About Our Job
This is an on-call position which will work no more than 39 hours per week and is not eligible for benefits. On-call positions may have routine or variable work schedules.
Denver Parks & Recreation’s Active Older Adults (AOA) program engages adults ages 50+ in wellness, exercise, and leisure activities that support healthy aging. AOA programming includes aquatics, fitness, outdoor day trips, lunch trips, drop-in activities, clubs, arts & crafts, dance lessons and more!
Certified Fitness Instructor – Active Older Adults provide instruction in group fitness classes aimed at active older adults in the Denver community, demonstrating proper techniques and methods for participants and ensures a safe, fun and enriching fitness environment. This position provides the opportunity to obtain part-time work making a positive impact on the lives of Denver’s active older adults, while staying fit and taking part in the fun!
Interested in getting your SilverSneakers Certification? Visit the Tivity instructor resource center for more information on becoming a SilverSneakers instructor: https://instructor.tivityhealth.com/
Job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provides exceptional instruction to individuals of all fitness levels
Demonstrates professional, safe, and effective class instruction while offering ongoing motivation and feedback to class participants
Creates enthusiastic and energetic class environments while providing specific emphasis on safety and proper execution of movements
Shows a willingness to answer questions and utilize positive conflict resolution skills
Meets the outstanding customer service standards of Denver Parks and Recreation
Instructs SilverSneakers class formats such as: Classic, CardioFit, Circuit, Yoga, Splash and BOOM
Keeps current on all certifications and industry practices
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested
Education requirement: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate
Experience Requirement: None
Education/Experience Equivalency: None
License/Certifications: Certification as an instructor and/or trainer in yoga, step aerobics, kick boxing, boot camp, hip-hop, interval training, sports performance, strength training, Pilates, Zumba, indoor cycling, core conditioning or any fitness area by a nationally recognized organization.
Requires certification in
Current certification as a Group Fitness Instructor by a nationally recognized organization (such as but not limited to: ACE or AFAA) OR a current specialty fitness certification (such as but not limited to Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, Essentrics®, or cycling) by a nationally recognized organization
Certification by Healthways in any of the following SilverSneakers class formats: Classic, CardioFit, Circuit, Yoga, Splash or BOOM
Current CPR/First Aid Certification
Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Communit
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