Group Fitness Instructor

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

How to Apply

All Nationally Cerfified Applicants will complete an application HERE

  • Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an audition.

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

  • Full-time FSU Students (enrolled in classes during the semester they are seeking employment).
  • Professional and Nationally Accredited Certification(s) are 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 encourage others; hard worker.
  • 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).Register HERE
  • Nationally recognized certifications (i.e. AFAA, ACE, Mad Dogg Spinning®, RYT-Yoga)

Not yet certfied? Join us for GFIT: Group Fitness Instructor Training

  • FREE 6 week program designed to teach participants to become instructors
  • Offered every fall semester. 
  • Meets two times weekly for theoretical and practical content components
  • Prepares participants for auditions and to take a nationally accreddited group fitness certification exam 
  • Exam payment is the responsiblity of the participant 
  • Register on Rec Connect!

Mandatory Meetings

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

  • Sunday, August 26th at 5:30 pm (No Exceptions)