Internship - Health and Fitness Specialist at Aquila

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

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Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Job Description:

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.

Aquila is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other characteristic protected by law.

EOE Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


Birmingham, AL


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.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Customer service oriented
  • Knowledge of fitness training principles
  • Punctuality
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Computer knowledge: Microsoft Office Products & Network Internet

-not applicable-

This position is currently accepting applications.