Exercise Specialist

CoxHealth Springfield, MO
Bachelor's Degree in a related field

* Job Summary

* Exercise specialists work with members at CoxHealth Fitness Centers, handling personal training, FitLife appointments, fitness orientations, and fitness follow-ups. They do fitness assessments, interpret results, and construct appropriate fitness prescriptions for individuals and small groups. They collect baseline data and follow up to allow evaluation of progress by members and their health care providers. They educate members about their fitness status relative to age and sex-matched norms and motivate members to begin and continue their healthy behaviors by establishing attainable fitness goals. Can teach group exercise classes depending on scheduling availability. They complete projects designated by the fitness manager or operations manager. In some fitness centers, they assists with all daily business operations.

* Job Requirements

* Education

* Required: Bachelor's Degree in exercise or fitness related discipline

* Experience

* Preferred: Experience in a fitness setting and providing exercise prescriptions according to ACSM guidelines and ability to teach group exercise classes

* Skills

* Expertise in the areas of fitness and group exercise

* Ability to take blood pressure and heart rate

* Strong communication and people skills and positive attitude

* Self-motivated individual who can work independently with little direct supervision

* Ability to manage multiple assignments and projects at one time and ability to work under pressure

* Maintain current knowledge of health and fitness guidelines and standards

* Licensure/Certification/Registration

* Required: Personal training certification from a nationally recognized and accredited certifying organization AND BLS must be obtained within 90 days of hire

* Preferred: Group exercise certification from a nationally recognized and accredited certifying organization.