Top Group Exercise Instructor Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Group Exercise Instructor. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Group Exercise Instructor resumes they appeared on. For example, 12.2% of Group Exercise Instructor resumes contained Fitness Assessments as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Group Exercise Instructor actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Group Exercise Instructor resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Fitness Assessments

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Here's how Fitness Assessments is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Instructed a variety of fitness classes Performed fitness assessments for RevUp community outreach competition Assessed and designed individual fitness programs with clients
  • Scheduled fitness assessments through personally contacting future and potential clients.
  • Provided fitness assessments and created customized exercise and training programs.
  • Conducted fitness assessments and developed customized personal training programs.
  • Conduct fitness assessments and administer exercise programs.
  • Administer individual comprehensive fitness assessments.
  • Perform fitness assessments, including body fat composition, taking blood pressures, strength, flexibility and cardiovascular functions.
  • Performed fitness assessments for students that included body fat measurement, blood pressure, and exercise testing.
  • Implement and administer member fitness assessments, orientations, workouts, re-assessments, and programs.
  • Provide Fitness Assessments, Customized Programs, and Personal Training for guests of the Lodge.
  • Performed fitness assessments such as body fat composition, aerobic, strength and flexibility testing.
  • Perform fitness assessments according to the American Council on Exercise (ACE) standards.
  • Oversee the wellness floor and develop training programs based on member's fitness assessments.
  • Conduct fitness assessments and attain vitals such as Blood Pressure, PulseOx, etc.
  • Conducted fitness assessments to design exercise plans for members wishing to improve fitness levels.
  • Perform Fitness Assessments Including Body Fat %, Heart Rate, and Blood Pressure
  • Provided new member orientations, fitness assessments, and instructed group exercises classes.
  • Conducted initial fitness assessments, provided one on one and group personal training.
  • Conducted Fitness Assessments for members, helping them to understand their fitness levels.
  • Provided fitness assessments for each class attendee to assess their fitness levels.

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2. Strength Training

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Here's how Strength Training is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Designed and executed well organized workout routines for weekly Group Exercises classes, and personalized strength training programs for all members.
  • Conduct five classes per week with a curriculum ranging from strength training, cardiovascular training, flexibility and balance.
  • Provided comprehensive work out plans that include strength training, aerobic conditioning, and kickboxing.
  • Lead weekly strength training classes with exercises focused on functional strength and balance.
  • Specialized in strength training, anaerobic and aerobic conditioning, and preventative care.
  • Lead group exercise classes, involving aerobic and strength training workouts.
  • Tone It Up class (strength training and cardiovascular exercises)
  • Instruct Aerobic, Dance and Strength Training group exercise classes.
  • Led strength training classes for YMCA including outreach programs.
  • Develop and implement aerobic and strength training programs while maintaining excellent clientele relationships through motivation, support and fitness education
  • Instructed group exercise classes such as pre- and post-natal, stability ball, step, interval and strength training.
  • Created classes based on high intensity cardio and strength training using a wide array of fitness equipment.
  • Coordinated and executed several exercise formats such as kick boxing, strength training and aqua aerobics.
  • Received extensive training on use and instruction of cardio and strength training equipment.
  • Choreograph and instruct exercise routines including strength training and cardio.
  • Develop member profiles for strength training through the Fitlinxx system.
  • Teach TKB, strength training(lift, core central, athletic training & S.E.T.
  • Lead gym members in various modalities of group fitness classes Including boot camp, strength training and cycle classes.
  • Lead an one hour class in cardiovascular fitness, strength training, and ploymetrics training twice a week

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3. Personal Training Sessions

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Here's how Personal Training Sessions is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Covered coworkers personal training sessions and group exercise classes at the Prudential Financial Center in Newark, NJ.
  • Rain or Shine, Led 3.5 mile hikes and provided one-on-one personal training sessions.
  • Provided one on one client centered personal training sessions to help clients obtain goals.
  • Led multiple group exercise classes and provided individual personal training sessions.
  • Perform personal training sessions and wellness consultation in the gym.
  • Instructed personal training sessions with all types of clients.
  • Monitor and instruct clients during personal training sessions to ensure
  • Lead individual and group personal training sessions.
  • Serviced over 2,500 personal training sessions.
  • Designed strategic "Health Starts" and personal training sessions with clients.
  • Trained athletes, adults, and obese individuals -Scheduled personal training sessions -Trained new employees -Performed fitness tests on clients

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4. Cardio

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Here's how Cardio is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Developed and instructed cardiovascular and resistance programs in pool and exercise room.
  • Customized exercise typically include cardiovascular and weight lifting exercises.
  • Monitor cardiovascular and resistance training.
  • Boot Camp Training is a high intensity training routine that helps with cardiovascular endurance and muscle definition.
  • Educate members on the correct use of cardiovascular machines and strength equipment.
  • Lead members in Warm-up, Stretching, Cardiovascular, and Strengthening Exercises.
  • Major coordinator and Personal Trainer for the Parma Hospital Cardiopulmonary Program.
  • Help members to meet their fitness needs by teaching a variety of cardio and strength muscle conditioning classes.
  • Teach group exercise classes Total Body, Step, Boot Camp, Cardio Sculpt, Hi-Low Aerobics.
  • Created the Cardio Drumming program at NSMC and catered it to the needs of our clientele.
  • Design and instruct group exercise classes including boot camps, spin, step and cardio kickboxing.
  • Interacted with members on the cardio floor in order to recruit them to classes.
  • Lead group exercise classes to include Boot Camp, Spinning, Strength and Cardio.
  • Instruct a high energy, cardio based class in one hour sessions.
  • Provided group exercise instruction in cardio, strength, yoga and kickboxing.
  • Specialized in Boot camps, Cardio Fitness, Core and Strengthening classes.
  • Train clients in weights and cardio exercises in one on one environment.
  • Choreographed and lead group exercise classes in cardio and strength based formats.
  • Instructed Cardio Kickboxing, Boot Camp, and Strength and Abdominal classes.
  • Instructed toning, seniors water aerobics, kickboxing & cardio classes

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5. Pilates

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Here's how Pilates is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Teach open level/advanced Pilates mat and reformer classes
  • Conducted activities such silver sneakers, water aerobics, spinning, cycling, Pilates, Yoga, Endurance and Strength training.
  • Promoted the Les Mills exercise brand to MAC; introduced BodyPump, Pilates, and BodyStep to the class schedule.
  • Increased member participation in group classes by implementing a new line of exciting Les Mills and STOTT Pilates courses.
  • Develop curriculum for Ballet Strength, Pilates, Fab Abs, and Tight and Toned group exercise class formats.
  • Certified instructor for aerobics, yoga, Pilates, Pilates Reformer, cycling, and boot camp classes.
  • Served as a Group Exercise Instructor, Pilates Instructor Mat and Reformer, and Personal Trainer concurrently.
  • Directed activities associated with instruction of Yoga, Pilates, Water Aerobics, Spinning and Group Exercise.
  • Completed instructor training certification for Aerobics, Step, Strength, Pilates, Yoga & other formats.
  • Instruct STOTT Pilates mat classes, cycling and Just Enough(seniors lite) aerobic classes.
  • Group Exercise Instructor for Body Sculpt, Yoga, Pilates, and Circuit Training.
  • Trained clients in various exercise disciplines including Pilates, cycling, and strength-focused classes.
  • Instructed Reformer Pilates, strength, boot camp, step, and strength challenge.
  • Utilized class time to teach the fundamentals of Pilates to clients of all levels.
  • Teach and format Group Cycling, Pilates, Ballet Barre and Strength conditioning classes
  • Prepare and instruct Pilates classes to students as part of the Group Exercise Program
  • Lead various group exercises including, boot camp, Pilates, and cycling.
  • Lead beginning and intermediate level Pilates mat and yoga classes, for members.
  • Cycle instructor and substitute instructor for Kickboxing, Pilates and Step classes.
  • Teach Silver Sneakers, Barre, Pilates, Yoga classes to members.

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6. Water Safety

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Here's how Water Safety is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Emphasized proper warm-up and cool down along with water safety
  • Water Safety Instructor Facilitated aerobics and aqua aerobics lessons for military personal and dependents.
  • Swim Instructor/Water Aerobic Instructor Instructed swimmers on the basic procedures of water safety.

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7. Weight Loss

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Here's how Weight Loss is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Developed/customized meal plans for clients at their request for personal weight loss management and to aid with achieving overall healthier lifestyles.
  • Coached over 125 clients; demonstrated results included weight loss, stress reduction, muscle gain and increase in energy.
  • Promote healthy weight loss and encourage participants to make fitness, nutrition and overall wellness a positive lifestyle.
  • Provided training and education to clients for weight loss, general fitness, and chronic health management.
  • Initiated incentives for hospital staff and encouraging healthier lifestyles (Weight Loss Challenge).
  • Plan and lead classes safely and efficiently to help members achieve weight loss goals.
  • Promoted fitness center programs such as the Tennis programs and weight loss challenges.
  • Design and Promote Weight Loss in the Water Fitness classes for the physically challenged & overweight clientele.
  • Instructed multi-generational water exercise classes for weight loss, arthritis, flexibility and balance.

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8. Zumba

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Here's how Zumba is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Lead participants through a variety of group exercise classes such as ZUMBA Fitness, and Les Mills: Body Combat.
  • Substituted various classes for other instructors including Kids Yoga, Kids Gym and ZUMBA.
  • Engaged participants in Community Outreach, MARCH MADNESS (90 minute class) and water zumba classes.
  • Instructed a group of up to 50 people in exercises ranging from strength training to Zumba.
  • Plan, Teach and Instruct several Body Conditioning classes, and Zumba classes on a weekly basis
  • Teach Zumba, Dance, and Total Body Conditioning classes to groups of 12 -20 adults
  • Teach fitness classes including Zumba, Abs, Toning, Kickboxing, and Broadway Dance
  • Assisted in planning a Zumbathon fundraiser for Breast Cancer two years in a row.
  • Participated annually in planning and organizing the Partners With Youth Zumba Fundraiser.
  • Planned and led Zumba, Core Conditioning, and HIIT classes.
  • Teach Zumba and Group Cycling classes of up to 40 students.
  • Certified instructor for Zumba Fitness in group exercise settings.
  • Group exercise instructor for both Hip-Hop and Zumba.
  • Instruct Zumba Fitness classes once a week
  • Organize special Zumbathons and fundraisers.
  • Instructed weekly group exercise classes including Zumba and Bodypump as a substitute/alternate instructor.
  • Created Multiple Group exercise classes including spinning, zumba Taught group exercise to classes raging from 3-30 people
  • Increased Zumba class sizes by 400% during my time at Paper City Fitness
  • Follow Les Mills layered coaching approach Achievements Launched Aqua Zumba program.
  • Provide group exercise programs including Zumba and INSANITY!.

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9. Gym Equipment

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Here's how Gym Equipment is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Order, sell, and replacement of gym equipment with a budget of $10,000 annually.
  • Instructed clients on proper use of gym equipment and general exercise technique.
  • Helped patrons who needed help with fitness equipment, spotted patrons on heavy lifts and cleaned gym equipment.
  • Trained new members for use of TechnoGym equipment and programmed workouts using TechnoGym software.
  • Help keep the gym floor clean, organized and made sure the gym equipment is operational.
  • Learned how to properly use gym equipment, and the importance of gym etiquette and safety.

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10. Exercise Instructor

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Here's how Exercise Instructor is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Group Exercise Instructor, Personal Trainer, and Fitness Staff: Structure and coordinate workout programs for adult community members.
  • Position as a group exercise instructor instructing up to 45 participants per class for the duration of fifty minutes.
  • Managed new and experienced group exercise instructors and doubled membership size and increased retention to over 50%.
  • Hired, scheduled, trained, supervised, and evaluated 60 group exercise instructors for the Wellness Department.
  • Group exercise instructor for 5 assisted living centers in the Atlanta area during the time of my internship.
  • Performed and supervised the recruitment and retention of personal trainers and group exercise instructors.
  • Managed staff of 25 Group Exercise Instructors, 45 classes per week.
  • Served as a group exercise instructor on an 'as needed' basis.
  • Lead and manage a team of 14 group-exercise instructors and personal trainers.
  • Recruited, trained, and supervised qualified group exercise instructors.
  • Group Exercise instructor for Cycling, Ballet Barre, and CardioBoxing
  • Group Dance Exercise Instructor, Student Recreation and Wellness Center
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer Spin and Group Exercise Instructor.
  • Group Exercise Instructor for New Mom's Fitness Classes.
  • Recruited and trained newly hired group exercise instructors.
  • Hired personal training and group exercise instructors.
  • Worked as a Group Exercise Instructor.
  • Circuit Boxing/Kickboxing Class Instructor After-School Exercise Instructor
  • Group Exercise Instructor: Spin Instructor: Develop and deliver high energy, calorie burning, motivating spin classes.
  • Group Exercise Instructor - Rowing group exercise class on the Concept2 rowing ergometer.

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11. TRX

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Here's how TRX is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Teach four group exercise classes per week including water aerobics and TRX Suspension Training.
  • Teach TRX, Yoga, Total Body Strength, Cycle, and Boot Camp.
  • Teach TRX and Spin classes.
  • Led up to 4 group exercise classes per week including TRX, Cardio Interval, Strength Interval, and Boot Camp.
  • Prepare and teach group exercise classes Teaching Burn, Cycle, TRX
  • Instruct six classes per week including TRX and Powerbar Lead introductory and advanced TRX classes
  • Train a variety of individuals and teach high quality group exercise classes Boot Camp Spin TRX Kickboxing

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12. Bootcamp

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Here's how Bootcamp is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Develop and lead Fitness Challenges and Bootcamps -Personal Trainer -New Member Orientations -Organization and implementation of Group Exercise Class program
  • Create and instruct classes that include TRX Bootcamp, Cycle, and HIT that cater to every fitness level and capability.
  • Instructed several classes including TRX, Muscle Conditioning, Indoor Cycling and Outdoor Bootcamp.
  • Designed and taught strength, bootcamp, stretching, and spin classes
  • Group Instructor in Circuit Training, Kickboxing, and Bootcamp classes.
  • Instruct Bootcamp/Circuit classes to adults in a group setting.
  • Assist members on various aspects of fitness Teach group fitness classes: weightlifting, cycle, bootcamp, rowing, abs/core
  • Substitute coach group exercise classes*Focus on dance exercise, lifting, bootcamp, cardio & core, and stretching
  • Teach and sub cycle, strength classes, bootcamp, turbokick and yoga
  • Served as Leadership Team Instructor Evaluator Created and instructed High Intensity Interval Training, Bootcamp and core training classes
  • Tighten and Tone, Bootcamp, Cardio Camp, PiYo, Turbo Kick, Insanity Substitute for other classes
  • Assess clients' goals and plan appropriate workouts Sell personal training packages Choreograph and instruct bootcamp and SilverSneakers routines

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13. Training Programs

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Here's how Training Programs is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Contribute knowledge to further the development of training programs by participating in quarterly reviews and improvement initiatives.
  • Created personalized training programs for individuals and developed group cycling class plans.
  • Personalize training programs for individuals engaging in private training.
  • Created and maintained individualized training programs for members.
  • Performed fitness testing and then developed appropriate training programs
  • Designed and instructed individualized training programs.
  • Lead workout sessions in group fitness centers * Create innovative and fun fitness training programs * Maintain external and internal relationships
  • Design various training programs for individual and group exercise classes; maintain documentation of class numbers and client progression.
  • Implemented physical training programs for United States Marines, their spouses, children and retired veterans.
  • Developed individualized training programs focused on meeting the specific needs of each client.
  • Provide Custom Personal Training programs on a Personal basis and Group setting.
  • Designed and implemented personal training programs for clients.
  • Manage personal training programs, results and profiles.
  • Provide quality Personal Training programs to clients.
  • Developed youth sports training programs.
  • Developed training programs for individual clients to meet needs and goals Daily maintenance of facility operations
  • Developed individualized training programs to improve health, wellness, physical fitness and sports performance.
  • Developed small group training programs for young athletes during their pre and post seasons.

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14. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Deliver excellent customer service while aiding in member acquisition, participation, and satisfaction.
  • Create enthusiastic and energetic class environments that meet outstanding customer service standards.
  • Demonstrated positive customer service skills when communicating with participants and staff.
  • Prioritized customer service and interaction with several thousand gym members.
  • Train, evaluate, and execute each client program; service main floor through excellent customer service; teach group exercise.
  • Provide safe and effective group exercise classes.- Provide high quality customer service and provide members with up to date information.
  • Provided excellent customer service by engaging participants with high energy to motivate and lead them.
  • Supervised and trained employees in customer service and member engagement.
  • Provide customer service and maintain rapport with gym members.
  • Provide outstanding customer service to the members.
  • Design and Conduct Fitness classes Customer Service and registration
  • Provide the "member experience" by offering exemplary customer service.
  • Certified Spin Instructor Health and Wellness Coach Youth Health, Wellness and Sports Activities Coordinator Membership and Customer Service Assistant
  • General Manager Responsible for Day-to-Day operations Payroll Customer Service Business Management and handled monthly revenue reports Crossfit Level 1 Group Exercise Instructor

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15. Small Groups

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Here's how Small Groups is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Focused on developing relationships with small groups and offering personalized instruction.
  • Designed fitness programs for individuals and small groups to help them reach goals and maximize their potential.
  • Developed safe and effective exercise routines for individuals and small groups.
  • Teach and facilitate yoga instruction for large and small groups.
  • Conducted strength-training classes to small groups up to eight students.
  • Worked with small groups to establish a baseline fitness level, while assessing their ultimate goals.

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16. Weight Training

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Here's how Weight Training is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Instruct group exercise classes including weight training, TRX, CORE, and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
  • Instructed individuals on proper physical fitness, nutrition and various weight training programs.
  • Organize group workouts for members that include aerobic and weight training routines.
  • Instruct group exercise: 20/20/20, Core, 30min Abs, Women's Weight Training, TRX, Morning Rush.
  • Assist older adults with weight training programs by setting up equipment and providing detailed instructions.
  • Develop individualized instruction plans that include cardio, weight training and nutrition.

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17. Aqua Aerobics

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Here's how Aqua Aerobics is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Fit Express, Aqua Aerobics, & Hi/Lo.
  • Instructed STOTT Pialtes mat classes, aqua aerobics, Abdominal and spinning classes.

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18. CPR

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Here's how CPR is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Maintain current CPR & other certifications through qualified continuing education.
  • Organized in-house Continuing Education workshops and CPR/AED Certifications.
  • Obtained CPR/AED certification and Group Exercise Instructor certification.
  • Certified Instructor in the following: CPR & First-Aid, Babysitting, Aquatics, Group Exercise and Arthritis/Senior Fitness.
  • Implemented and managed a safety program and certified employees in CPR/FA/AED via the Red Cross.
  • Prepared weekly dance classes* Obtained certifications in CPR/AED, first aid, and blood borne pathogens
  • Maintained First Aid, CPR, Oxygen Administration, and Group Exercise certifications.
  • Red Cross: Instructed CPR, First-Aid and Babysitting courses.
  • Instructed and certified staff in CPR & First-Aid.
  • Possessed CPR, First-Aid, and AED certifications.
  • Red Cross Certified Lifeguard CPR and AED certified.
  • Certified in Group aerobics instructing, CPR.
  • Maintained updated CPR and 1st aid training.
  • Maintain numerous Group Exercise certifications CPR/AED Certified
  • Conducted small group sessions for topics on the AHA Healthcare Provider and Wellness to help maintain mandatory CPR requirement for employees.
  • Certified inAdult/Child CPR , AED, First Aid.

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19. Proper Form

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Here's how Proper Form is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Demonstrated proper form and corrected or modified participants' movements when necessary.
  • Monitor proper form and technique using positive reinforcement.
  • Educate participants concerning: safe exercise techniques, proper form, and technique, using proper reinforcement.
  • Take participants through a fitness program, emphasizing safety, comfort and proper form and technique.
  • Motivate, encourage and explain exercises emphasizing proper form and the benefit of each exercise.
  • Promoted and coached proper form and technique to help clients avoid exercise-related injuries.
  • Educate participants on proper form, anatomy, contraindications, and modifications.
  • Demonstrated proper form and technique for safe and effective exercise.
  • Demonstrate and coach safe and proper forms during complex movements.
  • Teach safe and proper form for group fitness classes.
  • Observed and corrected participants to ensure proper form.
  • Monitored proper form and technique of fitness members.
  • Design and prepare class routines*Instruct in proper form and safe practices*Experience with strength and resistance, cardio, and AOA
  • Instructed elderly exercise class Taught proper form Developed client relationships

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20. New Members

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Here's how New Members is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Interacted with current and new members each and every day making sure they are comfortable with their current work out program.
  • Ensured that instructors played an active role in bringing new members into the gym/classes.
  • Participate in club promotions to recruit new members and increase club sales.
  • Set up new members on weight machines and ensure proper technique.
  • Provide tours to potential members and orientations to all new members.
  • Developed new and innovative programming to attract new members.
  • Demonstrated equipment use for new members and youth certifications.
  • Recruit new members for fitness curriculum.
  • Conducted assessments and orientations for new members, created and led group exercise classes, performed administrative work as needed.
  • Performed fitness consultations as well as set up new members on fitlinxx program.
  • Utilized designed protocol to provide "Healthy Start" fitness assessments for new members to evaluate fitness levels.
  • Teach exercise classes in a group setting Orient new members to the fitness equipment Provide fitness assessments to members
  • Performed fitness assessments for new members Trained clients Taught various group exercise classes

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21. Circuit Training

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Here's how Circuit Training is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Instructed group exercise classes including circuit training, box-fit, boot camp, ab attack, and aqua circuits.
  • Instruct group circuit training class once a week; train individual clients to meet fitness goals.
  • Conduct classes such as circuit training, abs, and aqua fitness upwards of 30 people.
  • Group Exercise Instructor; Low/High Impact Aerobics, Circuit Training, Boxing/Abs, Latin Dance
  • Spin, circuit training classes.
  • Developed high intensity circuit training workouts to use in training adults and college students in class Extracurricular Experience:
  • Instructed Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing and Cross-Circuit Training classes.

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22. Hiit

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Here's how Hiit is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Teach a variety of group exercise classes including Cycling, Ski Conditioning, and High Intensity Interval Training - HIIT.
  • Create workouts for and lead Boot Camp and HIIT classes.
  • Design each HIIT class to match the skill and modifications for all physical levels for all participants.
  • Create hour long HIIT workouts choreographed precisely to music for classes ranging in size from 10-30 clients.
  • Administer a HIIT program to students, faculty, and staff of Vassar.
  • Instructed both spin and HIIT classes for Angelo State University.

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23. ABS

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Here's how ABS is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Teach a wide range of classes but excel in teaching intensity cycle, cycle interval, cycle/abs, and beginners yoga.
  • Teach group fitness classes including Body Burnout and Hip Hop Abs.
  • Instruct Indoor Cycling and Abs classes
  • Provide Personal Training and teach group exercise classes such as Spin, Absession, Sports Conditioning, HABIT, WillPower&Grace
  • Choreographed and instructed group exercise classes including Spinning, Fab Abs and Cute Glutes, and Cardio Kickboxing.
  • Provide a total power abdominal workout teaching an intense but fun weekly "Central Abs" class

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24. Proper Technique

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Here's how Proper Technique is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Designed and delivered individualized and group training sessions, organizing a progressively challenging regime and advising on proper technique.
  • Exceeded in demonstrating proper techniques and methods while offering alternative exercises to accommodate different fitness levels.
  • Provided assistance with equipment and exercises to ensure proper technique and safety were implemented.
  • Demonstrated proper technique of various exercises.
  • Demonstrate proper technique and usage of weights and equipment, ensuring members are performing in a safe and effective manner.
  • Assist members with any questions they may have and help correct improper technique to prevent future injuries.
  • Watch over clients and keep them aware of their forms and proper techniques while working out.
  • Evaluate and reinforce proper technique of all exercises and stretching during the class.
  • Demonstrate proper technique and form, observe participants and explain corrective measures :
  • Maintain safety guidelines as to proper technique and facility usage.

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25. Step Aerobics

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Here's how Step Aerobics is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Dance-based, choreographed aerobics and Step aerobics exercise instructor.
  • Designed programs for clients/step aerobics/group exercise classes.
  • Instructed and developed group exercise classes, including step aerobics and sculpt, for men and women ages 50 and up
  • Instructed group exercise classes: Step Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Abs and Back, and Hi/Low Impact.
  • Serve as group exercise instructor for fitness facility teaching step aerobics and strength building routines.
  • Instructed classes in muscle toning, step aerobics and spinning
  • Instruct Participants in an aerobic exercise, Step aerobics.
  • Step Aerobics, Strength Training WEIGHT WATCHERS

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26. Body Pump

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Here's how Body Pump is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Body Pump Coordinator Responsibilities included training staff and evaluation
  • Created critical curriculum to instruct group exercise classes which include Les Mills Body Pump and RPM.
  • Qualified as a Les Mills Body Pump Instructor in 2011.
  • Spin Cycling, Yoga, Body Pump.
  • Spin Cycling -Advanced (Long Journey) Spin, Yoga, Power Yoga, Vinyasa flow, Body Pump.
  • Teach Parkinsons BIG program, Body Pump, Silver Sneakers, Sr.
  • Body Pump, H.I.I.T, and general group exercise Research and Extracurricular Activities

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27. Healthy Lifestyle Changes

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Here's how Healthy Lifestyle Changes is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Utilized health education, physical fitness, nutrition and wellness coaching to promote healthy lifestyle changes, and increase program adherence.
  • Direct, manage, and evaluate corporate wellness initiatives to encourage employees to make permanent healthy lifestyle changes.
  • Coordinated and facilitated group workout plans for women of varying ages seeking healthy lifestyle changes and fitness goals.
  • Provided motivation and leadership to clients seeking to make healthy lifestyle changes.
  • Provide positive feedback for healthy lifestyle changes.
  • Owned and operated Olive Branch Catering which provided personal chef services with an emphasis on healthy lifestyle changes and nutrition.

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28. Front Desk

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Here's how Front Desk is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Worked front desk at the YMCA corporate gym in the Zurich Insurance towers, along with personal training and group fitness.
  • Managed day to day operations for fitness club- personal training, group exercise, daycare, maintenance, and front desk.
  • Maintained an organized front desk and lobby, made sure all media was up to date and accessible for members.
  • Serve as a resource and point of contact at the front desk for guests and members.
  • Assisted in the operation of the front desk and maintained a clean and friendly health club.
  • Work front desk keeping member and program information updated, conducting retail transactions, managing inventory.
  • Managed front desk by scheduling clients, answering phone calls and assisting members.
  • Assisted front desk with check- in and answering phone calls.
  • Ensured quality customer service for front desk.
  • Support Front Desk Personal with answer questions.
  • Communicate with directors and front desk staff to ensure members are getting the services they want and need.
  • Front Desk Staff Responsible for opening, closing, member interface and weight-room attendant.
  • Answer & Direct on multi-line, phone system, assist front desk guest check-ins.

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29. Wellness Programs

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Here's how Wellness Programs is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Facilitate and teach wellness programs, and conduct teleconferences for senior and middle management personnel.
  • Managed Corporate Wellness Programs, designing plans, creating schedules and presenting various wellness topics.
  • Update promotional materials for all fitness and wellness programs.
  • Organize and run weight loss and wellness programs offered.
  • Designed more than 500 Individual Health and Wellness programs.
  • Develop and implement wellness programs, services and events.
  • Work with board members for support in community corporate wellness programs with HEB.

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30. Class Participants

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Here's how Class Participants is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Instruct class participants through a fun, invigorating workout explaining proper technique while demonstrating exercises and providing modifications when needed.
  • Develop positive relationships with class participants, encouraging consistency.
  • Educated patrons on fitness and safety, and maintained a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for class participants.
  • Provide professional, safe, and effective classes offering ongoing motivation and feedback to class participants.
  • Led and motivated class participants safely through cycling, abs, and Turbo Kick classes.
  • Choreograph and lead group exercise classes to class participants at various fitness levels.
  • Monitored class participants for proper form and technique with positive cuing.
  • Explained and demonstrated activities and techniques to class participants.
  • Encouraged class participants to work to their full potential.
  • Motivated class participants to the best of your ability.
  • Act as a fitness resource for class participants.
  • Greeted, introduced and welcomes class participants.
  • Program safe, effective classes for all fitness levels Motivate class participants to reach their full potential Operate audio equipment
  • Motivate class participants to achieve workout goals and to challenge participants to exceed limitations in a safe manner.

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31. Afaa

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Here's how Afaa is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Certified Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) instructor that develops unique choreography for multiple styles of classes.
  • Group Exercise Certification (AFAA); ACE Personal Trainer Certification
  • Certified AFAA Group Exercise Instructor.
  • Certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) to teach fitness classes.
  • Certified Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) instructor.
  • Certified Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer through AFAA.

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32. Class Formats

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Here's how Class Formats is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Instructed various 45 minute class formats: kickboxing, strength/toning, abs, step, & hip hop.
  • Created custom class formats that had 75% attendance for the entirety of teaching the classes.
  • Motivate and instruct all levels of Fitness in a variety of class formats.
  • Added new class formats to the club's group fitness schedule.
  • Teach Spin classes and sub other class formats as needed.
  • Designed new and innovative class formats to meet the needs of unique and underserved members.
  • Developed Tabata Cycle, Cardio HIIT class formats based on current best evidence.
  • Instructed group exercise courses Designed children's health and fitness curriculum Implemented various new class formats At Home Fitness

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33. Class Attendance

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Here's how Class Attendance is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Instruct and lead multiple level boot camp style classes and consistently maintain a top 5 rating in class attendance.
  • Tracked class attendance and monitored class size to gauge the effectiveness of promotions.
  • Use of social media and other marketing strategies to increase class attendance
  • Monitor class attendance and develop Monthly Group Exercise Priority Reports.
  • Develop creative fitness programs to engage and expand class attendance.
  • Monitor room and equipment maintenance and track class attendance
  • Evaluated instructors and tracked all class attendance.

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34. Physical Fitness

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Here's how Physical Fitness is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Worked closely with new and existing team members to motivate them with their education, physical fitness and career goals.
  • Provide physical fitness training to clients planning and organizing goal oriented plans based on client needs and requests.
  • Provide lessons and group instruction to all club members to improve physical fitness and overall heath.
  • Assist in writing personal programs and performing Physical Fitness Evaluations offered to the members.
  • Helped clients assess their level of physical fitness and set and reach fitness goals.
  • Assessed the level of physical fitness of fitness members.
  • Conducted cardio blast and Unit Physical Fitness courses/assessments designed to target the core competencies of rigorous military physical fitness tests.
  • Planned and directed physical conditioning programs to help clients achieve peak physical fitness.

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35. Piyo

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Here's how Piyo is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Teach PiYo Live, strength, and cycle.
  • Certified and teaching PiYo Certified and teaching Insanity
  • Choreograph and lead group fitness classes- spin, x-bike, group strength and Piyo.
  • Instructed Turbokick, PIYO, Ultimate Conditioning and HIIT group exercise classes.
  • Certified and teaching PiYo Certified, but not yet teaching Insanity
  • Teach cycle, core, weight circuit class, strength training, bootcamp, BodyPump, PiYo, and HIIT.

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36. Tabata

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Here's how Tabata is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Instruct a High Intensity Interval Training class (Tabata) for members of the YMCA in Blue Hill
  • Implemented HiiT, RBT, and Tabata exercise to individuals and in a small group setting.
  • Incorporate HIIT and Tabata training in fitness classes
  • Incorporate functional training, tabata, cardio interval training, and total body strength work.
  • Assist client in reaching their goals through using HIIT, Tabata, TRX, body weight exercises and light weights.
  • Instruct classes to include: Kickboxing, Body Sculpt, Tabata, Functional flexibility, Core

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37. Group Settings

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Here's how Group Settings is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Motivated, educated, and trained athletes and custom fitness clients ages 8 to 75 in both one-on-one and group settings
  • Train clients of varying age and ability in both one on one and group settings.
  • Trained clients in both small and large group settings in various exercise disciplines.
  • Coordinate and facilitate safe professional fitness program in group settings.
  • Lead safe and effective exercise in group settings and individually.
  • Lead Pilate's classes in individual and group settings, designed specifically to the individual's needs and health requirements.

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38. Body Composition

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Here's how Body Composition is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Perform regular blood pressure screenings, finger stick cholesterol and glucose testing and body composition assessments.
  • Provided nutritional advice for clients to improve physical performance, health, and body composition.
  • Marketed personal training packages, body composition, and group exercise packages.
  • Trained Marines in the Body Composition Program implementing programs utilizing Funtional Movement Screening to asses the individuals involved.
  • Performed fitness tests in the areas of muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition,cardiovascular endurance.
  • Design personalized programs to improve components of fitness including muscular and cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and body composition.

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39. Personal Training Clients

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Here's how Personal Training Clients is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Worked directly with personal training clients of various ages and fitness levels meeting each ones individual desire.
  • Interviewed personal training clients prior to initial training session and monitored fitness progress throughout workout.
  • Gained more experience personal training clients with cardiovascular issues through resistance training and functional training.
  • Instructed and motivated group fitness classes and coached personal training clients.
  • Prospect for, sell, and retain personal training clients.
  • Work with Personal Training clients by appointment.
  • Developed personalized fitness plans for individual personal training Clients and track progress to measuregrowth and further develop fitness plans.

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40. Interval Training

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Here's how Interval Training is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Teach a variety of techniques, from Boot camp to High Intensity Interval training.
  • Lead boot-camp style and interval training classes between 5 and 30 individuals.
  • Create and lead high-intensity interval training for 12-20 participants.
  • Teach High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T.
  • Design and coach group classes focusing on functional fitness and high intensity interval training.
  • Implement exercise games along with interval training for an enjoyable and tough workout.

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41. Special Events

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Here's how Special Events is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Designed advertisements for special events to encourage member participation.
  • Promote gym sponsored special events and year long programs that educate students in healthy lifestyle choices and suggest different fitness regimens.
  • Planned and organized special events to include weight loss challenges, holiday parties, and community involvement.
  • Assist in all aspects of promotion of your class, other YMCA classes, and special events.
  • Provided support to Y initiatives; promoted new classes, community opportunities and attended special events.
  • Coordinate and organize marketing and special events to promote gym and personal training services.
  • Promoted fitness center programs, promotions and special events.

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42. Blood Pressure

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Here's how Blood Pressure is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Provided clients with health assessments to measure baseline values in blood pressure, heart rate, strength and cardiovascular capacity.
  • Administered Resting Heart Rate and Blood Pressure testing to cardiac patients.
  • Monitor over all wellness and blood pressure during program.
  • Developed proficiency in reading pre/post exercising blood pressures.
  • Summer 2013 Gained more experience in taking blood pressures and analyzing risk factors for health.
  • Performed fitness assessments including blood pressure and body fat measurements.

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43. Membership Sales

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Here's how Membership Sales is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Front Desk Attendee: membership sales, aided members with questions as well as general up keep of the gym.
  • Work with General Manager to increase membership sales and meet monthly sales goals.
  • Promoted health clubs through membership sales, and record member information.
  • Advertised and was responsible for membership sales.
  • Exceeded in membership sales and revenue.
  • Assisted business operations including appointment scheduling, membership sales, and open/closing duties.

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44. Corrective Measures

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Here's how Corrective Measures is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Observe participants and inform them of corrective measures necessary for skill improvement.
  • Discussed eating and fitness habits and corrective measures necessary to improve health and wellness.
  • Observe participants and inform them of corrective measures to improve their skills.
  • Explain and enforce safety and corrective measures to improve skills.
  • Observed participants and informed them of corrective measures necessary to improve their skills to help them reach their fitness goals.
  • Observe Members and inform of corrective measures necessary for safety and improvement.

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45. Body Sculpt

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Here's how Body Sculpt is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Instructed total body sculpt to seniors of the condominium building.
  • Created and taught an exercise program for Body Sculpt.
  • Created and conducted body sculpting classes for adults.
  • Body Sculpt, 20/20/20, HIIT, Cycle, Step Help participants learn about exercise and living a healthy lifestyle
  • Instruct a "Total Body Sculpt" class designed for achieving strong results and long lean muscles
  • Body Definition/Body Sculpt classes/ Ballet Barre Classes/Spin Classes at Various Locations

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46. Physical Activity

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Here's how Physical Activity is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Assessed clients and determined their readiness for physical activity.
  • Demonstrated techniques and methods of participation in physical activity.
  • Provide structure inside and outside the gym to clients regarding physical activity, exercise, and nutrition.
  • Assisted clients with personal goals though physical activity focused around all aspects of body work.
  • Attended a nutrition and physical activity workshop tailored towards children with special needs.
  • Developed relationships with the retirement community's residents and staff to promote regular physical activity.

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47. Safe Environment

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Here's how Safe Environment is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Maintained a safe environment for all participants, ensuring that all injury prevention policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Promote fitness and endurance by exercising Ensure that students are in a safe environment Instruct clients to assist with learning workout routines
  • Provided instruction and leadership and maintained a safe environment while conducting and monitoring effective and enjoyable exercise programs for individuals.
  • Conducted fitness assessments while maintaining a safe environment.
  • Oversee safe environment for children and adults while participating in physical activities.
  • Ensured a safe environment and atmosphere for inner city children and teens.

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48. Positive Relationships

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Here's how Positive Relationships is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Maintain positive relationships with members to encourage continued class attendance.
  • Develop positive relationships with the members and encourage referrals.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with members.
  • Maintain positive relationships with participants.
  • Developed safe and effective exercise programs for people of all fitness levels, maintained positive relationships with students.
  • Cultivate positive relationships with participants by interacting with them before, during and after group exercise classes.

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49. Bosu

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Here's how Bosu is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Launched exclusive new BOSU program.
  • Trained participants ages 16-70 in boot camp with free weights, BOSU trainers, and steps.
  • Ensured safety of participants while using equipment including kettle bells, bosu balls, and resistance bands.
  • Specialized in athletic training, weightloss, BOSU, and TRX.
  • Instructed various group fitness classes(Bootcamp, X Training, BOSU Blast and CORE)
  • Specialize in TRX, Shockwave, Indo-Row, BOSU Triple Sweat and HIIT Fusion.

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50. Different Levels

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Here's how Different Levels is used in Group Exercise Instructor jobs:
  • Demonstrated and provided variations for members on different levels in group classes in order to meet unique needs.
  • Group Fitness Instructor Offer alternatives during classes to accommodate different levels of fitness.
  • Provided instructions about different levels of fitness by offering alternatives during classes.
  • Offer regressive/progressive exercises during group sessions to accommodate different levels of fitness.
  • Developed course material for different levels of spinning instruction
  • Demonstrated proper technique and form to all different levels while keeping members motivated.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Group Exercise Instructor

Fitness Assessments15.8%
Strength Training12.5%
Personal Training Sessions9.3%
Cardio6.9%
Pilates6.4%
Water Safety5.9%
Weight Loss5.9%
Zumba5.2%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Group Exercise Instructor

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Fitness Assessments
Fitness Assessments
12.2%
12.2%
2
2
Strength Training
Strength Training
9.6%
9.6%
3
3
Personal Training Sessions
Personal Training Sessions
7.1%
7.1%
4
4
Cardio
Cardio
5.3%
5.3%
5
5
Pilates
Pilates
5%
5%
6
6
Water Safety
Water Safety
4.5%
4.5%
7
7
Weight Loss
Weight Loss
4.5%
4.5%
8
8
Zumba
Zumba
4%
4%
9
9
Gym Equipment
Gym Equipment
3.9%
3.9%
10
10
Exercise Instructor
Exercise Instructor
3.8%
3.8%
11
11
TRX
TRX
2.1%
2.1%
12
12
Bootcamp
Bootcamp
1.9%
1.9%
13
13
Training Programs
Training Programs
1.9%
1.9%
14
14
Customer Service
Customer Service
1.9%
1.9%
15
15
Small Groups
Small Groups
1.8%
1.8%
16
16
Weight Training
Weight Training
1.7%
1.7%
17
17
Aqua Aerobics
Aqua Aerobics
1.7%
1.7%
18
18
CPR
CPR
1.4%
1.4%
19
19
Proper Form
Proper Form
1.3%
1.3%
20
20
New Members
New Members
1.3%
1.3%
21
21
Circuit Training
Circuit Training
1.3%
1.3%
22
22
Hiit
Hiit
1.3%
1.3%
23
23
ABS
ABS
1.2%
1.2%
24
24
Proper Technique
Proper Technique
1.1%
1.1%
25
25
Step Aerobics
Step Aerobics
1.1%
1.1%
26
26
Body Pump
Body Pump
1.1%
1.1%
27
27
Healthy Lifestyle Changes
Healthy Lifestyle Changes
1.1%
1.1%
28
28
Front Desk
Front Desk
0.9%
0.9%
29
29
Wellness Programs
Wellness Programs
0.9%
0.9%
30
30
Class Participants
Class Participants
0.9%
0.9%
31
31
Afaa
Afaa
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
Class Formats
Class Formats
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
Class Attendance
Class Attendance
0.7%
0.7%
34
34
Physical Fitness
Physical Fitness
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Piyo
Piyo
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Tabata
Tabata
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Group Settings
Group Settings
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Body Composition
Body Composition
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Personal Training Clients
Personal Training Clients
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Interval Training
Interval Training
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Special Events
Special Events
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
Membership Sales
Membership Sales
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
Corrective Measures
Corrective Measures
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
Body Sculpt
Body Sculpt
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
Physical Activity
Physical Activity
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
Safe Environment
Safe Environment
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
Positive Relationships
Positive Relationships
0.5%
0.5%
49
49
Bosu
Bosu
0.5%
0.5%
50
50
Different Levels
Different Levels
0.5%
0.5%

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