Fitness Instructor

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Presbyterian Homes & Services Folkestone 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.


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




- One Full time status at 32 hours per week

- One Part time status at 12 hours per week





100 Promenade Avenue
Wayzata, MN 55391


Folkestone is a progressive "green" community featuring access to pedestrian walkways, shopping and dining, plazas and open space, public art and fountains - all walking distance from downtown Wayzata and Lake Minnetonka.

As an employee you can take advantage of a variety of amenities such as:
- Heated underground parking for all employees
- Discounted employee meals
- Free Fitness Center access
- Heated streets and sidewalks (no snow and ice in the winter!)
- Lots of dining choices nearby
- Brand new equipment

This community offers the following care options: Assisted Living, Assisted Living with Memory Care, Enhanced Assisted Living, Care Center/Long Term Care




Salary:  $21.19 - $24.82 + / hour 


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

Based in St. Paul, Minnesota–Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS) is a nonprofit, faith-based organization providing a broad array of high-quality housing choices, care options and services for older adults. There are over 7,500 team members like you at PHS, serving more than 26,000 older adults through 60+ PHS-affiliated senior living communities in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin, and through Optage® and other community services. PHS is also co-owner of Genevive®, the largest geriatric primary care practice in MN, providing comprehensive care for over 15,000 older adults.

An Innovative Leader: Established in 1955, PHS has earned the reputation as an Innovative Leader dedicated to promoting independence, purposeful living, and overall well-being. PHS is now one of the largest nonprofit senior housing and services providers in the US.

Our strong focus on our employees, means we are committed to an environment where you are valued and empowered to make a difference. With a strong commitment to team growth from within, roughly 80% of leadership roles are filled through the development of people like you. To learn more about PHS culture, benefits and team development, we invite you to visit the "Careers" section of our website.

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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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