Group Fitness Instructor
Crunch, known for its innovative and cutting-edge classes, is
currently seeking Group Fitness Instructors! We are seeking fitness
professionals who have previous teaching experience and who have a
passion for making fitness fun. There is a need for instructors who
have experience in any and all of the following genres - HIIT based
classes,Step 360,Cycle/Ride, BOSU, Kickboxing, Zumba, TRX, Hi/Lo,
Sculpt, Yoga, BARRE and Pilates.
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
Exercise Instructor will also serve as a resource to educate
members on various aspects of fitness.
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 Exercise 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
Exercise Instructors should wear company branded attire. Proper
footwear should be worn at all times. Prepare appropriate music for
class. If using multiple tapes, ensure everything is rewound and
ready to play when needed. Refrain from using music with offensive
language. Ensure all equipment is functioning correctly and have
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
Create a motivational and fun environment for all
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.
Make sure that class begins and ends promptly. If necessary,
make adjustments to the flow of the class to ensure adherence to
If the Group Exercise Instructor is teaching the last class of
the day, please follow proper closing procedures as outlined by the
Group Exercise Director for the individual facility.
In the event that a Group Exercise Instructor cannot fulfill a
scheduled class, it is his/her responsibility to find a
qualified/approved substitute and notify the Group Exercise
Director if there is a problem finding a substitute.
Group Exercise 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
Attend all required staff meetings as necessary.
Ensure that proper time recording procedures are followed
correctly and in a timely manner.
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 Company as much as possible.
Qualifications & Requirements:
At least six months teaching in a group exercise format.
Knowledge of safe exercise technique and group exercise
Knowledge of basic physiology and body mechanics.
Performance of a variety of exercise routines.
Positive and effective interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to operate and troubleshoot audio equipment.
Instructors having a specialized skill such as Yoga, Pilates,
Body Pump, Body Attack, etc. must provide verifiable proof of
Minimum of 6 months teaching in a group environment.
Group fitness certification by ACE, AFAA, ACSM
Current CPR certification and basic first aid training is
Physical demands include, but are not limited to the ability to
lift light weights, bending, squatting, jumping, running, reaching,
walking, hopping, spinning and kicking.