WELLNESS - Specialty Fitness Instructor

Location: Dallas, TX (Lake Highlands YMCA - 8920 Stults Road)

Job Description



Instructs classes in a specialized program area, such as gymnastics, dance, yoga, any of the martial arts, arts and humanities, etc.  Provides motivational coaching to members.


1.      Plans and instructs classes in a specialty area. Observes and discusses individual progress with participants

2.      Develops positive relationships with participants and provides motivational support and guidance.

3.      Increases participant awareness of all healthy lifestyle factors.

4.      Encourages member and parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.

5.      Attends staff meetings and approved trainings as required.

6.      Sets up and takes down class equipment.  Reports equipment problems.

7.      Ensures safe and effective classes.  Responds to, and reports, accidents and incidents.

8.      Tracks, monitors, evaluates and transitions assigned participants providing motivational  

       support and counseling.  Accurately maintains related records.




1.      Current state approved first aid certification. *

2.      Current state approved CPR certification.

3.      High school education or equivalent preferred.

4.      Two or more years of experience as a class participant, leader or instructor, or equivalent.

5.      Relevant certifications based on specialty class being offered.


* Within 90 days of employment or at first available training; may be required at hire.



Ability to individually lead a class.  Ability to motivate, educate and communicate effectively with members.  Ability to set up, move and store class equipment. Ability to provide motivational coaching.  Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations