• Wellness Coach/Personal Trainer

    Job Location US-MA-Wilbraham
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3 months ago)
    Hiring Manager
    Horace Smikle
    USD $11.00/Hr.
    USD $20.00/Hr.
    End Date
  • Overview

    For 165 years, the YMCA of Greater Springfield has provided youth development, fostered healthy living, and promoted social responsibility in the 14 cities and towns that it serves. We take pride in being one of the largest non-school educators in the state, one of the top 120 YMCAs in the U.S., and the second oldest Y in the country.


    We are currently looking for a Wellness Coach/Personal Trainer to join our team. Whether you are interested in joining a leading non-profit or looking  to advance your Y career, this is your opportunity to help make our community better together. The Y. ™ For a better us. ™



    Please note that any and all offers of employment are contingent on the successful completion of a background check, reference check, and new hire packet. In roles where driving is required as an essential function, a driver history check must also be successfully completed.

    Essential Functions

    This person will play an important part in the work that we do each day. In addition to all other duties as assigned, this role will:



    • Integrate the mission of the YMCA and follow the core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility into the healthy living aspect of all trainings.
    • Conducts new member wellness orientations following the guidelines established by the Branch.
    • Closely supervises member's fitness and wellness programs and attends to his/her needs in a polite, friendly, courteous and professional manner.
    • Circulates through the wellness center to maintain a friendly,open and helpful relationship with all staff and members,as well as identifying issues, concerns and potential problems in operations.
    • Promotes member programs and services to all members and encourages cross training and fun activity to attain his/her health and wellness goals.
    • Take professional initiative to promote personal training, programs and all wellness related opportunities during member interactions.
    • Support member retention through all programs and services


    • Design safe and effective 30-60 minute personal training programs for individual/group clients specific to their goals and ability levels.
    • Instruct clients in the strength training principles, training procedures, and exercise techniques adapting to the design model of YMCA.
    • Educate clients on the proper and preferred use of all fitness equipment in the wellness center safely and effectively.
    • Provide individual supervision, reinforcement and support during clients training session.
    • Promote personal training through personal example and member interaction.
    • Help maintain a neat, clean and pleasant environment on the wellness floor.
    • Stay current on fitness concepts and ideas.


    The requirements and preferences (where indicated) for this role are listed below. Please review them carefully to ensure that you apply for the role that best matches your qualifications. Additional years of professional experience or a Rank of E-5 or better may be used in lieu of education requirements where permitted.

    • Previous experience (minimum one year) in the health and wellness field.
    • Current CPR, First Aid and AED certifications.
    • Current Personal Trainer certification. (NASM, ACE,AFAA or ACSM)
    • Exellent human relation and communication skills.  

    Leadership Compentcies

    While each of our leadership competencies plays a role in the success of our staff members, for this role we will be paying special attention to the areas of:


    • Values - Accepts and demonstrates the Y's values.
    • Inclusion - Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions.
    • Relationships - Builds rapport and relates well to others.
    • Quality Results - Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
    • Functional Expertise - has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

    Work Environment and Physical Requirements

    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. We are proud to be a champion of diversity and an equal employment opportunity / affirmative action employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the staff member is regularly required to:
      • Sit, stand, or reach for extended periods of time;
      • Move around the work environment independently;
      • Communicate via computer, multi-line phone, and smartphone; and,
      • Push, pull, or lift up to 25 pounds for short periods of time.
    • The noise level in the work place is usually moderate, but may vary based on a number of external factors.


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