Health & Wellness Careers

Group Fitness Instructor

STARTING SALARY: $20.00/hour (higher rates based on experience)
STATUS: Part Time/Non-Exempt


Works directly with the Fitness Director to engage and retain members by achieving their health and wellness goals in a group exercise setting through creative and professionally designed classes appropriate to the fitness level of participants in the class.

Preferred Practices: Yoga, Water Aerobics, SPIN instruction, & Strength Training.


  • Lead group fitness classes. To positively influence and improve the fitness of everyone.
  • Be prepared for class and have all equipment and music prepared ahead of time.
  • To help participants grow, develop specific skills, and through the participation in a fitness activity increase their confidence and self-esteem.
  • Select appropriate music for the Maui Family YMCA classes.
  • To be familiar with and properly use any group fitness equipment including stereo.
  • Dress appropriately for your classes; revealing clothing is not acceptable.
  • Responsible for finding your own substitute when you are unable to lead your class. Supervisor must be notified 4 hours prior to start of class.
  • Required to keep all certifications up to date.
  • Record time worked accurately on time sheets and hand in by required deadlines.
  • You are responsible for the safety of the participants in your class.
  • Know emergency procedures, report accidents/injuries or broken equipment and complete accident reports as needed.
  • Perform CPR and/ or First Aid as needed.
  • Supervisor must be notified of incases of extreme emergencies when class must be cancelled.
  • To exemplify the YMCA’s core values of Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Caring.
  • Assume responsibility for all facilities, equipment and supplies of the site.
  • Assist in association events, campaign, health fairs, school demonstrations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Holds a group fitness certification by a recognized certifying organization (ACE, AFAA, ACSM)
  • For Yoga Instructors: Must be a certified Yoga Instructor with a recognized yoga certification
  • Holds a certification in CPR / First Aid /AED
  • Ability to communicate well


  • Free Family Membership at the Maui YMCA
  • 50% discount on all Y Programming on top of member discount
  • Access to one of the best retirement plans available on the market today


  • Reports to the Fitness Director

Maui Family YMCA Mission Statement: To enhance the quality of life for individuals, families, and our community through programs that foster moral growth and build a healthy spirit, body mind and body for all.


For more information regarding this position, feel free to contact our Health & Wellness Director, Jean, at [email protected].