Group Exercise Instructor

Primary Function

Group Exercise Instructors are primarily responsible for conducting effective group fitness classes, educating patrons on basic fitness knowledge and maintaining a safe and enjoyable workout environment for class participants.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare appropriate warm-up, exercises, stretching, and cool down techniques for the specific class format being taught.
  • Effectively explain and demonstrate proper exercise techniques, as well as modifications for different level participants.
  • Identify different muscle groups and teach appropriate methods to strengthen and stretch specific muscles.
  • Teach according to class goals.
  • Present a neat, well-groomed, professional appearance and be in acceptable physical condition.
  • If necessary, assist with class attendance check in for all classes.
  • Record counts and class attendance at the conclusion of each class
  • Execute emergency procedures when necessary.
  • Report any incident of injury, theft, or broken equipment to the Building Manager on duty.
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings and trainings.
  • Communicates effectively with the Fitness Coordinator, Fitness GAs, Fitness Leads, and peers.


  • Complete a minimum of one semester as an RWC Fitness Attendant.
  • Must possess a current group exercise or specialty certification from a nationally recognized certifying body (i.e. AFAA, ACE, Mad Dogg Spinning, Yoga Alliance, etc.).
  • Must maintain current American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid certifications.
  • Must successfully navigate the employee progression process.
  • Possess team oriented ideals, willingness to work hard, and a drive to work independently.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and organizational skills.
  • Maintain a clean and safe workout environment.
  • Act in a professional manner and respect participants at all times.
  • Currently enrolled UCF student (per UCF HR policy, graduate students require background check).

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