Group Fitness Instructor - Part Time


The Group Fitness Instructor instructs quality group fitness classes, provides excellent customer service to members in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that promotes member wellness in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.

Essential Functions

  • Lead quality group fitness classes, as directed by the Program Manager, to accomplish the YMCA mission and goals.
  • Conduct  energizing, fun, safe, and educational classes .
  • Maintain working knowledge of fitness industry and YMCA trends to provide effective information and training to members.
  • Keep accurate class attendance records.
  • Be able to respond and follow YMCA policies and procedures in emergency situations.


  • Values
  • Inclusion
  • Relationships
  • Quality Results
  • Communication
  • Functional


Qualifications - Required

  • Required Certifications: CPR, AED, National Certification (ACE, NETA, AFAA, NASM) in group fitness instruction or YMCA Foundations of Group Exercise Certification
  • Certification in areas of expertise; i.e. Les Mills (Cardio, Strength, Yoga, Cycle, Mat Pilates, Dance, Active Older Adults, Silver Sneakers, etc.)
  • Attend and successfully complete within 90 days of hire: YMCA Healthy Lifestyles
  • Demonstrated customer service and communication skills

Qualifications - Preferred

  • 1 year of experience teaching group fitness classes

Work Conditions

  • Ability to conduct classes and activities relating to fitness.  Must be able to perform all physical aspects of the position; including walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 50 lbs at a time.