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Pilates Apparatus Instructor – Herndon, VA

Summary Objective:

Pilates Apparatus Instructors are responsible for creating a positive Pilates experience under the Pilates Director or General Manager and with the support of the Pilates Team. This experience includes teaching classes that exceed member, guest, and prospect expectations.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Deliver the ultimate fitness experience to every member, every time
  • Create a positive atmosphere and motivate members to reach their goals
  • Teach safe and effective sessions in accordance with industry standards
  • Promote club activities and programs and represent the club, staff, and company in a positive manner


Essential Functions:

  • Be available to members to answer questions and help them get their sessions, paid and scheduled
  • Conduct at least five demo sessions per month, or as required
  • Ensure members’ sessions are paid, scheduled, and redeemed correctly prior to the session
  • Maintain class statistics and records as directed
  • Track time and follow payroll procedures
  • Follow substitution policies and minimize use of subs
  • Attend all mandatory department and club meetings and trainings when required
  • Maintain required certification and complete continuing education
  • Replace equipment after class and keep the studio clean and organized
  • Report safety issues or injuries to Pilates Director and/or General Manager
  • Report any equipment or studio issues to Pilates Director and/or General Manager
  • Attend peer instructor classes at least twice monthly
  • Assume other duties as assigned
  • Work early morning, evening, and weekend hours as necessary


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and nonverbal communication skills
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Ability to motivate and nurture others
  • Strong work ethic that includes punctuality, organization, and attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain a friendly, enthusiastic, and positive attitude
  • Outwardly facing professional appearance
  • Confidence and desire to create new relationships quickly
  • Ability to quickly acquire and apply new knowledge and skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours
  • Ability to speak clearly and effectively before large groups when teaching and demonstrating techniques
  • Must be able to instruct apparatus group as well as one-on-one sessions


Required Experience, Education & Certifications:

  • Nationally recognized Pilates certification from a US Fitness accepted provider
  • Current CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications
  • Must have a current Pilates Apparatus Certification from one of the following providers: Balanced Body, Polestar Pilates Education, PHI or Stott Comprehensive Matwork & Reformer CMR recognized credential
  • Must be up to date on continuing education and/or membership
  • Experience teaching group fitness classes and/or personal training preferred


Physical Activities, Physical Requirements, Visual Acuity & Working Conditions:

Physical demands listed here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
  • Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operates machines, such as lathes, drill presses, power saws, and mills where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach; performs mechanical or skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature, such as carpenter, technicians, service people, plumbers, painters, mechanics, etc.
  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).


Employee Benefits:

All US Fitness team members receive:

  • Complimentary Membership and Guest Privileges
  • Discounts on Personal Training, Mind&Body, Aquatics, and Kids Programs
  • Discounts on Serenity Day Spa Services and all apparel
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • In-house Continuing Education Credits and CEC Reimbursement


Additional Full Time Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Supplemental Benefits and Group Life Insurance Benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off


US FITNESS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

US Fitness is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its recruitment and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact us at 703-740-9009 or by email at recruiting@usfitnessgroup.com. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Candidates outside of the specified area are welcome to apply but if selected for an interview, they must be willing to travel at own cost. Relocation assistance is not offered.

US Fitness is an equal opportunity employer and conducts all hiring and employment practices strictly in accordance with applicable employment discrimination laws and regulations. Discrimination in employment on the basis of any classification protected under federal, state, or local law is a violation of our policy and is illegal. The Company does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), pregnancy, protected veteran status, status as a uniformed service member under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“uniformed service member status”), marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or other categories defined by federal, state, or local law.

EEO IS THE LAW

Preferred

  • Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them
  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
  • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject
  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Preferred

  • Peer Recognition: Inspired to perform well by the praise of coworkers
  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility
  • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: Inspired to perform well by an ability to drive new ventures within the business
  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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