Galter Life Center Fitness Specialist Evening and Morning Sh...

Chicago - Illinois (IL),

Swedish Covenant Hospital

Job Description:

Job Details



To provide quality service to Life Center and community members. To facilitate the performance of exercise activities for members and guests in a safe and pleasant environment and ensure assistance is available when needed.


Essential Functions

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the mission of Galter Life Center and demonstrates a service orientation and adheres to
all responsibilities and standards of the Life Center.
  • Provide a welcoming and safe environment for all Members & Guests.
  • Build positive relationships with members and guests, maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Based on ACSM guidelines; provide instruction on proper technique and guidelines for maximizing exercise effectiveness. Make yourself aware of members and guests who appear to need help.
  • Strive to learn the names and fitness interests and needs of those members who frequent the club during your regular shifts.
  • Keep the Fitness Floor safe and clutter free, document any faulty equipment – ensure that signage is up when appropriate.
  • Be able to provide communication about equipment repair, emergencies, and concerns of the members.2. Assist with exercise programs, and market appropriately our health promotion programs.
  • Keep informed of activities and services offered by the Life Center; recommend when appropriate.
  • Assist members in implementing exercise programs appropriate for their goals, age, abilities, preferences and health concerns.
  • Based on ACSM guidelines; provide instruction on proper technique and guidelines for maximizing exercise effectiveness. Make yourself aware of members and guests who appear to need help.
  • Know, understand, and follow additional job requirements as stated in the Fitness Specialist job manuals.
  • Begin to learn the process of fitness testing and exercise prescription
  • Stay informed of new developments in the health/fitness industry.3. Respond to and document emergencies and incidents according to established procedures.
  • Document any unsafe exercise conditions and report to the proper supervisor.
  • Inventory and fill first aid supply needs.
  • Know and follow procedures related to emergency situations.
  • Computer and Register skills
  • Know CSI scheduler, Attendance for classes- TRP.
  • Become proficient in using CSI: take payment; schedule assessments and reassessments; etc.

Other Functions

  • Always wear Fitness Specialist uniform when working on the Floor.
  • Help facilitate or fill in when emergency occur.
  • Attend regular staff meetings and in- services
  • Be on time and responsible for all shifts, help with class set up or take down, and in other areas when needed.
  • Maintain peace throughout the floor area; ensure that members are following etiquette rules.
  • Be proficient in taking blood pressure and heart rate.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science or related field or *currently enrolled in an exercise science related major.
    • Must be in the Junior/Senior Year and have completed core required classes for the major, i.e. exercise physiology, anatomy, biomechanics.
  • Or Certified through a nationally accredited organization with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the Fitness/Health related field
  • Interpersonal communication: ability to effectively offer direction.
  • Knowledge of proper use of all exercise equipment and testing procedures.
  • CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification


  • Daily contact with members, guests, and staff


  • Highly visible, high activity, exposure to exercise equipment. Some lifting and/ or pushing of exercise equipment may be required.

Disclaimer: The information written in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as totally comprehensive of every job duty, responsibility, or qualification required by an employee assigned to this job. While employed in this position, an employee may be required to perform other assignments not listed in this job description:




Bachelors or better.
High School or better.

Licenses & Certifications


First Aide

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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