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691-Fitness Centers - 3304-691 Fitness Asst II

24351 El Toro Rd, Laguna Woods, CA 92637, USA Req #496
Thursday, October 27, 2022

JOB SUMMARY:                                                                       

Under general supervision or direction, counsels and prepares individual resident exercise programs; leads exercise program; and performs related work as required.  Work involves regular contact with residents.




Interviews each resident enrolling in a supervised exercise program, determines general medical history and contacts residents' doctors; notes any special requirements or problems.


Tests each resident’s heartbeat and blood pressure, assesses strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and relaxation.  Prepares individual exercise prescriptions detailing exercise type, frequency, intensity and duration based on resident’s medical history and goals, including exercise programs for recovery from conditions such as heart and pulmonary disease, orthopedic problems and recent surgeries.


Provides floor leadership.


Maintains comprehensive records on each program participant.


Provides oversight and assistance to individuals and group exercises, conducts regular heartbeat and blood pressure checks; adjusts individual programs accordingly.


Regular attendance required.  All duties performed on-site for the Community.


Works effectively with co-workers, customers and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listens to and objectively considers ideas and suggestions from others; keeps commitments; keeps others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; addresses problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions; addresses others by name, title or other respectful identifier; and respects the diversity of our workforce in actions, words and deeds.




Drives a vehicle to meetings, workshops and other job related responsibilities.



Blood pressure kit, exercise equipment, computer, printer, copier, fax and telephone.




While performing the duties of this job, the employee is in a climate-controlled indoor building.





Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in Kinesiology.  Considerable experience in exercise instruction or equivalent combination of education and experience which produces the following:


  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the job.
  • Knowledge of geriatric exercise programs.
  • Knowledge of blood pressure, heart rate, strength, aerobic capacity, body composition and flexibility testing procedures.
  • Knowledge of the proper use of various types of exercise equipment.
  • Knowledge of modern office equipment, practices, systems and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and speak before groups.
  • Ability to relate to the needs and concerns of senior citizens.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public and to deal with public relations problems courteously and tactfully.





  • Ability to obtain a basic Red Cross First Aid Certificate.
  • Ability to obtain an American Heart Association CPR Certificate.





While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk, hear, see and use hands to finger, grasp, feel, lift and carry up to 20 lbs, and reach.  The employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time (up to 7 hours) and use repetitive motion to operate a keyboard for long periods.  The employee is occasionally required to kneel, pull, push, stoop, carry up to 50 lbs. and lift up to 100 lbs.




MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:                                                                                                                                  


While performing the duties of this job the employee reads, solves problems, uses his verbal and written communication skills, and able to handle frequent customer contact, interruptions, and multiple tasks.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 24351 El Toro Rd, Laguna Woods, CA 92637, USA