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Temporary - Group Fitness Instructor

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

• $10.00 - $12.00 per hour (An instructor with certification from a nationally recognized, and third-party accredited, organization with less than 2 years of teaching experience) • $12.00 - $14.00 per hour (A trainer with certification from a nationally recognized organization, and third-party accredited, with 2-5 years of teaching experience) • $14.00 - $16.00 per hour (A trainer with certification from a nationally recognized organization, and third-party accredited, with more than 5 years of teaching experience)

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 2012470Staff
Position Title
Working Title Temporary - Group Fitness Instructor
Pay Rate
Employment Category
Regular/Temporary Temporary
If temporary, list duration
Type of Appointment
Contract Period

Position Summary Information

Position Summary

This is a mid-level position under the direct supervision of the University Recreation administrative staff, Graduate Assistants, and Undergraduate Assistants.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

• Develop and teach your own safe and effective group fitness programs/exercise routines in accordance with current health and fitness standards and guidelines, taking into account group members fitness level and any other pertinent factors.
• Ensure group fitness routines are developed with the class description in mind.
• Assist with the development and promotion of the group fitness program, to include the distribution of flyers and interest surveys, taking part in any demonstrations or any other promotional events that may occur.
• Assist with the basic maintenance and upkeep of the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center group exercise studios, including returning all equipment and accessories to their appropriate locations and reporting any malfunctions encountered while in the facility.
• Ensure that all equipment is properly cleaned and stored after each use.
• Keep abreast of current fitness and exercise trends, development and research.
• Provide thorough instruction and exceptional personal attention.
• Promote and enforce all University Recreation policies and procedures.
• Attend all group fitness meetings and in services as set by the University Recreation staff.
• Ensure a safe and non-offensive environment for patrons at all times.

Essential Functions

• Ability to develop and teach a safe and effective group fitness program/exercise routines in accordance with current health and fitness standards and guidelines, modifiable to various skill/fitness levels.
• Ability to develop group fitness routines with the class description in mind.
• Ability to assist with the maintenance and upkeep of the facility and all fitness equipment by reporting malfunctions promptly and making minor repairs as needed.
• Ability to teach all scheduled classes on a semester basis, to include agreed upon finals week, fall and spring break and holiday schedules.
• Ability to lift up to 45 lbs.
• Ability to interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse populations, the APSU community and outside community members.
• Ability to use sound judgment in decision-making and interactions with people.
• Ability to make decisions, work independently and stay motivated and focused.
• Ability to follow APSU and University Recreation policy, procedures and emergency preparedness.
• Attendance and punctuality are essential to this position. Arrive 15 minutes prior to every scheduled class in order to be fully prepared and set up prior to the class start time and able to greet each participant as they come in.
• Ability to remain visible and approachable to patrons at all times, acting as a resource by providing answers to questions or assistance as requested.
• Ability to exemplify professionalism at all times particularly in regards to attitude, punctuality, public relations, appearance and personal hygiene.
• Ability to attend all staff meetings.

Physical Requirements
Required Minimum Qualifications

• Maintain a certification by a nationally recognized organization, to include providing a current copy for employee records and/or the ability to provide documentation of previous work experience in the field.
• Maintain a current CPR/AED certification and provide an updated copy to keep on file at University Recreation.
• Applicant is required to have a bank account for direct deposit of pay.
• A background check may be required.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 03/08/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

• $10.00 – $12.00 per hour
(An instructor with certification from a nationally recognized, and third-party accredited, organization with less than 2 years of teaching experience)
• $12.00 – $14.00 per hour
(A trainer with certification from a nationally recognized organization, and third-party accredited, with 2-5 years of teaching experience)
• $14.00 – $16.00 per hour
(A trainer with certification from a nationally recognized organization, and third-party accredited, with more than 5 years of teaching experience)

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires maintenance of certification by a nationally recognized organization to include providing a current copy for employee records AND/OR the ability to provide documentation of previous work experience in the field. Please choose one of the following:
    • I will maintain and provide proof of certification by a nationally recognized organization to include providing a current copy for employee records. 
    • I will provide documentation of previous work experience in the field. 
  2. * Do you have a current CPR/AED certification?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document