Fitness Monitor

We hire outgoing people with good communication skills who are friendly, professional, and willing to learn. Our employment period runs from August to May of each school year. Shifts are typically 2-3 hours in length. Work during the summer and breaks, while optional, is available.

  • If you are a Cornell student interested in working as a Fitness Monitor for the Cornell Fitness Centers (CFC), download the application and a schedule grid or pick one up at 319 Helen Newman Hall. Return your completed application and grid to 319 Helen Newman Hall.
  • If you are not a Cornell student, please fill out an electronic application to apply for a fitness monitor position.

Pay Rate and Incentives

  • $10.00 per hour starting rate.
  • All CFC staff members receive free fitness center membership.
  • Employees are reviewed using the CFC 5 Star Program and top performers advance when requirements are completed.

Job Requirements

  • Student Fitness Monitors must work a minimum of 6 hours and up to a maximum of 19 hours per week during the entire academic year.  They can be scheduled at any of our sites: Helen Newman (Fitness Center and Issue Room), Teagle (2 facilities), Appel Commons, Noyes.
  • New hires must be able to present a valid photo ID and proof of citizenship(social security card, birth certificate or Passport)/F-1 visa within 14 days of hire.
  • New employees will be required to obtain current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification from the American Red Cross.  Certifications must be obtained prior to working scheduled shifts and within the first month of employment.
  • Attend all 5 required training classes during the two semester of employment.
  • Presentable appearance including staff shirt and nametag for all shifts.
  • An active e-mail account is also necessary to check staff notices.

Job Overview

  • Ensure the environment is safe for participants by circulating and proactively monitoring for safety concerns.
  • Be attentive to assisting participants.
  • Maintain a positive and helpful attitude.
  • Understand, and enforce all CFC policies and procedures in a firm, fair, and consistent manner.
  • Demonstrate customer service skills by being enthusiastic, personable, and comfortable engaging with participants.
  • Demonstrate willingness to learn.
  • Anticipate schedule demands and manage time effectively.
  • Attend mandatory and optional staff training classes.
  • Feel comfortable using and demonstrating all the equipment.
  • Answer questions and be able to direct comments and questions to the right people.
  • Clean the fitness center and equipment.
  • Be a responder in the event of an emergency.
  • Be familiar with CFC emergency procedures and be confident in their implementation.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Have Fun!

Questions? Please contact fitness@cornell.edu.