Health Fitness Specialist
The National Institute for Fitness and Sport
Newport News, Virginia 23601
Job Description and Requirements
The National Institute for Fitness and Sport is looking for a qualified fitness professional interested in a per diem job opportunity as a Health Fitness Specialist (Specialist) at our retirement community fitness center in Newport News.
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 instruction, 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 working with older adult clients required
Ability to teach basic group fitness classes on land and in the water
Ability to safely and accurately prescribe exercise using ACSM guidelines; experience with older adult clientelle
ACSM Health/Fitness Specialist 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; 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
Qualified candidates should submit their resume to Meredith Macaluso at email@example.com.
[posted May 10, 2017]
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