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Group Fitness Instructor 

About the Organization YWCA Minneapolis is a nonprofit organization founded in 1891 as a member of YWCA USA, the oldest and largest multicultural organization in the world.

The mission of YWCA Minneapolis is eliminating racism, empowering women and girls, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our vision is to be the most trusted and effective change agent in the journey to eliminate racism and sexism in our community.

We are a trusted social justice organization with a 130+ year history of advocacy for women and children. More than 30,000 people in our community are served every year by YWCA Minneapolis, through award-winning programs, classes, and workshops.

YWCA Minneapolis strives every day for:
• Race and gender equity
• Economic independence for women
• Respect for diverse cultures
• Children and youth who thrive
• A community that is vibrant and healthy

Category Health & Wellness  

Become part of a team making a real difference in the community and beyond! Become a YWCA of Minneapolis Instructor. We’re on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Find your mission at the YWCA.



The certified Group Fitness Instructor will provide professional & motivating indoor group classes designed for a diverse population and varying fitness levels, delivered in a safe and effective manner and in compliance with the YWCA of Minneapolis standards and mission.

Position Requirements


Class Instruction:

  • Must hold current, renewable Group Fitness Certification (eg AFAA, ACE, NETA).
  • Must be CPR certified or complete certification within 3 months of hire.
  • Prefer minimum 2 consistent years’ experience of class instruction.
  • Provide quality instruction by actively promoting and demonstrating safe exercise in accordance with established exercise guidelines and practices using music and teaching style that is motivational and mission appropriate.
  • Instructors have the freedom to design and teach classes that best fit their style and technique.

Communication and Admin Responsibilities

  • Group Fitness Instructor reports directly to Group Fitness Site Coordinator
  • Maintain timely and accurate recordkeeping.
  • Actively promote YWCA programs and events to participants.
  • Uphold YWCA of Minneapolis policies, protocols and procedures.
  • Attend required departmental staff meetings and trainings.
  • Maintain all required CPR and Blood Borne Pathogens certifications.
  • Consistently use GroupExPro, the online program management tool.
  • Critical relationships will include all Group Fitness Site Coordinators, Group Fitness Instructors, Building Supervisor and General Manager.

The YWCA of Minneapolis has three sites: Downtown, Midtown and Uptown. All are conveniently located on bus lines and close to the Greenway for cycle commuting. Our Midtown location is steps from the light rail station. The Midtown and Uptown locations have free parking for staff. Parking costs are reimbursed for instructors teaching downtown.

Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Number of Openings 4  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location All Facilities - Downtown/Uptown/Midtown  
EOE Statement YWCA Minneapolis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  
HoursPerWk None Specified 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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