Fitness Specialist(OC)




LOCATION OF POSITION:  Morale Welfare Recreation (MWR) Department, Fitness Division, NAS Pensacola FL


OPENING DATE:  01/01/2021                                                                            CLOSING DATE:  Open Continuous


POSITION:  Fitness Specialist/NF-0030-03                                                         SALARY RANGE:  $15.50 – 21.00/PH


EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: Flexible (May be scheduled to work 40 hours weekly. May be required to work weekends, holidays, and evening/rotating shifts. Group benefits not included.)


AREA OF CONSIDERATION:  Applications will be accepted from all sources.


DUTIES: Incumbent must screen participant for cardiovascular risk factors prior to exercise via a comprehensive medical history and health habits questionnaire. Incumbent recommends means for modifying cardiovascular risk factors, body fat and improving nutritional bad habits within guidelines recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine(ACSM). Assists in designing individualized exercise programs for patrons based on their goals or current fitness status by performing fitness profiling testing. (Aerobic capacity, blood pressure, heart rate and body composition). Incumbent will lead classes, provide personal instructions and be informed on correct exercise procedures and nutrition programs. Conduct an ongoing variety of fitness classes and set up individual fitness programs and instructions such as introduction to fitness lifestyle changes, basic muscular toning, circuit training, aerobic conditioning training, etc. Instructs and demonstrates proper biomechanic technique for use of all resistance training and cardiovascular exercise equipment. Explains applicable kinesiology of each machine. Shows patrons how to properly monitor heart while exercising and provide patrons with the basic knowledge of basic kinesiology as it relates to resistance training machines and free weight equipment. Demonstrates and explain the importance of warm-up, cool-down and flexibility. Enforces all rules and regulations of the fitness center and higher authority elements are followed. Ensures the fitness facility operation is maintained in accordance with MWR and Navy regulations and instruction. Issue workout charts and other additional paperwork. Responsible for upkeep of records (financial transactions, daily activity reports, client records, health risk forms and utilization records etc.). Attends meetings, workshops and seminars presented by the Fitness Director and other outside organizations. Keep up-to-date on the latest training techniques and developments. Implements new training materials into the fitness programs that promote the health and well being of patrons. Coordinates with Fitness Director and assist with developing educational material for patrons (flyers, videos, bulletin boards, etc.) and designs and implements facility and community programs. Assists with preparing an annual budget for facility operation and fitness requirements. Incumbent must exercise tact, good manners and courtesy when serving and assisting customers. This will be expressed by tactfully responding to patron inquiries and assisting in a prompt and friendly manner. Performs other duties assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:  Incumbent must hold a current CPR certification and must have completed Navy Basic Fitness Training. Incumbent must have attended or obtain within 6 months, the Star Service Customer Care course. Incumbent must have 3+ years of experience or a degree related to Recreation/Fitness Training. Must also hold a NCCA Accredited Certification as well as Specialty Certifications (i.e. Spin, Yoga, Zumba etc.). Must have at least 1 of the Navy Certifications NOFFS, CFL or Mission Nutrition. Must also have one of the following Subtitles: Group X Coordinator, NOFFS Coordinator, CFL Coordinator, Mission Nutrition Coordinator.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work includes lifting, pushing and pulling, utilizing all major muscle groups in the demonstration of exercises and equipment and aerobic activities, i.e., running, jumping, etc. Must be capable of operating all equipment used in the various programs. May require some lifting of boxes of stock merchandise. The incumbent works the majority of time in a well heated/air conditioned, adequately lighted facility. The remaining time is either spent outdoors or at other Fitness Department facilities. There are everyday risks requiring normal safety precautions typical of a fitness facility.