Adult Group Exercise Program Coordinator

Do you like helping others meet their fitness goals?  The Santa Monica YMCA is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team! 
Job Description

Under the direction of the Healthy Living Director, this position is responsible for the coordination of the Adult Group Exercise Program in accordance with the purposes, and policies of the Association.   




  • Group Exercise instructor certification with a minimum of 3 years experience in Group Exercise.
  • Current national certification in group exercise and/or personal training, CPR, First Aid and AED required.
  • The ability to handle multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines is necessary.
  • The ability to update the group fitness schedule weekly (hard copy and electronic).
  • Must be able to step in and substitute teach classes when another instructor cannot be found.
  • Must have excellent written, verbal and listening communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate professional conduct and the ability to work harmoniously with others.
  • Position requires commitment to the mission and principles of the YMCA including the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. 
Essential Functions

• Manage the group exercise program to assure a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that promotes member wellness and engagement.

o Develop and promote classes to meet member needs.
o Evaluate the program annually.
o Recruit, train, supervise and recognize all volunteer instructors.

• Onboard new volunteer instructors for the Group Exercise Program.
• Monitor volunteers and staff to maintain current CPR and training as needed.
• Lead energizing, fun, safe, and educational group classes.
• Update group fitness schedule weekly (hard copy and through GroupExPro)
• Answer questions from members to support them in achieving their goals related to healthy living.  Maintains working knowledge of wellness and trends to provide effective information and support to members.
• Build effective, authentic relationships with members; help members connect with each other and the YMCA.
• Keep accurate class attendance records.
• Follow YMCA policies and procedures; respond to emergency situations as trained.
• Assure all classes begin and end on time.
• Communicate program changes and other information to appropriate staff/members immediately.
• Substitute teach to assure no cancellation of classes.
• Assure class equipment is available for members at all times.
• Keep all equipment / sound system / wireless microphone properly stored and in good working condition at all times.
• Inform supervisor of all major maintenance needs and repairs immediately.
• Assure safe keeping and maintenance of the sound system.
• Be responsible and punctual to the planned schedule.
• Communicate any changes in the program to appropriate staff and supervisor.
• Exemplify professional attire, attitude and conduct with staff, members and the public.
• Assure proper coverage for all fitness classes.
• Maintain a current roster of all fitness instructors.
• Willingness to accept additional job responsibilities as needed. 

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology. 

Required Certifications

Current national certification in group exercise and/or personal training, CPR, First Aid and AED required.