Assistant Director for Fitness
The Personal Trainer is responsible for working one on one with clients to provide fitness assessments, consultation, and training sessions in order to help him or her meet fitness goals, as well as provide instruction on safe workout techniques. Personal Trainers are expected to supervise and assist in the improvement of their client’s well-being through motivation and education.
Specific Job Responsibilities:
- Evaluate fitness assessment results to determine appropriate individual exercise/activity regimens.
- Determine format and content of exercise/activity program based on individual client needs.
- Plan and implement individualized exercise/activity programs for clients in such general and/or specialized areas as aerobics, stretching/flexibility training, circuit training, sports performance or general fitness.
- Independently demonstrates and instructs clients on proper technique in standard and specialized exercise areas.
- Performs follow-up assessments to track client progress.
- Maintains complete and accurate client files.
- Ensures client safety and injury prevention techniques.
- Be prepared to execute emergency procedures established by University Recreation as needed.
- Be loyal and maintain a professional attitude and image consistent with the mission of the program.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director for Fitness
Qualifications for Hire:
- National certification such as ACSM, NSCA, ACE, NASM etc.
- Trainers that do not have certification at time of hire are required to shadow a total of 7 sessions with a current UREC Personal Trainer and register for a test date by the seventh session.
- Good time management skills
- Excellent communication skills.
- Dedication to University Recreation and a desire to support its mission.
Condition of Employment:
Work one-on-one with clients to provide fitness assessments, consultation, and training sessions in order to help him or her meet fitness goals, as well as provide instruction on safe work out techniques. Personal Trainers are expected to supervise and assist in the improvement of their client's well being through motivation and education.
He/she is expected to treat coworkers within University Recreation with respect and consider them to be your ‘teammates’ on staff. While training the Supervisor on duty will provide answers to any questions you may have. The sequence of command thereafter is to report to the Personal Training Programmer, then the Assistant Director of Fitness and finally the Director of University Recreation. It is the responsibility of the Personal Trainers to carry out the duties and abide by the policies listed above.
Applications are available online at http://www.urec.appstate.edu, at the Quinn Recreation Center, Mt. Mitchell Life Fitness Centre or the Student Recreation Center. Please submit a resume to the main office of the SRC. For more information, please call 828-262-2100.
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