Fitness Specialist

Ascension, D73 - Milwaukee, WI

We Are Hiring

Fitness Specialist - Employee Hlth and Wellness 001 - Part-Time,Day - Alexian Village Milwaukee - Milwaukee,WI

Why Join Ascension?

Senior Living and Long-Term Care Communities

As a subsidiary of Ascension, Ascension Living is committed to providing services, amenities, opportunities and support, so seniors can enjoy living healthier and happier, at every age and at every stage.

We’re the second-largest nonprofit system in the U.S. Our living choices include independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitative care and long-term skilled nursing care.

More than 10,000 adults live in our 54 senior living communities, which are located in 12 states, and Washington, D.C. Also, more than 5,500 associates are employed by Ascension – professional, compassionate individuals who believe in empowering people to age successfully.

What You Will Do

Responsible for developing and implementing a specialized exercise regimen for older adult clients in a variety of settings and levels of function and fitness. Ensures the fitness program meets the needs of the client and may include elements such as physical fitness, nutrition, cardiovascular training, and weight training. Offers guidance and support to clients in order to achieve their goals.

Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Trainers must demonstrate knowledge of health appraisal techniques and an understanding of motivation, counseling, and teaching in health and fitness specific to older adults.


  • A fitness specialist provides personalized exercise instruction to older individual clients
  • Understands the physiological principals of safe and effective exercise regimens
  • Works in suitable settings including one-on-one or in small groups
  • Helps clients to achieve their personal fitness goals
  • Specializes in specific forms of fitness for older adults such as balance training, yoga, tai chi, etc.
  • Maintains effective interdepartmental relations
  • Support Ascension Living's philosophy, policies, and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

The hours for this role will be as follows:

Monday: 9:00am - 3:30pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm

What You Will Need


  • Preferred Credential(s):
    • BLS Provider
    • Personal trainer certification. Exercise physiologist, or a physical therapy aide will do exceptional well.


  • Diploma High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Technical degree required Bachelor's degree and/or a valid certification through one of several professional associations devoted to fitness and related areas, such as the American College of Sports medicine, the American Council on Exercise or the International Sport Sciences Association strongly preferred

Work Experience:

  • None required
  • 2+ years working in a similar capacity with older adults strongly preferred

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