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YMCA of Greater Boston Group Exercise Instructor in Hyde Park, Massachusetts

Job Description

Instructs group exercise classes in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that welcomes all skill and fitness levels. Effectively builds community within class. Modifies class as needed to meet varied health, ability and cultural needs. The YMCA is actively seeking a group exercise instructor who can be a leader in developing sound healthy habits with our members through engaging leadership in our classes. We are currently accepting applicants for all varieties of group exercise offerings as we continue to build the offerings to meet the needs of our growing members, Applicants currently certified in Kettlebell instruction are strongly encouraged to apply.

Classes Available:

  1. Group Cycling Instructor

  2. Zumba Instructor


General Responsibilities: The qualified candidate will have the ability to lead a group of participants through a series of movements and exercises in a safe and effective manner. Also the candidate must hold a current certification in Group Exercise from a nationally certifying body. AFFA and ACE are preferred.

Essential Functions:

1.Leads energizing, fun, safe, and educational group classes, as directed by the supervisor, to accomplish the YMCA mission and goals.

  1. Asks and answers questions from program participants and members to support them in achieving their goals related to health and well-being.

  2. Maintains working knowledge of wellness and trends to provide effective information and support to members.

  3. Builds effective, authentic relationships with members; helps members and program participants connect with each other and the YMCA.

  4. Observes and adjusts approach to support all participants’ capabilities, physical conditions, health, and culture.

  5. Celebrates achievement of program participants related to program or personal goals, mastering of specific skills or overall health and well-being.

  6. Keeps accurate class attendance records.

  7. Follows YMCA policies and procedures; responds to emergency situations.


  1. High School Degree

  2. Certification in Group Exercise from a nationally certifying body

  3. Certification in CPR/First Aid

  4. At least 1 year experience instructing group exercise