Group Fitness Instructor
Job Details
Hayward Area Recreation District (HARD) - Hayward, CA
$25.57 - $34.52 Hourly


Under general supervision of the Recreation Supervisor and direct supervision of the Recreation Coordinator II, instructs group fitness classes for a targeted group within the District and performs related work as required.


Instructors in this class are primarily responsible for instruction of group fitness classes with fitness instruction certifications from recognized fitness governing bodies.


Group Fitness Instructors duties include but are not limited to the following:

Responsible for planning and instructing group fitness programs in one or more assigned fitness areas.
Motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities
Work with people of all ages and skill levels
Provide a safe and fun environment for participants
Ensure the exercise space is clean and free of health and safety hazards
Instructs participants on effective workout methods, explains proper techniques, demonstrates exercises
Good communication skills; ability to explain things clearly
Must be reliable and dependable
Maintains good public relations and keeps supervisors informed of customer and facility needs
Maintains records of participation and completes required reports
At all times, demonstrates cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors and the public
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. While performing the duties of the job, the instructor occasionally works with various types of fitness equipment. The noise level during class can be loud due to up tempo music and choreography. Instructors may be assigned an irregular working schedule including weekends, early mornings and evenings and may have to travel between various locations.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to have: hearing and speech adequate to communicate in person, vision adequate to clearly distinguish objects and persons at a distance and to identify signs of emergencies; bodily movement adequate to frequently sit, stand, walk, run, jump, reach, turn, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crawl, and push/pull; ability to raise arms above shoulder height; manual dexterity adequate to grasp objects, use fine manipulation, perform lifting and carrying of items up to 50 pounds. The employee must have a high degree of energy, be physically fit, and have the endurance to complete the workout.




Ability and Skill to:
Work effectively with seniors, adults, and children participating in a variety of group fitness activities
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a diverse community
Monitor compliance with District regulations and policies, and general safety practices related to group fitness activities; firmly but tactfully enforce rules and regulations
React quickly and calmly in emergencies
Report accidents and prepares accident reports, as required
Understand and carry out oral and written instructions
Maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the work

Knowledge of:
Fitness training and education methods and techniques in area of specialty
Standard safety rules and regulations related to public group fitness activities.

High School Diploma or GED
Previous experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Recognized competency in field of instructional expertise
Must possess current certifications in First Aid, CPR and AED and must maintain certifications thereafter as a condition of continued employment
Possess current certification in fitness instruction

Special Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must pass a fingerprint and/or background clearance prior to employment
Completion of the Hepatitis B vaccination series is recommended
Verification of ID and ability work in the USA
Completion of Tuberculosis (TB) test required

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