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Y of Cental Maryland

Group Exercise Instructor - Cycle

Y of Cental Maryland - Ellicott City, MD

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Group Exercise Instructor is the primary leader of a group exercise class, under the general guidance of the Fitness Director or Group Exercise Coordinator, and instructs all fitness classes within the guidelines of the Association to maintain the quality of programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Group Exercise Instructors 1-4:

Working at the skill and learning level of a particular class, demonstrates skills and explains them clearly to class members remembering safety at all times (including equipment, exercise modifications, or contraindicated movements)

Must work with individual students within class structure to enable all to correct faults, improve self image, provide all necessarily modifications, and progress their skills or abilities.

Prepares teaching area with necessary equipment and returns all teaching equipment to proper storage at the end of each class.

Assists in participant recruitment or program promotions and tracks class attendance and monitors class size for program management purposes.

Group Exercise Instructors 3-4:

Assist with training/orienting new instructors.

Serve as a role model for other group exercise instructors.

Assist with instructor in-service trainings.

Required Skills

Group Exercise Instructors 1-4:

Audition/practical demo with center Fitness Director or Coordinator prior to teaching;

Must have good speaking ability, and display an outgoing personality, enabling him/her to relate well to participants.

Understand the basic components of a safe and effective group exercise class.

Group Exercise Instructors 3-4:

Possess skills to potentially be selected to become a trainer for the YMCA of the USA.

Required Experience

Group Exercise Instructors 1-4:

Must obtain First Aid and CPR/AED certifications within 90 days.

Complete Y required training including New Employee Orientation, Child Abuse Prevention, One Y One Voice, Blood-borne Pathogens trainings, Health & Wellness Engagement within 90 days.

Complete YMCA Healthy Lifestyle Principles within 6 months of hire.

Group Exercise Instructor I:

has less than 3 years experience instructing group exercise classes and has 1 national certification (ACE, AFAA, ACSM, AAAI, or equivalent) OR has completed Y of USA Group Exercise Instructor certification.

Group Exercise Instructor II:

has 3 years instructing group exercise classes and has 1 national certification and must complete YMCA of USA Group Exercise Instructor certification within 6 months of hire.

Group Exercise Instructor III:

has 5 years instructing group exercise classes and has 2 national certifications (in separate disciplines) OR 1 national certification plus a degree in the fitness field and must complete Y of USA Group Exercise Certification within 6-months of hire.

Group Exercise Instructor IV:

has 7 years instructing group exercise classes and 2 national certifications (in separate disciplines) OR 1 national certification plus a degree in the fitness field and must complete Y of USA Group Exercise certification within 6-months of hire.

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Group Exercise Instructor - Cycle Y of Cental Maryland - Ellicott City, MD, United States

   

Location: Ellicott City, MD

Company Profile:
The Y of Central Maryland is a charitable organization dedicated to developing the full potential of every individual through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.