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Part-Time Group Fitness Instructor

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Group Exercise

Time Type:

Part time

Work Modality:


Job Description:

American University is seeking certified Group Fitness Instructors to teach Group Exercise classes. Candidates must have a current Group Fitness Instructor certification and/or specialty certification. Experience in teaching one of the following formats - HIIT (high low aerobics), barre, strength, small group training, Zumba, dance fit, Pilates, kickboxing, or indoor cycling classes - is highly recommended.

Work Environment:
  • In-person group fitness classes at American University Main Campus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
  • Part-Time.

Salary Range:
  • Starting at $24/hour and commensurate with experience.

Required Education and Experience:

Must hold a current Group Fitness Instructor certification. Examples of accepted certifications:
  • ACE group fitness certification.

  • ACSM group exercise instructor certification.

  • AFAA group fitness instructor certification.

  • NETA group exercise instructor certification.

  • Zumba instructor certification.

  • Indoor cycling certification.


AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, several leadership development certificates, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite. Click here to learn about American University's unique benefit options .

Other Details
  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.

  • Employees in staff positions at American University must deliver their services to the university from either the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia, or perform work on-site at the university.

  • Please note this job announcement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

  • American University is an E-Verify employer.

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