Position Information

Job Title:
Personal Trainer I- Cooper YMCA
Location:
Cooper Street YMCA
Job Type:
Part Time
Pay Rate:
TBD
Job Application Deadline:
until filled
Job Contact:
colleeno@amaymca.org

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Director of Membership & Healthy Lifestyles, the Personal Trainer I is responsible for providing high quality personal exercise training and conducting physiologically sound, effective and fun training sessions by providing excellent leadership, up-to-date quality instruction and high energy motivation. A key job element is to provide leadership through outstanding customer service to YMCA members and participants. As well he/she must screen individuals’ medical histories and current health status to identify major health risk factors; administers fitness assessments and counsels individuals regarding assessment results.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

 Teach effective, safe, and enjoyable trainings using proper exercise progressions and cueing techniques
 Instruct trainings following program guidelines
 Adapt training level to meet the objectives of the participants/Offer a variety of intensity modifications as needed
 Provide clear explanations and exercise material with proper form and technique
 Develop friendly, professional relationships with members and participants
 Remain alert and attentive to all participants in the wellness center
 Use appropriate music, tempo, and selection if using music
 Encourage member involvement and support and promote other YMCA classes.
 Identify potential YMCA volunteers
 Relay YMCA policies, programs, and event information to participants
 Operate all equipment properly and promptly report any problems
 Perform routine maintenance of equipment
 Follow all YMCA policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including emergency procedures.
 Report all injuries and unsafe conditions by completing an incident report immediately and submitting it to your supervisor
 Maintain required certifications
 Attend all staff meetings and trainings as scheduled
 Obtain a substitute when needed

Required Qualifications:

 Current national certification from ACE, ACSM, AFAA, YMCA, AEA, NSCA, NETA, WITS, ISSA, AAPTE, IFPA, NASM, NCCPT, NCSF, NESTA, NFPT, or Cooper Institute
 Must possess current CPR Pro/AED, First Aid, and Oxygen Administration.
 Must obtain Child Abuse Prevention, Blood borne Pathogens, Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls, and Hazard Communications certifications within association timeline.
 Must obtain and remain compliant with all training standards assigned by the YMCA of the USA and AMA YMCA.
 Ability to effectively communicate with members, staff, peers, volunteers, and supervisor; ability to effectively communicate information on YMCA health and wellness programs.
 Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.
 Must have a valid driver’s license.
 Must pass Criminal Background Check and MVR- Motor Vehicle (must have insurable driver’s record)
 Commitment to the Y mission, vision and goals of Activate America’s focus on long term health.

Preferred Qualifications

 At least 6 months of experience teaching fitness classes/training
 Flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends


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