Exercise Specialist
Arkansas Children's Hospital - Little Rock, AR

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Position Summary

The exercise specialist will support the daily operations of the Fitness Center, along with the development and delivery of group exercise classes and intramural program. The exercise specialist will work closely with the Wellness Program Director to deliver membership incentive programs and specialty programs aimed at improving employee health and well-being. Areas of specialization include exercise science and fitness, personal training, and preventive health. The work requires organizational skills, customer service, adherence to policy and procedures, conformance to legal requirements, interaction with internal and external customers and ability to communicate in verbal and written formats.

Position Duties

1.
Program Support
  • Assist with daily operations of fitness center.
  • Supervise exercise and proper utilization of fitness equipment.
  • Schedules and conducts fitness assessments and fit for duty testing.
  • Lead facility orientations and tours to new and prospective members.
  • Design and instruct group exercise classes that are fun and safe for all fitness levels.
  • Provide personal training customized to the individuals goals and fitness level.
  • Develop, promote and supervise intramural sport leagues.
  • Contribute to the design, promotion and delivery of health promotion incentive programs.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of member recruitment and retention programs.

2.
Facilities Management
  • Ensures compliance with policies and procedures for facility operations.
  • Ensures compliance with safety regulations.
  • Supervises and performs equipment and facility maintenance.
  • Performs monthly, quarterly and annual preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Works directly with Wellness Program Director to identify equipment needs and repairs.

3.
Research
  • Prepare program evaluations and communicate findings to wellness team.
  • Research latest fitness trends including classes, equipment and exercises.

4.
Professional Development
  • Use multiple sources of information to perform research that may involve regulations, policies and procedures, audit activities, market analysis, special projects, and other assignments. Prepare reports and communicate findings to HR management and other ACH personnel.

Position Qualifications

Education Requirements

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university Field of Study: Kinesiology, Health Promotion, or Exercise Science
Required

Experience Requirements

1 year total experience required • •
which includes 1 year of internship and/or fitness center experience

Required

6 months Instructing group exercise classes experience
Preferred

6 months personal training experience
Preferred

Certification/License/Registry Requirements

National Group Fitness Instructor Certificate (such as ACE, AFAA, NSCA, ACSM) or National Personal Training Certificate (such as ACE, AFAA, NSCA, ACSM) (Certification) • Candidate must possess at time of hire
Required

Wellness Certification
Preferred

Skill Requirements

Demonstrated excellent customer service skills.
Required

Demonstrated organizational and planning skills.
Required

Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
Required

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products including Excel and Word.
Required

Strong organization and time management skills
Required

Ability to work with teams.
Required

Physical Requirements

Physical Activity - Stand
Frequently

Physical Activity - Walk
Frequently

Physical Activity - Sit
Occasionally

Physical Activity - Use hands to touch, handle, or feel
Frequently

Physical Activity - Reach with hands and arms
Frequently

Physical Activity - Climb or balance
Frequently

Physical Activity - Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, or bend
Frequently

Physical Activity - Talk or hear
Regularly

Physical Environment - Inside Office Environment / conditions
Regularly

Physical Environment - Outdoor weather conditions
Occasionally

Physical Environment - Extreme cold (non-weather)
Frequently

Physical Environment - Blood or bodily fluid
Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 10 pounds
Frequently

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 25 pounds
Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 35 pounds
Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 50 pounds (Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person)
Occasionally

Noise Level - In general, the noise level for this position is considered to be:
Moderate

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