Group Exercise Instructor

The Fry Family YMCA is hiring part-time Group Fitness Instructors who want to turn their fitness passion into a career. The Fry Family YMCA is a community-focused nonprofit that is part of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago.

Located in Naperville, IL, the Fry Family Y offers a variety of impactful programming to all ages and families. Following the Y's impact for more than 150 years, the mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families, and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness, and healthy living. 

As a Group Fitness Instructor you will lead YMCA members into an active lifestyle! Turn your passion into a career as you instruct member classes like Yoga, Zumba and Pilates amongst the many others we offer.


Plans and instructs fitness and/or related classes, following YMCA standards and guidelines.

Sets up and takes down class equipment.  Reports equipment problems.

Attends staff meetings and approved trainings as required.  Maintain current certifications.

Observes and discusses individual progress with participants.  Develops rapport with members and responds to questions related to fitness.

Ensures safe and effective workouts.  Responds to, and reports, accidents and incidents.

Discusses and promotes all YMCA programs.  Motivates members to commit to long term participation.

Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.

Plans and implements a program in accordance with the goals and policies of the YMCA.  Coordinates activities which are culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate.

Any additional duties as assigned. 

Complete all child abuse prevention training as required.

Support the YMCA’s mission and center operations as needed.

Minimum Requirements: 

Must have basic knowledge of fitness or equivalent work/education experience.

Must have at minimum 25 hours of practical experience as a fitness class instructor.

Must have the ability to lead a fitness class and to motivate and educate members in the field of physical fitness.

Must be able to respond to safety and emergency situations; ability to set up, move, and store equipment.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

YMCA Vaccine Policy

We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date, whichever occurs later, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.

All YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago employees are required to support the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by:

Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor

Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children

Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor

Complete all child abuse prevention training as required

Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including:

Comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees 

Opportunity for eligible employees to participate in the Y's retirement fund 

Be part of a team that is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment for all staff, volunteers, and members

Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities

Complimentary Adult YMCA membership and an employee discount on select programs

Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y!


We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. Employment is subject to a background check.

Additional Info

Education Level : Not Applicable

Experience Level : Entry Level

Job Function : General

Job Description : As a Group Fitness Instructor you will lead YMCA members into an active lifestyle! Turn your passion into a career as you instruct member classes like Yoga, Zumba and Pilates amongst the many others we offer.

Company/ Organization Name : Fry Family YMCA

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