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Cardio (High/Low & Step) Fitness Instructor

  • Category: Calgary & Area
  • Location: Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton and Remington YMCA
  • Posted: March 5, 2020
  • Application deadline: Open until a suitable candidate is found.


YMCA Calgary opened its doors in 1902, since then we have evolved into a vibrant charitable organization that
is actively building healthy communities by providing health and leisure services to Calgarians.

Guided by four core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility, YMCA Calgary develop and delivers quality programs and services that promote the health of the community and provides opportunities for all to belong, grow, thrive and lead.

We are looking for certificated independent fitness instructor contractors to provide leadership, support and guidance to YMCA patrons.

Position: Cardio (High/Low & Step) Fitness Instructor (Contractor Position)

YMCA Location: Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton and Remington YMCA
(Please indicate desired location on your resume)

Salary Range: $30 per class taught
(2-hour time allotment per class which includes class delivery, preparation, set up and take down)

Start Date: Immediately

End Date: December 31, 2020

• Previous experience teaching group fitness classes including (but not limited to):
-Group Cardio (High/Low & Step)
• Valid YMCA/AFLCA Group Fitness certification is required;
CPR C certification (CPR recertified within the last 12 months);
• Registered Business Number;
GST number (if applicable);
• 2 million general liability insurance coverage;
• Three professional references;
• Evidence of a clear Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search.

Cardio Fitness Contract Instructors will:
• Provide an impactful experience for members and non-members participating in fitness classes;
• Accommodate participants of varying ages & abilities by providing modifications for exercises included in program plans;
• Educate participants on the fundamentals of fitness and exercise by leading safe and progressive classes including warm-up and cool down;
• Maintain a safe environment by following policies & procedures to manage risks associated with participating in fitness classes;
• Demonstrate excellent service for participants by being available before & after classes to answer questions and respond to feedback;
• Ensure adequate resources are available for classes by engaging in the set-up and take-down of equipment;
• Provide support for other instructors through collaborative marketing initiatives and subbing for classes when needed;
• Assist the Health & Fitness Supervisor and Health & Fitness Coordinator in maintaining communication with class participants by making announcements during the classes and collecting feedback from participants;
• Build positive relationships with staff and volunteers;
• Attend all necessary YMCA training and ensure YMCA certifications remain up to date.

To apply

Submit your resume and cover letter via email to the Hiring Manager, Nadiya McKerlie, at

Applicants must have legal authorization to work in Canada by way of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or a valid Canadian work permit.

Successful candidates will provide services to YMCA Calgary as an independent contractor and acknowledge that they will not be a partner, agent, representative or employee of the YMCA Calgary.

Resumes will be accepted until all positions have been filled. Only Potential candidates will be contacted if selected for an interview.