Group Fitness Instructor

The Group Fitness Instructor works closely with the Group Fitness Coordinator and Group Exercise Student Directors of the Leach Center and Fitness & Movement Clinic. This person has the opportunity to gain experience in the following areas: (a) exercise leadership (b) practical concepts relating to Spinning®, Step, Barre, Yoga, Circuit and a variety of other formats.

Job Responsibilities

  • To educate and instruct participants incorporating safe and sound physiological principles, for the purpose of improving cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, and body composition.
  • Be able to instruct participants in the proper technique and safety features in a group fitness class.
  • Be familiar with proper posture, correct alignment, exercise selection, supervision, cueing, and motivational techniques
  • To teach and emphasize the 5 components of fitness: Flexibility, Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, and Body Composition.

Position Requirements

  • Professional certification(s) REQUIRED for all Primary Group Exercise, Spinning®, Yoga and Pilates Instructors. Prior teaching experience is a plus!
  • Must be able to work well with supervisors, employees, and participants
  • Personable, approachable (not shy), helpful and energetic.
  • Teachable, dependable and highly motivated to carry out orders and work hard.
  • Passionate team player.
  • Good communication skills.

Required Certifications

  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid (successful candidates will be given 3 weeks to complete these certifications).
  • Nationally recognized certifications (i.e. AFAA, ACE, Mad Dogg Spinning®, RYT-Yoga).

How to Apply

Group Fitness Instructor Application - Fall 2017 (PDF)  
Spinning Instructor Application - Fall 2017 (PDF)  
Yoga & Pilates Instructor Application - Fall 2017 (PDF)  

  1. All instructor applications must be turned into the Leach Center Fitness Desk no later than Friday, December 1st at 5:00 pm.
  2. Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an audition.

Spring 2018 Group Fitness Auditions

Group Exercise – Leach Room #2

  •  Dec. 7th & 8th
  • Time: TBA

Spinning – Leach Spinning Room

  • Dec. 7th & 8th
  • Time: TBA

Yoga/Pilates – Leach Room #3

  • Dec. 7th & 8th
  • Time: TBA

Mandatory Meetings

If hired, all new instructors must attend our mandatory staff meeting:

  • Sunday, January 7th at 5:30 pm (No Exceptions)