Fitness Trainer

Rye Ymca


Reporting to the Sr. Director of Aquatics & Safety, the American Red Cross Instructor is responsible for teaching American Red Cross classes and assist with offering regular in-service trainings to the following staff members (Lifeguards/Fitness/Group Exercise/Child Care). Must adhere to the Y’s four core values at all times (caring, honesty, respect and responsibility).


1. Member Experience: Through exceptional engagement and relationship building, create outstanding, personalized customer experiences that foster loyalty to the Y and commitment to its mission, cause and values as well as encouraging long lasting and deeper connections between members.

2. Safe/Clean Environment: Provide safe, clean and well maintained equipment and facilities in order to assist with best supporting people we serve.

3. Programs/Services: Based on member feedback and Rye Y availability, provide exceptional service offerings during desired/available times, ensuring quality curriculums and member focused staff.

4. Leadership Development: Recruit, hire, train, manage, appreciate and lead qualified and committed staff/volunteers who represent the communities we serve and are held accountable for welcoming and valuing members and incorporating relationship-building and member achievement into all programs.

5. Marketing and Communication: Keeps members and prospective members informed in a timely fashion and using a variety of clear, concise methods. All communications materials are grounded in the language of the
Y’s cause and mission reflect the diversity of people the Y engages, and maintains the Y’s reputation by promoting the value and impact of being a Rye Y member.

6. Social Responsibility: Understands and models YMCA values. Focus on creating positive social and community change through the development of meaningful programs and services and helping to ensure that everyone has access.


 Arrives early and makes appropriate preparations by getting equipment and supplies for class, greeting participants and beginning class on time.

 Exudes enthusiasm and imagination while teaching. Offers positive feedback, constructive criticism and encouragement to participants.

 Has knowledge of emergency procedures. Works cooperatively with the lifeguard and other staff members in the event of an emergency.

 Maintains certifications and seeks additional training opportunities.

 Secures approved, certified substitute, notifies appropriate supervisor of substitute, supplies lesson plan to substitute.

 Provides for safety of class through sound teaching methods and maintenance of good discipline and class control.

 Relates with enthusiasm, patience, courtesy, tact and concern when dealing with class members.

 Understands, upholds and enforces all pool rules and regulations regarding supervision, safety and sanitation.

 Responsible for maintaining a clean pool deck, free of equipment.

 Reports immediately any accidents, rescues, potential dangers, incidents, etc. in writing to the Aquatics

 Attends staff meetings and training sessions as designated by the Aquatics Director.

 Keeps abreast of current information relating to aquatics instruction, and aquatic safety.

 Maintains a high level of personal physical fitness.

 Assumes other responsibilities as assigned.


 Lifeguarding Instructor

 CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer Instructor

 First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor


Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to supervise program activities.
The Health and Safety Instructor should possess the ability to establish a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $19.35 to $25.00 /hour


  • relevant: 1 year (Preferred)

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