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Fitness Specialist Personal Trainer

Company: Parkshore - Resident Activities
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Position: Fitness Specialist/ -Personal Trainer
Flexible Hours: 1pm - 4pm (M-F) -
Primary Purpose:
The primary responsibilities of the Fitness Specialist are supervising/coaching resident exercise sessions and providing fun, safe and engaging group fitness classes on land and in water. - The Fitness Specialist is continually evaluating and striving to provide the best possible fitness experience to Parkshore residents, exceeding resident expectations through excellence of service. - -Approximately seventy-five percent of the time is spent providing supervised exercise in the fitness center and teaching group fitness classes; twenty five percent of the time is spent on administrative duties including record keeping, reports, meetings, creating promotional materials and related responsibilities.
Why Parkshore?
The benefits include:

  • 403b/403b matching -this is our version of a 401k.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Time off (vacation, sick time, and 1 personal day per year)
  • Referral bonuses
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities
  • Meal discount
  • Free use of Aquatic and Fitness Center
  • Year round employee appreciation events and activities

    Principle Responsibilities:

    • Greets residents, guests, fellow team members and vendors in a friendly, courteous and welcoming manner.

    • Assesses resident needs and provides education, recommendations, and motivation to help meet those needs and fitness goals. Works with residents individually and in groups. -
    • Is familiar with fitness equipment including how to properly set adjustments, correct technique and operation, aware of safety and contraindications for each machine, also proficient in teaching proper and safe usage.
    • Assists residents and team members with orientations to fitness and aquatic centers, provides information on procedures, policies and waivers;
    • Supervises and/or presents exercise programs for Independent and Assisted Living residents, as well as works in collaboration with physical therapy team in providing post rehab programming;
    • Enhances resident experience and desired outcomes by teaching group fitness classes on land and in the pool; generates and maintains enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
    • Works with the fitness team to plan, promote and expand creative fitness opportunities for residents.
    • Produces promotional materials, newsletters, flyers, etc.; -
    • Inspects, cleans and maintains equipment;
    • Maintains records of residents' progress; makes modifications, progressions and regressions to individual programs as needed.
    • Assists in data collection, reports and attendance records of fitness activities
    • Provides in-service trainings and assists with health promotion events as required;
    • Works in collaboration with other professionals to provide appropriate assistance to residents;
    • Performs administrative functions for the department;
    • Promotes the Mission, Vision, and Values of Transforming Age in all areas of responsibility;
    • Due to resident expectation and both planned and unplanned events/occurrences, employee may be required to work varying schedule to best serve the needs of the community
    • Other duties than assigned may be necessary and have overlapping roles and responsibilities.
    • Adherence to the current COVID policies as they currently exist or change, including daily COVID screening, -wearing a mask at all times, weekly COVID testing (provided by company for each team members), and implementation and enforcement of sanitization and distancing protocols.

      Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

      • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work well with team members and external constituents.
      • People person, team player, self-starter, energetic, and works well in fast pace environment; have an abundance of patience, compassion and passion for enriching the lives of older adults.
      • Ability to provide excellent customer service at all times, even in challenging situations. - -
      • Understand and adhere to HIPPA Regulations.

        Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

        • Four-year college or university education with a B.S. Degree in exercise-related discipline; and/or minimum two years of successful experience in a position working with similar responsibilities assisting senior adults;
        • National Fitness Certification required (ACSM preferred);
        • Experience in Group Fitness and Aquatic Fitness desirable;
        • Current CPR Certification
        • Must be able to demonstrate proper exercise technique, safety precautions and use of the exercise equipment;
        • Must have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills;
        • Experience in prescribing exercise to special populations preferred;
        • Familiarity with the Senior Fitness Test preferred.
        • Must be physically able to assist residents in safe exercise, and the safe operation of the equipment;
        • Proficient with Microsoft Office.

          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. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. There is possible exposure to unpleasant odors and possible exposure to chemicals as identified in the MSDS Manual. There is continuous exposure to residents who are ill, confused, irritable, and irrational.
          Physical Requirements (for essential functions):
          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.
          While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to perform the following activities:

          • Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
          • Climbing. Ascending or descending stairs.
          • Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Occasionally the employee must lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
          • Balancing. Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling.
          • Walking. Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
          • Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
          • Pulling. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul, or tug objects in a sustained motion.
          • Reaching. Extending hands and arms in any direction.
          • Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time.
          • Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand.
          • Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
          • Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
          • Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
          • Seeing. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Far Acuity: ability to see clearly at 20 feet or more. Near Acuity: ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less. Depth Perception: ability to judge distance and space relationships. Field of Vision: ability to see peripherally. Accommodation: ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus.
          • Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
          • Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

            While performing the duties of this job, the employee is rarely required to perform the following activities:

            • Kneeling. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
            • Crouching. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
            • Crawling. Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.

              Parkshore, a Transforming Age affiliate, is proud to provide our team members with an impressive benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, vision, generous paid time off and other outstanding programs. Transforming Age is a drug and alcohol-free employer. Criminal background and drug test will be required upon contingent offer of employment.
              - Parkshore is proud to step up for safety by requiring COVID-19 vaccination of all team members by October 15, 2021. We're prioritizing safety for our team members and residents/clients, their families and our communities by requiring the COVID-19 vaccination. It's about safety, care and valuing each member of our team so we can all -Work with Purpose and Impact. #bettertogether -#cultureofexcellence.JB.0.00.LN

Keywords: Parkshore - Resident Activities, Seattle , Fitness Specialist Personal Trainer, Human Resources , Seattle, Washington

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