Aqua Instructor

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The In-Shape Instructor encourages our members to pursue a holistic approach to fitness through our group fitness and recreational sports programs offerings. Instructors continually monitor members’ needs and progress through safe exercises/routines, while creating an engaging, impactful, and fun workout experience. This role may lead live or virtual classes and work with all ages.


  • Motivate members to explore multiple group fitness classes, recreational sports programs and club amenities to enhance their fitness journey
  • Promote and participate in club events encouraging members and guests to attend through social media channels and engaging members in the club
  • Connect with members through being welcoming, and approachable; teach authentically and give genuine praise
  • Deliver a motivating instructional experience in every class/clinic, providing solid cuing (verbal and non-verbal), a seamless class flow, along with a variety of modifications, so every member feels successful
  • Provide instruction on correct form and technique, so members are safe and benefit from each exercise/routine
  • Demonstrate workout as a role model – proper form, technique, and equipment
  • Assist with engaging members outside the class to build a community and promote a sense of belonging
  • Ensure members develop along a pathway that will encourage continued involvement in multiple programs within the club
  • Follow procedures for equipment usage, storage, and maintenance
  • Responsible for teaching all assigned classes and finding class substitutions when needed
  • Complete assigned trainings and key tasks on time
  • Provide a safe and well-maintained environment through correct implementation of safety and operating policies and procedures
  • Coach others as well as open to being coached for professional growth
  • Resolve concerns/problems ensuring our members needs are met and company guidelines are followed

updated January 2022



  • HS diploma or GED equivalent
  • Certifications are required and documentation must be submitted:
  • For Fitness Classes:
  • National certification (AFAA, ACE, NASM, ISSA, etc.) or format specific training (i.e. Les Mills, Zumba, Keiser, WOD U-Jam Fitness, Silver Sneakers, etc.) accepted
  • For Sports Classes/Clinics:
  • 2+ years of team sports experience
  • Audition is required as part of the selection process
  • Strong motivational skills
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Trustline Registered to coach children
  • Attend and participate in required meetings and trainings as needed
  • Willing and able to work a flexible shift: evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Flexible/positive attitude
  • Excellent communication skills, work well under pressure and time constraints and display positive behaviors in all member contacts
  • Bilingual skills a plus
  • Current CPR or ability to pass CPR certification within 60 days of hire date


  • Free health club membership
  • Casual work environment
  • Discount on in club retail items and any current vendor partner offerings (NASM, etc)
  • Opportunity for growth; professional development


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk and stand up to 8 hours/day and/or sitting for extended period of time. Employees may be exposed to cleaning chemicals or airborne particles and will be required to wear designated PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as directed. Employees are occasionally required to use hands and fingers for handle or feel; occasional reach, push and pulling with arms and hands; occasional climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and occasional reach and twist, including side-to-side movements. The employee may be required to occasionally lift, carry or move up to 25 pounds and may seldom be required to lift, carry or move 26-50 pounds.

During the COVID-19 pandemic: All In-Shape Team Members working in the clubs may be asked to assist with greeting members to perform temperature checks and health screens, ensure members practice physical distancing and monitor cleaning of equipment after each use. Detailed instructions will be provided at time of hire.

In-Shape Team Members will be required to comply with company policies regarding the use of PPE (personal protective equipment), by following instructions and outlined safety guidelines, to protect our team and club members. Club Safety training and equipment will be provided. Team Members are to report to management, or designated team member, any safety risks or potential risks identified in the work environment.

Salary Description

$15.50/hr; + teaching premiums and bonus potential

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