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Group Exercise Instructor-Health and Wellness Green - AGP

Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Group Exercise Manager, the Group Exercise Instructor is responsible for instructing their assigned exercise classes. Job Duties: Greets members and guests with a smile and delivers world-class service at all times. Arrives ten minutes ahead of time to prepare classroom and music. Screens class for new members, and instructs newcomers on class content. Refers members with possible limitations (including injuries and/or medication being taken) to a fitness staff member, manager, or physical therapist for further direction. Follows scheduled class format according to LifeStyles class descriptions within the designated class time. Uses proper terminology. Provides class with professional presentation and instruction. Receives approval from Group Exercise Manager for choreography, music selection, movement and breathing techniques, and utilization of equipment. Displays professional behavior at all times. Instructors are not doctors and will not diagnose or prescribe exercise. If a member asks specific questions regarding exercise the instructor will refer the member to the professional fitness staff. Operates A/V equipment and music with care. Completes accident/injury report when appropriate, and submits to the LifeStyles Director, Group Exercise Manager, and Manager on Duty. Returns all exercise equipment to proper storage and makes sure all exercise equipment and studio floor/pool deck is clean for the next class. Attends scheduled staff meetings and bi-annual LifeStyles meetings. Completes mandatory education and training in order to maintain organization and department specific competencies and requirements. Maintains applicable certification/licensure. Follows system and department policies and procedures with special attention to attendance and punctuality, confidentiality, dress code and display of ID badge, and safety.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: High school graduate or the equivalent. Group Exercise certification required from an organization accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA): American Council on Excerise (ACE), Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA), National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA), International Sports and Fitness Trainers Association (ISFTA), Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), Yoga Alliance (YA). Aqua certification preferred to teach aqua exercise programs (Aquatics Exercise Association (AEA) and Arthritis Foundation). Group Cycling certification preferred (ex., Keiser, NETA, Spinning, Schwinn, AFPA). Martial Arts-based class certification preferred (ex., Turbo Kick, AFAA, NETA). Maintains current CPR certification. First aid certification preferred. Excellent communication skills required. Ability to work variable hours required.


Apply Online. Resume may be submitted upon completion of application.
Human Resources, Division of Recruitment and Retention

Akron General Health System
400 Wabash Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44307

Akron General Health System is an equal opportunity employer.



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