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Fitness Instructor - The Wave

Opening soon, the Wave’ complex is a 600-capacity high octane waterpark in Coventry City Centre, which incorporates six thrilling rides, wave pool, lazy river & toddler area. In addition, there are state-of-the-art fitness facilities, including a 25m pool, squash courts, and the tranquil Mana Spa, which includes treatment rooms & heat experiences. The facilities also include a Bistro with alfresco dining area.

CV Life are looking to recruit a team of passionate and experienced fitness instructors to come aboard and deliver an unforgettable experience and effective fitness journey in the Wave’s Fitness Facilities. As a Fitness Instructor you will be responsible for interacting with members using the fitness suite, conducting fitness inductions and creating personal programs for members, whilst also delivering an unforgettable member experience and promoting the rest of the facilities and services available in the Wave. Enhanced DBS clearance will be required and candidates must have a relevant industry recognised qualification. You will also work with the Fitness Operations Manager to aid member retention and provide positive customer feedback.

Job Description

Responsibilities for all employees

  • To embrace and lead by example on the company’s key values of PRIDE, PASSION and PERFORMANCE.
  • To undertake your duties to the best of your ability and fully comply with all of the Company’s general standards and those relating to your specific role.
  • To support the Companys commitment to providing a safe environment for children and young people, ensuring awareness of the Company’s Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practice Guidance, and to be vigilant, reporting any safeguarding concerns without delay.
  • 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 carry out tasks at a range of sites that are either operated or managed by the Company or where services are delivered by the Company.
  • To be involved in any aspects or opportunities for sharing of good practice, expertise and responsibilities within the company. To generally help promote the work and public image of the company, always maintaining high standards of customer service and personal appearance.
  • To undertake other duties and provide short-term cover where necessary, as specified by Management, which are appropriate to your qualifications, experience and general level of your position.

Main Duties of the Role

Overall purpose and objective of the role:

To assist the Fitness Operations Manager in the daily operation of the Fitness Suite.

  • To supervise the delivery of health and fitness sessions and maintain systems for customer record keeping of progress.
  • To provide introduction sessions regarding equipment usage to all new users and induction / fitness testing sessions as required.
  • To assist in promoting and publicising the Fitness Suite and its associated activities / programme, particularly to the target groups of the Company.
  • To visit venues outside of the Centre to promote the activities of the Fitness Suite / Company.
  • To erect and dismantle equipment as required for particular sessions.
  • To be familiar with and work within all operating policies and procedures appropriate to provision of the fitness suite.
  • 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.
  • To attend training/refresher courses as are appropriate to maintain qualifications and standards of good practice.
  • To contribute to the professional development and guidance of Further Education and Work Placement students.
  • To ensure that adequate standards of Health and Safety are maintained at all times, paying particular attention to the use of equipment.
  • To ensure that the Fitness Suite is cleaned and maintained to a standard that is appropriate to the demands and concerns of all users.
  • To be aware and able to respond to all emergency situations in accordance with the procedures detailed in the Company’s Health & Safety policy.
  • To attend any relevant meetings as appropriate.

This job description is neither exhaustive nor exclusive and may be reviewed and updated depending upon operational requirements and staffing levels. Dated: September 2018.

Person Specification

Personal Attributes


  • Approachability to staff and customers.
  • Ability to motivate others.
  • Good level of self-motivation.
  • Outwardly enthusiastic and confident.
  • Flexible approach to work.
  • Supportive to others.
  • Good listener.


Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of working within a fitness suite.
  • General knowledge of Health and Safety practices surrounding fitness suite facility.


  • Basic IT knowledge.

Special Skills


  • Ability to work as part of a team or under own supervision.
  • Ability to use own initiative.
  • Communication skills.
  • Customer care skills.
  • Ability to encourage and motivate others.
  • Organisation skills.


  • Ability to recognise and resolve any problems which may arise when dealing with all types of customer, including those with specific needs.

General intelligence


  • Basic IT knowledge and literacy.




  • Y.M.C.A. Fitness Instructor or equivalent Official Spinning Qualification or willingness to gain at own expense.


  • Desire to further training and career development prospects.
  • Other fitness related qualifications.
  • First aid qualification.
  • Health and Safety qualification.



  • Ability to work unsociable hours including early mornings, evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.
  • Ability to travel between sites during the working day.
  • Enhanced DBS Clearance – lifeguards.


  • Broader interest relating to sport and leisure



Closing Date

1st March 2019




Part Time & Full Time

Hourly Rate

TBC at interview

Benefits Include

  • 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 Centre activities*

*not applicable to casual workers

Apply online for this vacancy

Collect Application Form from any Centre

You can collect an Application Form from any CV Life Centre - Xcel Leisure Centre, Centre AT7 and The Alan Higgs Centre. Simply complete and post / hand in the form to the Human Resources Department at Xcel Leisure Centre, Mitchell Aveneue, Coventry CV4 8GU.

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