This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Instructs group classes in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that welcomes people of all skill and fitness levels. Effectively builds community within the class. Modifies class as needed to meet varied health, ability and cultural needs.

 Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Arrives 5 to 10 minutes early to greet members, welcome, and assist them with setup. 2. Conducts and organizes engaging classes agreed to on the current monthly schedule that begin and end on time. 3. Finds their own subs when needed. After locating a sub, informs their supervisor of the absence at least 48 hours in advance. In the case of an emergency, instructors must contact their direct supervisor immediately. No-shows and excessive subbing of classes can lead to disciplinary action up to and including termination. 4. Adheres to all class tracking procedures. 5. Teaches to various fitness levels simultaneously and is able to provide modifications for all abilities, encouraging members to work at their own pace. 6. Monitors participants for proper positioning and intensity levels and is able to explain or demonstrate the correct and safe way to perform all exercises by applying appropriate policies and procedures. 9. Builds effective, authentic relationships with members; helps members connect with each other and the YMCA. 10. Takes responsibility for all audio equipment and care. Ensures that class music is current, varied, appropriate, and interesting to participants. Controls safe volume levels to facilitate communication with participants. Reports any equipment or studio malfunctions to the Wellness Director immediately.

 Required Qualifications: 

1. Must hold a current exercise instructor certification. a. Instructors of specialty classes such as Cycle, Barre, Pilates, Yoga, ZUMBA, BODYCOMBAT, etc. must hold a current certification in the specialty taught. b. Instructors of non-specialty classes must hold a current Group Exercise certification from a nationally recognized organization such as ACE (American Council on Exercise), NETA (National Exercise Trainers Association), AFAA (Aerobics & Fitness Association of America), ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) etc. to teach Group Exercise classes. The following certifications will be provided and paid for by the YMCA within 30 days of hire: CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications, Blood Borne Pathogens, and Child Abuse Prevention training. Must complete all mandatory Columbia Y trainings by the required dates.

Physical Demands: 

1. Ability to conduct classes and activities. 2. Ability to perform all physical aspects of the position; including: walking, standing, bending, reaching, climbing, lifting (50 lbs.), kneeling, crouching, seeing, hearing, and carrying (50 lbs.). 3. Ability to perform close, distance, and peripheral vision to monitor all participants in the exercise venue.

Pay rate: $19-21/ DOE

Work dates and times: We are looking to add 1-2 45 minute classes a week. days and times of the classes can be negotiated around your schedule.

Contact: [email protected]

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