Chippewa Falls Healthy Living Director
Chippewa Falls YMCA
Group Wellness Director
New Canaan Community YMCA
Health and Wellness Director
Under the leadership of the Group Exercise Executive and in the accordance with the Association policies, the Group Exercise Director is responsible for the overall quality, growth, and facilitation of group exercise programs; engagement, safety and satisfaction of participants; facility/studio, equipment and instructor readiness for class; and the supervision, development and retention of group exercise instructors. The Group Exercise Director will work in conjunction with the Group Exercise Executive to develop and implement innovative programs based on member feedback and observations during their shift.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS:
Excellent product knowledge of Group Exercise programs (delivery and content) and the ability to teach, instruct, coach and perform multiple group fitness classes per week
Must be able to lift and carry objects weighing at least 50 pounds
Must be able to perform physical tasks, i.e., move fitness equipment, as necessary to carry out the responsibilities of this position
Proven ability to display initiative, good judgment, and an ability to make decisions independently
Ability to develop on-going relationships with members and participants, leading to enhanced member retention and program participation
Ability to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds
Must be able to recognize and respond to unsafe situations
Ability to teach, explain and demonstrate group exercise movements at all proficiency levels in the class format
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills; public speaking, capacity to prepare reports and conduct training programs.
Competent computer skills; Windows environment
Responsible for direct supervision, including hiring and training, of Group Exercise Instructors
Provide shift leadership to group exercise program and participants ensuring consistent program delivery which includes the ability to teach a wide array of formats for the purpose of class substitution in the absence of a scheduled instructor.
National Group Fitness Certification (i.e., ACE, AFFA, YMCA, etc.) required. Experience teaching group fitness classes required. College Degree in Health and Wellness field preferred.