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Group Exercise Instructor - Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA


We put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all with values like caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Join us as we transform lives through our loving, caring and serving as employees of the Y.



The Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our team to work part-time as group exercise instructors.

Under the supervision of the Wellness Director, Group Exercise Instructors lead a variety of classes which connect participants to one another and their wellness goals.

Through their leadership and instruction, group exercise instructors foster small communities with fellow members by which the YMCA's mission can be fulfilled in a fun and healthy way.

To accomplish all of this, Group Exercise Instructors must continually develop their knowledge and skill in the philosophy, training principles, and standards of physical fitness. 



Pay range: $9.50 to $12 depending on experience

Shifts Available at the Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA, 5680 YMCA Park Drive West
Fort Wayne, IN 46835:

  • mornings, afternoons, evenings
  • weekday and weekends
  • preferably weeknights
  • preferably Saturdays



  • Minimum of 18 years of age, with a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • A degree in the health and fitness field is preferred.
  • One year of group exercise instruction or equivalent preferred.
  • Must have and maintain valid and current certifications outlined by position; certifications an include: ACE/YMCA, ACE, ACSM, AFAA, or NETA. We will also accept a minimum 200-hour Yoga Instructor Training Certification.
  • Able to fulfill all demands and skills in spirit, mind, and body for personal trainers in accordance with YMCA standards.
  • Positive, service-oriented attitude serving diverse groups of children in regard to age, abilities, ethnicity, gender, race, economic status, religion, etc.
  • Team player willing to contribute to the culture, mission, and values of the YMCA



  • Free individual membership at all YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne facilities (Allen, Whitley, Wells counties); part-time staff have the opportunity for a small cost to add additional eligible members.
  • Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account
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