Job Description

Department: Living Well

Under direct supervision of the Living Well director provides water aerobics instruction, monitors, educates patrons on fitness and safety, and maintains a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for class residents.

Responsibilities:

  • Teaches scheduled classes, beginning and ending on time; provides adequate warm-up, exercise, stretching, and cool down.
  • Instructs residents on effective workout methods; explains proper techniques, demonstrates exercises; identifies different muscle groups, and teaches appropriate methods to strengthen specific muscles.
  • Prepares appropriate equipment, music, and handouts for each class.
  • Assists residents, answers questions, and maintains a positive exercise experience for class participants.
  • Keeps management informed of pool activities, facility needs, and significant problems.
  • Ensures that safety standards are met, and that department and facility policies are adhered to.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must possess current Red Cross CPR certification. –
  • Must possess current Red Cross Standard First Aid certification.
  • Certified Instructor (AEA, ACE, AFAA), water specialty/certification preferred. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Working knowledge of human anatomy, kinesiology and training principles.
  • Knowledge of water aerobics teaching strategies and the incorporation of music, tempo, cueing technique, and rhythm.
  • Choreography and music skills.
  •  Ability to be professional and motivate class participants.
  •  Ability to cooperate and work well with other staff members.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the contractor is frequently required to walk, stand, sit and talk or hear. The contractor is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel or crouch.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally must aide in the rescue of drowning swimmers. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee must have a high degree of energy, be physically fit, and have the endurance to complete the workout. Must also be able to project voice over the noise of the pool so that the class participants are able to hear the instructions.