Under the direction of the Wellness Director, the Personal Trainer will assist members in attaining their wellness potential through programs approved by the YMCA of Columbia. The position will be
instrumental in helping the member set goals, both long and short term and develop self-management skills consistent with sustained health behavior change. This position must perform program responsibilities in accordance with the policies, goals and mission set forth by the YMCA of Columbia.

Job Type:

Part Time

Branch Location:

Jeep Rogers Family YMCA

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

-Develop, implement, and instruct a variety of personal training and group training sessions for clients. Provide encouragement and expertise for the client in support of the health and well-being goals.
-Administer fitness assessments and other pre-participation documentation with regard to individual exercise programs.
-Maintain required certifications by attending workshops and recertification training.
-Instruct members on the equipment in that facility, helping them achieve their fitness goals, instructing them on changes or additions that would be helpful, giving them good principles, and correct, safe, proper form on equipment.
-Assess and reassess member’s needs at each session.
-Pursue an area of expertise such as seniors, adolescents, aquatic exercise, disabilities, pregnancy/post partum, athletes, diabetes, CVD rehabilitation, stress management, etc.
-Works on member retention by providing members with exercise options and helping them redefine their program to keep them interested.
-All other duties as requested by direct supervisor.

Required Qualifications:

-National accredited Personal Training Certification or Bachelors Degree in Fitness and Kinesiology
-First Aid/AED/CPR/O2, within 60 days of hire
-Receive CAP and BBP training within 60 days and renew yearly
-Demonstrated customer service skills and verbal communication skills
-Demonstrated ability to lead an individual/group and motivate others to achieve their health and well-being goals
Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations

Preferred Qualifications:

1-2 years in health and wellness field

Physical Demands:

-Ability to conduct classes and activities.
-Ability to perform all physical aspects of the position including: walking, standing, bending, reaching, climbing, lifting (at least 50lbs), kneeling, crouching, seeing, hearing, and carrying (at least 50lbs).
-Ability to perform close, distance, and peripheral vision to monitor all participants in the exercise venue.

Pay Rate:

Based on experience, from $18/hour

Work Dates/Times:

Varies based on client needs


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