PT Group Fitness Instructor

CENTERS is a management company that specializes in campus recreation. We partner with universities to manage their departments, facilities, finances, and deliver exceptional customer service. Since 1998, Centers remains the first and only mission centric organization committed to student development and departmental excellence on behalf of its clients. Centers is currently operating campus recreation centers at eight universities within the United States.
Essential Responsibilities Provide safe and effective group fitness classes and instruction to participants within University Recreation, while upholding a premium level of customer service through professionalism, quality communication, time management, appropriate motivation, assisting with questions and concerns, and ensuring a safe and clean fitness environment.
Specific Responsibilities
Provide quality fitness instruction to all class participants and potential class participants, regardless of ability level, fitness level, experience, appearance, or otherwise.
Communicate effectively with supervisor through phone, email, or in person.
Enforce all program policies and procedures as related to the class.
Enforce all facility policies and procedures, and assist as needed during emergencies.
Maintain accurate records as assigned, and submit reports to supervisor.
Attend all group fitness staff meetings and other department meetings as directed.
Maintain current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications and complete all audit skills testing.
Maintain certification in desired fitness class, or obtain certification by August 2018. Examples include: ACE Primary Group Fitness Instructor, ACSM Group Exercise Instructor, AFAA Primary Group Fitness Instructor, Madd Dogg Spinning Instructor, Pilates Method Alliance, Zumba, Yoga Alliance, Les Mills, TRX, Silver Sneakers, Martial Arts, etc., and approved in-house standards testing.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements:
Experience teaching group fitness classes
Ability to obtain and maintain CPR/AED and First Aid certifications and nationally recognized, group fitness certification
Instructional and class management skills
Leadership and motivational abilities
Entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm
Excellent organizational, and written and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work independently
Knowledge of standard practices in fitness and recreational areas
Ability to thrive in an environment that values high expectations, accountability, and balanced lifestyles
Preferred Requirements
Possess current accredited group fitness certification from a professional organization recognized by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA)
Technical Competencies
Proficiency with audio/visual equipment.
Basic computer competency
Professional Competencies
Ability to handle customer service issues as related to fitness activity
Ability to communicate effectively with patrons and professional staff
Ability to multitask and manage time effectively and efficiently
Human Relations
Internal contacts include staff at all levels. External contacts include external customers and vendors. Contact involves troubleshooting, informing, exchanging information, negotiating, making recommendations, and giving information or instructions.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
Work Environment
Fitness studios or areas with loud music and noise
Early morning, evening or weekend work as assigned
Extended periods of time standing, jumping, swiftly moving, and other general physical movements
Physical Demands
Eye-hand coordination
Hearing and talking
Extended periods of activity and communicating

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