Specialty Trainer

YMCA of Greater Charlotte - Matthews, NC (30+ days ago)4.1


YMCA of Greater Charlotte trainers are fitness professionals who work with individuals and groups to help them achieve their fitness/health goals. Trainers instruct their clients through purposefully constructed exercise prescriptions based on each individual’s goals, continually assessing and documenting fitness, body composition and overall progress. Trainers are also expected to provide general health guidance and to direct clients to seek the proper professional help when it is appropriate.

PRINCIPLE ACTIVITIES:
  • Promote the YMCA of Greater Charlotte’s personal training and fitness program
  • Responsible for developing and implementing a specialized exercise program for clients based on personal fitness goals
  • Help clients reach their health and fitness goals through appropriate cardiovascular, flexibility, and resistance exercise movements
  • Offers ongoing guidance, support, and motivation
  • Explain safety rules on how to use the exercise equipment properly and execute individual fitness program design in a safe and effective way
  • Build member relations through active promotion and marketing of program services
  • Report any problems or safety concerns to fitness director
  • Perform administrative tasks associated with class attendance
  • Dedication to maintaining personal integrity and your own health and fitness
  • Understand all fitness department guidelines and standards
  • Stay up to date on fitness and nutrition information through workshops, continuing education classes, fitness events, etc.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings, training and functions as part of the staff team
  • Maintain a neat and professional appearance according to departmental uniform guidelines
  • Actively participate in community fundraising campaigns i.e. Annual Giving, etc.
Requirements

KNOW HOW:
  • All mandatory YMCA of Greater Charlotte trainings must be completed by the required date
  • Must hold at least an entry level certification, appropriate to the trainer’s specialty within 90 days of hire
  • Advanced qualifications are required including but not limited to
  • 1 year experience, averaging 5 hours of personal training per week, OR graduated from a personal training program , OR
2 or 4 year degree in health or a related field or the equivalent education/experience, OR an advanced level certification
  • Passion for helping people achieve their fitness goals
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Reliable, self-motivated and self-starter
  • Outgoing personality with a natural ability to build positive and trusting relationships
  • Strong customer service skills and the ability to promote programs and services
  • Enthusiastic and supportive attitude
  • Demonstrates a professional demeanor and genuine committed in providing quality service
  • Willing to work flexible work hours based on clients availability
  • Basic computer skills i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
x Walking x Speaking x Sitting x Climbing x Pushing (50lbs) x Kneeling x Lifting (50lbs)
x Crouching x Seeing x Stooping x Standing x Carrying (50lbs) x Hearing x Pulling (50lbs)
x Ability to “spot” participants

YMCA COMPETENCIES:
  • Relationships
  • Communication
  • Developing Others
  • Inclusion
  • Innovation
  • Quality Results
  • Functional Expertise