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Part-time Water Aerobics Instructor

Position: Part-time Water Aerobics Instructor
Locations: Pat Jones YMCA
Reports to: Wellness Director


Under the direction of the Wellness or Membership Director, and consistent with the mission of the Y, the Water Aerobics Instructor instructs quality group fitness classes, engages with members and helps them on their fitness journey, and provides excellent customer service to members in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that promotes member wellness in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.



  • Lead quality group fitness classes, as directed by the Wellness or Membership Director, which teaches in a safe and effective class environment that promotes total fitness development for members.

  • Greets everyone by using names whenever possible; extends thanks whenever appropriate; makes relationship building the number one priority at all times. (Relationship Builder)

  • Make yourself available to all members regardless of age, gender, race, socioeconomic status, or fitness level. Share your knowledge and be a resource for sound health and fitness information.

  • Responsible for ensuring that the mission, purpose, image and core values of the Ozarks Regional YMCA is conveyed at all times.

  • Maintain working knowledge of the fitness industry and Y trends to provide effective information and training to members.

  • Keep accurate class attendance records.

  • Be able to respond and follow Y policies and procedures in emergency situations.  Ensure all injuries or incidents have been reported on an Injury Report Form.

  • Take responsibility to keep studio/exercise classroom and equipment neat and clean.

  • Maintain good attendance. Give supervisor at least two week notice of schedule changes.

  • Assume total responsibility for obtaining qualified substitutes when needed and inform supervisor.

  • Allow ten minutes to prepare for class and allow for five minutes after class to be available for members.

  • Arrive for assigned class well-groomed and in proper uniform.

  • Attendance at staff meetings is mandatory.

  • Products or services that are not a part of the YMCA program(s) shall not be promoted or endorsed by an employee to any member or guest whether the employee is “on the clock” or not.



  • Possess and maintain current CPR certifications and Association Pre-Practicum approved.

  • National certification (ACE, NETA, AFAA, NASM) in group fitness instruction or YMCA Foundations of Group Exercise certification.

  • Certification in areas of expertise.

  • At least one year of experience teaching group wellness classes preferred.



  • Demonstrated customer service and communication skills.  Being able to work with a diverse population of clients.

  • Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.

  • Ability to conduct classes and activities relating to fitness.  Must be able to perform all physical aspects of the position and class being taught including, but not limited to:  walking, standing, bending, jumping, reaching, and lifting up to 50 lbs at a time.


How to Apply:

Submit an online job application.


Trish Scott

Wellness Director

Pat Jones YMCA

1901 E. Republic Rd.

Springfield, Mo. 65804

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