Group Exercise Instructor

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Anschutz Health & Wellness Center

Technician I / Group Exercise Instructor

Position # 00789401 – Requisition #22996

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Exemptions vary by campus location/department. 

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

  • Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.
  • Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.
  • Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Center for Health and Wellness has openings for part-time University Staff (unclassified) Technician I/Group Exercise Instructors.  This position has an average of 3 hours per week.  In this position you will provide fun, effective and safe group exercise to members and students, both in-person and virtually via Zoom or other online platforms.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

About the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center resides within the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) is an interdisciplinary center whose overarching goals impact the campus while building towards sustainability. Either of these alone is insufficient. We strive to achieve both. Top researchers work side-by-side with clinicians to develop and deliver wellness and weight loss programs and work with patients, providers, students and trainees, employees, and researchers to take these programs beyond the Center's walls into communities. The Center's mission is "to collaborate with campus partners to develop and deliver programs and services targeting physical activity, nutrition, and mental well-being that enhance the lives of people who come here."

The Center's vision is "a campus where wellness is a foundation of everything we do." All endeavors at the Center are focused on this vision. An integrated approach with a shared philosophy is core to the development of the Center's programs. These programs strive to involve every area of the business, including wellness clinic services, the fitness center, and the metabolic and demonstration kitchens. Without this integration, it is impossible to achieve the vision that catalyzed the Center's development. The Center serves as a "learning lab" for creating a model of standard care for wellness centers that can be replicated and exported.

Nature of Work

The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has openings for hourly part-time Group Exercise Instructors for the Fitness Center. This position has an average of 3 hours per week. The Center's mission is to empower individuals to achieve healthier lives and create healthier communities through sustainable, life-long changes in diet, physical activity, and personal health management.  The successful candidates will be service-oriented, enthusiastic, and dedicated to providing quality care and promoting wellness. 

The Fitness Center provides over 40 group exercise classes every week.  This position leads the classes and are responsible for music, choreography, and any need certifications to lead the class.  Instructors will provide group fitness classes, monitor and educate patrons on fitness while maintaining an enjoyable atmosphere for our patrons.

Our welcoming valued classes’ examples are:

  • Flow Yoga
  • Mat Pilates
  • Bodypump
  • Cardio HIIT
  • Cardio Barre
The current class schedule is at for detailed held. 

The Fitness Center hours vary, but at this time, hours are:

  • Monday through Thursday 5 am to 10 pm 
  • Fridays are 5 am to 9 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday are 7 am to 5 pm
Supervision Received

Group Exercise Coordinator

Supervision Exercised


Examples of Work Performed

Specific duties and responsibilities of the Group Exercise Instructor include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Ability to create fitness programs for varying fitness levels in the group setting.Provides intensity options and educates participants on how to select movements appropriate for their fitness levelTeaches scheduled classes, beginning and ending on time; provides adequate warm-up, exercises, stretching and cool down.Instructs patrons on effective workout methods; explains proper techniques, demonstrates exercise, identifies different muscle groups and teaches appropriate methods to strengthen specific muscles.Prepares appropriate equipment and music for each class.Keeps management informed of customer and facility needs.Demonstrate a greater understanding of AHWC program opportunities and share information with customers as needed.Work closely with Group Fitness Manager Conducts themselves in a reliable manner in all aspects of the job.Exhibit creativity not only within the position, but within the entire Fitness & Wellness program.Provides exceptional customer service.Initiates emergency response procedures
This description only summarizes and describes the general work level; it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business needs. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the supervisor's discretion and/or hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $15.00 to $26.67 per hour.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Minimum Qualifications:

    A format-specific group exercise certification (i.e. BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT, Spinning, AEI, etc.) or a Group Exercise Instructor certification from a nationally accredited institutionCurrent CPR/ AED/ First Aid certification at the date of hireMinimum one (1) year of experience teaching group exercise fitness classes, personal training, or a combination of both.
Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Condition of Employment:

Must be willing and able to…

  • Current CPR/ AED/ First Aid certification at the date of hire.
  • Sit and stand for long periods, frequently walk, and bend/stoop, as well as execute repetitive motions
  • Ability to lift/push/pull up to 50 lbs.
  • Work in an environment that may expose you to fumes, chemicals, blood/body fluids, and infectious disease.
  • Participate in an audition as part of the interview process.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Qualified to teach a variety of Center offerings and substitute for other instructors as needed
  • Degree in exercise related field preferred
  • Working knowledge of Zoom Meeting platform and ability to teach online fitness classes
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to instruct classes effectively using both verbal and physical cues
  • Ability to operate exercise studio audio equipment
  • Ability to operate studio livestream equipment 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally
  • Presents classes in an organized and professional manner, while catering to participants of all fitness levels.
  • Knowledge and expertise in format.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Energetic, pro-active, and service-driven, exhibiting a balance of initiative and team orientation
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to advance diversity and inclusion

Job Category: Professional Support Services
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Part-time
Posting Date: Sep 27, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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