Fitness Barre Instructor | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Location:  Campus Recreation & Wellness Center (CRWC)

Supervisors: Associate Director for Fitness

Pay Range:  Pay dependent upon years of experience, training and certification


To provide a safe, comfortable, and motivating class for all fitness levels and ages. This position must have the ability to demonstrate sound judgment and are able to promote and deliver courteous, efficient, and memorable service to our participants.  As a Fitness Barre Instructor, you will be responsible for providing fun, safe, and effective instruction to members participating in the program.  The class design incorporates a combination of ballet, Pilates, and yoga. Class size can range from 5-17 participants.


  • Enforces facility policies and procedures (accessibility issues, rules of activity).
  • Works cooperatively with other area of the department to achieve established goals.
  • Driven to learn the names of participants who attend your classes.
  • Dressing appropriately for teaching exercise classes.
  • Must be able to think independently and develop safe and effective sequences for teaching various exercise class to all fitness levels.
  • Must be alert and aware of signs of exercise-induced distress.
  • Willingness to seek out educational (such as keeping up-to-date on safety and fitness trends) and sharing this information with your class participants
  • Motivating class participants to the best of your ability.
  • Noting new participants and sharing basic exercise information with them.
  • Reporting any equipment/facility problems to the Coordinator of Group Exercise or Fitness G.A.


  • Knowledge and understanding of fitness principles and their application to the group setting.
  • Outstanding customer service skills; must have excellent written and oral communication
  • Must be well-organized and prepared to teach classes.
  • Must be in excellent physical condition to teach classes.
  • Ability to interact with diverse groups through a variety of situations.
  • Mandatory attendance at meetings, seminars, trainings, and functions as scheduled.
  • Ability to use independent judgment when needed.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to accommodate a variable work schedule that may include early mornings, late evening and weekends.
  • Strong background in dance, fitness or cheerleading, knowledge and experience in Basic Mat Pilates/Yoga

Required training/Certifications

  • Certifications in CPR/AED or willingness to obtain.
  • Complete Bloodborne Pathogens Training.
  • Current Barre industry-recognized certification is strongly preferred.