About the Job

Job Title

Part-time HFS in Coverage

Job Category

Exercise Specialist


National Institute for Fitness and Sport
Albany, New York 12211

Job Description and Requirements

The Part-time Health Fitness Specialist in Coverage (Specialist) follows the direction of the Manager or Assistant Manager onsite to ensure quality in all areas of the Fitness Center including but not limited to customer service, member services, group fitness offerings, and other Fitness Center or departmental initiatives. In addition to reporting to onsite staff, the Specialist also reports to the Assistant Director.

Essential Duties
-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
-Fitness Assessments: Administers assessments following careful evaluation of member health history based on ACSM guidelines, and physician recommendations; provides comprehensive report and recommendations recognizing the unique needs of each participant
-Creates educational and program-specific print materials that are relevant to the population and that convey safe and accurate health information; writes clearly and informatively, varies writing style to meet audience needs
-Teaches group exercise classes onsite; 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
-Supervises Coverage Specialists and Group Fitness Instructors; uses independent judgment to delegate appropriate work assignments, addresses performance issues if necessary, makes hiring/firing/discipline recommendations to Manager if needed
-Conducts orientations according to the facility layout, membership policies/procedures, and Quality Assurance guidelines
-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
-Demonstrates work ethic, ingenuity, customer care, and attention to detail

-To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
-Bachelor's degree in a health-related field from four-year college/university preferred, industry relevant and reputable certification preferred
-Ability to teach basic core and muscle conditioning group fitness classes

Computer Skills
-Knowledge of Internet Explorer or other platforms for responsible use of the Web as a resource
-Knowledge of and demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, and Power Point and Publisher
-Once trained, the employee should be capable of accurately using the NIFS Payroll system.

-ACSM Exercise Physiologist 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)

Language Skills
-Ability to read and interpret documents such as NIFS or client rules/policies, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
-Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
-Ability to speak and write accurately and effectively in English

Other Requirements
-Must pass a background and drug screen prior to being hired.
-Must have regular and reliable transportation to and from work.


Chelsea Coons
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[posted Feb 7, 2017]

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