Position is Part Time, with the potential to grow into Full Time. The ideal candidate will have a degree in Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology or a similar field.
Exercise classes that are preferred are Yoga, Chair Aerobics, Kickboxing, etc. An interest in marketing and or PR to promote and grow our wellness program is a big plus. You must enjoy working with senior citizens who are active and have an interest in Wellness.
The incumbent is responsible for developing and providing structured health promotion/wellness and fitness programming within a RehabCare Certified Program and following Rehab Care's guidelines, and philosophies consistent with the position's qualifications, professional practices, and ethical standards. The incumbent develops relationships with the site's/community's residents/customers and staff to promote participation in Wellness activities. The incumbent will also demonstrate accountability for and contribution to program development, quality improvement, problem solving and program flexibility.
Bachelor's degree required in exercise science, health promotion, kinesiology, or other
Personal training certification preferred
Group exercise certification preferred
Experience with older adults is preferred
Manage fitness center including opening and closing duties, equipment maintenance and repair, maintain attendance records and other duties that contribute to fitness center's success.
Lead safe and effective group exercise classes with a focused on maintaining optimal class attendance and maximal client fitness results.
Provide regular functional fitness screens, including a follow-up plan and report.
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Coordinate with the site's/community's staff and the therapy staff to schedule events for the residents/customers including "tune-up" clinics, healthy learning lectures, health fairs, and other events as appropriate.
Complete statistical analysis, client reports, satisfaction surveys, "Smart Moves" certification plan, and other requested reports per specified frequencies.
Create and maintain marketing collaterals utilizing RHB's approved templates for bulletin boards, flyers, newsletters, and other requested mediums.
Participate in team business meetings and contribute to ideas/solutions in problem solving situations/activities regarding the program.
Conduct safe, effective, and goal oriented one-on-one fitness training sessions with community residents/clients.
Contribute to Customer relations and marketing activities including attending and participating as requested.
Participate in new resident/client orientations for marketing and orienting new programs and offerings
Develop and present health awareness topics following Rehab Care's guidelines and
philosophies to residents/clients, family, and staff utilizing most effective delivery mode.
Function as a resource for team members and provide in-service/cross-training as needed related to health and fitness functions
Contribute to the development of improved efficiency and productivity of program clinical/administrative functions.
Create and implement programs following Rehab Care's guidelines and philosophies designed to grow interest and awareness of healthy behaviors.
Create and instruct group exercise classes. Each class must be designed to incorporate participants of various fitness levels and participants with exercise/motion restrictions/limitations. (2-3 modifications for each exercise performed.). Classes may need to be taught on a beat and to music.
Motivating and knowledgeable
Efficient use of computers. At a minimum: Microsoft office.
Understanding of behavior change models including Prochaska's stages of change
Understanding of the dimensions of wellness
Customer service focused
Travel requirement: up to 60%
The incumbent shall, at a minimum, be qualified to work as a personal trainer, fitness instructor, exercise physiologist, athletic trainer, have specialty certification/education in fitness/wellness, or be a qualified therapist/assistant. Education/experience in working with adult population is necessary.
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