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Scottish Rite Park Wellness Center, Des Moines, IA

Scottish Rite Park is an independent living facility located in Des Moines, Iowa. It is a twelve-story, 181 unit building that was built in 1973. SRP is a full service retirement community that offers all three levels of retirement: independent, residential and skilled nursing with Medicare and Medicaid certification.
The SRP Wellness Center offers the most of any departments here in the building. We have a 15,000 square foot wellness center with senior specific weight equipment, free weights, treadmills, exercise bikes, and elliptical machines. The Wellness Center also offers a full lap pool and hot tub for our residents for both enjoyment and exercise classes. Also included in the WC are both indoor and outdoor walking tracks that residents are able to use at their own convenience. The WC boasts a fifty-seat movie theater and our very own Art Gallery, along with a computer lab. Another thing we offer is a complete Game Room with an 8’ oak pool table, poker tables, and a big screen television with Nintendo Wii Fit, Wii Resort, and Wii Sports for the residents to use whenever they want. We also run the in-house Channel 31 that updates residents on upcoming events, daily activities, and the daily menus for our dining room/restaurant.
The Scottish Rite Park Wellness Center is committed to offering programs, activities, and educational workshops that continually incorporate the seven interactive dimensions of True Wellness: environmental, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, physical, vocational, and social. 
What your internship will include (but is not limited to):
  • Teaching exercise/fitness classes
  • Teaching aqua exercise/fitness classes
  • Incentive programs for our residents and staff
  • Program Design for staff/residents(at Wellness Director’s discretion)
  • Learning how to correct and maintain pool chemical levels
  • Bulletin board decoration
  • Loading and maintaining soda and snack machines
  • Nintendo Wii appointments
  • One-on-one personal training sessions with staff/residents(at Wellness Director’s discretion)
  • Fitness Assessments for staff/residents
  • Making posters/promotional décor for Wellness Center
  • Booking art exhibits for following months in SRP Art Gallery
  • Maintaining and keeping Channel 31 up to date on weekly basis
  • Providing presentations and staff in-services on Wellness covered topics
  • Anything that the Wellness Center Director asks you to do!

$10/hour for the length of the internship with up to 20 hours per week.

Please contact Heath Zuck, Wellness Center Director, for any questions that you may have or if you are interested in an internship in our Wellness Center. The Wellness Center phone number is (515) 661-6431 and email


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