West Cook YMCA

Personal Trainer

Job Type: Part Time

Category: Healthy Living


West Cook YMCA
255 S. Marion St.
Oak Park, Il 60302

Job Description


Under the supervision & direction of the Healthy Living Coordinator, Personal Trainers will provide fitness consultations, one-on-one and small group personal training sessions, and assistance with programming and special events.  This is done with an emphasis on maintaining the quality of the program, remaining up-to-date on fitness trends and education materials, and increasing the number of participants served.

  1. Design and execute individual and small group exercise fitness programs in a safe and effective manner
  2. Responds immediately to emergency situations accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Adheres to all guidelines and procedures set in the West Cook YMCA Handbook
  3. Maintain a client list of 4 or more weekly clients and commit to increasing the number of monthly fitness consultations to at least 8 clients
  4. Maintain client files and keep the personal training office organized, clean, and inviting.
  5. Ability to learn and accurately use Appointment King (YMCA software system) for PT availability, client scheduling and cancellations and any other data necessary
  6. All other duties to be assigned by Healthy Living Fitness Program Coordinator

Job Requirements

  • Values: Demonstrates in word and action the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility and a commitment to the Y’s mission, in all matters at all times. 
  • Quality Results: Demonstrates and fosters a strong commitment to achieving goals in a manner that provides quality experiences 
  • Functional Expertise: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment 
  • Relationships: Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y’s work 
  • Developing Others: Recognizes and acts on the need to continually develop others’ capabilities to attain the highest level of performance possible. 
  1. Current personal training certification through a national organization (ACE, NASM, ACSM, AFAA, NSCA, etc.)
  2. Certification or willingness to receive certification within 60 days of hire in CPR/AED, First Aid, and Blood borne Pathogens through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross
  3. Certification or willingness to receive certification in Child Abuse Prevention
  4. Demonstrate ability to work with all age groups and levels of ability
  5. Knowledge of exercise physiology, kinesiology, safe training procedures, exercise program implementation, and proper cardiovascular, resistance, free weight, and related fitness equipment
  6. Willingness and ability to work early morning, evening, and weekends
  1. Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time
  2. Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids
  3. Must be able to lift and carry supplies weighing up to 50 pounds
  4. Position may require bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking
  5. Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate
  6. Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency


Send resume and cover letter to healthylivinghr@westcookymca.org

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