Position:  Group Exercise Instructor
Location:  Blue Ash YMCA, OH
Job Id:  745
# of Openings:  1

Under the direction of the Program Director and in accordance with the Christian nature and purpose of the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, the Group Fitness Instructor I is responsible for assisting in the instruction of physical fitness programs and activities related to the program.

  • Assist in land, water or mind/body class instruction under the direction and support of Group Fitness Instructor II or higher. Group Fitness Instructor I may not teach alone if not certified in YUSA Healthy Lifestyles Principles and Foundations of Group Exercise, YASA or Lifeguard (if applicable).
  • Prepare and know instructional materials.
  • Clean up area and return materials after class.
  • Keep accurate attendance records and totals.
  • Administer program evaluations.
  • Monitor the class for signs of stress.
  • Understand the needs and goals of participants and provide them with a positive, enjoyable environment in which to achieve their fitness goals.
  • Provide quality group exercise class that begins and ends on time, follows the scheduled class format, and is at the proper intensity level.
  • Arrive early and stay after class to answer questions and set-up, if necessary.
  • Be courteous, friendly and greet members by name whenever possible.
  • Respect the individual goals, needs and perspectives of each member.
  • Demonstrate a genuine interest in, and dedication to improving the health and fitness of clients
  • Assume all other responsibilities as deemed necessary or assigned.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must possess CPR/AED/02 and First Aid certifications prior to hire, and must maintain current certifications during employment. Must obtain an audition score equal to or better than average of 3 (Pass).
  • YUSA Healthy Lifestyles Principles must be obtained within six (6) months of employment.
  • YUSA Foundations of Group Exercise or YUSA YASA or Lifeguard and YUSA Water Fitness Instructor (if water fitness is primary mode of instruction), within nine (9) months of employment.
  • Regularly attend program training, CEC workshops and staff meetings.
  • Know and abide by center policies and procedures.
  • Know and abide by center substitution policies; minimizing the use of substitutes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
SALARY RANGE: $12.00 - $15.00/hour; may be eligible for higher salary rate based on experience & qualifications

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