Pilates Fitness Instructor - All Locations

September 28 2022
Industries Public administration
Categories Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Education, Library,
Markham, ON

The City of Markham, an award-winning municipality with more than 353,000 residents, is Canada’s high-tech capital and most diverse community, enjoying a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Committed to being a model of public service excellence, with a workforce that is representative of the population we serve, we are looking for people who share our values and are champions of innovative practices. Diversity is one of Markham’s strategic priorities, and we strive to develop and maintain an environment that is inclusive and creates a sense of belonging for all.

We are pleased to be named one of Canada's Best Employers for 2022 and the best City employer by Forbes for the second consecutive year. The City of Markham is ranked in the top two for Government Services and 15th among the 300 employers on the list, advancing from 18th place in 2021.

New applications are now being accepted for the temporary part-time position of Fitness Instructor - Pilates in the Recreation Services - Fitness Department, Community Services Commission. To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume online.

Location: All locations

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Community Program Supervisor/Coordinator, Group Fitness, the Pilates Instructor will be responsible for planning, organizing, instructing and leading Pilate classes for various ages and abilities.

The candidate will also be responsible for the training and supervision of a variety of participants of various ages and physical abilities and developing a program that recognizes their capabilities and level of fitness within a community recreation environment. They will also help motivate participants to achieve their fitness goals, while ensuring a positive and safe environment.

Job Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitates, leads and supervises Pilates classes
  • Develops, organizes and writes lesson plans
  • Demonstrates correct exercise methods
  • Teaches groups of participants’ flexibility, proper breathing techniques, etc., and how to monitor their progress
  • Observes participant capabilities and teaches program approach as outlined in program description. May adjust Pilates program content specific to the abilities of each group
  • Prepares and organizes program equipment and supplies, reporting to the Fitness Supervisor/Fitness Coordinator any items needing replacement
  • Keeps accurate attendance records and checks with participants who have extended absences
  • Ensures that participants have completed a Participant Readiness Questionnaire
  • Ensures all program participants are aware of upcoming events, program changes or cancellations. Advises participants on program/class procedures and policies, as appropriate
  • Distributes handouts and/or program evaluations relating to Pilates, answers questions from participants after each session, assists in performing follow up communications with participants as required
  • Advises Fitness Supervisor/Fitness Coordinator of any customer service issues, complaints or inquiries
  • Ensures the site, equipment and supplies are appropriate to the activity and environment to reduce and minimize risk to other staff and participants

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years Community College Diploma, preferably in Fitness and Health Promotion.
  • Minimum of six months experience teaching Pilates.
  • Possess a valid certification in Pilates, preferably Fitness Instructor Specialist.
  • Possess Group Fitness Certification from a recognized organization (e.g. CanFit Pro, YMCA, etc).
  • Currently active in the field of Fitness - non impact exercise.
  • Standard First Aid with CPR “C” from an approved WSIB vendor.
  • Experience working with a variety of clients and ages.
  • Ability to read, understands, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Excellent verbal/written communications skills, leadership skills, customer service skills and sensitivity to interact with a diversity of patrons and staff in a courteous and efficient manner.
  • The ability to work effectively with a wide range of fitness levels in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of aspects of fitness, wellness, basic training principles, fitness theory (skeletal, muscular, neurological, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems and components of a workout from warm- up, cardiovascular and resistance training to cool-down.

The City of Markham is committed to inclusive, accessible, and barrier free employment practices and to creating a workplace that reflects and supports the diversity of the community we serve. Please let us know if you require an accommodation and we will work with you to ensure a barrier free hiring process.

The City of Markham has established a mandatory vaccination requirement for staff related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, should you be a successful candidate for a position with the City of Markham you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination upon a conditional offer of employment. Should you require accommodation in accordance with the Human Rights policy with respect to your vaccine status, you will be required to disclose that at the time of conditional offer so that an accommodation can be developed prior to your start date.

We thank all applicants who have applied. However, only those applications selected for an interview will be contacted.

Apply now!

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