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Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of children in your community. Working at the YMCA you’ll discover more than a job – you will have the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the community.

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

The Virtual Group Fitness Instructor will offer quality customer service to our members virtually by teaching safe and functionally challenging classes that promote total fitness development. A FUN atmosphere should be created and group interaction should be encouraged. Virtual fitness instructors may provide a variety of live steamed and recorded classes (Fitness, Yoga, Pilates, Dance, etc.)

  • Confidently and clearly delivers virtual fitness classes to a camera
  • Creates live and recorded workouts using streaming platforms and video technology including production, editing, voiceover, post-production submittal for approval and uploading
  • Storyboard work for production ideas including scripts, teleprompter preparation and other pre-production work
  • Video staging and recording including multiple camera angles, lighting, and set design, set up and break down
  • Designs, teaches and deliver a variety of new, fresh and innovative workouts that are fun, safe and effective
  • Is an ambassador to YMCASHR outside teaching hours. Promotes the platform and builds up class attendance
  • Engages with every member to make them feel like they are part of the Y
  • Prepares motivating music playlists for every class
  • Has an exceptional awareness to the fitness abilities of the participants and understands how to make everyone comfortable
  • Obtains and maintains all certification requirements of the YMCA
  • Maintains all equipment used in the virtual fitness studio and assist in keeping the studio in proper order
  • Abides by all YMCA COVID-19 sanitation practices and standards
  • Demonstrates YMCA character values of Honesty, Respect, Caring, Responsibility and Faith
  • Follows and supports in actions and words all YMCA policies, rules and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Developing Self & Others
  • Collaboration
  • Engaging Community
  • Functional Expertise
  • Must have a current CPR, First Aid and O2 certification
  • Current relevant national Group Fitness certification (YMCA, AFAA, ACE, Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Cycle Reebok, etc.…).
  • Instructor must pass group exercise interview and audition
  • Has experience teaching virtually (desired)
  • Has knowledge of computers and ability to learn required software
  • Adept and experienced at using streaming platforms for fitness classes (YouTube, Zoom,etc
  • Adept with using technology, lighting, and cameras as required while streaming live and recorded workouts
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:
  • Walk, stand, kneel, and stoop
  • Maintain continuous operations requiring attention to detail and multi-tasking
  • Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time
  • Must be physically able to successfully complete required certifications
  • Change the paradigm of post-care to preventive-care through the permanent healthy lifestyle change of YMCA members and YMCA team members
  • Actively participate in the team concept of the YMCA of South Hampton Roads Group Fitness program and within the association
  • Happy and satisfied members as evidenced through surveys
  • Fulfill the YMCA mission by helping members improve in body, mind and spirit
An offer of employment is contingent upon receipt of satisfactory results to meet minimum requirements of the position. They may include criminal background and reference checks, E-Verify, drug test, driver’s license record, and/or a Child Protective Services Check (CPS). Additional driver’s license check, CPS, criminal background check, alcohol, and/or drug testing may be required to be processed in the future in order to meet and/or maintain the requirements of this position.

The YMCA of SouthHampton Roads is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at YSHR will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. YSHR does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or genetics.

Please Note: Requirements, skills, and abilities described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essentialfunctions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements be interpreted as all-inclusive.