This position will develop, prepare, instruct, and modify
fitness classes at the Oshkosh Seniors Center (OSC) as well as
provide and expand a wide variety of age-appropriate fitness
classes to meet the needs, interests, challenges, and abilities of
adults 50 and older with wide and varying fitness levels.
This position works closely with the Fitness Coordinator and the
Program Supervisor in the development and application of all
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not
to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be
required and assigned.
- Provide professional, safe, and effective fitness classes
offering ongoing motivation and feedback to class participants.
Develop exercise routines for specific classes. Provide specific
emphasis on safety and proper execution of movements. (93%)
- Teach older adults proper techniques of using fitness equipment
including free weights, body bars, and resistance bands.
Demonstrate modifications for intensity and impact of exercises.
- Maintain confidential participant records. Handle emergency
situations and submit appropriate incident/accident reports to
appropriate staff. (1%)
- Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:
- Ability to obtain CPR and First Aid certification.
- Ability to obtain a degree or certificate/training/experience
in an exercise/health science related field.
- Experience teaching group exercise classes for older adults is
- Willingness to seek additional training and certification from
an evidence based or accredited group exercise organization.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to conduct classes and activities related to
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships by communicating, verbally and in writing, with city
employees and the public.
- Ability to work with confidential information.
- Possess good interpersonal skills, be team oriented, and be
able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
co-workers, other city employees, and the public.
- Skill at meeting deadlines and managing multiple
In evaluating candidates for this position, the City may
consider a combination of education, training and experience which
provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform
the essential duties of the position.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
A wide variety of fitness equipment; microphone, audio system,
boom box, computer, word processor, database, spreadsheet software;
copy and fax machine, phone with voice mail, calculator, and
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
frequently required to stand and lie down to perform and
demonstrate all aspects of the exercise classes along with talking
and hearing. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use
hands and fingers to handle exercise equipment and to reach with
hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or
balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must
occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job.
The noise level in the work environment may vary from
conversational to quite loud with music playing during the exercise
classes. The work will be primarily indoors with some minimal
walking outdoors between buildings, exposed to weather conditions
typical of Wisconsin.
Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral
interviews, background check and job related tests may be
The duties listed in this position description are intended only
as illustrations of the various types of work that may be
performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not
exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a
logical assignment to the position.
The position description does not constitute an employment
agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to
change by the employer as the needs of the employer and
requirements of the job change.
Fitness classes take place Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Applicants must therefore have some availability on weekday
Type : EXTERNAL
Location : SENIOR SERVICES
HOURLY RATE RANGE: $10.92-$12.47