Group Exercise Instructor Job Description

Group Exercise Instructor Job Description

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Group exercise instructor provides expert recommendations to staff and patients in the area of exercise physiology and kinesiology and offers suggestions to enhance programming.

Group Exercise Instructor Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Maintains active certification in a recognized certifying organization, such as ACSM, AFAA, ACE, Les Mills or similar organization
Ability to monitor vital signs, maintains adequate knowledge base regarding cardiovascular and respiratory precautions
Writes group exercise techniques that are appropriate for the fitness level of scheduled class
Before and after each instructed class, ensures that the group exercise room is well maintained and adequately equipped, including microphones, sound, projector and any additional audio/visual equipment that may have been used during the class
Represents the CHWC in a professional, courteous and enthusiastic manner
Adheres to all CHWC and FHZ standards, policies and procedures
Instructs classes in accordance with CHWC policies and procedures and maintains a friendly and safe environment
Instructs each class within ACSM (“American College of Sports Medicine”), AFAA (“Aerobics and Fitness Association of America”) and ACE (“American Council on Exercise”) guidelines and ensures participants avoid any injury-prone exercises when applicable
Instructs the group fitness classes with clear and concise instruction, easy for the participants to follow
Responsible for clocking in and out as required by facility policy

Group Exercise Instructor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Group Exercise Instructor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: AED, CPR, SPIN

Education for Group Exercise Instructor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the group exercise instructor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and Associate Degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Health Promotion, Management, Human Relations, Education, Teaching, Healthcare, Health, Faculty

Skills for Group Exercise Instructor

Desired skills for group exercise instructor include:

Anatomy
Benefits of aerobic exercise * Basic understanding of the cardiovascular system
Kinesiology * Participation in group exercise
Teaching * Moderate to high personal fitness level * Interpersonal and communication skills are essential
Human anatomy
Physiology
Kinesiology and training principles
Body mechanics needed
Exercise technique
Body alignment and exercise safety

Desired experience for group exercise instructor includes:

Ability to maintain a routine weekly work schedule for an entire semester
Ability to attend required in-services each semester
Willingness to work weekends and fill in as a substitute as needed
Minimum of 1 year experience teaching yoga to an adult population
Reports to work on time as specified in the attendance policy
Must be able to work a flexible work schedule to include holidays and weekends

Group Exercise Instructor Examples

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Group Exercise Instructor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of group exercise instructor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for group exercise instructor
  • Up to date with industry standards and technique
  • Minimum of 1 year experience teaching required
  • Non-aquatic fitness instructors must be certified through ACE, AFAA, ACSM or have a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science or related field upon hire
  • Ensures that safety and injury prevention policies and procedures are adhered to by participants
  • Teach cardio or aquatics classes during the morning hours
  • Teach Les Mills BODYCOMBAT(TM) or choreographed Kick Boxing format group exercise classes
  • Teamwork attitude and assist your co-workers when needed
  • Assist in day-to-day operations of the fitness center as needed and maintain Group Exercise room equipment is to be put away at the end of each class
  • Be required to obtain CPR/First Aid/AED training through American Red Cross within 1 month of employment
  • Teach Zumba group exercise class during after work hours
Qualifications for group exercise instructor
  • High School education or equivalent with 1 year experience of fitness class instruction
  • Must display ability to motivate members in Fitness classes
  • Good skills in coordination, rhythm and timing
  • ACE, ACSM, AFAA, AEA certification(minimum of 1)
  • WSI or equivalent water rescue preferred or obtained in first year
  • Occasionally, the group exercise classroom furnishings may require rearranging to provide adequate space for instruction
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Group Exercise Instructor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of group exercise instructor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for group exercise instructor
  • Stay updated on current issues regarding group fitness/wellness programs
  • Promote, monitor, evaluate, and ensure that group exercise classes run smoothly with a high level of service to participants
  • Maintain branch and association certifications in CPR/AED and any other required certifications and/or training required by the Metro Atlanta YMCA
  • Maintain all wellness certifications by meeting continuing education requirements
  • Attend all required staff meetings and trainings
  • Secure his/her own music and select music that is suitable for a family setting
  • Participate in and partner with wellness cabinet activities
  • Stay updated on current issues regarding water group fitness/wellness programs
  • Maintain all water group exercise certifications by meeting continuing education requirements outlined by YMCA/AEA
  • Checking ID’s
Qualifications for group exercise instructor
  • Aerobics instructor certification required to instruct scheduled classes
  • Must be able to frequently move, lift or carry materials weighing up to 30 lbs., 20% of the time
  • Must teach and assist participants 18 years and up of varied fitness levels
  • Required to hold a nationally accredited certification for general group exercise or in specific area of training
  • Teaching experience preferred but can help to train in specific exercise formats
  • Proficient in teaching aquatic group exercise formats
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Group Exercise Instructor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a group exercise instructor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for group exercise instructor
  • Provide instruction for fitness routines for each class
  • Provide an entertaining environment to patrons in the class
  • Ensures safety of participants
  • Ensures department/facility policies are adhered to
  • Provide instruction through AACCA safety guidelines
  • Instruct participants in maintaining appropriate exercise techniques while evaluating ability of participants
  • Teach 30 minute group, private and semi-private swim lessons to adults of all ages and ability levels
  • Facilitate swim tests to children in order to place them in desired sessions
  • Teach aquatic format group exercise class during the morning hours as needed
  • Screens class for new members, and instructs newcomers on class content
Qualifications for group exercise instructor
  • Experience teaching a variety of aquatic group exercise classes
  • Applicants must have knowledge of proper exercise progressions, techniques, and human movement
  • Certification in Group Exercise Instruction or related discipline preferred
  • A nationally recognized group exercise certification
  • Current Adult CPR and AED certifications with practical application training required from American Red Cross or American Heart Association
  • High school or GED degree required
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Group Exercise Instructor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of group exercise instructor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for group exercise instructor
  • Instructors are not doctors and will not diagnose or prescribe exercise
  • Teach a cardio and strength format group exercise classes
  • Teach a cardio and strength format group exercise classes during lunch time hours
  • Teach a cardio and strength format group exercise classes during morning and lunch time hours
  • Teach cardio and strength format group exercise classes
  • Teach a Step group exercise class during lunch time hour
  • Teach PiYo classes
  • Design fitness programs for various patient populations
  • Organize and instruct exercise classes for all fitness levels
  • Develop and market general health and wellness programs
Qualifications for group exercise instructor
  • Must secure his/her own substitute instructor in a timely manner (using the GroupEx PRO App or other process outlined by supervisor) if he/she is unable to teach a YMCA class
  • Must know, understand, and consistently apply Metro Atlanta YMCA risk and safety guidelines, best practices, and branch emergency procedures
  • Adhere to strength training and nutrition guidelines in alignment with
  • May have less than one year of experience in teaching water group exercise classes or years of water group exercise participation
  • Must complete all YMCA/AEA online certification courses, including the AEA Aquatic Fitness Professional (AFP) Certification, within 60 days of hire date
  • Must complete the online YMCA/AEA online certification courses, including the AEA Arthritis Foundation Program Leader (AFPL) Certification within 60 days of hire date if teaching Aqua Arthritis programs
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Group Exercise Instructor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of group exercise instructor. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for group exercise instructor
  • Physical ability to teach several classes each day
  • Teach step format group exercise class
  • Teaching an upbeat, safe and effective group exercise class that is geared for all fitness levels
  • Teach cardio and strength format group exercise class during the evening time hours
  • Assesses the health risk factors of aerobic participants
  • Begins and ends classes on time
  • Checks the attendance to verify that all participants have checked in
  • Conveys a positive attitude while instructing participants
  • Teach cycle format group exercise classes
  • Teach cardio and strength format group exercise class during the evening hours
Qualifications for group exercise instructor
  • Must pass water group exercise audition based upon the format(s) of water group exercise instruction for which the instructor is being hired
  • Must be knowledgeable about fitness-related issues, including, but not limited to, aerobic vs
  • Adhere to strength training, water fitness, and nutrition guidelines in alignment with Y-USA/ACE/AEA, and ACSM guidelines
  • May have less than one year of experience in teaching group exercise classes or years of group exercise participation
  • CPR/ First Aid preferred
  • National Fitness Certification required

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