Water Aerobics Instructor

Job Title:  Water Aerobics Instructor

Department:  Wellness

Reports to:  Wellness Director

Type of Employment:  Independent Contractor


Hours: M, W, F 9:30 - 10:30am the opportunity to pick up additional classes.


Responsible for providing water aerobics instruction, monitoring, educating residents in a senior living facility on fitness and safety, and maintaining a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for class participants.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working knowledge of human anatomy, kinesiology and training principles.
  • Knowledge of water aerobics teaching strategies and the incorporation of music, tempo, cueing technique, and rhythm.
  • Teaches scheduled classes, beginning and ending on time; provides adequate warm-up, exercise, stretching, and cool down.
  • Instructs patrons on effective workout methods; explains proper techniques, demonstrates exercises; identifies different muscle groups, and teaches appropriate methods to strengthen specific muscles.
  • Prepares appropriate equipment, music, and handouts for each class.
  • Assists patrons, answers questions, and maintains a positive exercise experience for members and class participants.
  • Keeps management informed of pool activities, facility needs, and significant problems.
  • Ensures that safety standards are met and that adhere to department and facility policies.
  • Keeps strict attendance records.
  • Maintains a professional demeanor and motivate class participants.
  • Cooperates and works well with other staff members.
  • Other Assigned Duties:
  • May be required to perform other duties in keeping with the nature of this position which will not significantly alter the job requirements.

Education and/or Experience:

  • One-year fitness instructor work experience (senior fitness preferred)

Certificates, licenses, registrations:

  • Must possess current Red Cross CPR certification.
  • Must possess current Red Cross Standard First Aid certification.
  • Certified Instructor (AEA, ACE, AFAA), water specialty/certification preferred.
  • Must carry Group Instruction or Personal Training liability insurance if working as an independent contractor.