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Health Fitness Specialist / Exercise Physiologist

Company: The National Institute for Fitness and Sport (NIFS
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

SUMMARY OF POSITION: The National Institute for Fitness and Sport (NIFS) is looking for a part-time Health Fitness Specialist/Exercise Physiologist. NIFS is a full-service fitness center with a strong emphasis on member retention. Our Health Fitness Specialists/Exercise Physiologists use specialized educational experience and training combined with independent judgment to ensure quality in all areas of the Fitness Center, including, but not limited to, exercise program design, fitness testing, customer service, group exercise, and other Fitness Center initiatives. Wage contingent on education, experience, and certifications. REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree, or working toward one, in a health-related field such as exercise science, kinesiology, physical education, sports medicine, or health education, from an accredited college or university.
  • Two years of fitness instructor and/or personal training experience.
  • Ability to conduct fitness assessments and develop exercise programs using the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) guidelines.
  • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP) preferred; certifications from other accredited organizations including NASM, NSCA, NCSF, and ACE, are also acknowledged.
  • Ability to teach basic group fitness classes.
  • An interest and experience working with weight loss programming.
  • Communication, social perceptiveness, and leadership skills necessary to instruct and interact effectively with individuals and groups in a large fitness center setting.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team with enthusiasm, initiative, and creativity.
  • Willingness to continue to expand knowledge and stay current with industry trends.
  • Organization skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.
  • Adult CPR/AED/First Aid certification. RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Provide top-notch, customer-focused attention during each member or guest interaction by demonstrating excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Assist in the daily supervision and administration of a large fitness center.
    • Administer fitness assessments and functional movement screenings.
    • Assess the health status of members, ranging from apparently healthy to high risk, to provide exercise and other wellness-related counsel/recommendations.
    • Evaluate and combine member goals, health history, fitness assessment data, physician recommendations, ACSM guidelines, and other relevant information to create effective exercise programs.
    • Provide fitness floor assistance to all members and guests to ensure safety and provide education and motivation.
    • Demonstrate safe exercise form and procedures on all types of equipment.
    • Perform member retention activities.
    • Support co-workers in the development and implementation of fitness and wellness incentive programs.
    • Aid in the development and instruction of group classes for participants and continuing education for staff.
    • Assist in cleaning equipment and other areas of the facility as needed.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

Keywords: The National Institute for Fitness and Sport (NIFS, Indianapolis , Health Fitness Specialist / Exercise Physiologist, Healthcare , Indianapolis, Indiana

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