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Fitness Instructor – Parkinson’s Fitness Instructor

Power Over Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (“POP”) is seeking a passionate, enthusiastic exercise instructor to provide group fitness instruction to an engaged group of people with Parkinson’s and their care partners. 


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, setup and conduct group exercise classes for participants including light equipment setup, music 

  • Communicate with participants and supervisor regarding safety concerns

  • Create an environment that promotes support and provides tools and knowledge for participants to help them develop a plan and uphold their goals.


  • At least 3 months teaching in a group exercise format.

  • Knowledge of safe exercise technique and group exercise principles 

  • Specialized skill such as working with older adults and/or adaptive exercise techniques are given priority. 

  • Basic knowledge of physiology and body mechanics

  • Capable of leading a variety of exercise routines

  • Positive and effective interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to adapt exercises to meet different users’ skill and ability.

  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certification a plus

  • Background in Exercise Science and/or Physical Therapy preferred (current student is ok)

  • Ability to work with participants to address the whole person, including spirit, mind and body

  • Familiarity with TRX equipment, rowing machines, and stationary bikes (knowledge of balance and mobility work a plus)

  • POP will help and support candidate becoming certified in the use of TRX; rowing machines and other exercise formats. Physical demands include, but are not limited to the ability to lift light weights, bending, squatting, jumping, running, reaching, walking, etc.


Multiple classes available.  $50-$75 per class depending on experience and certification(s).


Power Over Parkinson’s: OR call 804-708-2246

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