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YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties Exercise Instructor in Gig Harbor, Washington

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties is seeking an Exercise Instructor to join our team!


The YMCA focuses on empowering people in all forms, by improving health and well-being and inspiring action in and across our neighborhoods. This position supports the work of the YMCA, a leading non-profit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.


As an Exercise Instructor, you will create a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement as you teach group exercise classes.


*Key Responsibilities: *

  • Conduct fun, safe and educational classes
  • Design classes to improve one or more of the four components of fitness; flexibility, strength, muscular endurance, and cardio-respiratory conditioning
  • Demonstrate techniques with different intensity levels.
  • Build relationships with members 
  • Maintain equipment organization
  • Assist in compiling program statistics 


Are you a good fit?

  • You have at least one year of experience leading challenging, yet safe, classes.
  • You have knowledge of the fitness components of a group exercise class.
  • You have a certification in Group Exercise or related specialty (preferred).
  • You have YMCA Foundations of Strength and Conditioning and/or Foundations of Group Exercise certification or equivalent, such as ACE, ACSM, or AFAA certifications (preferred).
  • You have a positive attitude and previous experience with diverse populations.
  • You are committed to valuing and promoting diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • You have current CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, AED, and Oxygen certifications (preferred).
  • Able to complete Child Abuse Prevention training on first day and other online or in-person training as required.


*Wage: * $18.67 to $20.67 per hour, depending on qualifications


Hours: Part-Time, Up to 25 hours per week


Location: Tom Taylor Family YMCA, Gig Harbor, WA 


*Benefits: *

Flexible scheduling around school and extracurricular activities 

Optional Virtual Teladoc, Dental and Vision Benefits

A Personal YMCA membership and YMCA360 virtual streaming membership 

Paid Sick Leave accrued at 1.23 hours for every 40 hours worked per year

Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), Digital mental health counseling platform, Wellness program and LifeMart employee discount center 

Professional training, education and certification opportunities

20% discount on YM