YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • Health and Wellness
  • San Pedro, CA, USA
  • $18-23
  • Hourly
  • Part Time (< 30 hours)

We are looking for dynamic individuals that are confident in leading classes on a sub basis for now.  There are opportunities to have your own class as they become available.  Please see the types that we are looking for.  Greater availability and multiple formats a plus!

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in LA, it's also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. The LA area is home to the second largest YMCA Association in the US, with 26 branches, 2 camps and over 50 child care sites. The LA Y is a highly-collaborative, rewarding and fun environment where you will discover your passions, grow your career and make an impact!

We believe in the four Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and understand that our staff are our biggest asset! We strive to create high-performing, strong teams in each of our branches and are looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff who will help us to strengthen our impact, empower our community and deliver incredible programming!

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. 

Qualifications

  • 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

Responsibilities

  1. Create a welcoming environment by greeting members by name with a smile and eye contact.
  2. 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.
  3. Responsible for administering professional and effective program-specific skills according to course description.
  4. Address members who are not performing exercises correctly by demonstrating proper form and techniques.
  5. Responsible for building small communities by facilitating connections with and between members.
  6. Develop positive relationships with participants and provide motivational support and guidance to support members in their healthy living goals.
  7. Encourage member involvement and identify potential volunteers.
  8. Respond promptly and courteously to all member inquiries/needs.
  9. Set up and monitor class equipment, ensuring equipment remains in working condition. Report all equipment repair needs to supervisor immediately.
  10. Advise participants on program and class procedures and policies, as appropriate.
  11. Distribute handouts and/or class evaluations, if appropriate, and answer questions from participants after each session. 
  12. Record number of participants per class for every class taught.
  13. Complete additional projects and reports, as required.
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