Premise Health Assistant Fitness Center Manager in Chicago, Illinois

We have an opportunity for a Full Time Assistant Fitness Center Manager to join our team in providing an unparalleled experience at our employer based Fitness Centerlocated in Chicago, IL!

Join a dynamic team of professionals in providing challenging Fitness programming and assisting people in our mission to get, stay and be well.

Premise Health is a leading worksite health and patient engagement company dedicated to improving the cost and quality of employee healthcare. We believe healthcare should be about helping people get, stay and be well. That’s our mission and it’s the foundation of everything we do. With more than 40 years of experience, Premise Health manages more than 500 worksite-based health and wellness centers across the country. The company serves more than 200 of the nation’s leading employers, including a significant number of the Fortune 1000.


The Assistant Fitness Manager responsibility is to oversee daily operations of the Fitness Center and assist the Wellness Program Manager with planning, reporting and project execution. There are no direct reports for this position.


  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the fitness center; including equipment/facilities and maintenance

  • Oversee the group exercise program, including schedules, promotions, tracking, reporting, etc. and manage the group exercise instructors

  • Oversee Personal Training program, including promotions, tracking, reporting, etc.

  • Provide ancillary support for the on-site massage therapy program

  • Assist Wellness Program Manager with strategic planning (annual, quarterly, monthly) and statistical reporting (monthly, quarterly, etc.)

  • Provide “Best of Class” customer service to all Fitness Center members according to Premise Health Exercise Leadership and Customer Service Standards

  • Provides exercise leadership expertise in the areas of supervised workouts, fitness testing and prescriptions and group exercise instruction according to the latest edition of the American College of Sports Medicine, Exercise Testing and Prescription (fitness testing and exercise prescription), AFAA (for group exercise classes) and Premise Health Exercise Leadership, Fitness Floor time Supervision and Customer Service Standards

  • Continuous upkeep of in-house facility duties as listed in the Premise Health Facility Appearance policy and fitness facility audit plan

  • Perform other related oversight duties as assigned by the Wellness Program Manager

  • Address customer issues and ensure effective and long-term problem resolution

  • Execute safe and effective fitness services, including one-on-one training and group exercise class instruction



  • Bachelor’s degree in exercise related field

  • Current certification in AHA or ARC Basic Life Support for health care providers is required, Advanced Cardiac Life Support may also be required based on contract scope of services

  • First Aid certification

  • Master’s degree in exercise related field preferred.

  • Group Fitness certification from nationally recognized authority (e.g. AFFA, ACE, IDEA) preferred.

  • Personal Training certification from nationally recognized authority organization (e.g. ACSM, AFAA, NSCA etc.) preferred.


  • 3+ years corporate fitness experience

  • 1 year assistant management experience or Sr. Health Fitness Specialist experience

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to teach group exercise classes and instruction on exercise floor

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrate the ability to design, develop, deliver and evaluate programs and services

  • Strong time management and organizational skills

  • Experience in, and ability to perform fitness assessments including: resting and exercise blood pressure and heart rate, body composition using skin fold calipers, muscular strength and endurance testing, sub-maximal cycle testing

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and collaboration skills

  • Demonstrated skill with Microsoft Office Suite and web-based programs

  • Strategic planning/decision making skills preferred.

  • Advanced computer efficiency preferred.

  • Creativity skills preferred.

  • Knowledge of workplace health and safety concepts and OSHA regulations preferred.

Work Environment:

This job operates in an onsite clinic setting. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, virus, disease and infection. The employee may experience traumatic situations. The employee may occasionally be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The employee will be exposed to a consistent in-door environment with medium noise level. Room temperature will be below normal at approximately 66-68 degrees Fahrenheit.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Other Duties:

Requirements as set forth in the specific contract for the site may include working flexible hours. Typical working hours for this position are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Travel for training may occasionally be required.


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If you want to join a team of knowledgeable, compassionate, like-minded healthcare professionals, join Premise Health for an unlimited opportunity with the company that is changing the face and the place of the healthcare industry as we know it.

We are an equal opportunity employer.