|Personal Trainer I- Cooper YMCA|
|Cooper Street YMCA|
Job Application Deadline:
Under the direction of the Director of 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.
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
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.
At least 6 months of experience teaching fitness classes/training
Flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends
Contact Colleen Overton for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-419-9629.