YMCA of Greater Saint John

Group Fitness Instructor - Saint John Regional Y

Location: Saint John Regional Y
Status: Accepting
Type of Position: Volunteer Fitness Instructors will need to be available for 1-5 hours per week during the winter and spring season to properly meet the needs of our members
Placement Date: Immediate

Qualifications and Skills: Current and clear security clearance with vulnerable sector screening. YMCA Certified (FNB Certification or equivalency with the opportunity to challenge the YMCA certification) First Aid/CPR certified, knowledge of exercise principles and technology. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of fitness levels in a diverse community.


  • Provide training and class instruction on a regular or substitution basis
  • Motivate and inspire self and others to take action to achieve desired outcomes
  • Advise members on program/class procedures and policies, answers questions from members after each session, assists in performing follow up communications with members as required
  • Plan and lead exercise sessions in one or more assigned fitness areas, such as low impact aerobics, stretching/flexibility, circuit training, general fitness, weight training, seniors’ fitness
  • Prepare full balanced fitness classes to meet interest and demand of our members and track attendance
  • Set up and monitor class equipment and ensure the equipment is returned in good condition
  • All volunteers will be trained to assist the HFR team with providing tours of the facility and providing membership information to guests and providing excellent customer service
  • Volunteer fitness instructors are required to spend time becoming acquainted with the YMCA's philosophies, facilities, procedures and other volunteers
  • Use respectable language at all times
  • Well groomed and appropriately dressed in clothing that is fitting for the position and that will leave the best possible impression on the public
  • Accept the guidance and decisions from the Supervisor/Director as well as reporting planned or unplanned absence to the Supervisor/Director
  • Treat staff, clients and other volunteers of the YMCA of Greater Saint John with respect and dignity and be responsible in the use of the YMCA of Greater Saint John’s resources
  • Perform Volunteer responsibilities promptly, reliably and to the best of the Volunteer’s ability
  • Adhere to policies and procedures of the YMCA of Greater Saint John
  • Accept and work within the YMCA of Greater Saint John’s Guiding Principles, the Mission Statement as well as the Values of the YMCA of Greater Saint John
  • Display appropriate YMCA of Greater Saint John Volunteer identification as required
  • Participate in orientation and training programs when required


  • Be a part of the YMCA team and promote the Mission, Vision and Values of the YMCA
  • Opportunity to enhance skills as well as learn and develop new skills in a fitness facility environment
  • Learn about diversity at the YMCA and meet new people from all walks of life
  • Gain valuable customer service experience
  • Enhance communication and interpersonal skills and gain valuable work experience, volunteering reflects and supports a complete picture of an individual, and gives real examples of their commitment, dedication and interests
  • Reference letter supplied with successful volunteer experience upon requests

Application Deadline: On-going, submit volunteer application to J.Galbraith@saintjohny.ca

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For more information on other Volunteer Opportunities at the YMCA of Greater Saint John visit the website https://saintjohny.ymca.ca/Volunteer