Health and Wellness Instructor

Careers at the Y

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Health and Wellness Instructor

Learn, Grow and Thrive with a Career at the Y
Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives and health of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job—you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.


Position Summary:
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Healthy Living, Healthy Living Instructors will instruct Evidence Based Health Initiative (EBHI) programming for youth and adults. The Healthy Living Instructors ensure high-quality program delivery that maintains fidelity to curriculum and results in measurable health status improvement for participants. Instructors must foster a positive, inclusive and safe environment that promotes mental and physical wellness in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. The Healthy Living Instructors at the YMCA of Greater Nashua serve health seekers, including some of our youngest members, by intentionally welcoming, connecting, and supporting them.


Schedule: Must be available to work at least 2 evenings per week in addition to daytime hours.



  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Current Red Cross First Aid and Adult CPR/AED certification
  • Must hold and maintain Group Exercise or Personal Training certification from a nationally recognized source (ACSM, ACE, NASM, AFAA)
  • Must hold and maintain a nationally recognized nutrition certification and/or have a degree from a reputable college or university.
  • Ability to develop positive and authentic, relationships with people from different backgrounds and with a variety of medical conditions.
  • Ability to show empathy and understanding.
  • Commitment to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds


Essential Functions:

  • This individual must be able to provide physical activity options that promote health and well-being for a wide range people based on their abilities and interests.
  • Bring to this position experience in wellness, personal training, and/or group exercise while possessing the skills necessary to listen to, understand and communicate with members with a range of medical conditions and histories.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changed situations are essential in this position.
  • Warmly and enthusiastically greet program participants through eye contact and with a smile.
  • Be alert, aware and ready to respond to medical situations as they arise i.e. falls, overexertion, mobility issues, etc.
  • Personalize relationships with participants through Listen First skills, genuine conversation and engagement.
  • When the opportunity arises, introduce participants to other members or to fellow staff to accentuate their health seeker journey.
  • Educate yourself on Y programs outside the Healthy Living department, so you are able to guide participants and make suggestions of other opportunities they may benefit from. If questions arise to which you do not know the answer, make sure you are able to point them in the right direction for assistance.
  • Respond to all inquiries and complaints in a timely and courteous manner.
  • Engage with participants in a way that they feel welcomed and connected to the Y.
  • Keep accurate class attendance records and collect necessary data as outlined per curriculums.
  • Arrive early, prepare equipment, introduce yourself as the instructor and make yourself available before or after the class for member questions.
  • Be able to work as a team member, assisting fellow staff when necessary.
  • Attend all scheduled staff meetings and trainings.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


YMCA Competencies:

  • Relationships:Builds rapport and relates well to others
  • Inclusion:Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions.
  • Innovation:Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.
  • Quality Results:Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
  • Self-Development:Pursues self-development that enhances job performance.



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