Fitness Center Coach

Employment Type
Job Category
Health & Wellness
Vanderbilt YMCA


The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

The Vanderbilt YMCA is looking for an experienced individual who will oversee fitness areas, at the branch, and provide outstanding hospitality to ensure a positive and safe user experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide orientation and instruction on proper usage of fitness equipment to members – adults and teens.
  • Provide outstanding hospitality to all members and guests. 
  • Awareness of current fitness programs and trends.
  • Assist members in effectively utilizing equipment.
  • Monitor fitness area to ensure compliance with YMCA of Greater New York policies and procedures.
  • Provide members with opportunities that will increase their involvement, sense of belonging, and ownership of the YMCA.
  • Monitor all equipment and report any problems to supervisor.
  • Maintain cleanliness and neatness of fitness center.
  • Maintain certifications required for the position.
  • Ability to relate to and work with people of diverse backgrounds and interests.
  • Work cooperatively with professional staff and other departments.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of Branch emergency procedures and take appropriate action for Healthy Lifestyles department emergency situations.
  • Adhere to the YMCA of Greater New York Healthy Lifestyles Standards and Guidelines, and Y-USA Medical Advisory Recommendations.
  • Actively participate in training sessions and designated meetings.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience working in a health and fitness environment.
  • Current CPR / First Aid / AED certifications.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve. Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity.

How to Apply:

If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please forward your cover letter and resume with subject line “Fitness Center Coach” to or to:

Vanderbilt YMCA
Attn: Adam Gruberger
224 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

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