Group Exercise Instructor

7 days ago
Hiring Manager
Migdalys Sanchez
USD $14.00/Hr.
USD $20.00/Hr.
End Date



The YMCA of Greater Springfield is seeking a Group Exercise Instructor to join our team. This is a fast-paced role with the largest YMCA Association in Western Massachusetts! We take pride in being the largest non-school provider of education services in the State, one of the top 120 YMCAs in the country, and the 2nd oldest Association in the U.S.


As an employer focused on the well-being of body, mind, and spirit we offer a total compensation program focused on competitive benefits, flexibility, and pay. With over 164 years of excellence in developing youth, supporting healthy living, and demonstrating social responsibility, the YMCA of Greater Springfield is a place like no other! If you are interested in joining our team or advancing within the Y movement, this your opportunity to join the second-oldest YMCA in the country and the largest in Western Massachusetts!

Essential Functions

  • Maintain and provide proof of YMCA Healthy Lifestyle Principles, Foundation of YMCA Group Exercise, YMCA Cardio & Step or other accredited certifications approved by the H&W director at all times.
  • Maintain and provide proof of Community CPR, First Aid and AED at all times.
  • Participate in 80% of all mandatory staff trainings and meetings.
  • Report all accidents/ incidents to your coordinator or director as well as fill out an incident report within 24 hours of occurrence.
  • Arrange for substitutes as needed and alert coordinator/director physically prior to absence.

  • Follow all class formats as they have been designed and begin and end class on time.

  • Follow all department procedures for; attendance, cleanliness and locking up for exercise rooms and equipment, storing/maintenance of equipment, fire drill procedures and code blue procedures.

  • Maintain a strong commitment to the YMCA, it's mission and to it's members.

  • Maintain a high level of personal health and fitness

  • Work closely with the staff, coordinator and director to keep the department programs at a quality level.



  • Two years of experience leading group exercise classes.
  • Nationally recognized group exercise certification.
  • Must have current or be willing to obtain CPR/AED First Aid certification.
  • Three years customer relations experience.
  • Prior Y experience preferred.
  • Understand the broad overview of the goals and purposes of the YMCA of Greater Springfield and the Y Movement
  • Exceptional customer relations focused attitude
  • Strong focus on critical problem solving
  • Willingness to work in a team-centric environment
  • Leadership mentality
  • “Heart for people, but mind for business” mentality
  • Strong developmental and learning attitude
  • Strong sense of professional conviction balanced a friendly & positive demeanor
  • Knowledge of Outlook required.
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel required. 
  • Ability to learn, operate, and navigate various web-based platforms.
  • Ability to direct and answer calls on a high-volume, multi-line phone.
  • Strong proofreading and editing abilities.
  • Excellent research and summation skills.
  • Ability to be resourceful and diplomatic in crisis and high-stakes situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written, presentation, and facilitation).
  • Strong influencing ability, combined with a balance of analytical and pragmatic approach.
  • Must be capable of working under pressure in a somewhat disruptive environment, while remaining professional and exhibiting an upbeat attitude.
  • Must be able to multi-task and work under time constraints.
  • Must have attention to detail

Leadership Compentcies

Values: Accepts and demonstrates the Y's values

Inclusion: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions

Relationships: Builds rapport and relates well to others

Innovation: Embraces new appoaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experiance 

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements & Disclaimers:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. We are proud to be a champion of diversity and an equal employment opportunity / affirmative action employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the staff member is regularly required to:
    • Sit, stand, or reach for extended periods of time;
    • Move around the work environment independently;
    • Communicate via computer, multi-line phone, and smart-phone; and,
    • Push, pull, or lift up to 25 pounds for short periods of time.
  • The noise level in the work place is usually moderate, but may vary based on a number of external factors.



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