Position Description

Group Exercise Instructor - South
Location Offered at multiple locations
Pay Range $16.50 - $22.00/Hour
Job Type Part Time
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Job Status:
Accepting Applications

Health isn’t just an option for you- it’s a way of life!


Are you passionate about teaching Group Exercise Classes?

Are you ready to share your expertise with your community?




South County - Borderview Family YMCA



Y would I apply?

  • FREE Complete Gym Membership
  • FREE Workout Classes
  • FREE Pool Access
  • Work with Your Friends - Text them the link to this page now!
  • Build Your Resume
  • Opportunities for Growth
  • Community Involvement
  • PART TIME Perks
    • FREE Family Membership
    • Paid Sick Leave
    • Paid Professional Development Opportunities


Sound good? (We think so, too!) Here’s what you would do:

  • Create a positive member experience by welcoming and engaging participants
  • Provide a safe workout routine by demonstrating proper form and technique and appropriate modifications
  • Maintain a clean and safe workout atmosphere
  • Build community through forming positive relationships through learning names, and helping members reach their Health & Wellness Goals
  • Adhere to the core functions of the YMCA and exemplify Y Group Exercise Class Guidelines


“OK, I’m sold!” What do I need to qualify?

  • Minimum of 18 years of age or older
  • YUSA, ACE, NCCA accredited certification, or 4 year degree/1year Exercise Science certification
  • Minimum 1 year experience leading group exercise classes preferred
  • All job required trainings within 90 days from date of hire
  • Strong communication skills and the capability to work with members of all fitness levels and abilities
  • Knowledge of fitness principles and practical applications required
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency
  • Physical ability to lead and participate in exercise/fitness activities
  • Ability to communicate verbally to large and small groups of members
  • CPR/AED, and First Aid Certification, must include Adult and Child/Infant, obtained within 30 days of hire and must be from one of the following certifying organizations:
    • American Red Cross
    • American Heart Association
    • American Safety & Health Institute
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The YMCA of San Diego County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer