Fitness Instructor

  • Westminster, Colorado
  • Westminster, Colorado
  • Aug 15, 2021
Full Time Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $17.90 - $22.76 Hourly USD

Job Description


The Fitness Instructor I/II position provides group fitness instruction including strength training, step, high/low aerobics, sculpting, indoor cycle and combo classes. This position is responsible for creating a fun, safe, and inclusive environment for various ages and abilities to enjoy exercise. Recreation staff have the primary responsibility of providing quality services and ensuring the safety of program participants. Hours include days, evenings, weekends and some holidays.

The full salary range for this position is stated above. The starting range of pay is dependent on qualifications and experience of each individual candidate. We are posting this position to support the re-opening of our recreation facilities and programs to the public.


The mission of every employee at the City of Westminster is to deliver exceptional value and quality of life through SPIRIT. Each employee is measured by the ability to adhere to the City's core values of Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, and Teamwork.

This position supports the goals of the Parks, Recreation, and Libraries Department, which enhances the quality of life for all Westminster citizens by providing diverse leisure, recreational, and informational services and resources; and acquiring, developing, and maintaining first-class parks, facilities, open space, and recreational trails. This position works towards the accomplishment of the department's mission: Together we create exceptional opportunities for a vibrant community with a commitment to nature, wellness and literacy.

Job Specific - Every employee in this position must be able to:
  • Teach a variety of fitness class formats in a group setting
  • Consistently provide excellent guest service
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Motivate participants and maintain a high level of energy during classes
  • Lead a group in proper strength and flexibility training techniques
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safe heart ratios, perceived exertion scales, and proper warn-up and cool-down techniques
  • Utilize warm-up and cool-down exercises to safely engage class in exercises while minimizing injuries
  • Maintain a nationally recognized fitness certification and First Aid/CPR/AED certification
Employees are expected to provide excellent customer service, communicate in an effective manner both verbally and in writing, display professionalism and integrity, work efficiently, effectively, and accurately, work independently and as part of a team, take initiative, solve problems, display good judgment, take ownership for delivering a high quality product or service, have regular and punctual attendance, and effectively handle emergency situations.


Essential Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks
1. Instructs group fitness classes on effective workout methods
  • Starts and ends classes at the appropriate time
  • Prepares appropriate equipment, music and handouts for each class
  • Engages participants in proper warm-up and cool down exercises
  • Uses stretching exercises to minimize injury
  • Implements strength and endurance building activities
  • Demonstrates exercises and appropriate methods to strengthen specific muscles
  • Identifies different muscle groups
  • Answers participants questions
  • Cleans up after class
  • Substitutes for other instructors as needed in order to support the team
2. Provides a safe, comfortable and inclusive environment for participants
  • Greets and welcomes participants
  • Interacts with the class and provides social interaction
  • Delivers class in a fun and interesting manner
  • Constantly monitors safety and teaches proper form and technique with positive reinforcement
  • Maintains a positive and upbeat attitude and provides exceptional customer service
3. Maintains regular and punctual attendance
Incumbent is accountable for all duties of this job, and other projects and responsibilities may be added at the City's discretion.


Education, Experience, Skills, Formal Training, Licenses, and Certifications
Required :
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Current, nationally recognized group fitness or cycle certification
  • First Aid, CPR and AED certification by the first day of employment
  • Previous experience teaching group fitness classes
Preferred :
  • At least one (1) year of experience teaching group fitness classes
Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered.
Physical Requirements
This is a physically demanding position that requires a high degree of stamina and strength, including the ability to:
  • Frequently sit, stand and walk through a multi-level facility
  • Occasionally squat, bend, kneel, twist, climb, balance and reach over head
  • Occasionally lift, carry, push or pull items weighing up to fifty (50) pounds
  • Frequently use hands and fingers for fine manipulation; occasionally use light and firm grasp
  • Frequently see objects up close to perform office tasks and far away to observe activity for safety hazards or problems
  • Constantly use hearing to interact with guests and staff and recognize trouble outside of view
  • Occasionally use sufficient physical strength, stamina and agility to perform emergency work in various capacities
  • Maintain an elevated heart rate and high degree of movement and activity for extended periods of time
Work is constantly performed indoors and outdoors with exposure to extreme temperatures. Work is performed in a high public use recreation facility where loud noise and multiple events and activities at one time may cause a distraction. Exposure to periods of high activity and stress under demanding conditions. The position requires a great deal of communication with City employees, the public, and outside agencies.
Required Materials and Equipment
Wireless microphone, hand weights, body bars, exercise bands, stereo and steps

Candidates must successfully pass a criminal background check, reference check, and substance screen. There may be additional pre-employment requirements depending on the nature of the position. Must be legally entitled to work in the United States.

We are a caring, courteous, team-oriented organization committed to public service excellence. Employees thrive in a culture that is respectful, professional and diverse. Our work culture encourages passionate, positive and enthusiastic employees. Westminster is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Closing Date/Time: 9/20/2021 8:30 AM Mountain

Job Address

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