Aquafit Instructor

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Posted Date: September 16, 2022

Time CommitmentOne hour per week for a minimum of six months. Teach a class at a fixed regular time, and/or be able to substitute for a class when possible.
Minimum Age16
Location(s)Available at various YMCA Centres in the Greater Toronto Area.

Program Description

YMCA group fitness classes are big, friendly workout parties that make exercise fun and inspiring. In our Aquafit classes, members stretch and strengthen in the pool, where resistance from the water gives a solid workout without straining the body. AquaFit Strength classes focus on muscle conditioning, using a mix of equipment and good old-fashioned water resistance. AquaFit Stretch classes are all about relaxation and improving flexibility.


Major Duties

Major Duties May Include:

  • Arriving on time in uniform, with music, prepared to deliver a class.
  • Providing a quality Aquafit fitness class that includes all members regardless of age and ability.
  • Taking action to ensure members are safe when participating at the YMCA.
  • Being positive, helpful and welcoming at all times.
  • Responding or directing participant inquiries or concerns.
  • Building relationships with members and introducing them to other members, staff and volunteers.
  • Delivering YMCA service responsibly, honestly, respectfully and with care.


  • Minimum age 16.
  • Volunteers age 18 and above will need to provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening from their local police service before their first day of volunteering and every three years on the anniversary of their first day of volunteering.
  • Successful applicants to this role will need to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical or other Human Rights Code-related exemption.
  • Current YMCA Group Fitness Certification with the designation in the stream the leader will be instructing.
  • Current First Aid and Current CPR A recommended.
  • Strong communications skills, team player, with initiative.
  • Commitment to YMCA Mission, Vision and Values.


  • Learn to safely and effectively teach a fitness class.
  • Learn about diversity at the YMCA and meet new people from all walks of life.
  • Earn credit toward a nationally recognized certificate, which allows you to teach in any YMCA in Canada.
  • Create a supportive environment to help people improve and maintain their health and fitness.
  • Be a part of the YMCA team and promote the YMCA Mission, Vision and Values.

How to apply

Complete the online volunteer application. You will need to provide the position title and location information of this position during step 3 of the application.

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Check out the full list of our volunteer opportunities.

Why Volunteer for the Y?

The YMCA of Greater Toronto aspires to be a great place to volunteer through an environment that embraces diversity and social inclusion, valuing differences and supporting full participation by all volunteers.  The YMCA provides more than 5500 volunteers with meaningful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities.  The YMCA works to build healthy communities.  This is achieved through a robust volunteer staff partnership, shared culture and values.

Our Commitments

The YMCA of Greater Toronto values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association.

We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.

About YMCA of Greater Toronto

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a dynamic charity offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. Our 2010-2020 strategic plan Strong Start Great Future calls upon our Association to invest in young people across their life stages to deliver on our vision of ensuring our communities will be home to the healthiest children, teens and young adults. This community health strategy includes a significant role for adults and older adults.

Mirroring the region’s diversity, the YMCA offers a variety of programs responding to the needs of the community, including employment and essential skills, education, newcomer programs, youth outreach and intervention, fitness, sports and aquatics, international programs, child care and camps. 

When you support the YMCA of Greater Toronto, you help us ensure more children, youth and young adults have the chance to be healthy… and so much more. We believe that by providing our children with a strong start, they will have a great future. And, ultimately, strong, healthy children mean strong, healthy communities in the GTA for the years to come.