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Group Fitness Instructor: Fri 10:15am+Additional Classes, ProActive

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Lincoln, NE

Job Description

Job Title: Group Fitness Instructor I                                                                                               
Job Code: 773003     

Status: Non-exempt, As-Needed, On-Call    


Madonna ProActive is Lincolnâ??s first medically-based health, fitness and wellness facility.  It is an extension of Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals, a leader in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation for more than 50 years!  Regardless of age or ability, Madonna Proactive meets people at their current fitness level and helps them become the very best that they can by incorporating the emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social and psychological elements of a person, along with their physical skills. 

At Madonna ProActive, we combine heartfelt hospitality with Integrative Health approach.  Integrative Health focuses on healthy lifestyles, disease prevention and healing from an illness or injury.  Madonna ProActive offers Personal Training, Group Fitness, Aquatics, Adaptive Training, and state of the art equipment to empower all members, even those whose diagnoses pose the most complex challenges. Our investment in the exceptional talent, groundbreaking technology and progressive treatments is changing the face of medical fitness!

Other fitness centers provide athletic opportunities, we change lives!  Madonna miracles and breakthrough moments happen every day; when patients who could not previously walk or speak independently, joyfully celebrate when they hear: â??Now You Can!â?

The marvelous aspect of being a Fitness Instructor, regardless of licensure, is the ability to provide a lifetime of care with dedication, skill and compassion.  Now is the opportunity to be a part of something meaningful!



The Madonna Proactive Group Fitness Instructors are critical to a positive member experience! Fitness Instructors are responsible for teaching fitness classes in a safe manner, using proper proper exercise, body mechanics, and properly choreographed and cued routines.  They are responsible for quality service delivery with high member satisfaction while upholding Madonnaâ??s mission and values.



  1. Provides a safe and enjoyable fitness environment using professionally accepted group fitness techniques. Develops new routines and choreographies to insure fitness classes are motivating and challenging.

  2. Instructs class on how to self-monitor intensity through perceived exertion, pulse checks, or heart monitors.

  3. Ensures all participants perform in a safe fashion in regards to intensity, body mechanics, and according to the class routine.

  4. Properly operates sound system and equipment. Effectively and safely utilizes fitness devices such as steps, weights, bars, balls, punching bags, noodles, kick boards, water resistive devices, etc. to provide the highest quality classes for members.

  5. Maintains and reports on class participation.

  6. Communicate to patient, family and co-workers in a respectful manner to maintain a positive customer oriented approach.

  7. Supports and cross-sells all ProActive departments, programs and services.

  8. Actively involved in ProActive special events and programs.

  9. Takes instruction from supervisor to perform other functions as assigned in order to achieve the goals of ProActive.

  10. Assists in ensuring clean and organized class environment and safe equipment.

  11. Performs light maintenance.

  12. Handles and operates all necessary equipment and performs required duties according to established safety standards to maintain compliance with regulations and prevent injury.

    Must have constant near visual acuity with ordinary hearing and speaking skills.  Frequent lift and carry of 25 pounds.  Constant movement such as walking or swimming while conducting multiple fitness classes daily. Requires frequent bending and stooping. Must tolerate occasional to frequent horizontal reaching with both arms. Frequent grasping of both hands requiring normal grip strength based on national averages.  Has potential for blood or body fluids when providing emergency care.




    Certification from a nationally recognized agency is preferred.  Experience teaching land and/or water group fitness classes preferred.  Completion of instructor training program preferred. Group fitness certifications preferred include National Arthritis Association, YMCA Group Exercise and Water certifications, Aquatics Exercise Association (AEA) and/or Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) or another recognized group exercise certification as International Dance Exercise Association.   CPR/AED certified preferred.   Background checks are conducted on applicants for this position with the agencies as required by Nebraska State regulations, in addition to any other agencies as determined by Madonna.  Applicants must sign authorization forms to release information to Madonna.




    For those that seek it out, this role is a springboard for your wellness career!  For others, attaining a rewarding part time role provides the perfect balance and supplemental income for their family.   Madonna offers a Competitive Salary; 403b Retirement Plan; Tuition Assistance and varied scholarships to qualifying employees!   We have a Certified Daycare that is on the main campus (childcare coverage for the staff) available for children 6 weeks to 12 years old; and a separate play center at the Madonna ProActive fitness center for members to use as they enjoy the facility.  


    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to a person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability or genetic information. 




    Turn your work into your lifeâ??s mission!  See first-hand impact on members and their families!  Learn new skills and advance your career!   Love your job and your team!   Go home at the end of the day knowing that you have made a difference!  



    EXAMPLES OF HOPE & HEALING - FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/Madonna.ProActive/  


    VIRTUAL TOUR:     https://proactive.madonna.org/tour-proactive  

Job Details

Date Posted December 4, 2018
Date Closes December 19, 2018
Requisition 0002OJ
Located In Lincoln, NE
Department Lincoln-ProActive Campus
SOC Category 00-0000.00