Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Orangetheory Fitness lists job openings


Are you coachable? Are you energetic and outgoing? Are you passionate about fitness and helping people achieve their goals? Have a flexible schedule? If you think you have what it takes - we want you to submit!

Compensation: OTF Coaches are employees of Orangetheory Fitness - NOT contractors and are paid on a per/class basis based on class attendance.

Orangetheory Fitness is Growing! Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) is a trendsetting franchise fitness organization with over 447 locations open worldwide. We are currently seeking qualified trainers and instructors who can deliver a fantastic workout experience to our clients. As an OTF Fitness Trainer, you will be responsible for delivering scientifically pre-designed workouts for up to 24 clients per session. This position requires a strong ability to coach and manage time, motivating multiple clients in a group setting. An OTF Coach must focus on a well-rounded theory of fitness, including endurance, strength, and power, using the tools given to optimize the client’s experience and results.


·   Deliver predesigned workouts to groups of 24 members

·   Energize and motivate members throughout the sessions

·   Build OTF attendance and retaining current members

·   Ensure safety of participants in regards to heart rate and exercise technique

·   Provide options and challenges for specific exercises to accommodate various skill levels

·   Attend monthly fitness staff meetings and required educational presentations

·   Handle member concerns when applicable

·   Assist sales associates, when needed, with OTF studio tours and sales


·   Current Personal Trainer or Primary Group Exercise Instructor Certification from select accredited certifying bodies such as but not limited to ACSM, ACE, NASM, NSCA, ISSA, or AFAA.

·   Current CPR/AED Certification

·   Bachelor’s degree in an exercise related field is preferred

·   Intermediate knowledge of physiology, exercise technique, and body mechanics

·   Ability to multi-task and stay organized

·   Positive, motivating and effective interpersonal communication skills

·   Desire and capacity to train all fitness levels

·   1+ years of experience teaching groups or personal training in the fitness industry

·   Excellent communication and customer service skills

·   Must be able to safely lift and move up to 40lbs

Successful applicants will attend an OTFit Certification course.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

·   Personal Training or Group Training: 1 year

Required licenses or certifications:

·   Personal Training Certification

·   CPR


JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:* Establishes and maintains an effective referral program * Maintains accurate records using established OTF sales systems.* Conducts telephone inquiries/follow up calls/customer care calls* Leads OTF studio previews with prospects and/or fitness program holders* Greets members and guests promptly, enthusiastically and with a smile to create a friendly positive entrance into the OTF studio* Accurately follow the daily studio cleaning checklist ( pre/during/post ) shift activities* Must be able to participate in 1-2 OTF scheduled workouts per week* Maintains an organized and clean lobby/front desk area* Responsible for processing accurate cash and credit card transactions* Follow up and follow through activities with all prospective clients* Responds immediately to member requests, inquiries and concerns.* Proper on-boarding all OTF clients through the use of Client Intake Forms and FP Agreements* Works closely with Fitness Team to ensure that processes are fulfilled* Responsible for attending and participating in all relative OTF training programs
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent customer service skillsPrevious sales experience, with strong sales skills (experience working in a sales quota bearing structure highly preferred)Solid verbal and written communication skills requiredAble to multi-task and excel in a busy environment.Functional computer skills requiredMS Office basic programs (word, excel)Internet, Basic computer program software useHealth & Fitness minded people strongly preferredHigh school diploma required.Ability to work and function in an ORANGE TEAM environment (Orange is more than a just a color, it’s an attitude) - Flexible to work day, evening and/or weekend hours as needed

Required experience:
·   Sales: 1 year
Job Type: Full-time

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Pardee Hospital Foundation to host 19th annual Women Helping Women luncheon

TV Personality and Bestselling Author Joan Lunden to be Keynote Speaker

Nominations for Woman of Hope Award Being Accepted Now Through Sept. 15

The Pardee Hospital Foundation announced today that former Good Morning America host, bestselling author and breast cancer survivor Joan Lunden will be the keynote speaker at the19th annual Women Helping Women luncheon on Friday, Oct. 28 at 11:30 a.m. at the Technology Building at Blue Ridge Community College. Tickets to the luncheon are $125 each and are available at or by calling 828-233-2700. Each ticket price helps provide for uninsured or under-insured women in the community to receive an important health screening. 

The luncheon will include the announcement of the 2016 Woman of Hope award recipients, for which nominations are currently being accepted. Every year, the Pardee Foundation honors at least one woman in the community who has experienced cancer or another serious health condition, and has shared her story of courage and determination. Community members are encouraged to nominate family, friends and colleagues for this award. Nominations will be accepted through Sept. 15. To complete a nomination form, visit  

"We are pleased to host our 19th annual Women Helping Women Luncheon with Joan Lunden as our keynote speaker," said Kimerly Hinkelman, executive director of Pardee Hospital Foundation. "We hope you will join us to celebrate our 2016 Woman of Hope recipients and to hear Joan's powerful cancer survival story as well as from a woman who has benefited from the Women Helping Women program. Both men and women are invited to attend this special event." 

The Women Helping Women program began in 1998 primarily to help uninsured and under-insured women receive mammograms. The program has expanded over the years to include important screenings to prevent and treat all women’s cancers, heart disease, and other life-threatening medical conditions. As of 2016, Women Helping Women has raised over $2 million in financial assistance for women in Henderson County. Each ticket sold provides a potentially lifesaving health screening to one woman who otherwise would be unable to afford it.  

An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, and women’s health & wellness advocate, Joan Lunden has been a trusted voice in American homes for more than 30 years. For nearly two decades, Lunden greeted viewers each morning on Good Morning America bringing insight to the day’s top stories. As the longest running female host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 5 presidents, 5 Olympics, and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families, and their health. Lunden continues to be one of America’s most recognized and trusted personalities. She is a special correspondent on the TODAY Show, and a sought after speaker and event host throughout the country. In June of 2014, Lunden was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, which required chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. An eternal optimist, Lunden wanted to turn her diagnosis into an opportunity to help others. She blogged throughout her cancer treatment and wrote a memoir Had I Known, which documents her battle, and reflects on her life and career. Lunden serves as an ambassador for Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer, advocates for patients on Capitol Hill, and actively communicates with the cancer community through her social media and on her website.