Health & Wellness Instructor

Health & Wellness Instructor 
Job Description

Position Summary:

Provide quality instruction of aerobic and fitness classes in accordance with YMCA standards and guidelines. Encourage participants using energy and enthusiasm.

Reports To: Program Director/Program Coordinator-Health & Wellness

Qualifications

Qualifications: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability requires. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School (GED) preferred
  • 1-3 years experience 

Reasoning Ability: 

Ability to anticipate, identify and address members needs to ensure safety and enjoyment. To accurately complete all required paperwork. To professionally handle and or get help to resolve conflict. Ability to follow instructions as given and/or directed by supervisor. 

Certifications / Training:

  • CPR (In-house)/ AED
  • First Aid (Outreach)
  • Principles of Health and Wellness (Within 3 months of hire)
  • Group Exercise Instructor Certification (Within 6 months of hire)
  • Foundations of YMCA Strength & Conditioning
  • Foundations of YMCA Group Exercise
  • YMCA Cardio and Step Aerobics Instructor 

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands; balance, stoop, kneel or crouch; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. 

Work Environment: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The position has exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens and the incumbent will be educated and prepared to do so.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Essential Functions
Description

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned

  •  Provide enjoyable, high-quality class instruction.
  • Appropriately demonstrate and instruct proper exercise in accordance with program standards.
  • Responsible for the health and safety of all individuals in the fitness area, i.e. caution regarding unsafe practices and conditions and perform rescue/ first aid when necessary. Report accidents and injuries and complete incident reports.
  • Set up and break down equipment as necessary.
  • Find coverage for self in the event of an absence and then notify the Program Director of the change.
  • Responsible for attending staff meetings/events.
  • Work in harmony and cooperation with the staff, volunteers and members of the YMCA.
  • Provide encouragement during class instruction while being enthusiastic and positive representative of the YMCA.
  • Be a member service ambassador, remaining abreast of current programs and facility schedules; being prepared to provide personalized direction to other YMCA services.
  • Continually enhance professional development through additional certification trainings, work shops, educational courses and/or appropriate reading material.
  • Communicate with members, make them feel welcome and address them by name.
  • Instruct group classes in accordance with national guidelines.

 

YMCA of Greater Providence Team Standards:

  • Know our mission and be able to tell our story.

The mission of the YMCA of Greater Providence is to build healthy spirit, mind and body for all, through programs, services and relationships that are based on our core values of caring, honesty,

respect and responsibility.

  • Honor your colleagues by being on time, present and fully engaged at all times.
  • If you disagree, propose a solution.
  • Be accountable for results.
  • A commitment to valuing and acting as one YMCA as evidenced by referring to ourselves as employees of the YMCA of Greater Providence.
  • Display leadership that requires not only skill, but energy, passion, optimism and creativity.
  • Build open and honest communication. Face to face, or voice to voice, is the preferred method of communication with email for information sharing only.
  • Deliver exceptional service that is of high value. Build a positive staff team. Be friendly.
Required Certifications

Certifications / Training:

  • CPR (In-house)/ AED
  • First Aid (Outreach)
  • Principles of Health and Wellness (Within 3 months of hire)
  • Group Exercise Instructor Certification (Within 6 months of hire)
  • Foundations of YMCA Strength & Conditioning
  • Foundations of YMCA Group Exercise
  • YMCA Cardio and Step Aerobics Instructor