Fitness Specialist
Erickson Living - Highlands Ranch, CO

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Assess and develop individual fitness programs for resident and staff members; monitor, evaluate, and support progress of each member; maintain fitness equipment; effectively market fitness program for seniors; life guarding residents in aquatic center as needed.

Essential Functions

Prescribe flexibility, cardiovascular, and strength training exercises.

Perform fitness assessments.

Supervise members and attend to their needs in a friendly, polite, courteous, and professional manner.

Evaluate, correct, and instruct members on proper exercise techniques.

Take heart rates and blood pressures as needed.

Assist with coordination, promotion, and implementation of Wellness programs.

Communicate member news and recognition to the Wellness Manager for newsletters, press releases, etc.

Assist Wellness Manager in hiring, supervising, and evaluating lifeguards, interns, and volunteers, if applicable.

Assist Wellness Manager in monitoring daily operations and maintenance of pool (including monitoring chemicals) and all aquatics programs, if applicable.

Life guard residents in aquatics center as needed.

Document follow-up on all maintenance problems.

Perform tasks required to keep fitness area safe and clean for members.

Schedule appointments, process membership agreements, and perform other administrative duties as assigned.

Maintain member information and health club statistics.

Build relationships with residents and staff, encouraging them to be more physically active.

Develop network within the community and make appropriate referrals to other professional services.

Assist where needed in the training of new Wellness Department employees.

Coordinate programs with other departments.

Maintain community philosophy and vision statement.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

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.

Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. A well trained individual who possesses and demonstrates high energy. Computer literacy in Windows software programs. CPR certification and First Aid certification required. Lifeguard certified, or willingness to become certified required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Associate's Degree in Health Education/Physical Education or related field; Bachelor's Degree in Health Related/Physical Education field with emphasis on Exercise Physiology preferred. Minimum of one (1) year related work experience. Experience may be substituted if Bachelor's degree is in a related field. Certification through a national organization (ACSM, ACE, SFA). Knowledge of seniors, a plus. Knowledge of exercise prescription, medications, contraindications, and risk factors is essential. Experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating fitness programs for seniors and/or special populations a plus.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EEO Statement

Erickson Living, its affiliates, and managed communities are Equal Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender/ sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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