Group Fitness Instructor


Join the Y Movement!

Our dynamic group of Fitness Instructors bring a diverse talent to the Y! Our instructors demonstrate a passion for yoga, Zumba, spinning, strength training, cardio training, barre, and simply leading a diverse group of people in achieving their fitness goals. This role executes group exercise classes to members and participants based upon interests, certification and enrollment.

Group exercise classes vary month-to-month and bring unique opportunities to up to twenty-five participants in a class. With both in-person and virtual classes, the Y always seeks new talent to teach our members.


  • Report to class at least ten minutes prior to scheduled start of class for required set-up.
  • Conduct classes in accordance with prescribed style, guidelines and methods.
  • Dress and act in a professional manner at all times.
  • Count attendance at each class and record where appropriate.
  • Make sure informed consent and medical history forms are completed by all class members prior to participation.
  • Use appropriate certification guidelines when preparing class format.
  • Be available after class for participant’s questions.
  • Responsible for distributing YMCA participant evaluations to all class members and returning them to the Fitness Director after every session.
  • Maintain all fitness certifications, CPR and First Aid during employment.
  • Attend workshops, employee meetings, and/or trainings as required.
  • Contact appropriate substitute instructors for your class in the event you are unable to teach.
  • Reflect and display the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility toward other staff members as well as facility members and guests.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Current adult CPR, AED and advanced First Aid certifications.
  • Current YMCA Group Exercise Instructor certification or by a national certifying agency, required.
  • Ability to interact with staff, members, and general public in a professional and effective manner.
  • Physically able to effectively speak, listen, and interact with participants during class.
  • Demonstrate fitness exercises appropriate for the group level(s).

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Pomerleau Family Y
298 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401
802 862 9622 (YMCA)

Camp Abnaki
1252 Abnaki Road
North Hero, VT
802 372 9622 (YMCA)

Additional Program Sites
in Vermont

Franklin, Grand Isle, Washington and Chittenden Counties