Fitness Instructor
City of Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay, ON, CA
3d ago

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY : Under the general supervision of the Program Supervisor Adult Fitness, Wellness & Inclusion Services, is responsible for conducting fitness classes using whatever facilities and equipment are necessary to fulfill this function.


  • Provides a safe, effective, and enjoyable program for class participants.
  • Plans exercises, choreographs routines, and assembles music to create an effective fitness class.
  • Attends staff training sessions throughout the year.
  • Ensures that each participant completes a Par-Q; documents any necessary information regarding a Par-Q that has a positive response.
  • Is competent in first aid and responsible for participants’ well being.
  • Liaises and maintains effective communication with the school custodial staff.
  • Answers questions from program participants within the bounds of past training experience and information.
  • Informs participants of any schedule changes or related information.
  • Brings any unusual developments in the class such as equipment or facility breakdown, or any questions for which he / she is unable to answer to the attention of the supervisor.
  • Makes necessary arrangements to have another instructor teach the class and notifies the supervisor as soon as possible if unable to instruct a class.
  • Communicates participants’ requests, suggestions, and complaints to the supervisor; ensures that program evaluations are handed out, completed, and returned to the supervisor for each session.
  • Makes recommendations to the supervisor regarding improvements to overall program effectiveness.
  • Reports to the supervisor on a regular basis as established.
  • Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.

    Education / Experience :

  • Secondary school diploma or equivalent;
  • Completion of a recognized fitness leadership program and / or certification.
  • Assets :

  • Preference will be given to candidates with associated experience in group teaching.

  • Must undergo a successful Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC)
  • Must obtain Standard First Aid and 2 Person CPR within three months of employment;
  • Must obtain WHMIS and customer service training;
  • Must be competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health & Safety Act

  • Part-time (not to exceed 24 hours per week)
  • Irregular hours (may have to work flexible hours)
  • Job Specific Information :

  • Fitness Instructor 2 (may require specialized certifications; teaches general programs including : bootcamp, circuit training, step balls, bars and weights, etc) salary range $20.00 - $25.00
  • Fitness Instructor 3 (may require specialized certifications; teaches specialized courses such as : Zumba, Kettlebell, TRX, Yoga, Pilates, Spin, Aqua Fitness, Boxfit, Panamania Dance, etc) salary range $26.00 - $30.00
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