The fitness instructor assesses and identifies the needs of members of CoxHealth Fitness Centers through methods including, but not limited to, member fitness orientations, fitness assessments and interpretation of results, and construction of appropriate fitness prescriptions for individuals and groups. Develops exercise programs for special populations and disease management. Offers personal training and sports training and enhancement, according to ACSM and NSCA guidelines. Educates members about their fitness status relative to age and sex matched norms and collects baseline data and follows up to allow evaluation of progress by members and their health care providers. Educates and motivates individuals with medically controlled diseases to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyle behaviors and motivates members to begin and continue with their healthy behaviors by establishing reasonable and attainable fitness goals. Completes projects designated by the fitness manager or operations manager. In some fitness centers, assists with all daily business operations.
Required: High school diploma or equivalent
Preferred: Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degee in exercise or fitness related discipline
Preferred: Experience in a fitness setting and providing exercise prescriptions according to ACSM guidelines and ability to teach group exercise classes
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
Required: Personal Training or Group Exercise certification from an accredited agency and maintain certification AND BLS must be obtained within 90 days of hire
Preferred: Group exercise certification from an accredited agency
Cox Medical Center Branson is a full-service hospital caring for residents of and visitors to Stone and Taney counties. From our newly expanded and renovated Emergency Room and critical care areas, to our new Women’s Center, Cox Medical Center Branson offers the care you need, right here.