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Fitness & Wellness Instructor

Job Description

Position Description
Under the direction of the Program Director, the instructor teaches fitness classes (e.g. Body Sculpting, Strength Training, Cardio Fitness, Martial Arts) and/or wellness classes (e.g. Yoga, Essentrics, Tai Chi, Pilates, Mindfulness, Nutrition) to registered Reston Community Center participants. The position exercises a high level of independent judgment in planning and organizing the program activities in their area of expertise.


The Fitness & Wellness Instructor provides program development and instruction including the developing of course outlines and/or individual session lesson plans. The instructor teaches course content in accordance with RCC policies and maintains a safe, positive learning environment for students in a teaching setting. The instructor ensures the proper care and security of RCC equipment and facilities and communicates with the Fitness & Wellness Program Director on a regular basis to address any concerns, needs or suggestions in a timely manner.


  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. 
  • Maintains at least one of the necessary certifications related to specialized class/exercise program and leading group fitness.
    • Examples of Appropriate Certifications:
      • AFAA (Aerobics & Fitness Association of America)
      • ACE (American Council on Exercise)
      • AFPA (American Fitness Professionals & Associates)
      • ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine)
      • NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) 
      • NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association)
      • NSPA (National Strength Professionals Association)
      • Any Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi/Qigong, Meditation
      • Zumba Fitness 
  • CPR/FIRST AID certified.


Preferred Qualifications

  • At least two years designing and implementing exercise classes.
  • At least two group fitness and/or specialty fitness certifications.
  • At least 3 references related to work experience.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and child protective registry check prior to start of employment.

Application Instructions

Fill in a Job Application online or download a Job Application and submit via mail or e-mail to:
Jonathan Navarro
2310 Colts Neck Road Reston, VA 20191
Fax: 703-390-6151
E-mail: Jonathan.Navarro@fairfaxcounty.gov

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