Inspire others and change lives through your energy and passion for fitness and well-being. Make a transformational impact on people’s health engagement. Join our group of entrepreneurial professionals and become part of a fun and winning team!
Aquila is an award-winning on-site health and fitness management company which was recognized as one of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing private U.S. companies. For over two decades, Aquila has been providing innovating programming and results-oriented fitness and wellness management to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, educational institutions, and private corporate establishments.
Internship Job Description:
Aquila’s Health and Fitness Specialist Intern will gain first- hand experience by assisting members in safe and effective exercise programs and perform a wide range of duties in a health/fitness center, under the supervision of the site manager. The program provides students with a well rounded experience in all aspects of health & fitness in a professional setting.
As a Health and Fitness Specialist Intern, you will have the opportunity to do the following:
Assist in educating members concerning safe exercise techniques
Assist to perform exercise assessments and prescribe exercise upon American College of Sports Medicine guidelines
Conduct safe and effective assessments including cardiovascular, strength, flexibility, and body composition analysis; evaluate and interpret data and identify high risk participants and special populations
Aid members -spotting and equipment usage
Assist in the maintenance, cleanliness and safety of all equipment
Adhere to departmental and club policies and procedures
Adhere to client’s policies and procedures
Assist in wellness and fitness promotions and external events
Perform daily administrative duties under the supervision of the site manager or fitness specialist
Assist in memberships: monthly, internships: signing members up, sending out reminders of payment
Help teach group fitness classes in different styles: step, strength, circuit, Pilates and/or yoga
Helping clients/members with fitness related questions. Performing tours of the facility
Personal Training shadowing and writing out mock PT sessions
Assisting with newsletter, articles, and monthly bulletin board
This is an unpaid internship and does not provide wages. However, at the completion of the program Aquila sponsors an ACE certification exam for the candidate. The program has to be completed in full. The exam fees are paid by Aquila.
LOCATION Research Triangle Park, NC
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Customer service oriented
Knowledge of fitness training principles
Strong organizational skills
Computer knowledge: Microsoft Office Products & Network Inter
Type and Timing of Internship:
Full Time during the Summer