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Fitness Staff D/E - General and Specialty Fitness Instructor in Oshawa at City of Oshawa

Date Posted: 6/8/2018

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City of Oshawa, located just a short 30-minute drive from Toronto, is a progressive city of 157,000 people and is the economic engine of the eastern Greater Toronto Area. Our strategic pursuit of sustainable growth, excellent community service delivery and co-operative partnerships have enhanced our quality of life advantage, while maintaining a strong commitment to fiscal restraint.

Posting Number:  001744  

Job Title: Fitness Staff D/E - General and Specialty Fitness Instructor 

City: Oshawa Province: Ontario          

Employment Group: Exempt    Wage Rate:   FI5, $23.88 - $26.58   Standard Weekly Hours of Work:  up to 24   Shift Work Required:  Yes

Posting End Date:  2018/07/03

Job Description

Reprting to the Program Coordinator, plan, organize and lead general weight training and cardio fitness classes.
The City of Oshawa strives to provide an environment that cultivates and supports the following core values: Authenticity, Courage, and Trust (ACT).

All training hours are paid at minimum wage as outlined in the Employment Standards Act.

Specifically seeking Kettlebell, Pound® and Body Shred® instructors.


  • Specific to the class description, design fitness class using primary and secondary components of fitness incorporating fitness training principles
  • Develop progressive lesson plan specific to the abilities of each class
  • Demonstrate, instruct and lead participants using varied selection of music, cueing and coaching skills
  • Provide clear instructions, explanations and demonstrations of skills and techniques, allowing for opportunity to practice and provide correction with comprehensive feedback
  • Provide exercise options for beginner, intermediate, advanced participants if applicable to the class
  • Monitor and educate participants on postural alignment and safety, adapting the format of the class to achieve these goals
  • Evaluate and manage the effectiveness of class and adjust as necessary
  • Administer first aid as required
  • Complete Public Accident/Incident Reports or Complaint/Enquiry Forms as required
  • Enforce City of Oshawa policies and procedures, including but not limited to: admission requirement standards, emergency procedures (eg. fire plan)
  • Open and close program space
  • Prepare and organize program equipment and supplies
  • Perform safety check of equipment prior to being used
  • Keep accurate participant attendance records
  • Follow up with full-time staff regarding participants with extended absences   
  • Follow-up with Program Coordinator on pertinent inquiries or suggestions from participants

We would like to thank all applicants however, please note that only those selected to attend an interview will be contacted and all other applicants will be kept on file.  Applicants are advised that written, oral and practical testing may form part of the selection process.

All applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes.  Please ensure that you check your email regularly to receive any correspondence.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC).  The City of Oshawa will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities and/or needs related to the OHRC.  Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


Job Requirements

  • Minimum Grade 12 education
  • Possess and keep current Standard First Aid/CPR ‘C’ qualifications 
  • Provide a current (within six months) Criminal Information Request prior to employment start date
  • Demonstrate good customer service and communication skills to deal effectively and courteously with staff and the general public; good interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships
  • Attend all staff trainings and meetings
  • Ability to work shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays as required

General Fitness Requirements: 

  • Fitness Isntructor Specialist certification from a recognized certifying body (eg. CanFitPro, OFC, Water Art, etc.)
  • 1 year experience instructing group fitness classes


Specialty Fitness Requirements:

  • Related certification through a recognized certifying body (eg. Canadian Yoga Alliance, Zumba®, etc.)
  • 1 year experience instructing related specialty fitness classes
  • 5 years experience particiating in related specialty fitness classes