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Fitness Specialist - Per diem

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Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Per Diem
Standard Hours: 1
Job Shift: Shift 1
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Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network is the premier rehabilitation provider in Connecticut. We provide rehabilitation services across the continuum - acute care hospitals, long term care facilities, sub-acute rehabilitation, homecare, outpatient centers, and in community settings such as senior centers, work sites, and schools and colleges. We offer over 30 outpatient locations with a variety of specialists, including oncology, women’s health, sports medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language, we are known for our commitment to high quality, customer focused outcomes.

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Job Summary
The Fitness Specialist develops, coordinates and teaches fitness/exercise programs and events established for the customers and the community. Serves as a personal trainer by assessing and establishing individualized training programs for customers. Reports to the Fitness Center Manager.


• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Bachelor of Science in one of the following areas preferred: Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Athletic Training, Recreation and Leisure, Kinesiology, Recreation Management, Health Promotion, Movement and Sport Studies, Health Administration or Sports Management.
• Previous related experience preferred.
• Required Certifications: Standard First Aid, CPR - for the professional rescuer and personal training certification from one of the following organizations: ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine), NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association), AFAA (Aerobic Fitness Association of America), ACE (American Council of Exercise), NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) or NATA (National Athletic Training Association).
• Recommended Certifications in one or more of the following: Aerobics, Step Aerobics, Water Aerobics, Kick Boxing, Senior Fitness Instructor, Theraball, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Self Defense, Water Safety Instructor (WSI) or any other type of exercise.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
• Demonstrated internships with accumulated hours and previous experience in fitness/exercise programs required.


Physical requirements for the Fitness Specialist position:
• Push and/or lift up to 75# (dumbbells)
• Lead exercise classes including: physioball training, ab training, free weights (3-10#), plyometric training, speed training, aerobics, balance training, etc.
• Personal Training of members - spotting of free weights
• Vacuum and mop floors PRN
• Clean Exercise Equipment
• Proper mechanics for lifting
• Move cardiovascular exercise equipment when cleaning floors



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