The Corporation of the City of Markham Specialty Fitness Instructor I – Aaniin Community Centre Internship in Markham, ON

The Corporation of the City of Markham

Branch Markham ON CA

Specialty Fitness Instructor I – Aaniin Community Centre
Markham, ON

Unlocks and locks facilities as required. Applications are now being accepted for the temporary part-time position of Specialty Fitness Instructor I in the…

Job Description

Applications are now being accepted for the temporary part-time position of Specialty Fitness Instructor I in the Recreation Services – Fitness Department, Community and Fire Services Commission. To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume online by April 30, 2017. Kindly specify in your cover letter which Fitness area you would like to be considered for.

Fitness Areas : Zumba, Mixed Martial Arts, Boot Camp, Group Fitness Step, Muscle Conditioning, Cardio, etc.

Location : Aaniin Community Centre & Library, 14 th Avenue/ Middlefield Road

Total number of positions : 10

Job Summary :
Under the supervision of the Community Program Coordinator, the Specialty Fitness Instructor I will be responsible for planning, organizing, instructing and leading specific fitness classes for various ages and abilities.

The candidate will also be responsible for the training and supervision of a variety of participants of various ages and physical abilities and developing a program that recognizes their capabilities and level of fitness within a community recreation environment. They will also help motivate participants to achieve their fitness goals, while ensuring a positive and safe environment.

Job Duties include:
Facilitates, leads and supervises exercise sessions in one or more assigned Fitness areas, including but not limited to Low Impact Aerobics, Stretching/Flexibility, Circuit Training, and General Fitness. Provides instruction in a variety of fitness activities. Demonstrates correct exercise methods and the proper use of exercise equipment. Teaches groups of participants’ flexibility, proper breathing techniques, etc., and how to monitor their progress. May also distribute material on proper nutrition, weight control and lifestyle issues. Observes participant capabilities and teaches program approach as outlined in program description. May adjust program content specific to the abilities of each group. Conducts classes as stipulated by Fitness Supervisor/Fitness Coordinator. Plans routines and chooses appropriate music. Sets up and monitors class equipment and ensures its’ return in good condition. Prepares and organizes program equipment and supplies, reporting to the Fitness Supervisor/Fitness Coordinator any items needing replacement. Gives all new participant names to Fitness Supervisor/Fitness Coordinator. Keeps attendance records and checks with participants who have extended absences. Ensures that participants have completed a Participant Readiness Questionnaire. Ensures all program participants are aware of upcoming events, program changes or cancellations. Advises participants on program/class procedures and policies, as appropriate. Distributes handouts and/or program evaluations, answers questions from participants after each session, assists in performing follow up communications with participants as required. Advises Fitness Supervisor/Fitness Coordinator of any customer service issues, complaints or inquiries. Unlocks and locks facilities as required. Ensures the site, equipment and supplies are appropriate to the activity and environment to reduce and minimize risk to other staff and participants.

Qualifications: Minimum 2 years Community College Diploma, preferably in Fitness and Health Promotion. Minimum of three years prior experience instructing a variety of class types such as cardio, kick n box, step, and total body conditioning is required including working with individuals of all ages and ability levels. Successful completion of the Fitness Instructor Specialist Course offered through CanFit Pro (not NFLA). Possess a valid Fitness Instructor Specialist CanFit Pro certification. Certification in aerobics; strength and resistance and instruction of older adults. Possess Group Fitness Certification from a recognized organization (e.g. CanFit Pro, YMCA, etc). Current Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP) Certification or licensed Kinesiologist (College of Kinesiologists of Ontario) would be an asset. Currently active in the field of Fitness. Additional training or certification and teaching a variety of class types such as Step, Cycyle-Fit, Aerobics, Strength Training, Circuit Training & Bosu-Ball classess an asset. Standard First Aid with CPR “C” from an approved WSIB vendor. AED provider. Experience working with a variety of clients and ages. Ability to read, understands, follow, and enforce safety procedures. Excellent verbal/written communications skills, leadership skills, customer service skills and sensitivity to interact with a diversity of patrons and staff in a courteous and efficient manner. The ability to work effectively with a wide range of fitness levels in a diverse community. Knowledge of aspects of fitness, wellness, basic training principles, fitness theory (skeletal, muscular, neurological, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems and components of a workout from warm- up, cardiovascular and resistance training to cool-down.

The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities during the recruitment process. If you have a disability and require an accommodation, please contact the HR department with your requirements.

We thank all applicants who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by email.

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Employment Type: Internship
Location: Markham, ON, CA
Posted on: 2017-03-30
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