Fitness Associate

Fitness Associates oversee the day-to-day operations of the fitness spaces at both Southwest Recreation Center and Student Recreation & Fitness Center. Fitness Associates serve RecSports participants by providing clean and organized fitness spaces and equipment, ensuring participant safety through supervision, and offering assistance to patrons during their visit.

RecSports Team Members Responsibilities

• Develop professional relationships with co-workers, participants and guests
• Uphold and exceed the expectations of the Cornerstones of RecSports Service: accountability, anticipating needs, attitude, and atmosphere
• Demonstrate a desire to learn and apply knowledge as a RecSports ambassador
• Take ownership of RecSports facilities and programs by exhibiting a responsible work ethic
• Promote and maintain cleanliness and appearance within and surrounding RecSports facilities
• Enforce RecSports policies and procedures to promote participant safety and satisfaction
• Respond to all emergency situations and adhere to established protocol including pre- and post- incident procedures

Area Specific Job Responsibilities

• Enforce gym policies and procedures in Strength & Conditioning areas
• Ensure the safety of patrons
• Develop a strong base-line level of fitness knowledge
• Guide patrons in proper use of equipment
• Spot patrons and make spotting decisions based on educated judgment
• Provide quality customer service (see Customer Service Statement)
• Provide accurate information and refer patrons to other Fitness services
• Maintain a presentable atmosphere through thorough cleaning of equipment and workout space
• Re-rack weights, placing them in the designated space
• Track patron headcounts
• Check equipment for wear and signs of damage
• Report broken equipment
• First responder in emergency situations
• Remaining accountable; timeliness and completing the designated work for each shift
• Report to Fitness Supervisor

Requirements/Qualifications

• CPR/AED & First Aid Certification required (can be obtained once hired)
• Must have an interest in personal fitness and a desire to learn
• Must be willing to start working opening, closing, and/or weekend shifts
• Must be able to commit to at least 12 hours per week
• Must be able to safely lift at least 50 pounds repeatedly

Group Fitness Instructor

Group Fitness instructors serve RecSports participants by providing over 160 fun, effective, and safe fitness classes per week! Group Fitness Instructors advance the mission of RecSports by preparing and facilitating exercise experiences within six different formats including, Cycle, Mind & Body, Dance, Outdoors, Strength, and Cardio.

RecSports Team Members Responsibilities

• Develop professional relationships with co-workers, participants and guests
• Uphold and exceed the expectations of the Cornerstones of RecSports Service: accountability, anticipating needs, attitude, and atmosphere
• Demonstrate a desire to learn and apply knowledge as a RecSports ambassador
• Take ownership of RecSports facilities and programs by exhibiting a responsible work ethic
• Promote and maintain cleanliness and appearance within and surrounding RecSports facilities
• Enforce RecSports policies and procedures to promote participant safety and satisfaction
• Respond to all emergency situations and adhere to established protocol including pre- and post- incident procedures

Area Specific Job Responsibilities

• Keep current in all certifications required.
• Arrive to work 15 minutes prior to your class, prepared and ready to teach.
• Stay 15 minutes after class ends to answer any questions participants may have and to ensure that all equipment is placed in its respective area.
• Ensure that your classes are safe and effective for all fitness levels.
• Know your scope of practice and act accordingly.
• Keep class rosters private.
• Track registered and standby participant counts.
• Be courteous and helpful to all individuals you assist. Please refer participants to either the Program Assistants or Graduate Assistant if you are unsure of related questions or concerns.
• Know and enforce all Recreational Sports policies and procedures.
• Attend all mandatory monthly meetings and continuing education sessions.
• Act and dress professional and responsibly.
• Complete peer evaluations each semester.
• First responder in emergency situations
• Communicate any problems and/or concerns to your supervisor as soon as possible.

Requirements/Qualifications

*Choose appropriate category

No Previous Experience/No Certification
• Required to take the RecSports Group Fitness Instructor Training Course (audition and interview required for course admittance)
• Obtain a nationally recognized certification
• CPR/AED & First Aid Certification required (can be obtained once hired)

Previous Experience/Certification:
• Nationally recognized certification
• Minimum one year experience
• A fitness-based resume and two references must be attached with application
• Upon review of materials the applicant may be invited for an audition and interview which will determine hiring
• CPR/AED & First Aid Certification required (can be obtained once hired)

*NOTE: Applications for Group Fitness Instructors should include a copy of a resume

Personal Trainer

Personal Trainers serve RecSports participants by designing individualized training programs tailored to the health and fitness goals of their clients. Personal Trainers advance the mission of RecSports by providing accountability, exercise prescription, and motivation to aid their clients in achieving more!

RecSports Team Members Responsibilities

• Develop professional relationships with co-workers, participants and guests
• Uphold and exceed the expectations of the Cornerstones of RecSports Service: accountability, anticipating needs, attitude, and atmosphere
• Demonstrate a desire to learn and apply knowledge as a RecSports ambassador
• Take ownership of RecSports facilities and programs by exhibiting a responsible work ethic
• Promote and maintain cleanliness and appearance within and surrounding RecSports facilities
• Enforce RecSports policies and procedures to promote participant safety and satisfaction
• Respond to all emergency situations and adhere to established protocol including pre- and post- incident procedures

Area Specific Job Responsibilities

• Keep current in all certifications required.
• Arrive to work 15 minutes prior to your client, prepared and ready to train.
• Stay 15 minutes after client to ensure that all equipment is placed in its respective area.
• Ensure that your training sessions are safe and effective for your client.
• Know your scope of practice and act accordingly.
• Keep client information private.
• Track client sessions.
• Know and enforce all Recreational Sports policies and procedures.
• Attend all mandatory monthly meetings, continuing education sessions, and mentor groups.
• Act and dress professional and responsibly.
• Participate in end of semester evaluations conducted by supervisor.
• First responder in emergency situations
• Communicate any problems and/or concerns to your supervisor as soon as possible.

Requirements/Qualifications

*Choose appropriate category

No Previous Experience/No Certification:
• Take the Personal Training Preparation Course (Fall Semesters Only)and pass the PTA Global Certification
• Successful completion of the interview process including the mock client audition

Previous Experience/Certification:
• Nationally recognized certification
• Minimum one year experience
• A fitness-based resume and two references must be attached with application
• Upon review of materials the applicant may be invited for the interview process which will determine hiring

• CPR/AED & First Aid Certification are required and can be obtained during the hiring process.
• All personal trainers are required to work a minimum of two shifts (5-6 hours) in the fitness assessment center