Job: Healthy Lifestyles Instructor (Cycling)

Job Title

Healthy Lifestyles Instructor (Cycling)

Job Category

Fitness Instructor/Specialist


YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles
Gardena, California 90248

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Job Description and Requirements

Position Description
Instructs group classes in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that promotes member wellness and engagement. The Healthy Lifestyles Instructor is responsible for leading Group Exercise classes teaching the specific skills affiliated with each particular course design, while maintaining the health and safety of each class participant.

Current CPR certification;
Foundations of YMCA Group Exercise or equivalent ACE, AFAA, or ACSM Health Fitness Instructor
As current non-Y certifications lapse and/or require renewal/recertification via CEC's through a 3rd party vendor (whether ACSM, NSCA, AFAA, Pilates, or other) staff may keep those certifications current at their own expense.
If staff choose not to keep their non-Y certifications current, as a condition of employment to continue to work for the Y, staff will be required to complete the Y-ACE certifications.
Y-ACE has an equivalency certification provision. Anyone holding an equivalent certification from another recognized entity can apply for an equivalency.
Strong character values; communication skills
Previous experience as a fitness instructor preferred

Create a welcoming environment by greeting members by name with a smile and eye contact.
Plan and lead exercise sessions in one or more assigned fitness areas, such as aerobics, stretching/flexibility, yoga, circuit training, general fitness, weight training, and/or specialty training by implementing effective teaching methods, giving equal attention to all participants.
Responsible for administering professional and effective program-specific skills according to course description.
Address members who are not performing exercises correctly by demonstrating proper form and techniques.
Responsible for building small communities by facilitating connections with and between members.
Develop positive relationships with participants and provide motivational support and guidance to support members in their healthy living goals.
Encourage member involvement and identify potential volunteers.
Respond promptly and courteously to all member inquiries/needs.
Set up and monitor class equipment, ensuring equipment remains in working condition. Report all equipment repair needs to supervisor immediately.
Advise participants on program and class procedures and policies, as appropriate.
Distribute handouts and/or class evaluations, if appropriate, and answer questions from participants after each session.
Record number of participants per class for every class taught.
Complete additional projects and reports, as required.

Employment Type

Part Time


YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles

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[posted Aug 20, 2018]

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