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Group Fitness Instructor

Company: Exceed Physical Culture
Location: New York
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Job Description:

Exceed is a full-service fitness studio dedicated to the pursuit of achieving athletic potential through functional fitness. We serve results-driven athletes and trainers on the Upper East Side and in Tribeca with group fitness classes for all levels of athletes, and space for personal trainers looking to achieve their personal best and help their clients do the same.

Group Fitness Overview

Exceed's signature group fitness class, 'The Workout,' is engineered to be the ultimatefull body workout. The small group training format combines strength and metabolic conditioning, utilizing highly effective fitness tools such as TRX, Kettlebells, Medicine Balls, Bosu Balls, Jump Ropes, Concept2 Rowers, Tabata Method, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), and Bodyweight Training. The class framework is designed to generate consistent maximum results yet allows instructors to personalize each workout through creativity and individual personality.

Group Fitness Instructor

The Exceed Group Fitness Instructor serves as a leader within the Exceed community. It is one of the most important roles at Exceed, directly impacting client experience and retention.

Essential Functions

-- Program group fitness classes utilizing the 'Exceed: The Workout' framework

-- Lead and instruct energized and motivating 'Exceed: The Workout' group fitness classes

-- Keep all athletes engaged by providing modifications and progressions to manipulate intensity levels tailored to individual athletes, while maintaining group cohesiveness and consistent momentum in the classroom

-- Monitor and floor coach athletes' technicalexecution of exercises to minimize injury and maximize results

-- Deliver verbal and visual exercise cues to athletes in a clear, professional and motivating manner

-- Create energizing and motivating 'non-explicit' music playlists that are diverse in genre and complement class format and exercises

-- Actively promote and build class attendance

-- Actively support Exceed initiatives and community events

-- Establish and maintain effective, positive coaching relationships with athletes on behalf of Exceed

-- Start and end classes on time, clean-up and organize studio after class

-- Attend staff meetings

-- Maintain required certifications


-- College degree in a fitness related discipline strongly preferred

-- Accomplished athletic experience (team sport, dance, physical endurance events) and/or at least two years of personal training or group fitness experience

-- ACE, AFAA, ACSM or NASM certification or equivalent required, or achieved within 90-days of hire

-- TRX and Kettlebell certification strongly preferred

-- Must be physically fit to lead by example, demonstrate exercises, participate in classes and community athletic events

-- Must be goal oriented with a love of fitness and passion to help others Exceed

-- A vibrant, positive disposition, and ability to thrive in a fast-paced team environment

-- Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to engage positively across a wide range of personalities

-- Capacity to work a varied schedule with flexible weekend, holiday, early morning and weekday evening availability.

-- AED/CPR and First Aid certification

Work Environment

-- The Group Fitness Instructor duties are performed at Exceed Gyms, or in local parks and running trails

-- While performing the duties of this job there is regular exposure to moving fitness equipment

-- Noise level is occasionally loud

Physical Demands

The Group Fitness Instructor must be able to:

-- Communicate clearly

-- Work in a fast-paced environment

-- Walk through all areas of the gyms, climbing stairs, repetitive squatting, bending, and lifting (e.g. 40, 60lbs), restack weights, move equipment as necessary.

-- Demonstrate exercise movements as part of a class or personal fitness workout.

Applicants must submit a resume for review. Applicants have the option to submit a photo and video of themselves instructing to complement their resume and cover letter. Successfully selected applicants must audition for final consideration for the Exceed Group Fitness Instructor position.

Keywords: Exceed Physical Culture, New York , Group Fitness Instructor, Education / Teaching , New York, New York

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