As a thought-leader and best-in-class provider in education, wellness, youth development, and community-building, The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is one of the oldest, most nimble and essential nonprofits in Atlanta. Mission-bound to serve, we are an organization designed to meet all people where, how and when they need us. In times of peace, we are a catalyst for connection; in times of crisis, a source of comfort and security. Join us as we carry out our commitment to positively impact lives and communities across the state.
The opportunities to serve are vast, and we're looking for a diverse mix of people, who share our values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY, to join us and do their best work.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our people, our members, and our partners. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other wonderful characteristics that make us different.
Nature and Scope:
Under the direction of the Wellness Director, the Group Exercise Instructors (including land or water group exercise instructor) shall be part of a staff team, responsible for conducting YMCA group exercise classes. The instructor is responsible for appropriate music selection, (adherence to recommended beats per minute for class mode and decibels), for class set-up and take-down, for education of class members about THE COACH APPROACH, fitness-related issues, etc., and for forwarding the mission and values of the YMCA. The Group Exercise Instructor will have a key leadership role in the YMCA of the USA initiatives to "strengthen the foundations of community" through healthy living.
Share opportunities for engagement outside of face-to-face classes - i.e. - live streaming classes, ymca360.org, etc.
Mandate social distancing and design flow of classes to support recommended distance as well as entrance and exit to studios
Design and deliver classes with the minimal amount of equipment to be limited to step benches, non-neoprene dumbbells, BOSU balls and kettlebells
Adherence to the 45-minute class limit
Clean all equipment that was utilized by class participants after class
Must be willing to deliver classes via live streaming and/or recorded classes
Assist in member short and long term goal attainment
Follow employee check-in procedures set by the Association office. Items include temperature checks, completing Covid-19 health questionnaire, wearing mask when enter facility, etc.
GXIs need to bring their own windscreens. The AO can order windscreens (bulk order if approved)
GXIs will need to provide their own mic belts. GXIs need to wipe down mics and stereo before and after use
Instructors will also need to bring own mat
Barre - ensure 6' spacing is applied and barre wiped down thoroughly after use
Must possess current CPR/AED certification and renew it biannually prior to date of expiration. Updated licenses shall be uploaded via Y-Exchange (yexchange.org)
Must be current in specialty-area certifications (for example: group cycling, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, etc.), sanctioned by Y-USA/ACE or YMCA of Metro Atlanta; these must be obtained by the Group Exercise Instructor prior to teaching the designated format.
YMCA LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES (Leader):
WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Ability to actively demonstrate exercise moves, to communicate with class, and to possess the aerobic capacity to perform class motions.
South Dekalb Family YMCA
Ymca Metro Atlanta