Group Exercise Instructor

Overview

Requisition Number:
4053
Date Posted:
9/11/2017
Location:
Hale YMCA Youth & Family Center
Address:
9 Technology Park Drive
City:
Putnam
State:
CT
Category:
Health & Wellness
Employment Status:
Part-time

 

Under the supervision of the Health & Wellness Director, a Group Exercise Instructor teaches a safe and effective class which promotes total fitness development for members. 

Greets everyone by using names whenever possible; extends thanks whenever appropriate; makes relationship building the number one priority at all times.  The position is responsible for ensuring that the mission, purpose, image and core values of the YMCA of Greater Hartford is conveyed.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Conducts group exercise classes according to the YMCA of Greater Hartford Program Quality Guidelines, as well as the specific class format.
  2. Expand his/her knowledge by seeking out and attending at least one YMCA training or other approved training in the health and fitness industry.
  3. Supervise class participants and activities to ensure safety and report any irregularities to supervisor immediately.
  4. Distribute handouts, announcements and evaluations to participants as assigned by supervisor.
  5. Acknowledge new members by addressing their concerns, informing and educating them on YMCA’s programs.
  6. Maintain active interest in and knowledge of current branch programs and shares information with members and community.
  7. Be a professional representative of the YMCA.
  8. Be able to work as a team member, assisting fellow staff when necessary.
  9. Make yourself available to all members regardless of age, gender, race, socioeconomic status, or fitness level. Share your knowledge and be a resource for sound health and fitness information.
  10. Take responsibility to keep studio/exercise classroom and equipment neat and clean. Report any equipment issues to Wellness staff and/or coordinator.
  11. Be familiar with emergency procedures. Responds promptly and appropriately.
  12. Maintain good attendance. Give supervisor at least two week notice ofschedule changes.
  13. Assume total responsibility for obtaining qualified substitutes when needed and inform supervisor.
  14. Allow at least ten minutes to prepare for class and allow for at least five minutes after class to be available for members.
  15. Arrive for assigned class well groomed and in proper uniform.
  16. Attendance at staff meetings is mandatory.
  17. Products or services that are not a part of the YMCA program(s) shall not    be promoted or endorsed by an employee to any member or guest whether the employee is “on the clock” or not.

 

YMCA COMPETENCIES:

  • Provides a quality experience for everyone, including but not limited to Health Seekers, Members, Participants, Internal Customers, Fellow Staff Members, Vendors, and others.
  • Treats everyone with courtesy, respect and consideration; displays integrity; listens actively and genuinely; communicates in a clear and pleasant manner; embraces differences among people; demonstrates an active willingness to learn and grow; accepts constructive criticism; works cooperatively as a team member.

 

PRINCIPLE ACTIVITIES:

          The member relations aspect of this position requires that relationship building be the number one priority at all times, attending to the needs and requests of health seekers, members, and all people within the YMCA in a courteous and friendly manner.

 

 

 

 

  • Possess and maintain current CPR certifications and Association Pre-Practicum approved.
  • National certification (ACE, NETA, AFAA, NASM) in group fitness instruction or YMCA Foundations of Group Exercise certification.
  • Certification in areas of expertise.
  • At least one year of experience teaching group wellness classes preferred.
  • Group Exercise Pre-Hire Practicum.

 

 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT:

 

  • Must be able to stand for the duration of the shift
  • Must be able to bend and stoop occasionally
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds occasionally

 

EFFECT ON END RESULT:

  • The YMCA will be recognized by the community as providing excellent service to all who walk through our doors or contact us on the phone.
  • The YMCA will effectively connect and build relationships with its members and the community, resulting in increased member enrollment and retention.
  • Consistent, superior member service and satisfaction resulting in continued growth in membership, programs and special services.
  • The YMCA will operate effectively and efficiently.  Members will receive complete instruction in the use and benefits of all equipment, proper education regarding health and fitness, and a personalized fitness program.  Members, regardless of age, gender, socioeconomic status, lifestyle, or fitness level will feel supported and motivated to adhere to life-long participation.

 

 

AA/EOE/M/F/D/V