YMCA of Greater Kansas City

Fitness Group Exercise Instructor

Job Location US-MO-Riverside
Req No.
Location Site
Riverside Community Center
Healthy Living
Minimum Salary
USD $13.91/Hr.
Midpoint Salary
USD $17.39/Hr.
Position Hours
Variety of Shifts Available
Location : Location


A Y Fitness Group Exercise Instructor conducts group exercise classes in the areas of cardiovascular wellness, flexibility, and muscular endurance incorporating warm ups and cools downs for each class.


YMCA employment benefits: 

  • Ongoing training 
  • Free YMCA membership to all YMCA centers
  • Flexible schedules
  • Opportunities for career advancement



The YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. It’s who we are, who we aspire to be and how we show up every day. We are cause-driven. We don’t just show up, we show up with purpose. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


  • Contribute to the overall YMCA mission of healthy living, youth development and social responsibility. 

  • Plan and lead exercise classes.

  • Set up equipment and store securely after class.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the wellness area.
  • Keep track of participants and note when there is a new participant in class or when a regular participant has dropped out.
  • Check instructor book or board weekly to keep current with announcements and information from the director.
  • Be a team player with all other associates.
  • Maintain safety in all classes by following YMCA and national certification guidelines.
  • Keep knowledgeable in the areas of fitness, exercise science, nutrition, CPR, First Aid, choreography, etc. through required YMCA and national CEUS.
  • Notify appropriate associate of any unsafe conditions, needed repairs, complaints, accident, or injuries immediately.
  • Use microphone in class, if available.


  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Current CPR/AED and First Aid.
  • Complete and pass audition with director.
  • Able to relate to people on all levels in a friendly and consistent manner.
  • Able to reflect a positive attitude.
  • Accepted National Group Exercise Certification (i.e. AFAA, ACE, NCSM), specialized training in a nationally recognized format (i.e. Zumba, YogaFit, RYT 200 or 500, Piloxing, Pilates, Powder Blue formats, LesMills etc) and/or Foundations of YMCA Group Exercise.


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