Body Pump Instructor - YMCA Victoria - Salary Grade 9: $63.47 ph + super - Closing 18 Apr 2021

£9.00 - £63.47 hourly
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  • Hawthorn Victoria, Australia
  • Apr 05, 2021
casual instructing fitness

Job Description

At the Y, we believe in the power of inspired young people. A community not-for-profit organisation with 17 million participations annually across Australia. 8,000 staff and volunteers serve at more than 150 locations every day. We partner with government and private capital to deliver programs and services that include community recreation, adventure and stadium sports, camping, learn to swim, children's programs, early learning, youth services, retirement living, disability services and social enterprises.

About Centre

The YMCA at Boroondara is made up of four leisure and aquatic facilities in the municipality, owned by the City of Boroondara and managed by the YMCA. The four facilities represented as the Boroondara Leisure and Aquatic Facilities (BLAF), work as a group to achieve key results areas agreed in consultation with the City of Boroondara.

The redevelopment of the Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre was completed in April 2014 and is now one of the premier health and fitness centres in Melbourne. The centre boasts a 50m heated outdoor pool (open year-round), a 20m indoor warm water pool, expanded group fitness program rooms and crèche facilities, an enlarged gym and café. Our focus is on providing classes including yoga and pilates, warm water exercise and flexible program space to accommodate growing local interest in general health opportunities.

For further information regarding the Hawthorn Aquatic & Leisure Centre, please visit

Key Elements of the Role 

The Group Fitness Instructor (Body Pump) will require an enthusiastic person to develop rapport with a wide range of members while fostering a commitment to their improved Health and Wellbeing. This is undertaken by conducting a safe, appropriate and engaging group fitness class in the group fitness space at Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre. The Body Pump Instructor is relied upon to motivate, educate and enhance each participant’s experience. With Group Fitness being a vital component of the overall customer experience at the Centre it is imperative that a high standard is being delivered on a consistent basis. 

Selection Criteria 

Capabilities and Behaviours

  • Demonstrates YMCA Victoria values, Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility
  • Demonstrates motivation and commitment to perform to their best
  • Accepts personal accountability for workplace actions and consequences to better influence

Knowledge & Experience

  • Interpersonal skills and an ability to deal with a diverse range of customers in age, culture, fitness histories and other backgrounds
  • Specialist injury management knowledge (e.g. medical conditions, disabilities) will be highly regarded
  • Previous experience in group fitness instruction is desirable

Personal Attributes

  • Works as part of a team and shows professionalism and respect to all staff and customers
  • Punctual in both attendance on shift and at staff meetings or training


Mandatory Pre-Requisite Qualifications

  • Les Mills Body Pump qualified 
  • Current registration with Fitness Australia OR Physical Activity Australia
  • HLTFA301B Apply first aid or equivalent
  • HLTCPR201A Perform CPR or equivalent

Highly Desirable Qualifications

  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Specialist/Additional Training Certificates (e.g Body Step)  

YMCA, including Boards of Directors, is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework. YMCA requires that all applicants undergo satisfactory screening prior to commencement, including but not limited to:

  • a national criminal history check
  • an international criminal history check where applicants have worked overseas
  • holding or obtaining a Working with Children Clearance/ equivalent in accordance with state/ territory laws
  • ACF Safeguarding Children and Young People Certificate (completion online prior to commencement)
  • Two reference checks

 Any successfully appointed applicant will be required to adhere to the Safeguarding Children and Young People framework, which includes a thorough safeguarding children and young people induction and committing to upholding the safety and wellbeing of children and young people throughout their engagement with YMCA.

Essential Requirements

Desirable Criteria