Featured Hot Job: Fitness Center Manager in a Senior Living Community

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Fitness Center Manager in a Senior Living Community

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The National Institute for Fitness and Sport
Lincolnwood, Illinois 60712

Job Description and Requirements

We have a part-time position (20hrs per week) available at a continuing care retirement community in Lincolnwood, IL. The ideal candidate will have experience prescribing exercise for older adults. The ideal candidate will also be able to demonstrate an ability to work well with professionals in other health-related areas of the community to create a sense of well-being for the community residents.

The job description and qualifications are below.

SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Manager supervises and coordinates all activities of the fitness center including initiating and implementing programming, setting customer service standards, managing Quality Assurance program guidelines, working with members, developing or maintaining a group fitness program and other duties as assigned. The Manager reports to the Senior Manager or Assistant Director.

Bachelors degree in a health-related field, Masterâs degree preferred
Current CPR/AED and First Aid Certification
Three to five years of increasingly challenging experience in the field preferred; specific experience working with older adults required
Ability to teach basic aqua, balance, and chair group fitness classes; ability to safely and accurately prescribe exercise for older adults using ACSM guidelines
Candidate will have reliable transportation
Candidate may be required to successfully pass a drug screen, background check, and/or a TB skin test

Facilitates the development of facility programs, initiatives, goals and objectives
Maintains a positive, service-oriented relationship with client contact; establishes an ongoing positive and professional rapport with members
Demonstrates consistent attention to detail and organizational skill, manages competing demands
Coordinates and oversees all aspects of Fitness Center membership
Assesses health status of members through a health history questionnaire as well as through a senior fitness assessment
Oversees implementation of Quality Assurance program
Supervises Group Fitness Instructors and group exercise program
Teaches group exercise classes onsite
Supervises the preventive maintenance and repair of exercise equipment; ensures facility cleanliness
Speaks effectively before groups of customers and/or employees of client organization
Writes clearly and informatively, varies writing style to meet audience needs
Performs other duties as assigned

ACSM Health/Fitness Specialist Certification preferred
Other industry-related certifications (CPT, CSCS, etc) acknowledged
Current CPR/AED/First Aid certification required
Trained in Universal Precautions annually (provided by NIFS)

NIFS is an equal opportunity employer.

Employment Type

Part Time


Ruth Reyna

847-0876 x 2394 [tel]

[posted Aug 17, 2018]

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