Personal Trainer I

YMCA of Silicon Valley - Morgan Hill, CA4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $37,000 - $51,000 a year
This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Trains member clients in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that welcomes people of all skill and fitness levels. Effectively works with the member client on setting goals and working towards achieving them. Modifies as needed to meet varied health, ability and cultural needs.

Leads energizing, fun, safe, and educational personal training session as directed by the supervisor, to accomplish the YMCA mission and goals.
Asks and answers questions from program participants and members to support them in achieving their goals related to health and well-being.
Maintains working knowledge of wellness and trends to provide effective information and support to members.
Builds effective, authentic relationships with members; helps members and program participants connect with each other and the YMCA.
Observes and adjusts approach to support all participants' capabilities, physical conditions, health, and culture.
Maintain at least one active client and/ or willing to accept new clients when assigned
Work at least 6 hours in the floor as a Wellness Coach
Keeps accurate personal records.
Follows YMCA policies and procedures; responds to emergency situations.
Attends all staff meetings
Performs other duties as assigned.

Visual and auditory ability to observe and to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation.
Ability to lead and interact in group activities and perform related physical skills.
Ability to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch. Ability to climb, push, and pull.
Ability to lift and carry objects up to 20 pounds.

Required certifications: CPR, First Aid, AED, national certification (ACE, NETA, AFAA, NASM) in group fitness instruction or YMCA Foundations of Group Exercise certification.
Certified as a personal trainer from YMCA, AFAA, ACSM, ACE, NASM or other accredited organization.
YMCA Healthy Lifestyles certification within 60 days of hire.
Orientation to Healthy Living at the Y, Foundations of Listen First, Principles of Member Health & Wellness
At least one year of experience in personal training with member clients.

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y's values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fundraising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person's point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work, and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.