Group Fitness Instructor

Built in 1982, the Dartmouth Sportsplex (now Zatzman Sportsplex) is a large, family-focused health, fitness, and recreation complex serving all regions of the Halifax Regional Municipality. The facility includes a running track, racquetball and squash courts, full fitness centre, an arena, and two swimming poolswith a brand new double gymnasium, welcoming community spaces, and much more to come. In addition to the physical renovations, the Zatzman Sportsplex is launching a large-scale community outreach and accessibility program to reduce barriers, ensuring that everyone in our community can play. The Zatzman Sportsplex is community-focused and values diversity. We are an equitable employer, recognizing and embracing each person’s talents, skills, and individual perspectives. We strive to create the most comfortable experience for our vibrant community and staff.

The Zatzman Sportsplex is seeking an energetic health and fitness professional to serve our members by providing support, and an exceptional customer service experience (primarily in the weight room). The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, self-motivated, diligent, professional, and have a passion for health, wellness and community. We’re looking for individuals who:

  • Have and maintain a valid, nationally recognized Fitness Instructor certification, or equivalent.
  • Hold or are willing to obtain a valid, current CPR certification (obtained from a live class, re-certified within past 12 months).
  • Are self-motivated, organized, and comfortable collaborating with other staff members.
  • Can instruct several levels of exercise intensity, offering a safe, effective, and fun fitness experience that is suitable for most levels.
  • Are comfortable instructing large groups, and confident in their ability to offer a safe, fun, and effective experience regardless of the size of class.
  • Can work flexible hours, including regular early morning, night and weekend shifts.
  • Are competent using email, social media platforms, and text.

No experience necessary. Preference will be given to candidates who have additional facility-relevant certifications, experience in the fitness industry, and willingness and ability to fill other roles (such as Personal Trainer, Welcome Desk personnel, Weight Room Attendant, Workshop Coordinator, etc).

This is a part-time, temporary position with the Zatzman Sportsplex, with potential for full-time with the addition of hours in other roles.

A detailed employer profile and job description are available by contacting Andréa Morrison, Health, Fitness, and Recreation Coordinator. Interested candidates can apply by e-mail (preferred) with a resume and cover letter to If e-mail is not an option, applications can be mailed to:

Andréa Morrison - Health, Fitness, and Recreation Coordinator
Zatzman Sportsplex
110 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, N.S., B3A 1M2

Any questions can be directed to Andréa Morrison at 902.490.3132 or