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City of Commerce City Fitness Instructor (I, II, III) PT in Commerce City, Colorado

General Purpose

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Under the supervision of the Recreation Coordinator, Recreation Assistant or the Recreation Supervisor, Fitness Instructors will lead safe, effective and enjoyable group fitness classes for the community. Must provide in-depth instruction on proper form and technique, follow appropriate class format guidelines and modify class to meet a variety of fitness levels. Fitness Instructors are responsible for supervising participants, creating a supportive exercise environment and continued development of skills and knowledge. Must be able to work successfully in a team-oriented atmosphere, including being available to substitute classes and be an advocate for all Parks and Recreation programs and services. Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates the ability to instruct and prepare safe, effective and enjoyable fitness classes that match industry standards and class descriptions.
  • Creates a supportive environment and ensure every participant has a positive and successful exercise experience.
  • Exhibits an understanding and knowledge of exercise science, nutrition and wellness to promote fitness and educate participants about a lifetime approach.
  • Supervises class participants during fitness classes and is prepared to enforce recreation center policies and respond to any emergencies.
  • Provides personalized attention and customer service to group fitness participants and recreation center customers.
  • Communicates and responds to messages from the recreation center staff. Attends orientations, meetings, workshops and other instructors' classes, as necessary.
  • Supports the fitness staff team by subbing and being available to assist in various capacities.
  • Obtains and updates necessary certifications.
  • Complies with City and departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications

Must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Previous experience a plus, but not required. Spanish/English bilingual is preferred, but not required. Must hold current CPR and AED certifications or the ability to obtain within 3 months of hire. Ability to demonstrate competent technical instructor skills

Fitness Instructor I: All of the above plus:

  • Ability to obtain nationally recognized primary group exercise certification (AFAA or ACE primary preferred, but others accepted as deemed appropriate), within 6 months of hire, with previous teaching experience
  • OR nationally certified (as designated above), 1 year or less experience ? Fitness Instructor II:

  • All of the above plus:

  • Current nationally recognized primary group exercise certification (AFAA or ACE Primary preferred, but others accepted as deemed appropriate)
  • ORNationally recognized specialty certification (EX: SilverSneakersĀ®)
  • 1-5 years teaching experience Fitness Instructor III: All of the above plus:

  • Current nationally recognized primary group exercise certification (AFAA or ACE Primary preferred, but others accepted as deemed appropriate)

  • ORNationally recognized specialty certification (EX: SilverSneakersĀ®)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science or related field AND/OR 5+ years teaching experience Equipment Used, Work Environment and Physical Activities

  • Office equipment: Regular use of technical sound system and wireless microphone

  • Computer Equipment: Occasional
  • Language skills: Regular communication in a variety of ways including in person, phone and email
  • Physical activities: Regular physical activity to effectively lead and demonstrate appropriate class exercises and activities
  • Lifting: Regular lifting of up to 25 pounds
  • Vision and Hearing: Must be able to read and give verbal instructions and respond to spoken communications
  • Exposure to environmental conditions:None

Salary: $13.46 - $23.15 Hourly

Location: Commerce City, CO

Job Type: Part-time

Department: Parks, Recreation, & Golf

Job Number: 2019-00026

Closing: Continuous

Agency: City of Commerce City

Address: 7887 E. 60th Avenue Commerce City, Colorado, 80022