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Group Fitness Instructor at Onelife Fitness

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Chesapeake, Virginia





Job Description:


Summary Objective:

The Group Fitness Instructor is responsible for instructing group fitness classes that exceed member expectations, promote services to attain and retain members, and provide a positive group fitness experience under the management of the Group Fitness Director and with the support of the Group Fitness team.

Essential Functions:


  • Deliver the Ultimate Fitness Experience to every member, every time

  • Create a positive class atmosphere and motivate members to reach their goals through group fitness

  • Teach safe and effective classes in accordance with industry standards

  • Promote club activities and programs to class attendees


Job Responsibilities:

  • Be available to members before and after class

  • Represent the club, staff, and company in a positive manner at all times

  • Maintain class statistics and records as directed

  • Track time and follow payroll procedures

  • Follow substitution policies and minimize use of subs

  • Attend all mandatory department and club meetings and trainings

  • Maintain required certifications and complete continuing education to remain current with industry standards

  • Replace equipment and organize studio after class to prepare for upcoming classes and maintain club cleanliness according to company standards

  • Report safety issues or injuries to Group Fitness Director or General Manager

  • Report any equipment or studio issues to Group Fitness Director or General Manager

  • Attend peer instructor classes at least twice monthly

  • Assume other duties as assigned

  • Work early mornings, late nights, and weekends as necessary


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and nonverbal communication skills

  • Excellent listening skills

  • Ability to motivate and nurture others

  • Strong work ethic that includes punctuality, organization, and attention to detail

  • Ability to maintain a friendly, enthusiastic, and positive attitude

  • Outwardly facing professional appearance

  • Confidence and desire to create new relationships quickly

  • Ability to quickly acquire and apply new knowledge and skills

  • Willingness to work flexible hours

  • Ability to speak clearly and effectively before large groups when teaching and demonstrating techniques

  • Ability to use a microphone and sound system


Required Experience, Education & Certifications:

  • Nationally recognized group fitness certification from a US Fitness accepted provider or equivalent degree in a related field required

  • Specialty certification required (if class requires secondary certification)

  • Current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications required

  • Experience teaching group fitness classes preferred


Physical Activities Required:

Physical demands listed here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


  • Standing long periods of time

  • Daily walking, lifting, bending, squatting, and reaching

  • Combination of standing, sitting, kneeling, and lying down when appropriate during teaching

  • Ability to lift at least 20 pounds

  • Clear diction and acute hearing to communicate during class instruction

  • Corrected vision close to 20/20 to monitor class

  • Good manual dexterity is required for computer use and paperwork

  • Must be able to instruct group fitness classes

  • Must possess clear speaking voice


Employee Benefits:

All US Fitness team members receive:


  • Complimentary Membership and Guest Privileges

  • Discounts on Personal Training, Mind&Body, Aquatics, and Kids Programs

  • Discounts on Serenity Day Spa Services and all apparel

  • Employee Referral Bonus

  • In-house Continuing Education Credits and CEC Reimbursement


Additional Full Time Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Supplemental Benefits and Group Life Insurance Benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Paid Time Off


US FITNESS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

If you have an inquiry about an application or have a physical and/or mental disability and need special accommodations applying for a job using our online application system, please call 703-740-9009. 

Candidates outside of the specified area are welcome to apply but if selected for an interview, they must be willing to travel at own cost. Relocation assistance is not offered. 

US Fitness is an equal opportunity employer and conducts all hiring and employment practices strictly in accordance with applicable employment discrimination laws and regulations. Discrimination in employment on the basis of any classification protected under federal, state, or local law is a violation of our policy and is illegal. The Company does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), pregnancy, protected veteran status, status as a uniformed service member under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“uniformed service member status”), marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or other categories defined by federal, state, or local law. 

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