Fitness Specialist


Position Overview: Responsible for the safety and conduct of all participants utilizing the Fitness Center, Weight Training Center, and MP Fit fitness facilities.

Duties included but not limited to:

·       Major Duties:

·       Fitness Relations:
Demonstrates the proper use of equipment in all rooms.
Provides instruction/information in response to members' questions.
Provides a fitness facility orientation to new members and/or guests, upon requests.
Refers members to supervisors when special needs or concerns exist.

·       Member Relations:
Greets members and makes them feel welcome and oriented to URec fitness activity areas.
Educate members and/or guests on equipment/machine that will work on certain areas of the body.
Knows, supports and enforces the Fitness Center, Weight Training and MP Fit policies and procedures.
Moves throughout the rooms remaining highly visible and approachable.
Shows continual willingness to interact with and support the diverse goals of members.
Promotes programs of URec and solicits members' opinions of programs.
Follows up on comments/complaints made by members.
Acts with professionalism and avoids involving members in personal or work-related issues.
Promotes various programs that occur within the fitness programming area.

·       When Fitness/Wellness Representative is not on, Fitness Associate will perform the below responsibilities in addition to the ones stated above:

Register members and/or guests in fitness/wellness related appointments/programs.
Make daily reservations for racquetball, walleyball and tennis.
Issue equipment to members and/or guests.
Inventory equipment and communicates when equipment is either missing or is damaged.
Records daily stats.

·       Safety:
Monitor the membership/guest of any potential medical emergencies.
Ensure that there is not misuse or abuse of machines.
Perform preventative maintenance on fitness related equipment (such as wiping down equipment during scheduled shift time, cleaning mirrors, vacuuming and assisting participants in putting free weights in proper areas.)
Complete and forms pertinent to the operation of the Fitness facilities.
Informs the department of any machine which has malfunctioned or broken down.
Responsible for all opening and closing duties within that area.
Assist in laundering towels.
Organize equipment.
Closes down unsafe/broken equipment and submits appropriate work orders.

·       Misc:
Complete any other tasks assigned by the Assistant Director, Fitness/Wellness or Graduate Assistant.



CMU student (undergraduate or graduate). Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Working Conditions: Potential contact with bio-hazardous materials. Potential of a hostile work environment due to conflict and enforcing policies and procedures; potential of members and guests with health related illness and cardiac problems. Prolonged period on feet.


Certifications Requirement

Adult, Child and Infant CPR and Standard First Aid (American Red Cross - preferred), A.E.D Certification (preferred) and Right to Know training. Must be obtained once position has been offered and accepted. Must have completed PED 189 - Weight Training and Conditioning or transfer equivalent or prior relevant experiences; appreciation of individual skills and diversity of clientele; ability to provide a positive environment free of discrimination for all participants.  

To Apply

Interested and qualified individuals should complete an on-line employment application and submit a résumé: Please direct any questions to the Assistant Director of Student Personnel (989) 774-3686,