About ChristianaCare: ChristianaCare is the one of the Mid Atlantic's largest academic health care providers and consists of 3 campuses: Wilmington, Newark and Union at Cecil County. Through our values of love and excellence, ChristianaCare is consistently identified as a regional center of excellence for cardiology, cancer and women's health services and ranked by US News & World as Best Hospital.
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To lead a group of caregivers through a pre-arranged format of exercises designed to enhance overall fitness, strength, flexibility, and endurance, while ensuring the safety of each caregiver. Examples are aerobic and strength classes, step, Barre, indoor cycling, kickboxing, Yoga, HIIT, tone & stretch, Pilates, etc.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Choregraph and lead exercise classes
Manage exercise class size up to 20 participants with varying abilities
Design and teach a variety of exercise routines
Monitor and teach class participants proper exercise form and technique using positive reinforcement
Educate class participants about fitness, exercise, and safe exercise techniques
Set up, move, and store exercise equipment
Leave a clean and organized exercise room after class
Perform exercise equipment maintenance
Record class attendance
Report to the fitness center manager or supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself and other caregivers
Complete system-wide education and other requirements including but not limited to vaccination deadlines and surveys
Comply with the health system's COVID and other health issued regulations
Meet with caregivers for orientations, consultations, and exercise instruction
Prescribe exercise prescriptions and fitness assessments
Staff and oversee daily operations of the fitness centers
Operate and assist in department programs, projects, and challenges
Present to other departments, partake in system-wide events and exercise demonstrations
Perform assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices
Perform other related duties as required
SCOPE, PURPOSE, AND FREQUENCY OF CONTACTS:
Instruct a minimum of 24 exercise classes/year, as scheduled by Fitness Center Manager
DIRECTION/SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:
Manager, Fitness Centers
Manager, Benefits and Wellness
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
High School Diploma
Group Fitness Instructor Certification
Degree in Exercise Science, Fitness Management, Physiology, Kinesiology or in a related discipline or a fitness certification other than Group Fitness Instructor with experience teaching and leading group exercise classes may be substituted for the Group Fitness Instructor certification. As a condition of employment, a Group Fitness Instructor certification from a nationally recognized institution including, but not limited to ACE, ACSM, AFAA, NETA, must be obtained within 4 months after Day One Orientation.
CPR with AED certification
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge of basic physiology, anatomy, and body mechanics
Knowledge of basic technology including but not limited to Microsoft Office and Teams
Ability to operate and troubleshoot audio equipment
Ability to work independently
Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
Experience instructing group fitness classes to diverse abilities
Maintain CPR/AED certification
Maintain certifications required to teach group fitness classes and specialty classes
Physical demands include but are not limited to the ability to lift light weights, bending, squatting, jumping, and running, reaching, walking, hopping, spinning, and kicking. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a person with disabilities to perform the principal duties and responsibilities.
Fitness centers and exercise studios at the Avenue North, Christiana, and Wilmington campuses, and departments system-wide either in person, Teams or Zoom.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.