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Peninsula YMCA - Group Exercise Instructor

Peninsula Family YMCA
Part time
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The YMCA of San Francisco was named as one of the Bay Area's Best Places to Work by its employees as well as one of the Healthiest Employers.   Join our team and make a lasting impact every day in communities across San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties.  Every day, our staff—of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences—are transforming lives through YMCA programs for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. When you work for the Y, you’ll be supported with training, mentoring and career development opportunities. Plus, we offer great benefits to help you grow stronger in spirit, mind and body, even as you’re helping others.

About the Job

The Peninsula Family YMCA is looking for an instructor to lead a variety of styles of group exercise class programming. Under the direction of the Health and Wellness Director, the Group Exercise Instructor is responsible for leading safe and effective exercise classes and workshops when necessary. She will be responsible for maintaining the highest levels of customer service and professionalism while delivering safe, effective health & fitness group exercise programs to members and guests. She will adhere to any and all guidelines of the Group Exercise Department

Minimum Qualifications

Group Exercise experience background and appropriate certification is mandatory. Experience working with diverse age groups is desired. The ideal candidate will be motivated, energetic, have a strong professional background in teaching to a wide range of ages. Proficiency in multiple areas is desired. Position is part-time. Instructors must have reliable transportation. Prefer someone that will be with us long term and grow into the position as we continue to expand our group exercise programming.


Age: 18 years of age

Related Experience: Friendly, outgoing, adaptable with good listening and communication skills are a must!

Specialized Skills: At least one (1) year of teaching experience preferred

Licenses & Certifications: Group Exercise Certification in AFAA/ACE or a Personal Training Certification in ACSM, ACE, AFAA, Cooper Institute, NASM, Current YMCA CPR Certification*, Current YMCA First Aid Certification* & Child Abuse Prevention Training*

* Within 90 days of employment or at first available training


Education: Bachelor’s in Exercise Science or related field preferred


All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 

Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees