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Green Mountain at Fox Run
PO Box 164
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Full-time, Unpaid
DescriptionSince 1973, Green Mountain at Fox Run, a nationally-renowned, professionally-directed weight and health lifestyle program exclusively for women has provided challenging, active internship programs for exceptional candidates.
Population consists of college-age, professional and business women at varying fitness levels, who are seeking to make serious changes in their eating, activity and health/lifestyle behaviors. Will work with a multidisciplinary team of registered dietitians, exercise physiologists, behavioral, stress management and movement therapists and our director, PhD in nutritional biochemistry & metabolism. The program has been featured in over 2000 media pieces for its innovative, first-of-its-kind “non-dieting” approach and lifestyle model for long-term weight management.
ResponsibilitiesDuties and Responsibilities:
Group Exercise Instruction – conducting group fitness classes according to the ACSM guidelines
Exercise Modifications – proving exercise alternatives for special populations
Leading Excursions – leading hikes and other outdoor activities on and off-site
Assist Fitness Staff with Exercise Prescription
Assist Fitness Staff in production of fitness handouts, bulletin boards and other small administrative tasks
* Not an administrative desk job
Minimum of 12 weeks required; includes room and board. Opportunity for some income generation available. Internships positions are available year-round. Now accepting openings for Fall 2013.
Applicants must be in their last semester of Bachelors or Masters Degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Health Promotion, or other closely-related field.
•Personal Skills - ability to work with a diverse population with varying levels of health and fitness knowledge and ability. A positive attitude and strong work ethic are a must.
•Leadership Skills – must be comfortable taking on leadership role with clients and functioning as part of the Green Mountain at Fox Run team.
•Group Exercise Certifications - Individuals with certifications in fitness are preferred, but will train the right person.
The ability to work enthusiastically and discreetly with both a fit and fitness-compromised population is essential. Preference will be given to individuals with strong group teaching abilities. Preference will be given to individuals with strong teaching skills in group exercise classes, including weight training, aerobic fitness, water aerobics, fitness walking, dance/movement, resistance bands, body conditioning, Yoga, Pilates and the like.