Group Exercise Instructor

YWCA New Britain
19 Franklin Square
New Britain, CT 06051
United States

Job Start Date
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
From $15 To $25.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description


The Group Exercise Instructor reports to and takes day-to-day direction from the Fitness Director/Wellness Director. The Group Exercise Instructor is responsible for presenting a positive and competent image of the YWCA through quality fitness programs designed to meet the needs of the community. Must be flexible to meet requirements of the position including some evenings; weekend and holiday work may be required.


Key Areas of Responsibility

The Group Exercise Instructor assumes many responsibilities. These responsibilities include the following:


Fitness Instruction:

1) Ensuring that member’s needs are met through personal recognition and by providing quality service and group fitness classes

2) ensuring that your fitness classes meet YWCA standards

3) assuming a leadership role as a professional in the area of exercise and aerobics

4) ensuring that a safe and healthy environment exists for exercising

5) arriving to teach class in advance of the scheduled time to greet participants, answer questions and address concerns

6) dressing appropriately for teaching exercise classes

7) arriving well-prepared, music cued and routine thought out

8) learning the names of participants who attend your classes

9) sharing educational information with your class participants

10) teaching classes with energy and enthusiasm

11) motivating class participants to the best of your ability

12) noting new participants and sharing basic exercise information with them

13) keeping up-to-date on safety and fitness trends

14) finding a substitute instructor if unable to teach and recording it appropriately

15) reporting any equipment/facility problems to the Fitness Director

16) maintaining your national accreditation certification

17) maintaining professionalism through support of your colleagues and other YWCA staff

18) actively participating as a YWCA employee by working with staff and members in fitness programs and special events

19) and assuming any other duties as assigned by the Fitness Director.

Job Requirements

· Must have excellent written and oral communication skills to work positively with different populations, in groups and individually

· must be well-organized and prepared to teach classes

· must be able to think independently and develop routines for teaching specific exercise classes

· must be able to keep confidences and practice discernment

· a strong interest in health & wellness

· must be certified through ACE, NETA, ACSM, AFAA or other approved nationally accredited organization within one year of hire

· must have and maintain CPR and First Aid certifications

· must be alert and aware of signs of exercise-induced distress

· must have adequate vision to review documents and adequate hearing to interact with the public

· must be able to lift up to 50 pounds using proper technique

· must be able to learn and follow YWCA guidelines related to employment and benefits administration

· occasional travel for training may be required

· must understand, believe in and contribute to the mission of the YWCA, dedicated to “Eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all”

YWCA New Britain
Valerie Cammarota
19 Franklin Square
New Britain CT 06051
United States
YWCA New Britain Valerie Cammarota

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