Health & Recreation Complex

Group Fitness Instructor (GFI)

Job Description

This is a position in which the Group Fitness Instructor is expected to lead a group of participants through a specific class format. The GFI creatively designs classes that are safe for participants including proper use of equipment and movement. Administrative duties include timely communication with the supervisor and participants, keeping participant counts and maintain knowledge of current industry standards. Nationally recognized certifications are recommended such as Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), American Council on Exercise (ACE), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or another reputable organization.

Time: 1-4 classes per week, varying in length from 20 - 60 minutes
Dates: Academic year (Summer Session hours available)
Reports to: Assistant Director ~ Fitness, Beth Lowman

Join the Team

There are two ways for students to join the Group Fitness (GFit) team

  1. If you already have a group fitness certification, you can apply using the application on our website and  contact Beth Lohman, Assistant Director - Fitness, to discuss an audition ( or 317-940-6131)
  2. Take our Fall In-House Group Fitness Training

Certifications Required

Being certified in FA/CPR/AED is a requirement of employment.

  • The Department of Recreation will provide opportunities to obtain certification through the American Red Cross.
  • If you cannot attend the sessions we provide it is the responsibility of the employee to obtain certification within 30 days of employment.

Employees that join the team via the Fall In-House Group Fitness Training Program are required to obtain a nationally recognized group fitness instructor certification within one year of hire date.

Normal Business Hours

Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 11p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Aquatic Center
Monday - Friday
6 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Facility Break Hours


530 W. 49th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 940-4472 (4HRC)
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