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Group Fitness Instructor

Position: Group Fitness Instructors (Various)
Department: Fitness & Wellness
Position Type: Auxiliary
Anticipated Start Date: Mid-November
Specifically seeking applicants available: Early mornings (7am) on Mondays and Wednesdays

Join the Richmond Olympic Oval’s Group Fitness team for an opportunity to work alongside industry-leading top talent in a dynamic culture who are passionate, experienced, and determined.

We’re looking for Group Fitness instructors that are:

  • Ready to deliver and add value to Oval’s in-house offering
  • Dynamic and confident with a passion for health and fitness
  • Skilled at proper and safe use of a variety of equipment during each class
  • Team players who are committed to community
  • Reliable, responsive to customer needs, and excellent at building relationships

                            If it’s you, please apply to join our OVALfit team!

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Capability of teaching any or all of the following formats in person, live, and for our virtual platform:
    • Group Cycling
    • Athletic classes (i.e. Tabata, EMOM, AMRAP, Boot camp, Circuit, ViPR, TRX)
    • Traditional Fitness classes (i.e. Step, Cardio Kickboxing, Group Strength)
    • Myofascial Release / Foam Rolling
  • Plan and lead exercise/activity sessions in one or more assigned fitness areas
  • Set up and monitor class equipment, and ensure its return in serviceable condition.
  • Advise participants on program and class procedures and policies, as appropriate.
  • Answer questions from participants after each session; assists in performing follow-up and communication with participants, as required.
  • Ensure that safety and injury prevention policies and procedures are adhered to by participants; reports accidents and prepares accident reports, as required.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Please Note:  A practical demonstration of teaching skills will be a component of the screening process for all candidates. 

The qualifications and skills you bring to this role include:

  • Must possess a current Group Fitness Certification (BCRPA), CanFit Pro or a degree in a related field;
  • Minimum 2+ years of teaching experience is preferred.
  • Must possess and maintain current CPR certification, must be insured through a reputable company for personal liability insurance
  • Ability to work early mornings, midday, evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Must be well-versed in basic anatomy, kinesiology, contraindicated exercises, exercise modifications
  • Additional certifications to teach specialized classes, or special populations such as seniors, pre-/post-natal and adapted fitness are an asset.
  • Must be able to complete a successful Criminal Record Check.
  • Must be able to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (2 doses).

Compensation range: $37.99-46.04 plus 12% in lieu of benefits (hourly rate is based on qualifications and experience)

Perks: Our workplace culture embraces People, Excellence, Leadership, Team and Innovation. 

  • Access to use the Oval's 20,000sq ft fitness centre with top class facilities, over 100 pieces of strength and cardio equipment, 4-storey climbing wall, endless fitness classes, Olympic sized ice rinks and the Richmond Olympic Experience (ROX) museum (restrictions may apply).
  • Collaborative team environment.
  • Opportunity to work in various auxiliary positions at the Richmond Olympic Oval to grow your knowledge and experience.

The Richmond Olympic Oval is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all groups.  This includes women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who may contribute to diversity.  We also recognize unique styles, perspectives, beliefs and creativity that support a diverse, respectful, inclusive and collaborative work environment.

If you believe this is the role for you, you are personable, have a great attitude, are passionate about delivering exceptional customer service and have a genuine interest in contributing to the greater good of our company and our community, we want to hear from you!