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Group Fitness Instructors: Aqua Aerobics/Zumba; Cycle

Group Fitness Instructors: Aqua Aerobics/Zumba; Cycle

Job ID 
2016-1637
# of Openings 
5
Job Locations 
US-IN-South Bend
Category 
Health and Fitness
Type 
Regular Part-Time

More information about this job

Overview

Hours

 

Regular Part-time. Hours will vary.

 

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Fitness and Recreation Manager, Group Exercise Instructors will provide state-of-the-art group exercise instruction that contributes to each member’s fitness goals. To develop and instruct fun, energetic and highly motivational exercise classes for all fitness and skill levels.

Responsibilities

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • To provide state of the art group exercise instruction that contributes to each member’s fitness goals. 
  • To develop and instruct fun, energetic and highly motivational exercise classes for all fitness and skill levels.
  • Implement safety measures for group exercise classes to insure the health and safety of group exercise participants.
  • Insure that the ultimate goal of spiritual, emotional and physical regeneration of all people in represented and infused in all programs, trainings, customer relations, and levels of operation.

 

Specific Functions:

To provide state of the art group exercise instruction that contributes to each member’s fitness goals. 

 

  1. Instruct with sound principles in the area of fitness.
  2. Ability to teach beginners through advanced learners in the fitness programs.
  3. Provide individual and group guidelines for development in fitness programs.
  4. Critique and give feedback to participants regarding their work and performance level.
  5. Ability to develop, implement and evaluate group exercise programs according to desired outcomes and goals.
  6. Maintain an open communication with the Fitness and Recreation Manager in regards to class development and scheduling.
  7. Maintain a professional demeanor and attitude with students of all ages, patrons, customers, staff and upper management.
  8. Ensure that any classroom changes or modifications are communicated to all classroom participants in an efficient manner.
  9. Carry out program evaluations as directed.

To develop and instruct fun, energetic and highly motivational exercise classes for all fitness and skill levels.

 

  1. Ability to speak and communicate before both small and large groups of people with poise and enthusiasm.
  2. Create, teach, demonstrate and implement planned practices suitable for children and adults of all ages and abilities.
  3. Provide a safe, fun and enjoyable learning environment for all participants.

 

Implement safety measure for group exercise classes to insure the health and safety of group exercise participants.

 

  1. To work with Fitness and Recreation Manager and personal trainers in the development of fitness programs health and safety policies and procedures. This will include the development and overseeing of risk assessments for programs and program areas.
  2. Adhere to all Safe From Harm Policies and Procedures as established by The Salvation Army.
  3. Knowledge of safety precautions needed and ability to ensure compliance/ adherence by all class members.
  4. Maintain a safe working environment; report all harmful problems with facilities to proper supervisor.
  5. Generate legible and accurate accident and incident reports as required and immediately rectify or notify appropriate personnel of all accidents or potentially unsafe conditions.

Insure that the ultimate goal of spiritual, emotional and physical regeneration of all people in represented and infused in all programs, trainings, customer relations, and levels of operation.

 

  1. Be on time and prepared to teach your class.
  2. Help facilitate equality and fairness among all participants.
  3. Follow and adhere to all of The Salvation Army Policies and Procedures.

Qualifications

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. High school diploma or GED equivalency.
  3. Current certifications through ACE, ACSM, AFAA or NSCA or any unique certifications pertaining to a specialized group exercise class and/or format.
  4. A minimum of one (1) year experience teaching various or specific group exercise programs.
  5. Current First Aid, CPR and AED preferred.
  6. Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  7. Must be able to read, write and communicate in English. The ability to speak Spanish desired. 
  8. Must have physical ability to instruct appropriate classes; for specific class requirements as outlined by industry standards of certifications and or training including but not limited to, yoga, kickboxing, cycling, weight training, aquatics, etc. These physical requirements include but are not limited to, bending, lifting, pushing, and carrying up to 40 lbs, rhythmic limbering, held isometric poses, kicks, punches, stretching, choreographed movement and calisthenics, etc.
  9. Successfully complete Safe From Harm training as established by The Salvation Army and become certified as a Safe From Harm Train the Trainer.
  10. Before hire, must pass a thorough background check.