Group Exercise Instructor

Metro YMCA of the Oranges

Group Exercise Instructor

Sussex County YMCA, 15 WITS END DR, HAMBURG, New Jersey, United States of America

Req #128

Saturday, January 13, 2024

We are an all – inclusive organization joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. As a growing, mission focused, and future-oriented association of YMCAs, the Metro YMCA of the Oranges has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, mission-driven, candidate to join our team.


Provide customer service, leadership and guidance to all members in classes. Instruct group exercise classes in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that welcomes all skill and fitness levels. Effectively builds community within class. Instructor will modify class as needed to meet varied health, ability and cultural needs.


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

Instructors are expected to adhere to the scheduled format and description of the class.

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.

Follows YMCA policies and procedures; responds to emergency situations.

Instructors must record accurate class attendance.

Contact supervisor with any equipment issues.

Music selection must be appropriate and in line with the YMCA’s position as both a community and family-based organization






Maintain required certifications.

Attend mandatory meetings and trainings.

Always record class attendance totals on the sheet provided

Use Dayforce scanner when arriving and exiting class and record the number of classes taught

Attend a minimum of 2 all staff meetings per year

Take all online YMCA mandatory safety courses

Demonstrate and model the YMCA’s four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility

Exhibit personal and professional behavior in a manner consistent with the best interest of the Association, so as not to bring discredit to the Association

Perform such other job-related duties as may be periodically assigned by the Supervisor

Support the Annual Community Support Campaign


Current Group Fitness Certification from a nationally recognized organization (example – YMCA, AFAA, ACE, IFTA, NETA, AAAI/ISMA)

Minimum 1 year consistent teaching experience is preferred

Ability to teach 2 or more class formats is desired

Certifications subject to annual audit


Physical Effort and Dexterity:

The ability to control your own body weight through movement is necessary. Bending, lifting and twisting may be intergraded into most group exercise class formats. Instructors should exemplify the ability to use designated class modalities. The ability to move equipment is necessary in many class formats.

Visual Acuity, Hearing, Speaking:

In most cases the ability to follow musical beats is a requirement. In addition verbal cues are needed to assist members in following along.

Instructors should visually identifying participants in need of modifications and cueing proper format.

Candidates whose disabilities make then unable to meet these requirements will still be considered fully qualified if they can perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation.

Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions.


Current active employees of the METROPOLITAN YMCA OF THE ORANGES should apply via the Careers section of the Dayforce Employee Account.

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

Remote interview process

Personal protective equipment provided

Symptom screening and self-reporting

Preventative guidelines/workplace safety trainings (social distancing, frequent handwashing, etc.)

Sanitizing, disinfecting, participation in cleaning procedures

Please note that given the current situation with COVID-19 pandemic, the YMCA is and will continue to follow recommendations given by the CDC, local, state, and federal authorities.

Professional development opportunities and complimentary use of YMCA facilities.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA/employer M/F/D/V. Employment is subject to extensive background check.

Other details

Pay Type Hourly

Sussex County YMCA, 15 WITS END DR, HAMBURG, New Jersey, United States of America