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 (PDF)     Yoga Instructor Application (PDF)  

  1. All instructor applications must be turned into the Leach Center Fitness Desk no later than Friday, July 21st at 5:00 pm.
  2. Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an audition.

Fall 2017 Group Fitness Auditions

Group Exercise – Leach Room #2

  • July 24-28
  • Time: TBA

Spinning – Leach Spinning Room

  • July 26-28
  • Time: TBA

Yoga/Pilates – Leach Room #3

  • July 20-22
  • Time: TBA

Mandatory Meetings

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

  • Sunday, August 27th at 5:30 pm (No Exceptions)