Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA – Group Fitness Instructor

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Group Fitness Instructor

Rose E Schneider Family YMCA
2001 Ehrman Road
Cranberry Twp., PA 16066

Position Summary:
Instruct group classes in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that welcomes people of all skill and fitness levels. Effectively build community within the class. Modify class as needed to meet varied health, ability and cultural needs.


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Required certifications: CPR, First Aid, AED, national certification (ACE, NETA, AFAA, NASM) in group fitness instruction or YMCA Foundations of Group Exercise certification.
  • Certification in areas of expertise.
  • YMCA Healthy Lifestyles certification within 60 days of hire.
  • At least one year of experience teaching group wellness classes preferred.

Essential Functions:

  1. Lead energizing, fun, safe, and educational group classes, as directed by the supervisor, to accomplish the YMCA mission and goals.
  2. Ask and answer questions from program participants and members to support them in achieving their goals related to health and well-being.
  3. Maintain working knowledge of wellness and trends to provide effective information and support to members.
  4. Build effective, authentic relationships with members; helps members and program participants connect with each other and the YMCA.
  5. Observe and adjust approach to support all participants’ capabilities, physical conditions, health, and culture.
  6. Celebrate achievement of program participants related to program or personal goals, mastering of specific skills or overall health and well-being.
  7. Follow YMCA policies and procedures; responds to emergency situations.