Les Mills Certified BODYPUMP Instructor - Middle Tyger Family YMCA

YMCA of Greater Spartanburg Duncan, South Carolina $20.00 per hour


Under the guidance and supervision of the Fitness Coordinator/Director, the instructor provides guidance and leadership in a group exercise setting to all members and guests. Develops and monitors fitness programs, including cardiovascular exercise, resistance training, and flexibility. Maintenance of equipment, sound system, and the class area is a necessary requirement of this position.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have current Adult CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications, or complete them within the first 60 days of employment.
  • Must hold current group exercise certification from the accredited body – general (YMCA, ACE, AFAA, NASM, NSCA, ACSM) and/or specialty, as approved by the Middle Tyger Family YMCA, within the first 60 days of hire.
  • This position requires a friendly, enthusiastic, and conscientious leader with excellent knowledge and skill in the area of group exercise. The individual must possess a professional image and the ability to provide excellent leadership, up-to-date instruction, and motivation.
  • An understanding of physical education principles including the proper segments in group exercise classes according to the identified class description.
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation.
  • Ability to adequately observe participant activities, enforce safety regulations and apply appropriate policies and procedures.
  • The physical ability to lead and interact with group activities and perform related physical skills.


  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with members utilizing member involvement strategies.
  • Conduct planned, organized, and fun classes by beginning and ending on time welcoming new participants to class and proper introduction.
  • Inform participants on what to expect in a class by explaining and demonstrating the correct and safe way to perform all the exercises. Offer modifications for all exercises.
  • Explain and demonstrate how to monitor intensity by pulse palpitation using a 10-second count and/or Rate of Perceived Exertion scale.
  • Be conscious at all times of the fitness level of participants in the class, teaching at the level of the class.
  • Must secure a qualified substitute, with supervisor knowledge, when unable to teach the assigned class.
  • Assist in all aspects of promotion of your class, other YMCA classes, and special events.
  • Utilize tools and information to increase member knowledge of fitness as well as other fitness programs provided through the Middle Tyger Family YMCA (i.e. handouts, current brochures, charts).
  • Incorporate character development and member involvement into all program areas.
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