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Group Exercise Instructor

Richmond County Family YMCA, 45 George Brown Lane, Warsaw, Virginia, United States of America Req #1748
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Imagine being part of one of the most respected human services organizations in the world—a place where your work positively influences the lives of others, a place where you thrive in a values-based environment, a place where you are building a better future for yourself and your community.
General Function:
Under the supervision of designated supervisor, and in harmony with the mission and purpose of the established policies and goals of the YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas, the Group Exercise instructor is responsible for conducting, teaching and leading classes while establishing a safe and effective group exercise environment and delivering of an outstanding member experience. With an emphasis on ensuring the highest quality service to members and guests, the Group Exercise Instructor will work with all staff to welcome, connect, support, and engage all members, guests, and staff.
1. Minimum of 18 years of age.
2. Must have a nationally YMCA recognized Group Exercise (GE) certification.).
3. Must obtain YMCA Healthy Lifestyles (HLP) within first 6 months of employment.  
4. Certification in CPR/First Aid/AED/O2.
5. Complete and maintain required trainings to include but not limited to: New Employee Orientation (NEO), Bloodborne Pathogens, Child Abuse Prevention (CAP), and Sexual Harassment upon hire and annually thereafter.
6. Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and Child Protective Services check.
Essential Functions:
1. Support the mission, vision and goals of the YMCA.
2. Promote a professional values-based culture by leading with the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
3. Lead in a manner that advances our cause to strengthen the foundations of community through programs that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
4. Be prepared with choreographed routing for each class.
5. Ensure all equipment and supplies are accessible prior to class beginning.
6. Demonstrate knowledge in exercise physiology, kinesiology, injury prevention, cardiovascular and medical considerations, nutrition, and body composition.
7. Commit to continuing education to maintain GE certification(s) and continually upgrade classes to reflect knowledge.
8. Demonstrate effective class formats, leadership skills, and sensitivity to all levels of exercise.
9. Attend staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.
10. Wear proper attire.
11. Act as a leader in emergency situations.  Report any accidents or incidents according to Emergency Communication Action Plan.
12. Carry out other related duties as deemed necessary by the Wellness Department and center operations to ensure an excellent member experience.
YMCA Competencies (Leader):
Engaging Community, Communication & Influence, Inclusion, Collaboration, Functional Expertise
Skills and Ability Requirements:
1. Ability to respond effectively to inquiries or complaints. 
2. Ability to properly prepare, choreograph, teach all required classes. 
3. Must be able to meet the physical aspects of the position, including walking, standing, bending, and reaching for extended periods.
4. Adequate ability to hear noises and distinguish distress signals.
5. Ability to communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distance in normal and loud situations.
Excellent benefits, including 12% retirement upon meeting the requirements of the National YMCA Retirement Fund.  Includes YMCA Adult Membership.

Other details

  • Job Family Wellness
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $13.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $19.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Richmond County Family YMCA, 45 George Brown Lane, Warsaw, Virginia, United States of America