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Fitness Instructor I/II - Student Affairs

Washington University in St. Louis
Saint Louis, MO
Closing date
Jun 6, 2023

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Student Affairs
Position Type
Faculty / Professor / Lecturer
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Scheduled Hours


Position Summary

A Group Fitness Instructor is responsible for the guiding group fitness classes that vary in format and levels, ranging from yoga to spin to strength-based to dance-based classes. This includes counting, cueing, organizing choreography, and much more.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Provides choreographed fitness instruction at the Sumers Recreation Center.
  • Provides a safe and fun environment for WashU Rec fitness participants.
  • Promotes knowledge of proper group fitness components, i.e.: warm up, aerobic exercise, flexibility, cool down, proper form and alignment, etc.
  • Motivates and instructs participants through exercises and routines.
  • Prepares workouts/choreography for fitness classes.

Serves as an advocate for fitness and healthy lifestyles at WashU.
  • Creates a positive connection with fitness participants.
  • Helps promote upcoming fitness classes and events.
  • Fosters an inclusive fitness environment that is welcoming to all levels.

Working Conditions
  • Ability to work flexible shifts.
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Current CPR, AED and First Aid certifications.
  • At least one fitness certification in the specific format of instruction.
  • Multiple fitness certifications with at least two years of instructional experience.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to identify and correct participant technique.
  • Ability to offer exercise modifications.
  • Advanced knowledge in techniques and dynamics of basic group fitness and specialty classes.
  • Have an interest in inspiring all recreation participants to build habits of wellness.
  • Availability to work both weekday and weekend shifts.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma and at least one fitness certification.



Salary Range

$20.15 - $31.26 / Hourly

The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.


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Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at to view a summary of benefits.

EEO/AA Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University's policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement

Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment - fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

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