The Group Fitness Instructor will lead members, in a group environment, through a pre-arranged format of exercises designed to enhance overall fitness, strength and endurance, while ensuring that the safety of the members is not compromised. The Group Fitness Instructor will also serve as a resource to educate members on various aspects of fitness. We are presently in need of a Group Fitness instructors and yoga and/or Pilates instructors for our Coralville, IA facility. This would be a substitute position to start with potential for consistent, part-time teaching availability.
Responsibilities of the Position
Arrive at class location 10 to 15 minutes ahead of scheduled start time to be available to interact with members, answer questions, inquire about their fitness progress, introduce and orient new participants. Group Fitness Instructors should know their participants on an individual basis and have a good sense of their fitness capabilities.
Clothing should be appropriate fitness attire. It should not prohibit participants from seeing proper form, alignment and movement of the body. However, clothing should not be revealing in an inappropriate manner. When possible, Group Fitness Instructors should wear Performance branded attire. Proper footwear should be worn at all times.
Prepare appropriate music for class. If using multiple music sources, ensure everything is ready to play when needed. Refrain from using music with offensive language.
Ensure all equipment is functioning correctly and have microphones ready.
During Class Responsibilities
Introduce yourself and the format of the class.
Inquire if there are any first-timers in the group and if so, assess their fitness level in as private a manner as possible.
Make sure all verbal instructions are clear and that the volume, tempo of music and overall atmosphere is conducive to hearing, teaching, learning and having fun.
Continually monitor participants to ensure all participants are using correct form. Offer variations of the routine to accommodate all fitness levels.
Create a motivational and fun environment for all participants.
After Class Responsibilities
Remove all music and return microphone to proper place.
Make sure room is in order for the next class to begin.
Answer any questions/concerns participants may have.
Solicit feedback from participants about the class.
Record proper attendance and time documentation in designated area.
Make sure that class begins and ends promptly. If necessary, make adjustments to the flow of the class to ensure adherence to the schedule.
If the Group Fitness Instructor is teaching the last class of the day, please follow proper closing procedures as outlined by the Group Fitness Director for the individual facility.
In the event that a Group Fitness Instructor cannot fulfill a scheduled class, it is his/her responsibility to find a qualified/approved substitute and notify the Group Fitness Director if there is a problem finding a substitute.
Group Fitness Instructors must be dependable and consistent in their class schedules. Anyone committing to teach a class should make all arrangements so that substitutes or cancellations are a rare occurrence.
Attend all required staff meetings as necessary.
Prepare any incident and/or witness reports as necessary in the event of accidents.
Maintain a positive and professional attitude towards his/her responsibilities, fellow employees, and members.
Promote Performance and its programs and services as much as possible.
Responsibilities of all Positions
Support and articulate the Company mission statement
Adhere to company policies and procedures
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