Fitness Associate

2760 Pine Grove Road
York, PA 17403

Job details

Job type Full-time, Part-time

Job description

Fitness Associate

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The Fitness Associate will conduct safe and effective exercise sessions that are appropriate for various levels of care. The associate will support the Fitness Director by ensuring that the residents are attending Nautilus sessions and participating in physical activity. Fitness Associates will have the opportunity to lead classes and to help with special events.

Routine Functions of the Fitness Associate:

  • Follows schedule of Nautilus sessions and Group Exercise Classes
  • Record resident progress, assist with therapy screens, fitness assessments and request for physician approval forms
  • Communicate effectively with therapy department
  • Supervise proper use of equipment and follow protocol for safe training technique
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt exercises to address individual needs/goals of residents
  • Demonstrate ability to monitor exercise intensity and recognize signs of exercise distress
  • Assist residents with transferring onto and off of exercise equipment
  • Ability to follow through with implementing special company programs to target balance, range of motion, strength and endurance
  • Promote all fitness programming and recruit residents for participation
  • Assist with health fairs, fitness promotions and active aging events
  • Support Country Meadows walking program
  • Assist with Co-worker wellness programs (such as weight management support sessions)
  • Maintain cleanliness of all equipment and exercise areas and monitor preventative maintenance
  • Attend work-related training and meetings

Critical Success Factors:

  • Possess a positive philosophy and be genuinely enthusiastic regarding physical activity for the older adult
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Must be persuasive and capable of inspiring residents to participate in physical activity
  • Ability to direct exercise in both group or one-to-one settings
  • Knowledge of use of exercise equipment, modifications and proper technique for safety
  • Willingness to cooperate and work as part of a team
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, and comprehend the same

Work Environment:
Workplace includes the Nautilus equipment and surrounding areas. Group classes may take place in a variety of locations throughout the campus. Access to office areas is provided for computer/copier and administrative related duties

  • Position requires standing, walking, twisting, bending, pushing, pulling, kneeling, stooping, stretching, lifting a minimum of 25 pounds.
  • Requires raising cardio-vascular rate when there is a need to demonstrate the cardiovascular equipment and exercises
  • Requires normal range of hearing and vision, hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.
  • Must be capable of operating all nautilus and cardiovascular equipment

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Positive exercise philosophy
  • Experience in working with older adults or special populations regarding physical activity
  • Minimum high school graduate
  • Certifications desired:
    • Group Exercise or Personal Training for Older Adults
    • CPR / Basic First Aid (required)
    • Arthritis Foundation Exercise Leader
    • Silver Sneakers
    • Tai Chi, Aquatics, Yoga

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Additional Info

Minimum Age
18+ years old



Job Benefits

Honored for multiple years as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in PA, we offer competitive wages and excellent benefits, including

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid life insurance
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Paid vacation and personal time
  • Tuition reimbursement

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