Group Fitness Instructor - Senior Adults ($26.08/hour - $35.21/hour)

  • Hayward, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Part Time Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $26.08 - $35.21 Hourly USD

Job Description

Job Details

Level: Experienced

Job Location: Hayward Area Recreation District (HARD) - Hayward, CA

Position Type: Hourly

Salary Range: $26.08 - $35.21 Hourly

Do you find fitness fun and exciting? Do you have experience teaching and leading workouts? Join the H.A.R.D. Team and make a positive difference in our community. We are looking to hire Group Fitness Instructors. Class focus is towards active senior adults and those with adaptive needs and focusing on fitness inclusion for all abilities.

The ideal candidate will bring enthusiasm, and positive energy to our programs. The hourly rates is $26.08 to $35.21 per hour. This position is a part-time, hourly position averaging 5-10 hours per week depending on class offerings.


Under general supervision of the Recreation Supervisor and direct supervision of the Recreation Coordinator II, instructs group fitness classes for a targeted group within the District and performs related work as required.


Instructors in this class are primarily responsible for instruction of group fitness classes with fitness instruction certifications from recognized fitness governing bodies.


Group Fitness Instructors duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Responsible for planning and instructing group fitness programs in one or more assigned fitness areas.
  • Motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities
  • Work with people of all ages and skill levels
  • Provide a safe and fun environment for participants
  • Ensure the exercise space is clean and free of health and safety hazards
  • Instructs participants on effective workout methods, explains proper techniques, demonstrates exercises
  • Good communication skills; ability to explain things clearly
  • Must be reliable and dependable
  • Maintains good public relations and keeps supervisors informed of customer and facility needs
  • Maintains records of participation and completes required reports
  • At all times, demonstrates cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors and the public
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. While performing the duties of the job, the instructor occasionally works with various types of fitness equipment. The noise level during class can be loud due to up tempo music and choreography. Instructors may be assigned an irregular working schedule including weekends, early mornings and evenings and may have to travel between various locations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to have: hearing and speech adequate to communicate in person, vision adequate to clearly distinguish objects and persons at a distance and to identify signs of emergencies; bodily movement adequate to frequently sit, stand, walk, run, jump, reach, turn, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crawl, and push/pull; ability to raise arms above shoulder height; manual dexterity adequate to grasp objects, use fine manipulation, perform lifting and carrying of items up to 50 pounds. The employee must have a high degree of energy, be physically fit, and have the endurance to complete the workout.


Ability and Skill to:
  • Work effectively with seniors, adults, and children participating in a variety of group fitness activities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a diverse community
  • Monitor compliance with District regulations and policies, and general safety practices related to group fitness activities; firmly but tactfully enforce rules and regulations
  • React quickly and calmly in emergencies
  • Report accidents and prepares accident reports, as required
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the work

Knowledge of:
  • Fitness training and education methods and techniques in area of specialty
  • Standard safety rules and regulations related to public group fitness activities.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Previous experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Recognized competency in field of instructional expertise
  • Must possess current certifications in First Aid, CPR and AED and must maintain certifications thereafter as a condition of continued employment
  • Possess current certification in fitness instruction

Special Requirements:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must pass a fingerprint and/or background clearance prior to employment
  • Completion of the Hepatitis B vaccination series is recommended
  • Verification of ID and ability work in the USA
  • Completion of Tuberculosis (TB) test required

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Job Address

Hayward, California United States View Map