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Fitness Trainer - ProActive, on-call as needed

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Lincoln, NE
Job Title:    Fitness Trainer                                                               
Job Location:  ProActive
Immediate Supervisor:  Fitness Manager                                                                  
Status:   Non-Exempt            


The Fitness Trainer serves members and guests through fitness assessments, consultations, the development of exercise prescriptions, conducts personal training, instructs on the safe and proper use of exercise equipment, conducts health coaching sessions and follows up after initial offerings.  Analyzes and interprets clientsâ?? health status and recommends appropriate programming based on the clientâ??s needs.  May assist guiding or leading group classes and/or cardiac rehab lab sessions. Provides facility coverage as needed. Work will be performed in an ethical and legal manner following organizational policies, processes, protocols and procedures. Responsible for quality service delivery and internal/external customer relations for Madonna as a whole, including upholding the mission and values for the department and facility.


  1. Analyzes Health History Questionnaires (HHQ) and Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaires (PAR-Q), conducts assessments, and interprets results to members. 
  2. Markets personal training, health coaching, dietetics, as well as other related ProActive services to potential, new and existing members. 

  1. Performs intakes on new members including Health Risk Assessments (HRA), consultations, fitness assessments, exercise prescription, equipment orientation and/or employs motivational interviewing techniques to meet client needs.  Utilizes discretion and judgment based upon expertise to develop and tailor programs to the individual needs of ProActive clients. 
  2. Implements safe and effective training, consulting, coaching, fitness and coaching services. 
  3. Monitors member and guest utilization of equipment, ensuring safe and effective use. 
  4. Builds and maintain relationships with ProActive members and guests through training and/or coaching sessions, small group sessions, group exercise classes, as well as other services and member engagement activities as monitored through quarterly productivity of services rendered. Assists cardiac rehab sessions as needed.
  5. Conducts facility orientation to all new members, introducing them to the facility, policies and proper use of equipment, and to other special programs and services (group exercise, aquatics, personal training, nutrition, health coaching etc.). 
  6. Ensures members are aware of and follow policies and procedures in all areas of the center.
  7. Supports and cross promotes all ProActive departments, programs and services. 
  8. Maintains active involvement in all ProActive special events and programs. 
  9.   Follows instruction from supervisor to perform other functions as assigned in order to achieve the goals within the department and Madonna as a whole.  Participates on teams and/or committees as requested.
  10.   Maintains and develops productive hours from performing services qualified for and based on annual performance reviews.
  11. Utilizes services on virtual platforms as needed.

  1. Is proficient on the function and use of all pieces of equipment as it applies to members with various medical or non-medical related needs and limitations. 
  2. Is proficient in analyzing HHQ and PAR-Q to determine individual readiness for safe activity.
  3. Is proficient in fitness assessment procedures such as body composition testing (skin fold, infrared), checking blood pressure, pulse, strength testing, sub-max cardiovascular testing, flexibility tests, motivational interviewing, coaching surveys, etc. 
  4. Ensures safety of the facility and equipment, ensures infection control standards are met and areas are clean and free of clutter and obstructions.
  5. Assists in keeping equipment clean by wiping down upholstery, weights and lubricates equipment according to standards. 
  6. Performs light maintenance. 
  7. Ensures broken equipment is fixed immediately or reported to supervisor for repairs. 
  8. Conducts walk-through of the locker rooms to ensure a clean environment is maintained and addresses any needs. 
  9. Stocks clean towels and empties towel bins.
  10. May instruct individual and/or small group sessions and group classes. 
  11. Maintains and ensures a safe environment for the department. Maintains compliance with regulations and to prevent injury.  Handles and operates all necessary equipment and performs required duties according to established safety standards.
  12. Assists with ensuring cleanliness of equipment and environment.


Must have constant near visual acuity with ordinary hearing and speaking skills.  Frequent lift and carry 25 pounds, occasional lift to 55 pounds with rare lift over 50 pounds supporting members.  Frequent walk and stand.  Occasional sitting.  Requires frequent bending, squatting 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.   Requires ordinary hearing and speaking skills.  May be exposed to biohazardous materials including pool chemicals. May be exposed to blood and body fluids.


Four year academic degree in a health related pre-professional or professional course of study in a specialized curriculum required.  Six months experience in the areas of fitness, athletic training, coaching or rehabilitation required.  Must possess a current nationally recognized personal training and/or health coaching certificate.  Certification agencies include American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, American Council on Exercise, and National Academy of Sports Medicine and any other as deemed acceptable by Madonna; according to certifying agency, certification must be maintained prior to expiration. CPR/AED certification required within 30 days of hire. Must exhibit exceptional discretion, judgment and customer service skills. 


Date Posted August 9, 2022
Date Closes August 24, 2022
Requisition 0005EM
Located In Lincoln, NE
Department Lincoln-ProActive Campus
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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