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Group Fitness Instructor
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 E. Clinton Ave.
Tenafly, NJ 07670

Principal Responsibilities:

Position Type: Part-Time, including Sundays or evenings, 1-4 hours/week


Our Group Fitness Instructors play an essential role in assisting members of the JCC through their fitness journeys. Group Fitness Instructors are responsible for creating enjoyable, safe, and effective exercise classes, and providing encouragement and support to class participants.

The Group Fitness Instructor is a generalist, with experience in providing classes for many modalities of formats, including HIIT, yoga, barre, and circuit/conditioning.

Minimum Qualifications:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate impeccable form and execution of exercises, provides modifications for all fitness levels, avoids use of contraindicated exercises, and cues progressions/regressions seamlessly. Corrects form both in one-on-one and in group reminders.
  • Uses music appropriate for the class setting.
  • Exudes enthusiasm for the class, encourages a non-competitive environment, helps class understand exercise concepts, creates an enjoyable class experience.
  • Maintain a clean, safe and orderly studio, re-racking weights, stacking mats, etc.
  • Promote other JCC services where applicable
  • Along with other instructors, you'll be responsible for providing a fun, engaging, enriching and safe environment for our JCC members


  • Current nationally recognized certification in group fitness or personal training
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Requires ability to lift up to 50lbs and capability of standing for long periods
  • Experience at a previous club or fitness center
  • Flexible schedule a plus

Compensation: $45+ per session, depending upon experience

Contact: Bonnie Mattalian, Kaplan JCC Chief Experience Officer:

This description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. It is the policy of this institution to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, age, disability/handicap, veteran status or status within any other protected group.?


Under $25,000

Agency Information:

Kaplen JCC On The Palisades is a welcoming home away from home for all who pass through its front doors. Our 185,000 square foot building plus acres of outside grounds feature 2 fitness centers, an indoor and outdoor aquatics center, group exercise, spin and pilates studios, 2 gymnasiums, tennis and racquet courts, indoor track, a luxurious spa, multiple playgrounds and fields and so much more. The JCC is home to the renowned Thurnauer School of Music, Leonard and Syril Rubin Nursery School, Neil Klatskin Day Camp, and the JCC Dance and Drama Schools. The JCC is also proud to offer extensive, high quality programs and services to adults of all ages, as well as to seniors and individuals with special needs.


Our vision is to be the center point of Jewish life in our community and to engage all generations in our mission and values.

Deeply rooted in Jewish values and tradition, the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is a vibrant home for the Jewish People that welcomes all and cultivates the social, intellectual, physical and spiritual well-being of the entire community.


We are committed to demonstrating the following values and ask respect for these values from those with whom we interact:

TIKKUN OLAM (repairing the world)