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Ocean Elements

Fitness Instructor (Beach)

Job Details

Reporting to the Activities Manager, you will be responsible for delivering the fitness programme at our Surf Hotel property in Vassiliki, Greece. The fitness programme is available to all guests and will involve multiple activities each day. Activities include: Stretch and Relax Classes, Zumba, Aqua Aerobics, Running and more.

You will promote your activities at the weekly Welcome Meeting, by attending social functions throughout the week and making promotional materials.


What you will be doing:

Customer Focus

  • Interacting with all guests in a professional yet relaxed fashion
  • Attending evening social events e.g. Charity fundraisers, Welcome Meal and Send-off BBQ



   o     To provide a mix of aqua classes and stretch & relax/wind down classes

   o     To provide aerobic and Zumba classes

   o     Create safe warm up and cool down practices before and after every class

   o     Detail class content to all participants prior to the class

   o     Meet targets for class attendance

   o     Gain any relevant medical and health information from all participants prior to the class

   o     Create accurate and informative advertisements for classes

   o     To ensure all equipment used is stored safely and securely when not in use

   o     To carry out regular maintenance checks on all equipment

   o     To complete H&S paperwork in a timely fashion, including records of maintenance carried out

   o     To prepare all teaching areas prior to classes beginning

   o     To complete Risk Assessments for all classes and teaching areas

   o     Train colleagues to run classes in your absence

  • To gain feedback on classes and develop the program accordinglyOpening and closing the pool
  • Providing first aid and emergency response when required
  • Ensuring all furniture and equipment in the pool area is maintained to a safe standard
  • Monitoring safety in and around the pool
  • Routine maintenance checks on all equipment and completion of maintenance records
  • Assisting other staff (e.g. Children’s Club, Fitness Instructor) in delivering pool-based sessions
  • Carrying out monthly stock takes
  • Assisting other departments as per operational needs


Key Relationships:

  • Internal: Customers, Beach Senior, Activities Supervisor, Activities Manager, Childcare staff
  • External: Suppliers, local authorities, hotel management

What we’re looking for:

Each of the criteria below is rated as Essential (E), Highly Desirable (HD) or Desirable (D). We place considerable emphasis on your Personal Qualities as the training and support we provide can often strengthen any weaknesses that exist in other areas.


Personal Qualities

  • Ability to work to challenging and often changing deadlines  (E)
  • Strong social/People skills/Cheerful/Outgoing (E)
  • Motivated/Passionate / Enthusiastic (E)
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team (E)
  • Ability to cope under pressure (E)
  • Willingness to work hard / long hours (E)
  • Adaptable / Flexible Attitude (E)
  • Honest and Trustworthy (E)
  • Professional and Reliable (E)


Skills & Ability

  • Customer Service (E)
  • Communication Skills (E)
  • Problem Solving & Complaint Handling (E)
  • Planning / Organisational (E)
  • Literate/Numerate (E)
  • Spoken English to Conversational Level (E)
  • IT, Admin & Social Media (HD)
  • Sales Experience (HD)



It is essential that you have the following qualifications:

  • First Aid (valid for a minimum of 6 months from posting date)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (ideally with Exercise to music/Water-based Exercise)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Health, Fitness and Exercise Instruction

It is highly desirable that you possess one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Zumba Basic or Aqua Zumba Qualification
  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
  • ASA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Aquatics
  • RYA Windsurfing Scheme Intermediate Non-Planing AND/OR RYA Sailing Scheme Advanced Modules
  • RYA Assistant Instructor
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • Safety Boat Certificate
  • BCU Kayak Instructor
  • SUP Instructor


  • Relevant / Transferable Work Experience (E)

Seasonal overseas experience gained within Beach or Ski Tour Operator (HD)

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