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Wanted! Part time FITNESS INSTRUCTORS who love community building, working with youth and supporting mental health initiatives!


Face of Today is currently looking for energetic and passionate Group Fitness Instructors who love community building to join our Strengthen Pillar Team part time! At the new Face of Today resource centre, two type of fitness and wellness classes will be offered in 2020. We offer classes, sessions and workshops to the downtown Vancouver community as drop in classes, special events and as part of FOT membership as well as not-for profit classes for vulnerable youth after school on weekdays. All of our classes and programs are accessible online for both instructors and community through FOT’s Mindbody and Fitmetrix app.


FOT is seeking instructors who are passionate about mental health to share their expertise and knowledge in these classes. Specialties in yoga and stretch, HIIT, Tabata, circuit, boxing (fitness), dance (fitness) and meditation are welcome. In FOT’s programs, instructors are always compensated for their time, despite attendance. Here is how our instructors are compensated:


When a trainer/instructor leads a community class where anyone can pay to attend, this type of class is classified ‘for-profit’ community class. The instructor is guaranteed $100.00 per class by FOT. Any revenue generated by class attendance above this amount will also be paid to the instructor less 20%. The 20% is held back as a donation to FOT for our ongoing non-profit programming for vulnerable youth. Instructors can earn over $500 per class on this model if they promote their classes in the community alongside FOT!


For each community/profit class an instructor hosts, instructors donate equal time to host non-profit fitness class for vulnerable youth at the centre in their area of specialty. A FOT volunteer who is certified in Mental Health First Aid will chaperone all non-profit classes for youth at the centre.

Our goals is to provide both community classes and non-profit classes afterschool for youth each week commencing in January 2020 as part of FOT’s mental health mandate.




Instructor Responsibilities

Expectation is to teach a minimum of 2 ongoing classes per month, one for community/profit class and one non-profit class for youth.
Availability for subbing classes is an asset.
Engagement in Face of Today’s community events.
Attend quarterly meetings to enhance the community building and volunteer family culture at FOT.  FOT organized community social activities as well as charitable and community building events to destigmatize mental health.
Collaborate with FOT to acquire a criminal record check.



Education & Qualifications

Group Fitness Certification from a recognized fitness association (e.g. BCRPA, CanFitPro, ACE)
Current CPR/FFA is required
One (1) year of previous experience as a Group Fitness Instructor.
Strong ability to encourage and motivate others
Enthusiastic and high energy
Has a passion for mental health, fitness and community
Open to learning Mental Health First Aid and working with youth in the community

Role is suitable for: 
English as a second language (ESL)
How to apply:
Contact person: 
Tyson Laforest
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Health, Social Services
Sport & Recreation
Our Mission: We empower vulnerable youth through mentorship, integrative programming and community engagement to support mental wellbeing in Metro Vancouver. Our Values: We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. At Face of Today encourage and welcome youth and community of all generations, backgrounds, faiths, culture, ethnicities, gender identities, abilities and lifestyles to participate in deeper conversations and practices surrounding mental health. At our resource centre we aspire to foster accessibility and inspiration to shift perceptions.
Position type:
Skilled Role:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
14 Jan 2020
Time Committment:
5 Hours Per Month
Time of day:
Evening, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Face of Today Foundation
207 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H7
Last Updated: January 18, 2020
Posting will Automatically Expire: December 31, 2020