Group Fitness Instructor

Hiring Organization: 
YMCA Membership Branch – Niagara Falls
Location: 
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Responsibilities: 
Provide excellence in the quality of instruction of Group Fitness Classes offered to members. • Generate positive experiences for each individual that you meet through excellence in customer service and relationship building opportunities. • Create an environment that fosters open communication with members, staff and volunteers. • Provide a safe environment that fosters a sense of fun and enthusiastic atmosphere. • Required to arrive to classes at least ten minutes before classes. • Arrive to class prepared to teach an appropriate fitness class that matches the class description, available equipment and participant needs. • Provide high and low options in order to have individuals at all levels participate in the class. • Set up/clean up any necessary equipment for the class. • Educate and motivate Group Fitness participants following YMCA Canada fitness principals. • Demonstrate and role model proper fitness form and technique. • Meet and maintain a YMCA Group Fitness instructor behaviour grid score of 2.8 or higher. • Promote YMCA Group Fitness programs to individuals who are not currently engaged in YMCA Group Fitness offerings. • Act as a positive YMCA ambassador in the branch and community. • Keep accurate Group Fitness participation statistics. • Maintain all required qualifications and participate in ongoing education opportunities. • Understand and support YMCA philanthropic initiatives. • Share appropriate information with class participants about other YMCA programs and services. • Monitor commitment to service excellence by role modelling and maintaining YMCA SAM 2.1 standards. • Demonstrate flexibility, an ability to adapt to situations as they arise, and support with class coverage when required. • Other duties as required.
Qualifications: 
Post-secondary diploma or degree in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Recreation or related field is an asset • Certification in Group Fitness (Step)** • Proven customer service skills • Minimum 1-year practical experience delivering Group Fitness Classes (Step) • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills • Flexibility; willingness to learn new skills and to alter shifts • Proven capacity to work as part of a team • Current standard first aid and CPR-(C) certification • A clear and satisfactory criminal reference check inclusive of the vulnerable sector search (CRC VSS) issued for the YMCA of Niagara ** note: Applicants with other recognized national group fitness certifications may challenge the YMCA Basic Theory and Group Fitness exams, and complete a practical evaluation to receive equivalency. A passing grade of 80% is required for all component as well as a minimum score of 2.8 on the practical evaluation.
Base Salary: 
Hourly Rate: $17.13/hr plus YMCA membership Start date: Immediately Part-time, contract – 1 year Part-time: 1.5 hours per week - Friday mornings @ 9:15am (flexibility required)
Employment Type: 
Full Time
Additional Information: 
Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume along with documentation to verify completion of (or in process of completing) Standard First Aid/CPR(C) by noon on November 29 2019 to: E: [email protected] F: 289-362-1413 Please indicate position and branch/cities applying for in the subject line of your email. Internal applicants are expected to notify their supervisor before applying. Only those applicants being considered for an interview will be contacted. Accessibility accommodations and materials in alternate formats for individuals with disabilities can be arranged upon request. For more information on other opportunities at the YMCA of Niagara please visit: ymcaofniagara.org