Group Exercise Instructor

Livonia Family YMCA
14255 Stark Road
Livonia, MI 48154
United States

Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
From $11 To $18.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

Under the direction of the Wellness Director, the YMCA Group Exercise Instructor will function in such a capacity as part of the YMCA Wellness department and adhere to all rules and codes of conduct set forth by the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit.  YMCA Group Exercise Instructors will be able to instruct aerobics and other adult fitness classes with proper exercise technique, principles, and procedures.  

Ÿ Wear uniform and name tag when working.

Ÿ Introduce yourself at the beginning of each class.

Ÿ Attend all staff meetings.

Ÿ Announce in class all upcoming YMCA activities and events.

Ÿ Tailor classes to the needs of the participants. Lead the class for the benefit of the participants, not your own.

Ÿ Lead all classes with effectiveness, safety and members’ needs as your top priority.

Ÿ Teach members the proper and preferred technique for all exercises.

Ÿ Inform members of new information regarding training, exercise safety and effectiveness.

Ÿ To communicate positively with our members. Motivate them through your creativity, music, personality, energy, and enthusiasm.

Ÿ Be available to sub at least once a month where applicable.

Ÿ Be available before and after class to talk with members about physical fitness and related topics.

Ÿ Act as a positive, self-confident role model for the YMCA. Promote the YMCA through personal example and member interaction.

Ÿ To help maintain a neat, clean, and pleasant environment throughout the entire YMCA and especially in the Aerobics Studio.

Ÿ Know and follow all YMCA emergency procedures.

Ÿ Perform administrative functions such as attendance records, answering questions, promoting the wellness department, etc.

Ÿ To contribute to running the group exercise classes in compliance with the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit Wellness Standards and Guidelines.

Ÿ Be knowledgeable of all programs at the YMCA.




This position has a primary effect on the overall effectiveness with which the association accomplishes its aims and objectives of customer service through:

Ÿ A safe environment in which people of a variety of ages and fitness levels can achieve fitness goals.

Ÿ A quality experience for the members wishing to improve their fitness levels due to staff friendliness, knowledge, and eagerness to serve the members’ needs.

Ÿ A positive image of the YMCA in the community.

Ÿ An increase in membership.

Ÿ Higher membership retention rate and customer satisfaction.

Ÿ Education of members in fitness related areas.

Job Requirements
 The physical ability to perform the classes they will be leading.
 The ability to communicate verbally to individuals and small groups.
 Nationally recognized Group Fitness certification (ACE, AFAA, NETA or YMCA Group Exercise Instructor Certification) must be current.
 CPR/AED must be current
 An understanding of exercise principles is essential as well as the ability to work with people of all ages and fitness levels.
 At least 6 months experience teaching group exercise classes is preferred.
 Must be able to perform an audition session as part of hiring process.
 Maintain current certifications through continuing education credits.
 Pay rate will be based on your level of experience and certifications.

Livonia Family YMCA
Chenoa Hall
14255 Stark Road
Livonia MI 48154
United States

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