YMCA of Greater Cleveland
  • 12-Apr-2021 to 11-May-2021 (CST)
  • Wellness
  • Cleveland, OH, USA
  • $8.80 - $16 an hour
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

The YMCA of Greater Cleveland is a community based, charitable organization that embraces collaboration to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. Join our Greater Cleveland YMCA team in living our cause and helping to provide quality, safe and healthy programs and services in our community.


The Group Exercise Instructor is responsible for the design and instruction of a safe, high-quality, effective and challenging group exercise class as determined by the class format and description. Instructors must be knowledgeable, professional, motivating, and member-focused.

Location: Hillcrest YMCA

Available Positions:

Pay Rate

Group Exercise Instructors: $8.80 - $16 an hour

Yoga / Pilates Instructors: $12.36 - $19 an hour

Hours Available:


  • Design classes that adhere to the designated format and are constructed to be appropriate for the participants' abilities. Teach scheduled classes with energy and enthusiasm.
  • Demonstrate skills being taught in class, explain them clearly to class members, and work at skill level and intensity level appropriate for the particular class. Instructors are to emphasize the members' workouts, not their own.
  • Frequently and consistently demonstrate multiple movement modifications, and repeatedly encourage members to modify movements and work at their own pace. Monitor intensity, technique, proper form, and hydration throughout the class.
  • Consistently utilize clear and easy-to-follow verbal and physical cues in advance of a movement change.
  • Plan in advance the specific composition/choreography of each class, consistently changing music and routines.
  • Ensure that the class attendance of each member is accurately recorded in the designated manner.
  • Begin and end class on time. Be available in the classroom with proper music and all equipment set up and ready no less than 5 minutes before class is to begin.
  • Leave program area in a safe "closed-down" manner with all equipment and materials neatly returned to their proper places
  • Maintain positive rapport with participants (and parents of participants, if applicable).
  • Conduct classes in such a way as to encourage member engagement and interaction.
  • Conduct classes in accordance with designated YMCA of Cleveland standards and guidelines.
  • Notify supervisor of any problems relating to the class, including program outcomes, impact, tracking, equipment, member service. Notify supervisor of any faulty equipment or unsafe conditions.
  • Be responsible for the safety of all participants; knows emergency procedures and the location and proper use of emergency equipment.
  • Gather periodic participant feedback through distribution of written evaluations provided by the Wellness Director.
  • Find a certified and competent substitute instructor if unable to teach assigned class. Notify supervisor of substitute coverage.
  • Actively promote YMCA programs, special events and Strong Kids Campaign.
  • Attend required workshops, meetings and training sessions to enhance professional competence and remain current on YMCA of Greater Cleveland procedures; attend staff meetings as directed.
  • Maintain professional image through proper dress (as designated in Wellness Department Policies and Procedures), behavior and attitude.
  • Ability to travel to off site locations for classes and program.
  • Responsible for following the child abuse and neglect reporting process including completion of Suspected Child Abuse/Neglect reporting form, calling children protective services (696-Kids) and notifying your immediate Supervisor, Branch Executive, Risk Management and Human Resources Department (s). All employees of the YMCA of Greater Cleveland are mandated reporters for any signs or suspicion of child abuse and neglect.



  • High school diploma or GED required, Associates degree preferred.


  • Current certification in CPR/AED for Adults, Children and Infants and First Aid.
  • Current certification in Foundations of YMCA Group Exercise or current Group Exercise certification from an organization approved by the YMCA of Greater Cleveland.
  • Must possess current certification (if available) and/or documentation of training in the specific class format.


CPR and First Aid certification and Safety training required within 90 days of hire.

Technical Skills and Knowledge:

Working knowledge of HTML, CSS.

  • Must be able to model the key attributes; Welcoming, Genuine, Hopeful, Nurturing and Determined
  • Must show commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA and uphold its values and ethics
  • Ability to work effectively work with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions


  • Ability to complete a frequent amount of sitting, standing and walking, reaching, stooping, kneeling, bending and occasionally lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds.
  • Physical ability to instruct class when assigned instructor is unavailable.


  • Maintain a clean and orderly work environment.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy.
  • May be required to work outside and on occasion may encounter inclement weather.
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