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Hospital for Special Care PERSONAL TRAINER in New Britain, Connecticut

  • QUALIFICATIONS

  • Required: B.S. in physical education, exercise science, exercise physiology, or athletic training.

  • Required: Personal Trainer Certification: i.e. ACSM, ACE, NSCA.

  • Required: CPR Certification including Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

  • Preferred: One-year experience as a personal trainer.

  • Required: Experience working with individuals with special health needs.

  • JOB SUMMARY

  • The Aquatic Rehab Center Personal Trainer is responsible for providing fitness center orientation, individualized and group personal training services and fitness assessments to Aquatic Rehabilitation Center members.

  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Job requires the ability to handle fitness center weights and equipment as well as demonstrate exercises.

  • Job involves carrying items up to 50 pounds.

  • Frequent reaching, bending, twisting, kneeling and squatting as related to member assistance and equipment management.

  • COGNITIVE DEMANDS

  • Job requires the application of previously acquired knowledge, independent problem identification and problem solving. Job requires flexibility of thought, abstract reasoning, and organizational skills in quick decision making situations. Selective attention and concentration are necessary.

  • Job requires independent problem identification and problem solving techniques. Abstract reasoning and quick decision making is required.

  • Job requires a high level of communication skill including expression of abstract/complex ideas, use of negotiation, active listening and an ability to dialogue with multiple parties.

  • Job requires ability to adjust and prioritize schedule to adapt to events as needed.

  • ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Designs, develops and implements appropriate aquatic and land exercise programs for fitness center clientele.

  • Screens individuals for safety of participation; including monitoring blood pressure, oxygen saturation levels, and heart rate.

  • Administers health risk and fitness assessment tools. Interprets assessment results to develop safe, effective fitness programs.

  • Provides orientation to fitness center equipment.

  • Participates in equipment management, set up, use, care, storage, and maintenance.

  • Participates in development of new programs, program schedules, and client education materials.

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