HealthFitness has a great opportunity for a full-time, temporary (up to 3 months) Health Fitness Specialist at our client site located in Mettawa, IL. This full-service facility is complete with a group exercise room, strength training room, cardiovascular equipment, free weights, on-site massage room, outdoor walking/jogging trail and much more. In addition this program provides its 1400+ members with comprehensive health and wellness programming and incentives.
The Health Fitness Specialist position provides exercise floor supervision, interacts with members and program participants, and delivers health and fitness programs and services, promotions and outreach activities. This role is responsible for providing outstanding service to members & program participants to maximize participation, outcomes and customer satisfaction.
JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES (Duties & Responsibilities)
Supervises facility; interacts with participants and monitors equipment and participant safety.
Provides individual and group exercise instruction; educates participants on proper techniques to maximize exercise safety and effectiveness.
Conducts fitness testing and assessments and advises participants of results; designs individualized programs to meet the member’s interests, abilities and goals.
Assists with the development and/or delivery of a variety of HealthFitness and program-specific health improvement programs & promotions.
Participates in membership drives to acquire new members; enrolls new participants and conducts facility, program and equipment orientations.
Promotes program offerings and conducts outreach activities to increase participation and re-engage inactive members.
Creates and maintains bulletin boards, newsletters and other marketing & communication materials.
Maintains participant files and database.
Performs facility maintenance responsibilities; ensures facility, equipment and locker rooms are clean and stocked at all times. Ensures personal and facility appearance meet standards.
Researches health & fitness educational topics and identifies appropriate member educational materials.
Verifies equipment is operating properly and immediately reports any potentially unsafe conditions.
Projects and other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
Education, Experience and Certifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Kinesiology or related discipline required; completion of internship program preferred.
Current First Aid and CPR/AED certifications required.
Industry recognized Group Exercise certification preferred.
Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Proficiency in fitness assessment and exercise prescription.
Strong interpersonal communication and customer service skills including the ability to motivate others.
Competency in the delivery of HealthFitness and site-specific programs and services.
Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including at minimum Word, Excel and Outlook.
Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work demands.