Water Exercise Instructor job – YMCA of Roanoke Valley Inc – Roanoke, VA
Water Exercise Instructor YMCA of Roanoke Valley Inc – Roanoke, VA 24016 Part-time
The Kirk Family YMCA is in search of an experienced and high-energy Water Fitness Instructor to lead water fitness classes. This position will lead and conduct water fitness classes according to YMCA philosophy of developing a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Applicants should exhibit knowledge of the physical principles of water and how they are applied to fitness and exercise. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate the ability to conduct a safe, effective, and fun exercise class for others while upholding and supporting the mission and core values of the YMCA. Current YMCA Lifeguard, Aquatic Safety Assistant, and/or Water Fitness Instructor certifications are recommended, but not required.
FUNCTION Communicates effectively and provides leadership in aquatic exercise programs according to the YMCA aquatic policy while maintaining a safe environment. Follows the YMCA philosophy of developing a healthy spirit, mind, and body for him- or herself and for others while upholding and supporting the mission and four core values of the YMCA.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Knowledgeable of all components of health and fitness principles. Conduct a safe, effective, fun exercise class. Use effective choreography, cuing, and music selection. Attend all scheduled staff meetings and training events. Stay current with the latest safety information and research in the fitness industry. Use music with appropriate lyrics and beats per minute as established the Aquatics Director. Cover classes when you are unable to teach. Classes are not to be cancelled. Other duties as assigned.
WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS Able to lift up to 50 pounds Physical and mental pre-requisites and requirements for the certification courses recommended as
Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS At least 16 years of age is recommended Current YMCA Lifeguard or YMCA Aquatic Safety Assistant (current, proper level of CPR and first-aid must be maintained) are recommended Current YMCA Water Fitness Instructor is recommended