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Group Exercise Leader - Step Instructor

  • Category: Edmonton & Area
  • Location: University of Alberta, Campus and Community Recreation
  • Posted: May 14, 2021
  • Application deadline: Open until a suitable candidate is found.


Position Title: Group Exercise Leader – Step Instructor

Location: North Campus (114 ave, 87 street) and South Campus (11610 – 65 Avenue)

Salary: $38.00 – $47.00* per hour (*based on related education and experience)

Position Start date: September 1, 2021

Business Unit Information:

Campus and Community Recreation is a unit within the Department of Facilities & Operations at the University of Alberta. Our primary focus is to provide meaningful, affordable recreational and wellness related experiences to the students, support staff and academic staff within the campus and surrounding community. The Group Exercise Program consists of approximately 80–90 classes per week on both North and South Campus’, including group resistance, TRX, Spin, step, circuit training, boot-camp, Zumba, Pilates and Yoga. All fitness leaders operate as Independent Contractors.


We are looking for a certified group fitness instructor with a choreography specialty to deliver Step classes on campus to our student, staff and public community. As part of the Group Exercise program delivery team, you would be responsible for providing instruction to groups from 6 – 30 participants per class. Our group exercise leaders are dedicated, educated individuals who bring their enthusiasm and love of health and fitness to the participants in their classes.

Specific duties include:
● Instruct and lead group exercise classes, within a structured schedule;
● Classes available at various times of day
● Provide relevant, current fitness related information to class participants;
● Support fellow leaders by substitute instructing when and where possible;
● Role model a healthy lifestyle;
● Offer assistance to academic researchers within the faculty, on studies related to group exercise participants, when required;

● Applicants must hold a recognized Group Exercise Certification ( Ex. AFLCA or CanFitPro) with a choreography specialty.
● Instructors must hold applicable professional liability insurance.
● Applicants must have current CPR and Standard First Aid.

To apply

Applicants must be available for an unpaid in-person audition class. A live virtual audition may be accepted if in-person can not be accommodated due to public health restrictions.

Please send cover letter, resume, and copies of current certifications by email to:

Chelsea Coghill