Fitness Director

Job ID
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HallMar Village
Full Time


Presbyterian Homes & Services is hiring a Fitness Director for HallMar Village in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


The Fitness Director provides overall leadership of the fitness center and aquatic services at each assigned site. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, evaluating and effectively directing the fitness staff and program in order to ensure the delivery of high quality resident care and services consistent with regulations and established best practices of the fitness function at PHS. This includes managing and leading a team of fitness instructors and fitness staff as well as providing direct services to the residents.



Reporting Structure

The Fitness Director reports to the Campus Administrator. The Fitness Director directly supervises the Fitness Instructor. This position also oversees the use of contracted services, volunteers and students for fitness programming.  



About This Community


HallMar Village is a joint ministry of Mercy Medical Center and Presbyterian Homes & Services. This senior living community will offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care apartment homes as well as long term care suites. With the Village Center at its heart, the community offers inviting and comfortable living spaces along with outdoor elements including patios, courtyards, gardening spaces, and walking trails.



Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  1. Provide overall leadership of the fitness center and aquatic services for all assigned sites. Plan, organize, evaluate and effectively direct the fitness staff and program in order to ensure the delivery of high quality resident care and services consistent with regulations and established best practices of the fitness function at PHS.
  2. Oversee the implementation of the fitness program to include: assessment, orientation, implementation, education, and evaluation of fitness programming for each resident’s unique need, as well as provide direct services to the residents.
  3. Achieve fitness goals at the site and organizational level through effective collaboration with management and site functions. 
  4. Ensure clean and safe operating conditions in accordance with applicable regulations and standards by maintaining the fitness center, equipment, and pool(s).
  5. Manage and lead a team of fitness instructors and fitness staff. 
  6. Support the integration of Christian Culture in fitness operations



  • Must possess a college degree in Physical Therapy, Physical Education, Sports Medicine, Exercise Physiology, Nutrition & Fitness, Recreation Therapy or related fields.  Certification in American Council of Exercise (ACE), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or related groups is required.
  • Must have at least two years of experience in personal training, aquatic exercise, fitness training, physical therapy, or related areas.  Demonstrate competencies in aquatics and dry-land exercise instruction, class instructions, class development, program management, and client assessment. Demonstrated experience in working with seniors in the area of fitness is desirable.
  • Must have life-saving skills training and certification such as CPR, WSL or the like.
  • Must be able to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret goals, objectives, policies, and procedures necessary to provide quality resident services and maintain sound operations.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other providers, staff, family and residents in meeting resident needs.
  • Demonstrated compatibility with PHS's mission and operating philosophies.
  • 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, and care and service options for older adults. Over 7,100 employees serve more than 26,000 older adults through 59 PHS-affiliated senior living communities in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin, and through Optage® home and community services. PHS is also co-owner of Genevive, the largest geriatric primary care practice in Minnesota, providing comprehensive care for over 15,000 older adults. Established in 1955, PHS has earned the reputation as an innovative leader dedicated to promoting independence, purposeful living, and overall well-being for those they serve. Today, PHS is one of the largest nonprofit providers of senior housing and services in the nation.

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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