing environment
  4. Must be detail oriented and exhibit a high degree of accuracy and alertness
  5. Must demonstrate initiative in absence of supervision
  6. Must be able to build meaningful relationships and relate to and work with diverse groups of people in a friendly and consistent manner
  7. Must work collaboratively as a team member as well as independently and lead by assigned goals, duties and deadlines
  8. Must possess ability to exercise high levels of discretion and confidentiality
  9. Must present a neat and professional appearance at all times


Job Requirements:

  1. Commitment to the YMCA mission, vision and values
  2. Must attend New Employee Orientation within 30 days of hire
  3. Complete CPR/AED, YUSA Online Trainings, Foundations of Group Exercise or ACE, AFAA, Yoga Alliance Certification, in accordance with Conditions of Employment

4.    Possess a clear and complete understanding of the general principles of health education and be familiar with basic concepts of fitness and exercise

  1. Must learn all emergency procedures and action plans for the branch
  2. Understand and abide-by all policies and procedures as set forth by the association
  3. Work a schedule that reflects the needs of the branch; including evenings and weekends



1.    Fulfilling confirmed seasonal teaching schedule or finding substitutes for the remaining schedule if the need arises.

2.    Responsible for consistently maintaining class attendance above 8 to remain on the schedule.

  1. Beginning and ending classes on time; being available to answer participant questions as needed.

4.    Responsible for organization and clean-up of studio equipment; reporting any facility or equipment irregularities, unsafe conditions or feedback to supervisor verbally and in writing.

5.    Responsible for staying current with trends in the field/industry by attending outside/inside trainings; developing a base of information that is current in particular discipline from which participant’s questions can be answered and specific information given out as requested.

6.    Responsible for maintaining required number of CEC’s to keep certifications current; required expired certifications will result in being pulled from the schedule until it is current.

7.    Notifying your supervisor 24-hours in advance of any expected absenteeism and finding subs in as far in advance as possible.

8.    Being able to substitute classes for other instructors when needed.

9.    Contacting Group Exercise Coordinator/Fitness Director/Wellness Director and/or Manager on Duty Instructors if there are problems arising; no matter what the circumstance, instructors are not permitted to cancel class. 

10. Responsible for becoming familiar with other family YMCA programs, membership policies, and general information.

11. Responsible for attending staff meetings; understanding that missing two in a row may result in disciplinary action.

12. Supporting Strong Community Campaign fundraising efforts.

13. Other Duties assigned.


EFFECT ON END RESULT: Ensuring a positive and enjoyable learning experience for all class participants. The popularity and size of the classes and number of persons who attain their individual goals will measure achievable results.

Job Requirements
1. Minimum age of 18
2. Must have completed entry-level instructor training
Greater Wichita YMCA
brandy weber
402 N Market
Wichita KS 67202
United States

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