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Group Health Wellness and Fitness Instructors - Wellness Center

Antioch College is searching for part time independent contractors to serve as Group Exercise Instructors.

To apply, candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Human Resources at Direct mail should be sent to:  Antioch College, c/o Thomas Brookey, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. Applications will be reviewed as received and accepted until the position is filled.


Group Exercise Instructors will design and implement safe and effective group exercise classes for guests and members. Instructors will assist participants with equipment set up and provide a motivating and enjoyable environment.



  • Teach scheduled classes, beginning and ending on time; instructors should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of class and stay 15 minutes after to ensure time for questions and proper setup/cleanup of space being used
  • Maintain class roster and turn in to front desk attendant upon the completion of each class
  • Prepare appropriate equipment, music, and handouts (if necessary) for each class
  • Maintain a positive exercise experience for all class participants
  • Keep management informed of customer and facility needs
  • Ensure that safety standards are met and that facility policies are adhered to
  • Offer alternatives during classes to accommodate different levels of fitness.
  • Evaluate individuals' abilities, needs, and physical conditions, and develop suitable training programs to meet any special requirements.
  • Administer emergency first aid if required
  • Maintain equipment inventories for activity specific equipment
  • Develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with others associated with the Center
  • Identify the developmental needs of class attendants and coach, mentor, or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Coordinate substitute teachers in the instance of absence; subs must be approved by Assistant Director or Director



  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have current Group Fitness Certification from accepted institution OR certification specific to area of focus (i.e. ZUMBA, Pilates, etc.)
  • Yoga instructors are required to  have a minimum of RYT 200 certification
  • First Aid and CPR certifications required (if not currently certified Wellness Center will facilitate training opportunities)



  • Working knowledge of basic human anatomy
  • Knowledge of group fitness teaching strategies
  • Ability to cooperate and work well with other staff members
  • Choreography and music skills (if applicable to class type)
  • Ability to be professional and motivate class participation
  • Endurance and physical ability to complete class being offered; may be required to lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.; may be required to handle fitness equipment.