We are hiring rural fitness instructors!

We are currently looking for fitness instructors for our Minds in Motion® program in Brandon, Portage la Prairie and Selkirk!

Fitness Leaders Job Description
The Minds in Motion® fitness leaders are certified professionals who are passionate about working with older adults and are responsible for delivering a safe, stigma-free and fun-filled
environment. They also accept that participants will arrive with a varying level of ability and mobility. The Minds in Motion® exercise program focuses on mindful activity while integrating
the following core elements into each 50-minute exercise session:
• Warm up
• Cardiovascular conditioning (seated and/or standing)
• Cool down
• Strength conditioning
• Stretch

• Ensure participants understand your role, their role and the purpose of the exercise
• Maintain a clutter-free exercise space for participants and focus on safety, not sets
• Encourage participants to share any physical concerns or limitations with you
• Provide modifications to exercise, when needed
• Engage socially with participants before and after each session
• De-brief with the lead facilitator after each session regarding any participant issues
• Attend the annual Minds in Motion® development ½ day of training
• Notify the lead facilitator in a timely fashion when conflicts in your schedule arise

• Current First Aid and CPR certification
• Completion of post-secondary schooling in community recreation studies, kinesiology,
human kinetics or health sciences and/or certification in provincial or national accredited
exercise council or curriculum
o Preference for leaders who have taken the active older adult module

• A minimum of two years’ experience leading exercise to music group fitness programs
for older adults
• Personal or professional experience with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias
Pay Rate: $38 per hour based on 8-week contract

To apply, send in your resume to:
Nicole McDonald, Dementia-Friendly Community Program Manager
Email: nmcdonald@alzheimer.mb.ca

For more information, please call the office at: 204-943-6622 (Winnipeg) or 1-800-378-6699 (Manitoba).