About the Job

Job Title

Personal Trainer

Job Category

Personal Trainer


The National Institute for Fitness and Sport
Towson, Maryland 21204

Job Description and Requirements

We are hiring a Personal Trainer to help with the training program at our retirement community fitness center in the area. A Personal Trainer conducts NIFS training services in a safe and effective manner according to the needs of each training participant. NIFS personal trainers deliver exceptional service and adhere to the exercise prescription standards at the facility.

Essential Duties
Demonstrates proper and safe use of all fitness center equipment; adheres to the following training expectations
o Develops exercise programs using ACSM health screening guidelines and other educational resources from reputable organizations (NASM, NSCA, etc.)
o Instructs participants on proper exercise techniques, uses a variety of aerobic and resistance exercise techniques to develop knowledgeable, safe and effective programs
o Accepts a variety of clientele in training customers (apparently healthy older adults, special populations, etc)
o Conducts fitness testing using age appropriate functional assessments and balance screenings
o Determines members fitness interests and goals; records testing results; gives feedback of exercise tests and individual fitness assessments
Pays constant attention to fitness level and age of the training clientele and provides exercise guidance/instruction accordingly
Exhibits professionalism when dealing with customers, facility members, and staff

Education and/or Experience
o Bachelor's degree in a health-related field from four-year college/university preferred
o One to two years of experience personal training and exercise prescription with an older adult clientele preferred
o Ability to safely and accurately prescribe exercise for a variety of populations using ACSM guidelines

o Current Personal Trainer certification
o Current CPR/AED and First Aid certification required
o Trained in Universal Precautions annually (provided by NIFS)

Other Requirements
o May, at any time, be required to submit to and successfully pass a thorough background check and/or drug screen and/or TB skin test.
o Must have regular and reliable transportation to and from work


Kimberlee Swift
Qualified candidates should submit their resume to Kimberlee Swift at kswift@blakehurst.com.

[posted Sep 4, 2015]

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