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Working As A Health And Wellness Instructor

  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • $62,578

    Average Salary

What Does A Health And Wellness Instructor Do At YMCA of Greater St. Louis

* RESPONSIBILITIES* Promote the YMCA's healthy spirit, mind and body philosophy through group fitness classes
* Comfortable communicating with members
* Greet each member with a smile
* Enforce rules and policies of the fitness center
* Enjoy exercising and have a desire to motivate others to live a healthy lifestyle
* Attend all required meetings as directed by their supervisor
* Demonstrate knowledge of theory of exercise physiology, kinesiology and injury prevention, cardiovascular and medical considerations, nutrition and body composition, and proper class format and leadership skills
* Basic knowledge of resistance machines, proper technique and purpose of exercises and able to instruct members on safe and proper use of exercise equipment
* Demonstrate safe and effective exercise technique.
* Able to modify exercises for those with low-back discomfort or musculoskeletal problems, as well as pregnant, de-conditioned or overweight individuals
* Conscientious of how the environment is affecting the members; ensures everyone is wearing appropriate footwear and permeable clothing.
* Is aware of ventilation and temperature
* Report problems, complains or concerns of participants to supervisor in a timely fashion
* Keep fitness area orderly (rack weights, pick-up used towels and litter, keep fitness desk tidy)
* Thoroughly clean and sanitize fitness equipment and completes cleaning logs daily
* Follow branch and association dress code
* Serve as an effective communicator to promote cooperation with fitness staff, directors, maintenance, and service center to ensure a well-run program
* Effectively keep written records (i.e. Member workout cards, incident reports, equipment usage.)
* Complete accident reports and submit to executive director promptly
* Complete equipment maintenance logs daily
* Perform other related duties as assigned
* Perform all duties with honesty, caring, respect, responsibility and faith
* ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB* Communicate effectively with people at all levels in a positive way
* Present for work according to schedule
* Demonstrate organization, accuracy, reliability and ability to meet deadlines
* Support management and philosophies of the Association
* Instruct in a noncompetitive, non-intimidating manner
* Display energy, enthusiasm and motivate clients demonstrating genuine concern
* Role model a fit and healthily lifestyle
* Exude a professional manner and appearance

What Does A Health And Wellness Instructor Do At Education Corporation of America

* Develops the syllabus for each course assigned based on ACICS and department criteria.
* The syllabus is to include learning objectives expressed in behavioral terms.
* Distributes the syllabus to the Academic Dean, the Program Director and to each student at the first scheduled class session.
* Teaches the depth and scope of class materials as outlined in the syllabus and catalog and relates the instruction to careers and employer expectations.
* Prepare and grades examinations based upon course objectives and published exam schedule and returns all assignments in a timely manner.
* Implements evaluation for outcomes assessment, and achieves established results while maintaining college standards of student satisfaction.
* Works creatively in all classes taught to discourage student withdrawal and maintain satisfactory retention.
* Begin and end each class at the designated times, providing a full period of instruction.
* Leaves the classroom or laboratory clean, organized, and ready for the next user.
* Submits, at the designated time, final grades for all students on the class roster.
* Accurately maintains attendance records in accordance with the Attendance Policy, submits class roster daily, maintains a separate record of attendance and grades that is clearly labeled and turned in at the end of the term.
* Calls all students who are absent and submits written reports of pertinent information to the Program Director.
* Attends faculty meetings, in-service meetings, graduation and other college events as required by the College.
* Dresses professionally in accordance with faculty dress code.
* Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
* Requirements

What Does A Health And Wellness Instructor Do At YMCA

* Plans for and instructs wellness/fitness and/or related classes following Association standards and guidelines.
* Observes and discusses individual progress with participants
* Develops positive relationships with participants and facilitates relationships among participants and members.
* Provides motivational support and guidance
* Increases participant awareness of all healthy lifestyle factors
* Encourages member and parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers
* Sets up and takes down class equipment.
* Reports equipment problems
* Attends staff meetings and approved trainings as required
* Ensures safe and effective workouts.
* Responds to, and reports, accidents and incidents
* Conveys basic information on Y Total Health/Activate America
* Tracks, monitors, evaluates and transitions assigned Total Health participants providing motivational support
* Accurately maintains related records
* May lead Total Health Consultation
* May lead one or more ongoing Y Total Health programs such as Y Personal Fitness, Eight Weeks to Wellness, Get Real etc

What Does A Health And Wellness Instructor Do At Ascension Health

* Provides health screenings to participants at health fairs.
* Screenings may include, but are not limited to: finger stick, cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, body fat, BMI, bone density, and/or fitness screening.
* Provides one-on-one or group education.
* Teaches participants how to apply information gained at the health fair.
* Encourages participants to make healthy lifestyle changes.
* Recommends changes or additions to programs.
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Health And Wellness Instructor Demographics

Gender

Female

68.8%

Male

30.2%

Unknown

1.0%
Ethnicity

White

67.1%

Hispanic or Latino

12.0%

Black or African American

11.5%

Asian

6.0%

Unknown

3.3%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

41.7%

French

25.0%

Russian

16.7%

Georgian

8.3%

Hebrew

8.3%
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Health And Wellness Instructor Education

Schools

West Virginia University

8.2%

James Madison University

8.2%

Central Washington University

6.1%

Liberty University

6.1%

University of Phoenix

6.1%

California University of Pennsylvania

6.1%

Texas A&M University

6.1%

University of Nevada - Reno

4.1%

California State University - Chico

4.1%

University of New England

4.1%

Appalachian State University

4.1%

Arizona State University

4.1%

University of Pennsylvania

4.1%

Radford University

4.1%

New York University

4.1%

Sam Houston State University

4.1%

Trident University International

4.1%

University of Illinois at Chicago

4.1%

University of Central Florida

4.1%

University of Missouri - Columbia

4.1%
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Majors

Kinesiology

20.0%

Nursing

13.3%

Health Education

10.3%

Business

7.3%

Psychology

6.7%

Exercise Physiology

4.2%

Dietetics

4.2%

Health And Wellness

3.6%

Education

3.0%

Management

3.0%

Health Care Administration

3.0%

Public Health

2.4%

Food And Nutrition

2.4%

Nutrition Science

2.4%

General Studies

2.4%

Elementary Education

2.4%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.4%

Marketing

2.4%

Human Services

2.4%

Computer Science

1.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

38.4%

Masters

32.8%

Other

14.4%

Doctorate

6.3%

Associate

5.2%

Certificate

2.2%

License

0.7%
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Top Skills for A Health And Wellness Instructor

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  1. Physical Fitness
  2. Wellness Programs
  3. Yoga
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Designed, instructed, and progressed wellness programs for various populations.
  • Provide nutritional counseling, yoga instruction, and other exercise options.
  • Marketed specialty fitness classes and personal training.
  • Created wholesome, cultural-based, health curriculum that also included physical activity and teamwork.
  • Greeted and welcomed all individuals by name in a friendly, inviting manner to establish an atmosphere of exceptional customer service.

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