Group Exercise Leaders

Reference Number: XL205

Closing Date: 30th July 2024

Hours: 4 Hours

Rate of Pay: £20.16

CV Life is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and high calibre Group Exercise Leader to join our ever growing and successful Lifestyles Health & Fitness team of Instructors at various locations including Xcel Leisure Centre, The Wave, Centre AT7, Alan Higgs and the Moathouse Leisure Centre. We are looking for Exercise Instructors, particularly those trained in Spin, Yoga and Aqua.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic and experienced instructor to deliver group exercise to music classes in a fun and forward-thinking organisation ensuring the highest levels of customer satisfaction are experienced. 

We want every single customer to have a positive experience at CV Life.

Do you have a proven track record of delivering quality group exercise classes in a commercial fitness environment. Are you great at communicating and motivating others?

We want our Exercise Instructors to build a rapport with our customers and class attendees. If you are a high-quality and experienced instructor and have the appropriate fitness qualification please get in touch.

Contracted weekly hours are:

Tuesday 19:30-20:30. The Wave

Wednesday 7:00-8:00. AT7

Wednesday 18:15-19:15. AT7

Friday 9:05-10:05. XCEL

There may be additional slots available on an ad hoc basis.

Free onsite parking is available at most of our Sports sites. The Wave has 2 hours free parking.

Job Description

Reporting to: Group Fitness Coordinator


Coventry Sports Foundation and Culture Coventry Trust are operating as CV Life, so that the scope of this Job Description as a CV Life document extends to cover the employment contracts held with either Coventry Sports Foundation or Culture Coventry Trust.

Overall purpose and objective of the role

To assist the Fitness Operations Manager and ‘Lifestyles’ Manager in the daily operation of Group Exercise to Music Classes.

Main duties of the role:

  1. To ensure the delivery of Group Exercise classes safely, efficiently and to a high standard.
  2. To assist in promoting and publicising the Group Exercise timetable and its associated activities/programme, particularly to the target groups of the Company.
  3. To visit venues outside of the Centre to promote the activities of the Fitness Suite / Company.
  4. To erect and dismantle equipment as required for particular sessions.
  5. To be familiar with and work within all operating policies and procedures appropriate to provision of the exercise studio.
  6. To ensure that a high standard of customer care is maintained at all times, and to respond to all customer enquiries/complaints effectively and efficiently.
  7. To attend training/refresher courses as are appropriate to maintain qualifications and standards of good practice.
  8. To ensure that adequate standards of Health and Safety are maintained at all times, paying particular attention to the use of equipment.
  9. To ensure that the exercise studio is left in a clean and tidy state following the delivery of your class(es).
  10. To be aware and able to respond to all emergency situations in accordance with the procedures detailed in the Company’s Health & Safety policy.
  11. To attend any relevant meetings as appropriate.
  12. The employee will be required to work and carry out the tasks as defined in the Employment Specification at a range of sites that are either operated or managed by the Company.
  13. To be involved in any aspects or opportunities for sharing of good practice, expertise and responsibilities between the facilities of the company.
  14. To generally help promote the work and public image of the company, by always maintaining high standards of personal appearance and adopting a friendly but professional approach to the public.
  15. To undertake other duties, as specified by Line or Senior Management which are appropriate to the level and general responsibilities of the post.

This job description is neither exhaustive nor exclusive and may be reviewed and updated depending upon operational requirements and staffing levels.

Responsibilities for all employees

  • To embrace and lead by example on the Company’s key values of PRIDE, PASSION and PERFORMANCE or those that might at any time be subsequently re-defined.
  • To support the Company’s commitment to providing a safe environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults, ensuring awareness of the Company’s Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practice Guidance, and to be vigilant, reporting any safeguarding concerns without delay.
  • To undertake all duties and fully comply with all of the Company’s general standards and those relating to the specific requirements of the role.
  • To take care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their actions at work, and to co-operate with health and safety matters to help everyone meet their legal requirements.
  • To co-operate with managers and colleagues to ensure environmental responsibilities are complied with.
  • To carry out tasks at a range of sites that are either operated or managed by the Companies / Trusts or where services are delivered by the Companies / Trusts
  • To be involved in any aspects or opportunities for sharing of good practice, expertise and responsibilities within the Companies / Trusts. To generally help promote the work and public image of the Companies / Trusts, always maintaining high standards of customer service and personal appearance.
  • To attend and fully engage with all internal training and development requirements and opportunities, and maintain such qualifications as required by the demands of the role.
  • To interact positively with customers adopting a friendly and professional approach at all times.
  • To comply with the General Data Protection Regulations when dealing with, maintaining, sharing and storing information.
  • To undertake other duties as specified, which are appropriate to the qualifications, experience and general level of the post.

Person Specification

Essential Personal Attributes

  • Presentable in personal appearance.
  • Approachability to staff and customers.
  • Good level of self-motivation.
  • Outwardly enthusiastic and confident.
  • Show a flexible approach to work.

Essential Knowledge and Experience

  • Basic knowledge of working in the fitness industry.
  • Experience of teaching group exercise classes.
  • A wide range of aqua qualifications and experience.
  • General knowledge of Health and Safety practices surrounding Aqua classes.
  • Ability to work as part of a team or under own supervision.
  • Ability to use own initiative.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good Customer care skills.

Essential Qualifications

  • Y.M.C.A Exercise to music Instructor or equivalent.

Essential Special Skills

  • Ability to encourage and motivate others.
  • Good Standard of Literacy and Numeracy

Special Circumstances

  • Ability to work unsociable hours including evenings, weekends, and Bank Holidays.
  • Ability to travel between sites.
  • Interest in working with underrepresented and disadvantaged community groups/individuals.

If you have any enquires, please contact our Human Resources Team by emailing

Job Reference XL205
Closing Date 30th July 2024
Department All Sites
Hours 4 Hours
Salary £20.16
  • Great development opportunities
  • FREE health and fitness membership* **
  • FREE health and fitness membership for a family member or friend* **
  • FREE uniform for applicable roles
  • FREE training for applicable roles
  • DISCOUNTS on various Centre activities*
  • FREE entry to venues*

(*not applicable to casual workers)
(**The two benefits combined can be worth £1000!)


People from Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse backgrounds, disabled, deaf and neurodivergent people are under-represented in our workforce, so we particularly encourage applications from candidates in these groups.

If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you.

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