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Fitness Instructor

Competition No.: 2021-FI
Duration: Contract Instructor
Salary: $29.10 - $45.00 per hour
Schedule: Hours are based on registration
Special Notes: None
Last Updated: 7/26/22 8:44 AM


The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community.  With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team.  People like you!

If teaching group fitness classes is your passion, then look no further! Burnaby Recreation Centres are looking for enthusiastic individuals to lead group fitness and yoga classes. Fitness Instructors lead exercise programs for adults and seniors, focusing on functional exercises, balance, agility, cardiovascular fitness, strength and flexibility. The incumbent will also perform related work as required.

Applicants must hold a current BCRPA certificate or related equivalent with one or more fitness-related modules, and have experience planning and leading group fitness and/or yoga classes.  Other related duties include communicating with program coordinators as well as program/equipment set up and tear down. Other requirements include First Aid certification and CPR Level C and strong customer service and communication skills. This work is suitable to individuals seeking occasional and/or part-time work; preference will be given to candidates with prior experience exceeding six months. Please note these are contract positions, and hours are based on registration.  

Candidates for Group Fitness, Yoga, or Pilates must possess the following minimum certifications:

  • For Group Fitness Instructors: : one of the following current Group Fitness Certification: BCRPA, Canfitpro, CFES, certifications
  • For Yoga Instructors: 200+ Hour Yoga Certification
  • For Pilates Instructors : Pilates Certification

In addition to a valid group fitness certification from one of the above, we are seeking those with experience and specialty certifications in the following areas:

  • Indoor Cycling
  • TRX
  • Older Adult
  • Osteofit/Get Up and Go

Fitness Instructor Level 1 - 3 wage:  $29.10 - $36.70 per hour

Yoga Instructor Level 1 - 2 wage: $36.40 - $41.60 per hour

Pilates Instructor Level 1 - 2 wage: $35.00 - $45.00 per hour

Check out our website at to apply!  This opportunity will remain open until filled.

All external applicants are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire. External applicants who are not able to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine for a reason related to a personal characteristic protected by the BC Human Rights Code can request an accommodation at any time during the recruitment process. City of Burnaby employees can refer to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for City staff.

Applicants under consideration will required to consent to a Criminal Record Check.

Please contact People and Culture at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.


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