Personal Trainer

Employment Type
Job Category
Health & Wellness
West Side YMCA

SALARY: $25.00 P/H - $32.77 P/H

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 West Side YMCA is seeking a qualified individual who will recruit, design and deliver safe, fun, dynamic and effective personal training sessions, while also providing outstanding hospitality to ensure a positive user experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide a high degree of service through a professional relationship with members, in regard to their needs, concerns, and questions about the YMCA, its programs and its mission.
  • Recruit new clients and retain current clients.
  • Perform client assessments.
  • Schedule and coordinate client sessions, in a timely manner.
  • Record and report sales and sessions to supervisors.
  • Be aware of current fitness programs and trends.
  • Maintain required certifications; tracked in Club Connect.
  • Notify supervisor of any equipment out of service or in need of repair.
  • Adhere to the YMCA of Greater New York’s Healthy Lifestyles Standards and Guidelines, and Personal Training and Fitness Assessment Best Practices.
  • Maintain familiarity with current fitness trends, protocol, methods and programming.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of branch emergency procedures and take appropriate action for emergency situations.
  • Complete Trainer Sales Explosion Formula in Club Connect within 30 days of hire.
  • Actively participate in the training sessions, designated meetings and special events.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience working in health and fitness environment.
  • Current CPR/AED/First Aid certifications.
  • ACE, AFAA, ACSM, NSCA, or NASM certifications strongly recommended.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a 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 send your cover letter and resume with subject line “Personal Trainer” to or to: 

West Side YMCA
Attn: Jonathan Wood
5 West 63rd Street
New York, NY 10023

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

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