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Group Fitness Trainer

Group Fitness Trainer

locationVirginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/29/2024
Healthcare / Pharmacy
Full Time

Job Posting: Group Fitness Trainer

Location: Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay
Schedule: Part-Time Minus (less than 20 hours per pay cycle)

Are you passionate about active aging adults and dedicated to promoting their well-being? Join our team at Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay as a Group Fitness Trainer!


As our Group Fitness Trainer, you will play a pivotal role in enhancing the lives of our residents through innovative and engaging fitness programs. You will teach and coordinate both land and water-based exercise classes, tailored to meet the diverse needs of our community members. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading land and aquatic-based exercise programs, making necessary modifications to ensure inclusivity.
  • Preparing classes that address the unique fitness needs of our residents and, where possible, our staff members.
  • Assessing fitness levels and providing personalized guidance through various testing procedures.
  • Ensuring a safe and welcoming environment in our pool and fitness areas, maintaining equipment in line with Health Department standards.
  • Tracking and reporting resident participation, promoting engagement and attendance in our programs.
  • Assisting with health education classes and workshops, leveraging both internal and external resources.
  • Reporting resident health concerns to appropriate staff for timely intervention.
  • Training new Fitness Center participants and maintaining resident participation files.
  • Collaborating with our Therapy Department to support residents transitioning from rehabilitative services.
  • Guiding volunteers in the pool and fitness areas, and training class leaders to ensure continuity in the absence of staff.
  • Assisting with special events and working with various departments to ensure seamless community-wide coordination.
  • Serving on interdepartmental teams to champion the wellness philosophy throughout our community.
  • Demonstrating and supporting the Mission and Values of Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


  • A degree in Exercise Science/Physiology, Sports Medicine, Therapeutic Recreation, Athletic Training, or a related field, or 5+ years of experience in this field.
  • Current certification in CPR, with the ability to perform lifesaving techniques and initiate emergency responses.
  • A deep understanding and appreciation of the geriatric population, including knowledge of their physical capabilities.
  • Experience teaching a variety of water-based and land-based fitness classes.
  • Instructor training certification and/or personal trainer certification from ACSM, NASM, NSCA, ACE, or another recognized organization.
  • Proficiency in the use of fitness equipment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to foster positive relationships with residents and staff.


  • Ability to actively participate and lead a minimum of three classes daily.
  • Tolerance for the warm temperatures in the pool area and the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Capability to thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

Join us in making a meaningful impact on the lives of our residents by promoting their physical wellness and overall quality of life. If you are dedicated, compassionate, and ready to inspire our community, we would love to hear from you.

What makes Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay unique?

Founded in 1982, Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay is a faith based, not-for-profit, Life Plan Continuing Care Community to serve older adults of all beliefs, their families and the broader community.

Our waterfront community, located on the southern shore of Chesapeake Bay in Virginia Beach, in a beautiful, resort-like setting, provides innovative and comprehensive services designed to offer independent living, assisted living, and nursing care solutions.

Our employees, residents and guests carry out our mission daily: Creating community to foster joy and well-being. We maintain a close and friendly culture for our staff and residents by adhering to our Values of achieving excellence by giving and expecting:

RESPECT for each Person.

PASSION for what we do.


Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability or veteran status. Candidates are screened, in accordance with the Code of Virginia, with the State Police criminal background check including sex offender crimes. All new hires are subject to a Pre-Employment Drug Screen and receiving the flu shot.

  • Direct Deposit
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent Advancement Opportunities
  • Retirement Plan
  • Team Member Discounts
  • Same Day Pay-Get early pay access through UKG and get paid without waiting for your paycheck!
  • No agencies use for any clinical position