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YMCA of Greater Boston Group Exercise Instructor (Total Body Conditioning, HIIT, Strength Training) in East Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

General Responsibilities: The qualified candidate will have the ability to lead a group of participants through a series of movements and exercises in a safe and effective manner. Also the candidate must hold a current certification in Group Exercise from a nationally certifying body. AFFA and ACE are preferred.

Essential Functions:

  • Leads energizing, fun, safe, and educational group classes, as directed by the supervisor, to accomplish the YMCA mission and goals.

  • Asks and answers questions from program participants and members to support them in achieving their goals related to health and well-being.

  • Maintains working knowledge of wellness and trends to provide effective information and support to members.

  • Builds effective, authentic relationships with members; helps members and program participants connect with each other and the YMCA.

  • Observes and adjusts approach to support all participants’ capabilities, physical conditions, health, and culture.

  • Celebrates achievement of program participants related to program or personal goals, mastering of specific skills or overall health and well-being.

  • Keeps accurate class attendance records.

  • Follows YMCA policies and procedures; responds to emergency situations.



¨ At least two years of experience in Group Exercise settings.

¨ Experience in personal training, and health and wellness programming.

¨ Background in internal and external marketing/special events.


  • Understand the relationship of the general public to the association, of staff to volunteer, and of staff to staff, and be able to effectively enhance and cultivate those relationships.

¨ Ability to interpret, carry out and implement into classes/programs, the mission and goals of the YMCA.

¨ Work as an integral member of a staff team.

¨ Ability to communicate effectively with adults, youth, teens, seniors and special populations.

  • Degree in exercise Science or Physical Education - ACE,AFAA,FRA,NSCF or ACSM personal trainer certification - CPR/AED and First Aid certifications - A minimum of 1-2 years of experience in fitness