Temporary Group Fitness Instructors/Personal Trainers

Temporary group fitness instructors, sometimes called sub instructors or cover instructors, share many responsibilities with regular instructors, but with some adjustments for the temporary nature of the role.

OpenStaff can be a valuable tool in your search for Group Fitness Instructors or Personal Trainers:

Matching Skills and Needs:

  • OpenStaff can analyze job descriptions and candidate profiles to find the best fit based on skills, experience, and preferences. This can save you time sifting through resumes and applications.

Targeted Advertising:

  • OpenStaff can help target your job postings to the right audience. By analyzing your specific needs, OpenStaff can display your job posting to active group instructors/trainers actively seeking temporary positions.

Pre-screening Candidates:

  • OpenStaff can pre-screen potential candidates, saving you time and ensuring they meet the minimum requirements before you invest time and resources.

The OpenStaff app is very simple:
1.) You create a description of the position and the specific fitness formats you need instructors for.
2.) OpenStaff automatically push notifies fitness professionals in your network, who actively use the app.
3.) You then select candidates based on their location, ratings, specific training, and certifications.

Here’s a general overview of some common Group Instructor/Personal Trainer responsibilities:

  • Following Existing Programs: Temporary instructors primarily focus on delivering pre-existing exercise programs as designed by the gym or the regular instructor. This involves carefully reviewing class plans and familiarizing themselves with the exercises, format, and music beforehand.
  • Adaptability: While following the program, temporary instructors may need to make minor adjustments on the fly. This could involve offering modifications for different fitness levels or shortening/lengthening segments based on time constraints.
  • Clear Instruction and Demonstration: Even without in-depth knowledge of the specific program, clear explanation and demonstration of exercises are essential. Temporary instructors should ensure participants understand movements and proper form to maximize effectiveness and prevent injury.

Preparation and Set-Up:

  • Reviewing Class Materials: Carefully reviewing existing class plans, including notes, playlists, and any equipment requirements is crucial. This ensures a smooth flow of the class and avoids surprises.
  • Setting Up the Space: Temporary instructors may be responsible for setting up the workout area, arranging equipment like mats, weights, or step platforms according to the planned exercises.

Participant Engagement and Safety:

  • Creating a Welcoming Environment: Despite being temporary, instructors should strive to create a positive and inclusive atmosphere where participants feel comfortable and motivated.
  • Safety Focus: Safety is paramount. Temporary instructors should be aware of common exercise injuries and emphasize proper form throughout the class.
  • Offering Modifications: Prepared to offer variations of exercises to accommodate participants with different fitness levels or limitations.

Contact OpenStaff TODAY to get your Group Fitness Instructor network available on-demand