Under the direction of the Fitness Director/Coordinator/Administrator and consistent with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the Specialty Trainer is a fitness professional who work with individuals and groups to help them achieve their fitness/health goals. The Specialty Trainer will deliver content in an area of specialty, such as TRX, Pilates Reformer and comparable disciplines, as assigned. 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.
Develop and implement a specialized fitness/training program for clients based on personal fitness goals in assigned specialty program.
Teach a minimum of two sessions per week.
Help clients reach their health and fitness goals through appropriate cardiovascular, flexibility, and resistance exercise movements.
Spot exercises and/or assist members with assigned actions and/or equipment, where applicable.
Offer ongoing guidance, support, and motivation, and execute individual fitness programs 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 director or supervisor.
Perform administrative tasks associated with class attendance/participation.
Understand all 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.
Must have completed a comprehensive training program is assigned specialty that includes applicable equipment certifications.
Advanced qualifications are required including but not limited to: At least three year of personal training experience, averaging 2 hours of coaching per week or more, OR a 4 year degree in health or a related field or the equivalent education/experience, OR Personal Training or Group Exercise certification preferred.
All mandatory YMCA of Greater Charlotte trainings must be completed by the required date.
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.
Ability to teach classes at a variety of days/times.
Ability to work irregular work hours, including nights and weekends on occasion.
Ability to walk, stand, and sit while maintaining alertness for extended periods of time.
Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.
Must be able to lift, push, pull, and carry up to 50 pounds in weight.
Position may require bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking.
Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate.
Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency.
Ability to view/enter data for long periods of time.