Fitness Instructor

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Avalon Square
Full Time


Presbyterian Homes & Services is seeking a Fitness Instructor for our team. The Fitness Instructor leads, instructs and motivates individuals or groups in exercise activities in assigned PHS locations. This may include aquatic exercise activities if aquatic facilities are located on the assigned campus. The Fitness Instructor works with the Fitness Director to develop the curriculum and lesson plans necessary to ensure classes are delivered to address the wellness objectives of the participants. Additional responsibilities include: ensuring the facilities and equipment are operating safely, maintaining a high level of sanitation and cleanliness in the Fitness areas, and ensuring program and services are operated in accordance to policies and procedures as well as State and local regulations.


SITES SUPPORTED AND SCHEDULE: We are looking for applicants for either a full, or part-time Fitness Trainer position working weekdays typically from 8:00am to 2:30pm. This position primarily supports Avalon Square but also works at our Kirkland Crossings community one day per week.


REPORTING STRUCTURE:  The Fitness Instructor reports the Regional Fitness Director. This position collaborates with Site Leaders and staff at designated work sites.


About Avalon Square:


We are located in the vibrant heart of downtown Waukesha, about 20 miles west of Milwaukee. Nestled among the bustling small businesses, Avalon Square started as a hotel in 1928 and still captures the stately charm of that historic fixture which was known for its delicious food and quality service. From the moment you enter Avalon Square, though, you can tell that the beautiful surroundings are just the beginning! At Avalon Square we are proud to offer employees and residents alike a strong, welcoming culture of caring support.


As an employee you can take advantage of a variety of amenities such as:
- Free off-street parking
- Discounted employee meals
- Free Fitness Center access

This community offers the following care options: Independent Living, Assisted Living and Specialty Care




Some of the responsibilities of the Fitness Instructor include (but are not limited to):

  • Conduct professional classes in balance, strengthening, flexibility, endurance and additional topics which may be of benefit to the participants of the Fitness Center.
  • In cooperation with the Fitness Director, develop and implement a curriculum and schedule of classes that will address the needs of the participants of the Fitness Center and provide the variety and frequency of classes to reach a wide spectrum of participants based upon regulations and established best practices.
  • Provide lifeguard services on the pool deck to monitor the utilization of the pool, and ensure the safety of all participants (sites with aquatic facilities only).
  • Administer standardized assessments in a uniform manner.
  • Educate and communicate to residents and caregivers on interventions and programs.
  • Maintain a safe and clean fitness area and equipment.
  • Monitor vital signs: blood pressure, pulse, respiration and oxygen saturation when applicable during fitness activities.
  • Complete accurate, legible and timely documentation which supports the services provided.
  • Accurately capture and bill for services provided when applicable, according to company policies and procedures.
  • Manages schedule to meet the needs of the resident. Flexible and adaptable to changes in the department/organization.



  1. High school graduate or equivalent.  
  2. Bachelors degree preferred in related field or equivalent experience in fitness industry. 
  3. Current Red Cross certification in CPR and First Aide.
  4. Lifeguard certification specific to the type of pool at assigned community or willingness to become certified within 90 days of start date
  5. Certification from a Nationally Accredited organization for personal training and group fitness  such as:  American Council on Exercise (ACE), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NASCA) and / or  National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). 
  6. Must have the ability to relate professionally positively, and work cooperatively with residents, guests, families and employees at all levels. 
  7. Able and willing to travel to other PHS communities. 
  8. Demonstrated compatibility with PHS's mission and operating philosophies.
  9. Demonstrated ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language to communicate with all customers.


About PHS

Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS), based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a non-profit, faith-based organization providing a broad array of high quality housing choices, care and service options for older adults. 6,400 employees serve 25,000 older adults through 45 PHS-affiliated senior living communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa, and through Optage® home and community services. Established in 1955, PHS has earned the reputation as an innovative leader concerned with promoting independence, vitality and well-being for those they serve.

We believe employees are the most important resource in our ministry and we are committed to an environment where employees are valued and empowered to make a difference. With a strong commitment to grow our employees from within, the development opportunities with us are virtually unlimited. We offer competitive wages, opportunities for advancement, ongoing training, and incredible benefits like education assistance and nursing loan forgiveness.

If you have a desire to honor God by enriching the lives and touching the hearts of older adults, consider answering the call and join our team.




PHS is an EEO/AA employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.


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