About the Job

Job Title

Full-Time Health Fitness Specialist

Job Category

Fitness Instructor/Specialist

Company

The National Institute for Fitness and Sport
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033
wellness.nifs.org

Job Description and Requirements

SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Health Fitness Specialist uses specialized educational experience and training combined with independent judgment to ensure quality in all areas of the Fitness Center, including but not limited to, exercise program design, fitness testing, nutritional advice, customer service, group exercise, and other Fitness Center and/or departmental initiatives. The Specialist reports to the site Manager.

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree in a health-related field from four-year college/university
Internship in a corporate fitness setting preferred
Six months to one year of experience in the field preferred
Aquatics experience preferred
Ability to teach basic core and muscle conditioning group fitness classes, group fitness experience preferred
Ability to safely and accurately prescribe exercise for a variety of populations using ACSM guidelines
ACSM Health/Fitness Specialist Certification preferred; other industry-related certifications (CPT, CSCS, etc) acknowledged
Current CPR/AED/First Aid certification required

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assesses health status of members, ranging from apparently healthy to high risk, to provide exercise and other wellness-related counsel/recommendations unique to each individual
Creates educational and program-specific print materials
Teaches group exercise classes onsite
Supervises fitness center and uses educational background and other relevant training to accurately and safely answer member questions related to health, fitness, and wellbeing
Implements and participates in NIFS and client-led programs and services
Assists with marketing programs and services to members and other employees/residents of the client
Establishes an ongoing positive and professional rapport with members
Supports special events (e.g., races, charity walks) during business and non-business hours as needed
Cross-trains to learn some responsibilities of other full time staff onsite
Partners with other staff to help clean equipment and other areas of the facility as needed

Contact

Kara Gootee-Robinson
Please provide your wage expectations when submitting your resume.
kgootee@nifs.org

[posted Oct 3, 2017]

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