Sodexo Inc. Fitness Specialist in South Boston, Massachusetts
The Fitness Specialist identifies risk factors and designs specialized strength and conditioning programs for members and guests. This individual teaches members and guests on the proper exercise techniques. The general responsibilities of the position include those listed below, but Sodexo may identify other responsibilities of the position. These responsibilities may differ among accounts, depending on business necessities and client requirements.
Administers fitness assessments and interprets assessment results.
Provides sound exercise counsel to members and guests.
Enforces and maintains Sodexo and regulatory agency safety standards and guidelines.
Responds promptly to emergency medical situations and executes established emergency procedures.
May serve as a fitness trainer by providing personal training services.
May lead exercise classes, supervise member exercise activities and assist as needed with other operational tasks.
May prepare reports and coordinate the planning, implementation and evaluation of Fitness Center programs and special events.
Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures.
Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner.
Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training and hazard assessments.
Applies all applicable OSHA and related local safety requirements to all assigned work.
Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.
Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated.
May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
High School diploma, GED or equivalent experience.
6 months of related work experience.
Health/fitness and exercise class instruction experience preferred.
Ability to present self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty and ethics are essential.
Ability to maintain a positive attitude.
Ability to communicate with co-workers and other departments with professionalism and respect.
Ability to maintain a professional relationship with all coworkers, vendor representatives, supervisors, managers, customers and client representatives.
Ability to provide clear directions and respond accordingly to employees.
Ability to use all relevant electronic and communication devices.
Knowledge of and proficiency in all OSHA and local requirements related to all assigned work.
Certifications: CPR and First Aid certifications required.
Willingness to be open to learning and growing.
Maturity of judgment and behavior.
Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance.
Attends work and shows up for scheduled shift on time with satisfactory regularity in light of Sodexo time and attendance policy and/or client operating hours.
Ability to work a flexible schedule.
Must comply with any dress code requirements.
Must be able to work nights, weekends and some holidays.
Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses.
Significant walking or other means of mobility.
Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours).
Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, and frequently lift up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift/move 40 pounds.
/Working Conditions (may add additional conditions specific to defined work location):/
Generally in an indoor setting; however, may participate in outside activities and events.
Varying schedule to include evenings, holidays, weekends and extended hours as business dictates.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily in a controlled, temperate environment; however, may be exposed to heat/cold during support of outside activities.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
Wears protective clothing and/or Personal Protective Equipment required by the work environment or governmental regulations.
Monday, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
• Bachelor's Degree, two year degree or equivalent experience in physical education
• Two years related work experience
• Current National Personal Training Certification - NASM preferred or must be obtained within the first three months of employment (Other approved National Certifications - ACSM, ACE, AFAA, NGA, NSCA, ISSA)
• Current CPR/AED certification
• Group Exercise instruction experience
• Basic writing and numerical skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Knowledge of Windows platform and Microsoft Office Suite
• Knowledge of marketing and sales service
• Conduct group fitness classes, including Indoor Cycling
• Schedule and deliver Fitness Assessments and Personal Training sessions
• Light cleaning of fitness equipment
• Drive New Member Sales
• Manage Check In / POS
• Conduct Meeting Stretch Breaks and Fitness Demonstrations
• Participate in Personal Training Events
• Act as co-Lead of Fitness Ambassador program
• Work as a Fitness Team Player providing exceptional customer service to members, inspiration to staff, and assistance with the operations of the Center
• Report to the Manager of Fitness
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