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Job Code: EE

Group Exercise Instructor

Category: Healthy Living
Location: East End Y

Job Type: Part-Time
Staff Contact: Teresa George


Instructs group classes in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that promotes member wellness and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.


The Lake County YMCA is seeking Group Exercise Instructors at our East End Y in Madison. The job description and qualifications are listed below. This is a part-time, non-exempt position and class times vary. Interested parties should submit an application or resume outlining qualifications to [email protected]. The YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  1. Leads energizing, fun, safe, and educational group classes, as directed by the supervisor, to accomplish the YMCA mission and goals.
  2. Answers 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.
  3. Builds effective, authentic relationships with members; helps members connect with each other and the YMCA.
  4. Keeps accurate class attendance records.
  5. Follows YMCA policies and procedures; responds to emergency situations.
  1. Required certifications: CPR, AED, national certification (ACE, NETA, AFAA, NASM) in group fitness instruction or YMCA Foundations of Group Exercise certification.
  2. Certification in areas of expertise.
  3. YMCA Healthy Lifestyles certification within 60 days of hire.
  4. At least one year of experience teaching group wellness classes preferred.
  1. Ability to conduct classes and activities.
  2. Ability to perform all physical aspects of the position, including leading class, walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting.

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