Provides a safe, inviting and encouraging exercise atmosphere to individuals and groups. Plans and leads exercise/activity sessions in one or more assigned Swim areas such as aquatic class, land based Swim class, weight training & conditioning and personal training. Sets up and monitors class equipment, and ensures its safe use and return. Advise participants on program and class procedures/policies, as appropriate. Provide advice to individuals on the correct method of exercising with weight training equipment, exercise bike, Treadmill, stepper, elliptical and exercise apparatus. Ensures that safety and injury prevention policies and procedures are adhered to by participants; reports accidents, unsafe practices or hazards as required. May design personal training programs based on sound exercise principles, age and level of Swim and may be expected to give advice on nutrition and lifestyle. Follow exercise prescription guidelines provided by the Aquatic/Medical Swim Coordinator. May provide PRN work during absence of Fitness Specialist. Always reflects excellent customer service skills with all members and respect individual confidentiality.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED
EXPERIENCE: 6 months conducting aerobics/exercise classes
CERTIFICATIONS: Current BLS or BLS within 90 days of hire required. Current Red Cross Lifeguard and WSI certification or within 180 days of hire required. Aerobics/Swim Certification (nationally recognized; AFAA, ACE, NEDITA, etc. preferred), First Aid preferred, Arthritis Foundation aquatic/land or/PACE certification preferred
EQUIPMENT/TOOLS: Aquatics equipment, aerobic, health-club and Swim equipment.
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS: Knowledge of exercise principles and technology, operation and maintenance of Swim equipment and facilities. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of participants. Ability to teach in an enthusiastic, energetic and outgoing manner. Should be in superb physical condition in order to demonstrate and assist in exercise routines. Knowledge of sound diet and health principles.
PRN: “as needed” hours will vary
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