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Group Exercise Instructor

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POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Wellness Director and in accordance with the policies of The SKY Family YMCA, the Group Exercise Instructor will be responsible for the delivery of safe, effective and physically appropriate group exercise classes.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Staff is expected to act professionally and dress according to the requirements.
  • All Staff should arrive promptly for their shift.
  • Opening personnel must arrive with adequate time prepare facility for opening.
  • Follow the format of the class type and description to be taught.
  • The exercise instructors shall agree to be ready for class to start on time, finish on time and shall agree to schedule his/her time for set up and take down necessary for efficient class performance
  • Ensure that classes are safe and within industry standards and guidelines.
  • Exercise instructors are responsible for their own music and agree to use music suitable for a family setting.
  • Become familiar with class participants; learn names, their health concerns and their physical limitations.
  • Maintain constant supervision of participants during class.
  • Direct all maintenance concerns to Wellness Director immediately.
  • Ensure all participants wear appropriate footwear
  • Make sure all equipment is put away correctly following your shift.
  • Instructors are expected to find their own substitutes if they are not work their scheduled shift and communicate the substitute to the supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Attend regularly scheduled, mandatory staff meetings.
  • Utilize time clock and monitor timesheet.  Bring any corrections to supervisor within a timely manner.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Successfully complete State of Florida Criminal History Background Check requirements as well as meet the Association’s policies on background screening
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Refrain from diagnosing injuries, offering medical advice, and dispensing or endorsing any and all commercial health products especially nutritional supplements, vitamins, performance enhancing substances, and pain relievers.
  • Must be a self starter, with high energy and a positive attitude
  • Adhere to drug/alcohol/smoke free workplace policy
  • Participate in YMCA-sponsored special events and activities when possible.
  • Perform team assignments in Annual Partner with Youth campaign.

CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • CPR/ First Aid/AED Certifications required
  • Appropriate fitness certification
  • Completion of YMCA’s Blood Borne Pathogens training annually
  • Completion of YMCA’s Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Class annually
  • One year or more of experience in fitness.
  • Additional training classes as recommended by Supervisor

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Requires individual to perform a range of exercise activities.
  • Requires full range of motion, including manual and finger dexterity and hand and eye coordination.
  • Requires corrected vision, speech, and hearing to normal range, or special accommodations made of sufficient nature for completion of assigned tasks.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds, bending, reaching, and kneeling to reach equipment.
  • Ability to actively demonstrate exercise moves, communicate with class, aerobic capacity to perform class motions.
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