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Group Exercise Instructor I Water - McCleskey East Cobb

Company: YMCA of Atlanta
Location: Marietta
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

The YMCA of Metro Atlanta serves more than 300,000 individuals with 23 full facilities and ten additional camping and childcare locations. The Y provides financial assistance to support more than 25,000 youth, teens and families. The Y offers programs that serve kids, adults and families at all stages of life. As the largest provider of early learning and after-school programs in Georgia, the Y is closing the achievement gap for Atlanta youth. During the teen years, the Y focuses on leadership development to prepare teens to connect to and serve their communities. A leader in healthy living, the Y offers youth sports and wellness programs designed to help kids and adults live healthier and be more active. A strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. We believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. At the Y, we measure the success of our cause by how well we engage communities in our three areas of focus:

  • YOUTH DEVELOPMENT - Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
  • HEALTHY LIVING - Improving the nation's health and well-being.
  • SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

    Under the direction of the Wellness Director, the Group Exercise Instructors (including land or water group exercise instructor) shall be part of a staff team, responsible for conducting YMCA group exercise classes. The instructor is responsible for appropriate music selection, (adherence to recommended beats per minute for class mode and decibels), for class set-up and take-down, for education of class members about THE COACH APPROACH , fitness-related issues, etc., and for forwarding the mission and values of the YMCA. The Group Exercise Instructor will have a key leadership role in the YMCA of the USA initiatives to "strengthen the foundations of community" through healthy living.

    Ongoing Responsibilities :

    • Share opportunities for engagement outside of face-to-face classes - i.e. - live streaming classes,, etc.
    • Mandate social distancing and design flow of classes to support recommended distance as well as entrance and exit to studios
    • Design and deliver classes with the minimal amount of equipment to be limited to step benches, non-neoprene dumbbells, BOSU balls and kettlebells
    • Adherence to the 45-minute class limit
    • Clean all equipment that was utilized by class participants after class
    • Must be willing to deliver classes via live streaming and/or recorded classes
    • Assist in member short and long term goal attainment
    • Follow employee check-in procedures set by the Association office. Items include temperature checks, completing Covid-19 health questionnaire, wearing mask when enter facility, etc.
    • GXIs need to bring their own windscreens. The AO can order windscreens (bulk order if approved)
    • GXIs will need to provide their own mic belts. GXIs need to wipe down mics and stereo before and after use
    • Instructors will also need to bring own mat
    • Barre - ensure 6' spacing is applied and barre wiped down thoroughly after use
    • Must possess current CPR/AED certification and renew it biannually prior to date of expiration. Updated licenses shall be uploaded via Y-Exchange (
    • Must be current in specialty-area certifications (for example: group cycling, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, etc.), sanctioned by Y-USA/ACE or YMCA of Metro Atlanta; these must be obtained by the Group Exercise Instructor prior to teaching the designated format.


      • Relationships
      • Communication
      • Inclusion
      • Innovation
      • Quality Results


        Ability to actively demonstrate exercise moves, to communicate with class, and to possess the aerobic capacity to perform class motions.

        As a thought-leader and best-in-class provider in education, wellness, youth development, and community-building, The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is one of the oldest, most nimble and essential nonprofits in Atlanta. Mission-bound to serve, we are an organization designed to meet all people where, how and when they need us. In times of peace, we are a catalyst for connection; in times of crisis, a source of comfort and security. Join us as we carry out our commitment to positively impact lives and communities across the state.

        The opportunities to serve are vast, and we're looking for a diverse mix of people, who share our values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY, to join us and do their best work.

        Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our people, our members, and our partners. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other wonderful characteristics that make us different.

        It's fun to work in an organization where people truly BELIEVE in what they are


        We're committed to bringing passion and people together to champion

        communities where everyone belongs.

        McCleskey East Cobb YMCA

Keywords: YMCA of Atlanta, Marietta , Group Exercise Instructor I Water - McCleskey East Cobb, Other , Marietta, Georgia

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