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Instructional Design

Instructional Designer, Learning & Development

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Entry  
Organization Type Corporate L&D  
Pay Range $90k - $95k  

Company Description

Our Story

Equinox Group is a high growth collective of the world’s most influential, experiential, and differentiated lifestyle brands. We restlessly seek what is next for maximizing life – and boldly grow the lifestyle brands and experiences that define it. In addition to Equinox, our other brands, Blink, Pure Yoga, SoulCycle, Equinox Hotels and Equinox Media are all recognized for inspiring and motivating members and employees to maximize life. Our portfolio of brands is recognized globally with locations within every major city across the United States in addition to London, Toronto, and Vancouver.

Our Code

We are passionate about high performance living and we practice what we preach – investing time in our own health and fitness. We believe that everyone has untapped potential within them and it takes a disruptive approach to unleash it. We dream big and don’t settle for the status quo. We sweat the details. We never accept less than 110% to help each other deliver the Equinox experience and enable our members to get great results.  We are obsessed with what’s new, what’s now, what’s next. Never following, always leading, living ahead of the moment in fashion, culture and consumer behavior. We aren’t just a company; we’re a community vested in each other’s success. We value humility and a team approach at every level of the company.

If you are a high performing individual who is passionate about winning and inspiring others then we are excited to discuss career opportunities with you.

Job Description

The Manager, Learning & Development will be a crucial point-person for the creation, delivery, and dissemination of training content throughout the organization for employee growth and career development. The candidate must have a foundational understanding of instructional design models that produce impactful, measurable results, such as increased employee engagement and improved retention. They must also be able to foster a collaborative, productive learning environment that captures the audience’s attention and helps them meet their development end goals.


  • Create engaging learning activities and compelling course content that enhances retention and transfer
  • Work with subject matter experts and identify target audience’s training needs
  • State instructional end goals and create content that matches them
  • Visualize instructional graphics, the user interface and the finished product
  • Conduct needs analysis and performance evaluation utilizing the Kirkpatrick model
  • Provide exercises and activities that enhance the learning process
  • Create supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, role plays, games, etc)
  • Maintain project documentation and course folders
  • Assists in the creation of training materials, exercises, and activities that enhance the learning process
  • Ensures consistent branding and voice in all learning content.
  • Works with departmental SMEs to create specialized content for each business unit.
  • Evaluates existing training materials and makes recommendations for enhancement.
  • Works within the greater People Services team as a lead on compliance training.
  • Completes or assists with ad-hoc learning content projects as needed


  • Undergraduate or Graduate Degree in instructional design, education, or adult learning from an accredited university
  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience, preferably in an operational role in fitness/health/wellness, education, or hospitality
  • Demonstrated LMS systems management experience, including administration, troubleshooting, and optimization
  • High level of proficiency with content authoring tools (Articulate Rise, Lectora, Adobe Captivate, Evolve, etc)
  • In-depth understanding of instructional design models and learning theories
  • Established project management and attention to detail
  • Ability to identify program and/or process issues and opportunities for improvement, align with senior team on solutions, and implement changes appropriately
  • Ability to learn quickly and organize, prioritize, meet deadlines, and work autonomously
  • Independent thinker, team player; autonomous executor who follows up and follows through (pro- active)
  • Desire to be hands-on in an entrepreneurial fast-paced environment
  • Passionate and knowledgeable of the fitness/health/wellness industry
  • Proven skills in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google suite (Drive, Forms, Sites), and internet resourcefulness

Pay Transparency: Min $90K – Max $95K 

Additional Information

As A Member Of The Equinox Team You Will Receive:

  • We offer competitive hourly, benefits, and industry leading commission opportunities for club employees
  • Complimentary Club membership
  • Perks and incentives with our products and services including Personal Training, Pilates, Spa and Shop

This job description is intended to describe the general requirements for the position. It is not a complete statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Other duties not listed here may be assigned as necessary to ensure the proper operations of the department.

Equinox is an equal opportunity employer. For more information regarding our career opportunities, please visit one of our clubs or our website at https://careers.equinox.com/

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Must have a legal right to work in the United States. 


About Organization

Equinox Group is a high growth collective of the world’s most influential, experiential, and differentiated lifestyle brands that includes Equinox Fitness Clubs, Blink Fitness, Pure Yoga, SoulCycle, Equinox Hotels and Equinox Media.

Equinox was built on the notion that fitness can empower a life well-lived and foster a strong community of high-performance individuals. Throughout its 30-year history, Equinox continues to lead and disrupt the category it singularly defined, operating over 100 full-service fitness clubs globally across major U.S. cities including New York, Los Angeles, Miami and San Francisco as well as London, Toronto and Vancouver, each featuring bespoke design in an unparalleled luxury environment.

Grounded in the core tenets of Movement, Nutrition and Regeneration and backed by a Health Advisory Board of industry-leading experts across these disciplines, Equinox provides a holistic lifestyle experience for its members with best-in-class offerings inclusive of signature Group Fitness classes, Personal Training, Pilates, Spa, apparel at The Shop, travel, and more.

In everything we do, we create the possibility for people to maximize the potential within themselves. We sweat the details. Our highly collaborative teams sweat the details to help each other deliver the Equinox experience that enables our members to achieve results.

At Equinox, we are looking for people who match our experience: to go further and want more. We aren’t just a company; we are a community vested in each other’s success. If you are a high performing individual who is passionate about winning and inspiring others, then we are excited to discuss career opportunities with you. Discover how you can dream big, work hard, and find your success with us.