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Pilates 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  

Responsible for the delivery, sales and promotion of Pilates Training services and Small Group Training Classes that address the clients overall fitness needs and goals; session should highlight benefits of fitness including balance, alignment, core strength, injury rehabilitation and sports performance. We also require complete client records in accordance to standard operating procedures.


  • Design and conduct safe, effective, professional, educational and well-organized Personal Training/Pilates Training sessions in accordance with agency and department branding.
  • Teach Small Group Training classes.
  • Provide a high level of personalized attention to clients which ends with client satisfaction and maintains their motivation to attain their overall fitness goals.
  • Complete a review of the client Health History Questionnaire prior to delivering services (at initial client meeting and annually). Supporting clients to seek medical clearance if indicated on questionnaire.

  • Complete and maintain accurate and current client information including Member tracking forms, Health History Questionnaire, Physician Release Form (if required), Client Service records and all other designated Personal training/Pilates paper work.
  • Communicate and fully utilize internal and external systems- Appointment Quest, email and Spectrum etc. in a timely manner.
  • Attend regularly scheduled staff trainings, meetings and other administrative gatherings relative to position.

  • Build and retain a personal/ Pilates client base and retain current clients.
  • Participate in marketing sales activities create to support and build the Personal Training/Pilates department business.
  • Responsible for meeting department service, revenue/sessions and performance goals.

  • Monitor and instruct Personal Training/Pilates clients during training sessions on the safe and effective usage of Personal Training/Pilates equipment and other fitness areas of the club.
  • Understand special needs of those with health concerns and/or limitations.
  • Provide a safe physical environment and responds appropriately to any medical or other emergency situation.
Position Requirements


  • Must have a High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).
  • Nationally recognized Pilates trainer certification, STOTT - Level 1 IMP, Level 2 IR Level CMR, Polestar Mat Series, Allegro Series, Physical Mind Initiation, Concentration, Peak mat and reformer, PMA only with a recognized training component, others upon approval.
  • Experience in the fitness industry; Group Fitness Instructor experience preferred
  • CPR/AED and First Aid certification.
  • Must have exceptional customer service skills and proven ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.
  • Strong relationship building skills.
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • written and verbal, effectively communicate with members and other team members
  • Preferred Bachelors degree from a four year college or university in Kinesiology, Corporate Fitness, Physical Education, Sports Management, and Recreation or in a related field. Preferred:
  • Bi-lingual highly preferred.
  • Additional Specialty Certifications in Kettlebell, TRX, Tai Chi, Martial Arts, Endurance Sports, biking, running, swimming.
  • Must be able to stand walk, sit climb, balance, stoop kneel crouch or crawl.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to perform required pilates training skills and techniques as required by certification.
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Uptown YWCA Minneapolis  
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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