Fitness Instructor - Aqua Dance/Aqua Zumba

    • Job Tracking ID: 513080-776460
    • Job Location: Centennial , CO
    • Job Type: Part-Time
    • Date Updated: June 10, 2021
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About this Opportunity!

Fitness Instructor

(Part Time, Non-Exempt)

$20.00 - $27.50 per hour

Position Summary:

Under direct supervision of the Facility Fitness Coordinator, this position is responsible for designing, implementing and leading safe, effective and enjoyable group fitness classes to recreation center participants of various fitness levels.

Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for ensuring program goals are meet through planning, choreographing, and conducting specific class/program activities which match class descriptions, meet SSPRD and industry standards and are conducted within scheduled times. Group fitness classes must be appropriate to the subject area, participant’s ages, and skill and ability level.
  • Demonstrate and assist with proper techniques, form, and use of cardiovascular and strength equipment through demonstration and verbal cues.
  • Recognize emergency and dangerous situations by reacting quickly and calmly, administer first aid as needed. Complete Accident/Incident reports.
  • Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Correct or inform supervisor of any facility hazards, communicate issues/complaints to supervisor as needed.
  • Communicate and respond to messages from the Recreation Center staff in a timely manner; including the use of
  • Attend ALL staff meetings, trainings, and orientations.
  • Attend work on a regular, reliable and punctual basis; subs for co-workers when available; is responsible for securing substitutes for shifts unable to work.
  • Prepare site for activity, ensures proper clean up at end of each class/program, and perform safety checks on equipment.
  • Establish and enforces class/program rules and policies for patrons.
  • Ensure participant safety by observing throughout the course and modifying intensity levels and individual execution of techniques accordingly.
  • Complete required cleaning shifts during annual maintenance week.

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive duties of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Graduation from high school or completion of GED.
  • Prior experience in instruction of specific specialty is preferred.

Licenses, Certifications, and Other Requirements:

  • Current Group Fitness Certification from an accepted national certifying organization and must be maintained through Continuing Education Credits (CEC’s) as required.
  • Possession of current certifications in CPR/AED required.
  • First Aid certification preferred.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Maintain an understanding and knowledge of exercise science, nutrition and wellness to promote fitness and educate participants; within the scope of your certification and training.
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively verbally; establish and maintain working relationships with employees and the public.
  • Knowledge of modern office procedures, methods and general office equipment (computer, copier, fax, etc.).
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of fitness programming.
  • Provide superior customer service and resolve customer complaints and escalated problems.

Material and Equipment Used :

Operates a variety of fitness equipment, including, but not limited to cardiovascular machines, selectorized weight machines, free weight equipment, functional training equipment and various group fitness equipment. Operate sound system and microphones. Use time keeping system and online fitness portal.

Working Environment:

95% of the work is performed indoors working in a fitness-training environment with frequent interruptions and distractions. Must be able to work in an environment with various temperatures, poor acoustics and an array of distractions, i.e. music, weather conditions, etc. In performance of job duties outdoors may be exposed to: various terrains, extreme cold, heat, sun, wet, humid, or windy conditions. Regular exposure to grasses, fertilizers, molds, dust and pesticides.

Physical Requirements :

Must be able to demonstrate and perform the exercises unique to Group Exercise Fitness. Must have the ability to bend, walk, kneel, stoop, and reach, in performance of duties. Must be able to push, pull or balance. Must be able to remain standing for an extended period up to a maximum of four hours. May occasionally require unassisted lifting of up to 50 pounds and assisted lifting up to 100 pounds. Vision requirements include near acuity, far acuity, and depth perception. Must have the ability to talk and hear via the telephone and through face-to-face communication.

This list is not all-inclusive and represents examples of the work environment and physical demands.

Employee Benefits & Perks at South Suburban

  • FREE use of District fitness centers and swimming pools
  • Discounts on recreation classes and golf (applicable to employees working 14+ hours/week)
  • Paid sick leave
  • Opportunities for training and promotion from within
  • Flexible schedules
  • To view a complete listing of the District’s most current benefit package, please visit

About Us

Our mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the environment, parks, trails, and open space by providing recreational services and programs.

We serve residents in Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Centennial west of I-25, Littleton, Lone Tree and Sheridan and unincorporated portions of Douglas, Jefferson and Arapahoe counties. We operate four full-service recreation centers, golf courses, outdoor pools and restaurants, two ice centers and miniature golf courses, and a BMX track, a sports dome, batting cages, an entertainment center, a hotel and a nature center. In addition, we maintain nearly 3,800 acres of developed and open space land, including 119 multi-purpose athletic fields, more than 100 parks, nearly 80 miles of trails, 60 playgrounds, 56 tennis courts, and the 880-acre South Platte Park.