GREATER MISSOULA FAMILY YMCA Group Exercise Instructor/Cycling in MISSOULA, Montana

TITLE Group Exercise Instructor/Cycling REPORTS TO Health & Wellness Coordinator DEPARTMENT Health and Wellness LOCATION 3000 S. Russell Street WAGE DOE CATEGORY Part-time, non-exempt HOURS 9:30am Saturday and subbing as needed PROBATION Subject to a 6-month introductory (probationary) period SUMMARY The Group Exercise Instructor teaches fitness classes or programs in their specific area of expertise (i.e. Cycling, Yoga, Oula, CORE, etc) Primary responsibility is to plan, organize and safely lead participants through class and program activities appropriate to the fitness level of the participants in the class. Must be able to thrive in an environment with the unique challenges of a non-profit community service organization. RESPONSIBILITIES Duties include but are not limited to: Conducts and organizes engaging classes by: beginning and ending on time, welcoming new participants (introduce to class), knowing participants names, and adhering to class format Teaches to various fitness levels simultaneously and be able to provide modifications for all abilities Monitors participants for proper positioning and intensity levels and be able to explain or demonstrate the correct and safe way to perform all exercises by applying appropriate policies and procedures. Knows and adheres to general fitness principles and avoid contraindicated exercises Actively solicits feedback and makes suggestions to help members meet fitness/wellness goals Arrive 5 to 10 minutes early to greet members, welcome, and assist them Plan and teach all classes agreed to on the current monthly Group Exercise Schedule Relevant continuing education Handle all audio equipment with care Report any equipment or studio malfunctions to the Group Exercise Coordinator or Health and Wellness Director immediately Record and timely submit time sheets and schedule requests, check email frequently All items as listed on the “Staff Expectations” guideline Attends YMCA mandatory staff meetings and trainings Performs other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS Required – Education background and/or experience in group instruction (Y required, ACE, AFAA, etc.) Required – Certification in specific field Preferred – One year related teaching experience Required - Certification in CPR – can be obtained at the YMCA REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Ability to plan and lead a safe, fun and effective class Must be able to engage strangers in conversations and make all people feel welcome Coordination, rhythm and timing skills Working knowledge of anatomy, kinesiology, and safe exercise technique Work effectively in a group as a team member Interpret and enforce all safety and health regulations Ability to respond calmly to emergency situations Ability to build genuine relationships with participants and maintain a welcoming environment with people from all walks of life Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to create and maintain positive relationships and work with a diverse group of individuals Ability to exercise sound judgment and handle conflicts in a timely and professional manner Must be able to occasionally work varied shifts dependant on events and staffing needs Must be able to work autonomously within the Y core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility Must be able to work with very limited supervision PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Must be able to meet minimum requiremen