About the Job

Job Title

Health Fitness Specialist (Per Diem)

Job Category

Exercise Specialist


National Institute for Fitness and Sport
Lakewood, New Jersey

Job Description and Requirements

SUMMARY OF POSITION: The National Institute for Fitness and Sport is looking for a qualified Health Fitness Specialist (Specialist) who can work as needed at our retirement community fitness center in Lakewood. The 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, customer service, group exercise on land and in the water, and other Fitness Center and/or departmental initiatives. The Specialist reports to the facility Manager.

Bachelor's degree in a health-related field from four-year college/university preferred
Relevant job experience required
Ability to teach basic group fitness classes and water based classes
Ability to safely and accurately prescribe exercise for older adults using ACSM guidelines
ACSM Exercise Physiologist Certification preferred; other industry-related certifications (CPT, CSCS, etc) acknowledged
Current CPR/AED/First Aid certification required

-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

-Exercise Prescriptions: Evaluates and combines member goals, health history, fitness test data, physician recommendations, ACSM guidelines, and other relevant information to create effective exercise programs; researches unknown conditions, goals, or other
relevant information as needed

-Health Forms: Evaluates health forms in accordance with ACSM guidelines; uses professional judgment to accurately process each application

-Creates educational and program-specific print materials that are relevant to older adults and that convey safe and accurate health information; writes clearly and informatively, varies writing style to meet audience needs

-Teaches group exercise classes both on land and in water; provides a range of acceptable activities to meet various fitness levels of class participants; adheres to appropriate safety guidelines while keeping classes inviting, challenging, and well-attended

-Supervises fitness center and uses educational background and other relevant training to accurately and safely answer member questions related to health, fitness, and wellbeing

-Conducts orientations according to the facility layout, membership policies/procedures, and Quality Assurance guidelines

-Assists with marketing programs and services to members and other employees/residents of the client

-Partners with other staff to help clean equipment and other areas of the facility as needed

-Performs other duties as assigned

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS POSITION: Candidates should submit their resume to Rachel Heyer at rheyer@hgate.org.


Rachel Heyer


[posted Jul 19, 2017]

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